Dr. Eram Sharmin is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia. She obtained her PhD degree in Chemistry from Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) - A Central University, New Delhi, India, in the year 2007. She received her MSc degree in Organic Chemistry, in the year 2000, and BSc degree in Chemistry, in the year 1998, from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh (UP), India. She has previously worked as Senior Research Associate [Under Scientists’ Pool Scheme, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi, India], Research Associate (CSIR, New Delhi), and Senior Research Fellow (CSIR, New Delhi), at Materials Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, JMI. She has more than 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals and books, and has presented more than 30 research papers in national and international conferences. Her research interests include the development of 'green” materials with applications as antimicrobial and protective coatings, films, hydrogels, and packaging materials.