King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
Aasif Helal completed his PhD in 2010 in “Synthesis and Ion Sensing Properties of Thiazole based Receptors” from Kyungpook National University, South Korea in applied organic chemistry. The same year he was awarded “Best Researcher of the year 2009” by Kyungpook National University and joined as postdoctoral Fellow in the same university. In 2012 he joined Department of Material Science and Engineering at Seoul National University of Seoul, South Korea as a Post-Doctoral Fellow. He is currently working as a Research Scientist II in Center of Research Excellence in Nanotechnology, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia. His research interests include design and synthesis of novel organic molecular materials, and metal organic framework as sensors and catalysts for carbon dioxide conversion. He authored more than 43 publications in peer-reviewed international journals and holds 7 patents in addition to several conference proceedings/presentations.