Abdullah Asiri

King Abdulaziz University

Dr. Abdullah Mohamed Asiri received his Ph.D. from the University of Wales, College of Cardiff, UK, in 1995. He has been the head of the Chemistry Department at King Abdulaziz University since October 2009. He is also the founder and director of the Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research (CEAMR) as well as a professor of Organic Photochemistry. His research interests include 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 the King Abdulaziz University Journal of Science. He is also a member of the editorial board of Pigments and Resin Technology (UK), Organic Chemistry in Sight (New Zealand), and Recent Patents on Materials Science (USA). Dr. Asiri is vice president of the Saudi Chemical Society (Western Province Branch).