Dr W Aslam Farooq did his Ph.D from Imerial college London in 1992 in the field of Megneto 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 130 papers in ISI journals. He is working on two projects from NPST and two project from Deanship of research College of Science King Saud University. Dr Farooq has vast experience in expermental physics. He is co-founder of Pakistan Institute of Laser and Optics, Islamabad Pakistan. Currently he is working in laser applications, synthesis and characterzation 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

Laser - Matter Interaction 
General Physics
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...