Prof. Nisar obtained his PhD from the University of Graz, in 2001. He then assumed postdoctoral positions in McMaster University and University of Guelph, Canada, for one year each. He joined KFUPM as an Assistant Professor in 2007 where he is now a Professor of Organic Chemistry. His research is mainly centered on the organic synthesis, designed based drug development and environmental chemistry. He has authored more than 85 papers in reputed journals and is the recipient of Diligence, Dedication and Performance Award by Pfizer Ann Arbor, USA in 2005 and Excellence in Research Award, KFUPM, in the year 2019.