Dr Minaketan Tripathy was born in the village Padmabati, State Odisha, India, in 1978. He obtained his bachelor, master (Pharmaceutics) and doctoral degrees in the field of Pharmacy in the year of 1998, 2001, and 2006 respectively. After serving different institutes in India, Mina joined the faculty of Pharmacy, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia as a senior lecturer in March 2008 and established the laboratory of Fundamental of Pharmaceutics. Mina believes in trans-disciplinary research and interdisciplinary linkage. The laboratory attracted many research grants, engaged with supervision of research students and published several scientific articles in journals of repute and as well conference proceedings.