Dr Muhammad Maqbool has obtained his Ph.D. degree in experimental condensed matter physics from Ohio University, USA, in 2005. He obtained his Master of Science degree in Medical & Radiation Physics from the University of Birmingham, UK, in 1998. He works as an Associate Professor of Physics at Ball State University, USA. Prior to that he worked as Visiting Associate Professor and Associate Director of Materials Science at Qatar University, Qatar. His area of research is condensed matter physics, surface science, thin films and optical materials. He has invented a titanium infrared microlaser on optical fibers, the smallest semiconductor ring laser ever achieved. Dr Maqbool has presented his work in several international meetings, conferences and workshops. He worked as an organizing chair of the American Physical Society Ohio Region Fall-2011 meeting. Dr Maqbool has obtained over half a million dollars in grant from various organizations like National Science Foundation, Indiana Academy of Science and Ball State University.