Abdullah Mohammed Asiri

King Abdulaziz University

Dr. Abdullah Mohamed Asiri received a Ph.D. from the University of Wales, College of Cardiff, UK, in 1995. He has served as the head of the Chemistry Department at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, since 2009. He is also the founder and director of the Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research (CEAMR) and a professor of Organic Photochemistry. His research interests include color chemistry, synthesis of novel photochromic and thermochromic systems, synthesis of novel coloring matters and dyeing of textiles, materials chemistry, nanochemistry, nanotechnology, polymers, and plastics. He is the editor-in-chief of King Abdulaziz University Journal of Science. He is also a member of the editorial board of Pigments and Resin Technology, Organic Chemistry in Sight, and Recent Patents on Materials Science. Dr. Asiri is the vice-president of the Saudi Chemical Society (Western Province Branch).