Welcome to the website of Dr. O. Thompson Mefford's research group. The group's main focus is on magnetic nanoparticles.

Our research focuses on developing stable, biocompatible polymer-nanoparticle complexes and composites for biomedical applications. These applications include: developing materials for hyperthermia and MRI, investigating the thermal properties of macromolecule-nanoparticle complexes, and crosslinking networks of magnetic nanoparticles. The development of such complexes and composites will demonstrate the stability and interactivity of nanoparticles and improve upon them to give a better functionality for a given application.