Dr. Muhammad Afzaal, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Food Science, Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan. He is involved in various additional assignments as a Business Manager-BIC (Food & Services), and Lab Incharge (Food Safety and Biotechnology). He has about 10 years of teaching and research experience. Dr. Afzaal has been a part of many national and international research projects. His research interests are Food Science & Technology, Food microbiology & Biotechnology, Hydrogels, Encapsulation, Probiotics, and Biopolymer. Dr. Muhammad Afzaal completed his Ph.D. in Food Science and Technology from GC University Faisalabad. His doctorate research focus was on the development of functional foods containing encapsulated probiotics with improved viability. Dr. Afzaal is also working on various carbohydrates, protein, and lipid-based encapsulation wall materials to elucidate their key role in the viability and stability of probiotics under stressed conditions. He is HEC approved supervisor since 2019. He has executed many research projects as a team member and Coordinator. Dr. Afzaal is a life member of the Pakistan Society of Food Scientists & Technologists (PSFST) and General Secretary of Faisalabad- PSFST chapter.