Dr.Muttil is an Associate Professor with tenure in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of New Mexico (UNM), New Mexico, USA. He has research experience in aerosol formulation and characterization, and pulmonary delivery of drugs and vaccines in preclinical models. For more than 15 years, he has used the spray drying technique to formulate dry powders; these dry powders, containing both drugs and vaccines, have been evaluated by the pulmonary route of administration in various animal models. Towards his research endeavors, Dr. Muttil has received funding from various grant agencies including, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Exploration, National Institute of Health (USA) and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA-USA). In addition, he is the chair of the admissions committee for the Pharm. D. Program in the College of Pharmacy at UNM and is passionate about student mentoring at various levels of education. Dr. Muttil received his bachelor’s in pharmacy from the Dr. K.N. Modi Institute of Pharmaceutical and Educational Research, master’s in pharmacy from the Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, and PhD in Pharmaceutics from the Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, India. He did post-doctoral research in aerosol drug and vaccine delivery at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill before joining UNM.