PhD., 1993, McGill University, Canada
Office: MN 207
Laboratory: MN 214
Dr. Laradji joined the Department of Physics in 2002. He earned his BS degree in physics
from the University of Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria, and earned his MS and PhD degrees
in physics at McGill University under the advising of Dr. Martin J. Zuckermann. Dr.
Laradji did his postdoctoral research at the Center for Simulational Physics with
Dr. David P. Landau at the University of Georgia and at the Department of Physics
with Dr. Rashmi C. Desai at the University of Toronto. Before joining the University
of Memphis, Dr. Laradji was assistant professor of physics at the University of Prince
Edward Island, Canada, and Member of Technical Staff at Lucent Technologies.
Prof. Laradji works in the general area of computational soft matter and biological
physics, with a focus on studying the thermodynamic, dynamics, and structural properties
of biomembranes, polymers and nanocomposites. He has lately been working on elucidating
the nature of phase separation and lipid rafts in biomembranes, blebbing of lipid
membranes, spontaneous endocytosis of nanoparticles, and polymer-grafted lipid membranes.
Prof. Laradji also worked on variety of other problems including equilibrium and driven
transport of polymer solutions, phase separation kinetics in nanoparticles containing
polymer blends, spinodal decomposition in multicomponent fluids, and the phase behavior
of diblock copolymer melts. Prof. Laradji uses a variety of methods such as atomisitic
and coarse-grained molecular dynamics, dissipative particle dynamics, Monte Carlo,
self-consistent field theory, and Langevin dynamics.