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- Nikola Tesla -

Today's scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality.


  1. Kathleen Davis, Michael Vidmar, Airat Khasanov, Brian Cole, Melanie Ghelardini, Justin Mayer, Christopher Kitchens, Amar Nath, Brian A Powell, O Thompson Mefford, The Effect of Post-Synthesis Aging on the Ligand Exchange Activity of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles, Journal of colloid and interface science, 2018, 511, 374-382.

  2. Siyam M Ansar, Benjamin Fellows, Patrick Mispireta, O Thompson Mefford, Christopher L Kitchens, pH Triggered Recovery and Reuse of Thiolated Poly(acrylic acid) Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles with Applications in Colloidal Catalysis, Langmuir, 2017, 33 (31) 7642-7648.

  3. Hongyu Chen, Fenglin Wang, Thomas Lee Moore, Bin Qi, Dino Sulejmanovic, Shiou-Jyh Hwu, Olin Thompson Mefford, Frank Alexis, Jeffrey N Anker, Bright X-ray and up-conversion nanophosphors annealed using encapsulated sintering agents for bioimaging applications, Journal of materials chemistry. B, 2017, 5, 27, 5412-5424

  4. Yash S Raval, Benjamin D Fellows, Jamie Murbach, Yves Cordeau, Olin Thompson Mefford, Tzuen-Rong J Tzeng, Multianchored Glycoconjugate- Functionalized Magnetic Nanoparticles: A Tool for Selective Killing of Targeted Bacteria via Alternating Magnetic Fields, Advanced Functional Materials, 2017, 27, 26, 1701473.

  5. Kathleen Davis, Brian Cole, Melanie Ghelardini, Brian A. Powell, and O. Thompson Mefford, Quantitative Measurement of Ligand Exchange with Small- Molecule Ligands on Iron Oxide Nanoparticles via Radioanalytical Techniques, Langmuir, 2016, 32 (51), pp 13716–13727

  6. Pauline Amaral; Erin Partlan; Mengfei Li; Flavio Lapolli; O. Thompson Mefford; Tanju Karanfil; David A Ladner Superfine powdered activated carbon (S-PAC) coatings on microfiltration membranes: Effects of milling time on contaminant removal and flux Water Research, 2016, 100, 429-438.

  7. Siyam M. Ansar, Fiaz S. Mohammed, Gregory von White, II, Maeve Budi, Kristin Conrad Powell, O. Thompson Mefford, and Christopher L. Kitchens, Mefford CV - 3 Effect of Postsynthesis Purifications on Gold and Silver Nanoparticle Ligand Coverage, Journal of Physcial Chemistry C, 2016, 120 (12), 6842-6850.

  8. Longfei Ye, Tanner, Pearson, Yves Cordeau, O. Thompson Mefford, Thomas M. Crawford Triggered self-assembly of magnetic nanoparticles, Scientific Reports, 2016, 6, 23145

  9. Longfei Ye, Tanner Pearson, Cory Dolbashian, Philip Pstrak, AR Mohtasebzadeh, Ben Fellows, O Thompson Mefford, Thomas M Crawford, Advanced Functional Materials, 2016 26, 3983.

  10. William Glasgow, Ben Fellows, Bin Qi, Taghi Darroudi, Christopher Kitchens, Longfei Ye, Thomas M Crawford, O Thompson Mefford, Continuous synthesis of iron oxide (Fe3O4) nanoparticles via thermal decomposition, Particuology, 2016, 26, 47.

  11. Erin Partlan, Kathleen Davis, Yiran Ren, Onur Guven Apul, O Thompson Mefford, Tanju Karanfil, David A Ladner, Effect of bead milling on chemical and physical characteristics of activated carbons pulverized to superfine sizes, Water Research, 2016, 89, 161-170.

  12. Bokharaei, Mehrdad; Schneider, Thomas; Dutz, Silvio; Stone, Roland; Mefford, O. Thompson; Hafeli, Urs, Production of Monodispersed Magnetic Polymeric Microspheres in a Microfluidic Chip and 3D Simulation, Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 2016, 20 (1), 1-14. 

  13. R.C. Stone, B.D. Fellows, B. Qi, D. Trebatowski, B. Jenkins, Y. Raval, T.R. Tzeng, T.F. Bruce, T. Mcnealy, M.J. Austin, T.C. Monson, D.L. Huber, O.T. Mefford, Highly Stable Multi-Anchored Magnetic Nanoparticles for Optical Imaging within Biofilms, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2015, 459, 175-182.

