Dr Khushwinder is an assistant professor in physical chemistry and has spent the last 10 years fabricating and characterizing colloidal nano assemblies. She has published several highly cited papers in high-impact journals in this field and, in particular, the field of microemulsions and nanoemulsions. She has attended more than 35 conferences. Dr Kaur has been recently awarded a prestigious award by the Government of India, managed through the Department of Science and Technology innovation programme ‘Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research’ (INSPIRE) to attract young (26-32 years) talent for Research Career in Science. This programme was initiated by the Indian Government to develop high-quality scientific manpower in scientific and educational institutions, to develop the independent scientific profile of the country.