Prof. Abdullah Mohamed Asiri received his PhD 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 and he is the Founder and the Director of the Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research (CEAMR). He is a Professor of Organic Photochemistry. His research interests cover color chemistry, synthesis of novel photochromic, thermochromic systems, synthesis of novel colouring 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 and is also a member of the Editorial Board of Pigments and Resin Technology (UK), Organic Chemistry in Sight (New Zealand), Recent Patents on Materials Science (USA). He is the Vice-President of the Saudi Chemical Society (Western Province Branch).