Dr Asif worked in the same research group as a Research Fellow before joining Glasgow Caledonian University as lecturer in 2007. He is a Charted Engineer, Certified Energy Manager and Member of the Energy Institute. His areas of research interests include renewable energy, energy conservation and management, energy policy, sustainable buildings and life cycle assessment. He is author of a book and over 100 research publications. He is member of the Energy Institute’s Accreditation Board on Professional Memberships and Higher Education Academy’s Energy Advisory Board. He has undertaken research and consultancy projects for public and private sector entities in Europe, Middle East and South Asia with partners like European Commission, Fraunhofer Institute, Nor-Dan and Grameen Shakti. He has also conducted teaching and training activities in several countries including Austria, Germany, Oman, Pakistan, Spain and Turkey.