Dr. Challa S. S. R. Kumar is Director of Nanofabrication and Nanomaterials at the Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, USA. He is also President and CEO of Magnano Technologies and has some years of industrial R&D experience working for Imperial Chemical Industries and United Breweries. His main research interests are the development of novel synthetic methods, including those based on microfluidic reactors, for the synthesis of multifunctional nanomaterials. Dr. Kumar is the winner of the 2006 Nano 50 Technology Award for his work in magnetic-based nanoparticles for cancer imaging and treatment. He is the editor and author of several books and journal articles and a former editor of the Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology.