Dr. Ashim Kumar Dutta is a physical chemist specializing in colloidal and interfacial chemistry. He has worked extensively on the characterization of complex self-assembled supramolecular assemblies at material interfaces using advanced spectroscopic and imaging techniques, including atomic force microscopy (AFM) and near-field scanning optical microscopy (NSOM). He has authored 36 articles in international peer-reviewed journals while working in Japan, Canada and the USA on various international fellowships. He has authored/co-authored 19 industrial patents. Having started his career in the home and personal care department of Unilever, Dr. Dutta moved into specialty chemicals and agrochemicals and has worked for United Phosphorus Limited (UPL) and Indofil Industries Limited as their Head of Global Formulations. He is currently vice president (R&D) for India Glycols Limited. Dr. Dutta’s research interests include novel surfactant and colloidal systems, structure-property correlation in soft matter, bio-mimetic and bio-inspired supramolecular assemblies.