Larry D. Unsworth is a Professor in Chemical Engineering at the University of Alberta. In 2005 he was awarded the international research associate award by NRC-Canada and joined the Massachusetts Institute for Technology (U.S.A.) to work in the area of self-assembled peptides and diffusion in complex media. His Ph.D. was conducted in the area of engineered surfaces for bio-fouling applications. Dr. Unsworth has 2 patents and 60+ papers, with a total citation record of 2300: three papers cited 250+ times and another six cited 100+ times, with an h index of 18. His research focus is on the development of bioresponsive and bioactive, self-assembled peptide constructs.