Sharif is a Research Officer in the Materials Chemistry Laboratory at the GC University, Lahore. He is doing a Ph.D. in Lanthanide Coordination Polymers under the supervision of Prof. Dr Islam Ullah Khan, studying their Magnetic, Luminescent and MOF behaviour. Sharif is visiting Chem. Cryst. for six months under an IRSIP (HEC) scholarship to learn more about Crystallography and Materials Chemistry.