Kaarunya Sampathkumar, PhD, is a Research Fellow in the research team led by Dr Joachim Loo in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). She has a master’s degree in Medical Nanotechnology from SASTRA University (India) and received her PhD from Nanyang Technological University. Her main research interest is the encapsulation and controlled delivery of active ingredients using micro/nanoparticles using both synthetic and natural polymers for oral delivery and her expertise lies in the gastro retentive drug delivery system for Parkinson’s disease and other indications.