I am delighted to welcome you to the first issue of Advanced Materials Letters published by VBRI press. Publishing periodically undergoes small revolutions and we can see a plethora of activities at the current time, which are attempting to satisfy the voracious appetite of rapidly expanding sectors. Advanced Materials is one such area where advances in molecular science, chemistry and engineering are furnishing multifarious opportunities that will underpin new products and process for a wide variety of applications in medicine, the food industry, environmental materials and microfabrication. Such facilitating science is essential for the development of emerging areas such as plastic electronics, bionics, synthetic biology, energy harvesting and biodegradable materials.