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Arben Jusufi
Position: Assistant Professor
Campus Affiliation: College of Staten Island
Phone: (718)982-3952
Room Number: Building 6S Room 228
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. in Physics, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf (Germany)
Research Interests: Polymer
Dr. Jusufi’s research involves the development and application of molecular modeling tools applied on soft nanomaterials and biological systems. He develops models for Molecular Dynamics and Monte Carlo methods in conjunction with theoretical approaches to study complex fluids on the atomistic/molecular scale. Massive parallel computations combined with efficient models and methodologies enable predictions of complex fluid behavior on the macroscopic level.  Examples include:

•  Interaction of nanoparticles with lipid membranes
•  Polymer brushes of various geometries
•  Self-assembly phenomena of surfactants and lipid molecules
•  Aggregate formation of amphiphilic polymers

The applications range from nanoscale surface patterning to the usage and potential cytotoxic risk of nanoparticles in targeted drug delivery and biomedical cell imaging.