Professor Emeritus Dr. Asghari Maqsood is currently working as an adviser to the vice-chancellor, Air University, Islamabad, Pakistan, where she also served as a dean in the Faculty of Basics and Applied Sciences. She has an experience of over 48 years in the research of advanced materials. She got her MSc from Oxford University, and her Ph.D. (Materials Science) from Goteborg University, Sweden, along with a diploma from Uppsala University, Sweden. She has 212 research publications to her credit including 180 journal publications and 4 book chapters. She has been awarded many national and international awards including a Gold Medal by the Pakistan Academy of Sciences (2000), the President’s Award for Pride of Performance (2001), HEC Best University Teacher Award (2002), the Prime Minister Gold Medal (2004), the Izaz-i-Fazeelat for Academic Distinction (2005), and the Civil Award Sitara-e-Imtiaz (2010), respectively. Recently, her name appeared among the Top 2% Scientists of the World by Stanford University, United States.