Dr. Alireza Abbaspourrad is an assistant professor at Cornell University. Scientific inquiry in the Abbaspourrad Group is at the interface between engineering, chemistry, biology, and physics. His research interest is in the fundamental behaviors of soft matter and active soft matter for applications in the food, pharmaceutical, and healthcare industries. Abbaspourrad group has published over 200 scientific articles in numerous journals including PNAS, ACS Nano, Angewandte Chemie, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. Dr. Abbaspourrad’s works have been cited more than 6500 times (h-index > 40).