Rizal Hariadi joined Arizona State University in 2016 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and the Biodesign Institute where he established BIOmolecular Mechanics And Nanotechnology LABoratory (BIOMAN LAB). His Ph.D. work under Erik Winfree and Bernard Yurke at Caltech focused on the non-equilibrium dynamics of DNA nanostructures and the hydrodynamics of bursting bubbles. He subsequently did postdoctoral research in single-molecule biophysics at the University of Michigan with Shiv Shivaramakrishnan and Wyss Institute of Biologically-Inspired Engineering at Harvard University with Peng Yin. Rizal's lab designs, builds, and optimizes biologically-inspired tools from molecular to centimeter- scale, such as DNA origami nanostructures and chip-scale DNA origami nanoarrays. By interfacing these nanostructures with other functional entities (e.g. proteins, inorganics, living cells), they use these tools to probe and perturb biological machines and their synthetic analogs. Along the way, they invent frugal technologies in the global health context for resource-poor settings. Rizal is the recipient of an Arizona Biomedical Research Commission New Investigator Award.