Dr. Asima Shaukat joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at BITS Pilani - K. K. Birla Goa campus in May 2014 as an Assistant Professor. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from Aligarh Muslim University. Subsequently, she pursued PhD in Chemical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. Her PhD research work was in the area of rheological dynamics of aging soft glassy materials. In 2011 she joined the Soft Matter Group, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leeds, UK to work as a Marie Curie Experienced Researcher (post doctoral fellow). She studied the dynamics of entangled polymer solutions using a combination of rheological and dielectrical measurements.