Alireza Abbaspourrad, PhD, is a Yongkeun Joh Assistant Professor of Food Chemistry and Ingredient Technology in the Department of Food Science at Cornell University. He trained at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, specializing in Engineering Soft Materials at Liquid-Liquid Interfaces using Microfluidics.
Dr. Abbaspourrad's lab is sponsored by such companies and institutions as Coca-Cola, DouxMatok, Tate & Lyle, National Dairy Association (NDA), Nestle, Smuckers, nanoScience, PepsiCo, Sensient, and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) among others.
With 22 United States patents to his name and more than 195 peer reviewed scientific papers, Dr. Abbaspourrad's research is focused on Structural Emulsions and Encapsulation Technologies, including:
The rational design and synthesis of emulsions to fabricate multi-compartment emulsion-based vehicles for regulating lipid digestion and bioavailability.
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.
Video: Capsule Membrane Undergoing a Solidliquid Phase Transition to Release Contents
Litigation Support - Dr. Abbaspourrad offers expert witness services to attorneys representing plaintiff and defendant in all cases involving Materials Chemistry, Bioassays, and Food Chemistry and Technology. His services include lab review, thorough reporting, depositions, and trial testimony as needed.
Areas of Expertise:
Bioinspired Membranes and Foams for Oil / Water Separation
Conversion of Waste to Value
High Internal Phase Emulsion for Nutrient Delivery
Dr. James C. Norris, Ph.D., DABT, EURT is an Expert Witness in Toxicology and Pharmacology. He has Litigation and Arbitration experience in the United States, United Kingdom and Hong Kong. Dr. Norris has given testimony to government agencies, has acted as a consultant for the media (BBC) and is an Industrial Site Crisis Team Member. He is avaliable for both Plaintiff and Defense.
Areas Of Expertise:
Carcinogenicity and Chemicals
Combustion or Fire Toxicolog
General and Inhalation Toxicology
Pesticides, and Pharmaceuticals (pharmacology)
American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
British Toxicology Society
Society of Toxicology
Editorial Boards of Inhalation Toxicology and Journal of Fire Sciences