Welcome to the Rinaldi Lab

Our research focuses on the behavior and applications of suspensions of magnetic nanoparticles in applied magnetic fields. We are interested in biomedical applications of these smart materials, such as magnetic resonance and magnetic particle imaging, biosensors, targeted delivery and triggered release of drugs, magnetomechanical actuation of cell response, and the ability to deliver magnetic energy at the nanoscale in the form of heat or shear. We are also interested in the colloidal hydrodynamics and fluid mechanics of magnetic nanoparticle suspensions, commonly known as ferrofluids.