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. 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.