Dr. Vikas Mittal received his PhD degree in 2006 from Department of Materials and Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland. Afterwards, he was employed at SunChemical, UK as materials scientist and at BASF, Germany as polymer engineer. Dr. Mittal joined the Petroleum Institute (now part of Khalifa University) as Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering in 2010 and was subsequently promoted to Associate Professor rank in 2013. He has also worked as Department Deputy Chair and Department Associate Chair during this duration. He has been an active researcher in the field of polymer nanotechnology and its applications in various streams. He has published more than 125 peer reviewed papers on these subjects, along with 40 edited and authored books.