243 Stocking Hall Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

Contact Information

Call: (607) 255-2923


Dr. Alireza Abbaspourrad

Yongkeun Joh Assistant Professor of Food Chemistry and Ingredient Technology

Research Focus

Our research is focused on the rational design and synthesis of emulsions to fabricate multi-compartment emulsion-based vehicles for regulating lipid digestion and bioavailability in gastrointestinal tract. Another theme of our research is to understand the molecular and physical factors that impact bioavailability and stability of lipid and lipophilic food ingredients and develop effective emulsion-based systems and encapsulation technologies to enhance ingredient stability within food matrix.

Structural Emulsions and Encapsulation Technologies

Surface Chemistry

Teaching Focus

Food Chemistry and Ingredient Technology

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  1. 2001-2006

    PhD in Organic Chemistry

    Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran
  2. 1998-2000

    MSc in Organic Chemistry

    Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran
  3. 1994-1998

    BSc in Chemistry

    Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran

Professional Experience

  1. 2016-Present
    Assistant Professor
    Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
  2. 2009-2015
    Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, SEAS
    Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
  3. 2008-2009
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Semiconductor Components, CCS
    University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil
  4. 2006-2007
    Research Scientist, Materials and Energy Research Center (MERC)
    Materials and Energy Research Center, Tehran, Iran
  5. 2003-2004
    Visiting Scholar at Nanotechnology Research Centre (NRC)
    University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada


  • 2019
    Rising Star Faculty Award
    Cornell University, College of Agriculture and Life Science