At Yousefi Lab for Self-assembled Nanomaterials, we develop advanced multifunctional materials for addressing some of the most pressing global challenges such as water quality, sustainable energy, and accessible healthcare. Our goal is to achieve the best performance by self-assembling nanomaterials at macro, micro, and nanoscales to obtain rationally designed, smart, and multifunctional structures. In doing so, we get inspiration by nature which has perfected the art of self-assembly through millions of years of evolution. Our research is at the intersection of chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering, environmental engineering, and biological sciences. Click below to explore our three main research themes.
DR. NARIMAN YOUSEFI
Dr. Nariman Yousefi is an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at Ryerson University. He received his Master’s and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering from McGill University where he was a member of the CREATE Institute for Water, Energy and Sustainable Systems, and his BSc degree in Materials Engineering from Sharif University of Technology. Dr. Yousefi has been studying the processing and self-assembly of graphene, graphene oxide and other 2D nanomaterials for various applications such as water treatment, sustainable energy storage and advanced multifunctional polymer nanocomposites. He has received several prestigious awards and fellowships, including a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship from NSERC, C. Ellen Gonter Award in Environmental Chemistry from the American Chemical Society, and Relève étoile Louis-Burlinguet (Star Researcher Award) from fonds de recherche du Québec.