Dr. Eram Sharmin is an associate professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia. She received a BSc in Chemistry and an MSc in Organic Chemistry from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), India in 1998 and 2000, respectively. She obtained her Ph.D. in Chemistry from Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) - A Central University, New Delhi, India, in 2007. She previously worked as a senior research fellow, research associate, and senior research associate (under the Scientists’ Pool Scheme, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India) at the Materials Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, JMI. Dr. Sharmin has more than fifty publications in peer-reviewed journals and books to her credit. She has presented more than thirty research papers at national and international conferences. Her research interests include the development of “green” materials with applications as antimicrobial and corrosion-resistant films, coatings, and packaging materials.