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FERROFLUIDS

We study the fluid mechanics and colloidal hydrodynamics of magnetic nanoparticle suspensions

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NANOPARTICLE SYNTHESIS

We develop methods to synthesize magnetic nanoparticles with tuned magnetic properties at scales needed for biomedical applications

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BIOLOGICAL INTERACTIONS

We study the interactions of magnetic nanoparticles with biological systems in vitro and in vivo

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MAGNETIC MICROPARTICLES

We synthesize microparticles with embedded magnetic nanoparticles to add functionality

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SIMULATIONS

We use computer simulations to study the response of magnetic particles to magnetic, hydrodynamic, and stochastic forces and torques

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BIOLOGICAL INTERACTIONS

We study the interactions of magnetic nanoparticles with biological systems in vitro and in vivo

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SCAFFOLDS AND NANOCOMPOSITES

We incorporate magnetic nanoparticles into scaffolds and nanocomposites for biomedical applications

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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.

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