The Abbaspourrad Lab


Mission and Values

The mission of the Abbaspourrad Group is to advance knowledge and educate members at the interface of chemistry, engineering, and biology that will best serve the most pressing global challenges.The lab is committed to generating, disseminating, and preserving knowledge and to working with others to employ bio derived soft materials addressing challenges associated with food-environment-health nexus. We are dedicated to stimulating curiosity and providing our members with an education that combines rigorous academic study and the excitement of discovery towards sustainability. We seek to develop in each member the ability and passion for working wisely, creatively, and effectively contributing to the practical solutions tackling global challenges.

Members of the Abbaspourrad Group will work with integrity to ensure that our results are trustworthy and accurate. Honesty and integrity are valued by our team members and we will strive to create an open, nurturing environment where members are encouraged to share mistakes and ask questions. In doing so we challenge each other to seek to be the best scientists we can be. Remember that integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching and it is not necessarily the easy thing to do.

Striving for excellence in the Abbaspourrad Group means working hard, doing your best, asking lots of questions and teaching others. It also means being professional, treating others with integrity, courtesy and respect and putting forth your best effort. It means going the extra mile on a project, collaboration or paper. Being personally invested, ambitious, and doing things well and on time, are marks of excellence.

We all work and thrive in environments of mutual respect. The expectation is that we will all work toward having a friendly and productive environment where learning and research thrives. This means that we must be open to listening to other viewpoints, treating each other with courtesy and respect, and making every effort to make each other feel welcome and valued. To this end, in a multicultural environment such as our lab, the accepted language for the group and the department will be English. Further, racist, sexist, or other offensive language and behavior will not be tolerated under any circumstance. Should you need more information about this or would like to report such an incident, information about reporting an incident can be found here.