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Mefford joined the faculty of the School of Material Science and Engineering at Clemson in the Fall of 2008.  His research focuses on developing stable, polymer-iron oxide nanoparticle complexes and composites for biomedical applications.  These applications include: developing materials for magnetically modulated energy delivery, MRI contrast agents, and drug delivery systems. He is also currently involved in collaborations with the Biology, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, and the Chemistry departments. In his free time, Dr. Mefford is found running, cycling, sailing, backpacking, and homebrewing. 




Magnetic Nanoparticle Synthesis and Characterization 

2007 - 2008

The Ohio State University 

Post-Doctoral Researcher - Department of Chemistry

Polymer Science

Surface Functionalization

2003 - 2007

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Ph. D. Macromolecular Science and Engineering

1999 - 2003

Clemson University

BSc. Polymer and Textile Chemistry;

Minor: Philosophy,

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