Prof Paunov does highly interdisciplinary research in the areas of colloids, nanoscience and biomaterials. He has published over 150 scientific papers in international journals and is a co-author of 13 patents. He has given more than 110 invited and conference presentations. He has attracted significant research funding from the UK research councils EPSRC, BBSRC and the industry. His present research interests include colloid science of foams and emulsions, formulation science, nanoparticles, smart surfaces, microencapsulation, stimulus triggered release of actives, directed cell assembly, cyborg cells, whole cell biosensors for testing toxicity and nanotoxicity, using nanoparticles as antimicrobials. Prof Paunov publications have received over 7500 citations and his current h-index is 50 (from Google Scholar). During his work at the University of Hull he has supervised 28 PhD students (24 of which already graduated), 9 PDRAs and 32 visiting researchers. Presently, Prof Paunov teaches a number of courses and modules involving elements of his own research. He is the acting head of the Physical Chemistry Teaching at the University of Hull. Prof Paunov was a member of the Management Committees of the EU COST action “Colloidal Aspects of Nanoscience for Innovative Processes and Materials” 2011-2015 and the UK Polymer Colloids Forum 2008-2014. He organized and chaired the 14th UKPCF annual meeting at the University of Hull in 2009 and the Biomaterials symposium within the Materials Research Society Fall Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts in 2012.