Dr W Aslam Farooq did his Ph.D from Imerial college London in 1992 in the field of Magneto Optical Spectroscopy using tunable dye laser and VUV laser beam. Presently he is working as Professor at Physics and Astronomy Department King Saud University Riyadh Saudi Arabia. 

Dr Farooq has published 190 papers in ISI journals. He has completed several projects regarding Quantum Dot Solar Cell, Laser Spectroscopy, Synthesis and Characterization of nano-materials, application of lasers in early diagnosis of cancer and Red Palm Weevil. Dr Farooq has vast experience in laser applications and nano technology. He is co-founder of Pakistan Institute of Laser and Optics, Islamabad Pakistan. Currently he is working in laser applications, synthesis and characterization of nano-structured materials.He is collaborating with the following universities

1. Firat University Elazig Turkey

2. Mississippi State University USA

3. G C University Lahore Pakistan

4. Institute of Fundamental and Frontier Science , University of Electronics Science and Technology, China, 610054 

Chengdu, Sichuan, China

5. GC University, Faisalabad, Pakistan

6. Department of Science and Technology, Campus Norrköping, Linköping University, SE-60174  Norrköping, Sweden

7. King Khalid Unversity Abba Saudi Arabia

Optical Instrumentation Exp. Data Analysis, Detector Theory and Performance Parameters, Thermal Detectors (pneumatic, pyroelectric, thermpelectric, bolometers, ) , Photon Detectors (...
Laser - Matter Interaction  Laser beam characteristics- Beam focusing effects - Semi classical theory of absorption and emission – Reflectivity & transmission of matter – Photon...
Optics
In this work, laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) is used to investigate soil samples collected  from different desert areas of Riyadh city in Saudi Arabia. Both qualitative...
Carbon nitride (C3N4) is gaining considerable research interest due to its unique electrical and optical properties. Herein, we report a sol–gel spin method for fabrication of Al/p-Si/C3N4/...
KSU Rector Badran Al-Omar inaugurated a special laboratory dedicated to Attoseconds  in the presence of Nobel and King Faisal prize laureates at King Abdullah Institute of Nanotechnology in...