Dr.Vijaya K Rangari is a professor at Tuskegee University’s Materials Science and Engineering department, Rangri received his Ph.D in Polymer Chemistry from Osmania University, India and a postdoctoral experience at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore India and Bar-Ilan University, Israel. Rangari’s main research interests are: a) Synthesis of various types of nanoparticles with different shapes and sizes using CVD, sonochemical autogenic pressure reactor and microwave techniques; and b) Development of thermoset and thermoplastic polymeric nanocomposites for structural applications. c) Alignment of acicular nanoparticles in polymeric fibers and thin films through melt extrusion for multifunctional textile and food packaging applications. d) Synthesis of biobased nanoparticles from waste materials for biomedical and polymer composite applications. He has published more than 250 research articles in reputed peer review journals, and conference proceedings and 6 chapter books. He presented several invited talks at national and international conferences and research institutions. One of his recent book chapters on nanomaterials has been accessed more than 10,000 times since it published in 2011.