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.