Yasir is currently a Senior Research Fellow working as a Researcher Co-Investigator on an EPSRC project (£1.53m) to develop the electroplating method for depositing 2D materials, and as part of the EPSRC programme, QUantum DOts on Silicon (QUDOS) on integrating III/V material optoelectronics on silicon photonic platforms. He was previously a Research Fellow on another EPSRC programme, Advanced Devices by ElectroPlaTing (ADEPT), where he demonstrated the first electroplating of chalcogenide phase change materials in memory crossbar arrays. At Lancaster University, he worked as a Research Associate developing GaAs-based high energy particle detectors and received his PhD in integrated photonics and quantum communications winning several prestigious conference awards. He received a first-class (honours) degree from the University of Dundee in Electronic Engineering and Physics, having graduated the top 1st student winning three Duff & Garland prizes and class medals. Yasir is also currently an Advisory Board Member for Quantum Base Ltd, was a Visiting Researcher at the Centre for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (CINVESTAV) in Mexico City, a Consultant for CORNERSTONE and Carnegie Undergraduate Vocational Researcher at the Institute of Medical Science and Technology (IMSaT).
Yasir has published many papers in high-impact journals such as ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, ACS Nano Letters, Advanced Electronic Materials, IOP 2D materials, etc and is a regular reviewer for many Nature, ACS, Wiley and IEEE group journals. He has one patent, two book chapters and numerous conference contributions. He was awarded the IOP Science Communication Competition at the UKSemiconductors conference, and the three minutes thesis award at Lancaster University. He is a Fellow of the Software Sustainability Institute (SSI), an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA), a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE) and the Institute of Physics (IOP). He has successfully completed over 20 Science and Engineering modules offered by the MIT, Universities of California, Stanford, Pittsburgh, EPFL through the online platforms, EDX and Coursera.