Research in the DuBay Group is organized around one central question: How do complex environments and collective behaviors influence self-organization at the nanoscale? This question is key to understanding phenomena as varied as mitotic spindle formation in the cell, polymer microphase separations, snowflake variability, and flocking patterns among active nanomaterials. Using advanced tools of computational modeling, we seek to understand the interplay between entropy, enthalpy, and kinetics within such complex, often non-equilibrium, systems.