  14. 14. Yash Raval, Roland Stone, Benjamin Fellows, Bin Qi, Gouhui Huang, O. Thompson Mefford, and Tzuen-Rong J Tzeng, Synthesis and application of glycoconjugate-functionalized magnetic nanoparticles as potent anti-adhesion agents for reducing enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli infections. Nanoscale 7, 8326–8331 (2015).

  15. Lindsey Sanders, Roland Stone, C. Kenneth Webb, O. Thompson Mefford, and Jiro Nagatomi, Mechanical Characterization of a Bi-functional Tetronic Hydrogel Adhesive for Soft Tissues, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Part A, 2015, 103 (3) 861-868. (*Society for Biomaterials Student Award Winner in the Graduate Degree Category, 2015 Annual Meeting and Exposition, Charlotte, NC, April 15–18, 2015*) 

  16. Kathleen Marie Davis, Bin Qi, Michael Witmer, Christopher L Kitchens, Brian A Powell, O Thompson Mefford, Quantitative measurement of ligand exchange on iron oxide nanoparticles via radiolabeled oleic acid, Langmuir, 2014, 30 (36), 10918-10925.

  17. Roland Stone, Bin Qi, David Trebatoski, Ragini Jetty, Iurii Bandera, Stephen Foulger, and Olin Thompson Mefford, A Versatile Stable Platform for Multifunctional Applications: Synthesis of NitroDOPA-PEO-Alkyne Scaffolding for Iron Oxide Nanoparticles, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2 (2014) 4789

  18. Steven L Saville, Bin Qi, Jonathon Baker, Roland Stone, Robert E Camley, Karen L Livesey, Longfei Ye, Thomas M Crawford, and O Thompson Mefford, The formation of linear aggregates in magnetic hyperthermia: Implications on specific absorption rate and magnetic anisotropy, Journal of Colloid and Interfacial Science, 2014, 424, 141-151.

  19. Hongyu Chen, Bin Qi, Thomas Moore, Fenglin Wang, Daniel C. Colvin, Duminda Sanjeewa, John C. Gore, Shiou-Jyh Hwu, O. Thompson Mefford, Frank Alexis, and Jeffrey N. Anker Multifunctional yolk-in-shell nanoparticles for pHtriggered drug release and imaging, Small. 2014, 10 (1), 160-168.

  20. Hongyu Chen, Dino Sulejmanovic, Thomas Moore, Daniel C. Colvin, Bin Qi, O. Thompson Mefford, John C. Gore, Frank Alexis, Shiou-Jyh Hwu, and Jeffrey N. Anker, Iron-Loaded Magnetic Nanocapsules for pH-Triggered Drug Release and MRI Imaging, Chemistry of Materials, 2014, 26 (6), 2105-2112.

  21. Ye, L., Qi, B., Pearson, T., Cordeau, Y., Mefford, O. T., & Crawford, T. M. Real time monitoring of superparamagnetic nanoparticle self-assembly on surfaces of magnetic recording media. Journal of Applied Physics, 2014, 115 (17), 17B513. 

  22. H. P. Emerson, A. E. Hart, Baldwin J. A., T. C. Waterhouse, C. L. Kitchens, O. T. Mefford, and B. A Powell. Characterization of physical transformations of iron oxide and silver nanoparticles from an intermediate scale field transport study. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 2014, 16, 2258.

  23. Néstor G. González-Pereyra , William Glasgow, Alexander Parenzan, Julia L. Sharp, and O. Thompson Mefford, Investigation of the Etching of Silicon under Subcritical Water Conditions, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 2014, 53 (1), 173.

  24. Raftery, T. D., Kerscher, P., Hart, A. E. Saville, S. L., Qi, B., Kitchens, C. L., Mefford, O. T., Mcnealy, T. L., Discrete nanoparticles induce loss of Legionella pneumophila biofilms from surfaces. Nanotoxicology. 2014, 8(5), 477-484 Mefford CV - 5

  25. Sara A. Majetich, Tianlong Wen, and O. Thompson Mefford, Magnetic Nanoparticles (Guest Editors Introduction Article), MRS Bulletin, 2013, 38, pp 899-903. doi:10.1557/mrs.2013.230.

  26. Hongyu Chen, Bin Qi, Daniel C Colvin, Thomas Moore, Frank Alexis, John C Gore, Thomas M. Crawford, O Thompson Mefford, and Jeffrey N Anker Synthesis of brightly luminescent magnetic up-conversion nanophosphors for deep tissue and dual MRI imaging, Small. 2013, 10(1), 160-168.

  27. Stone, R., Hipp, S., Barden, J., Brown, P. J., Mefford, O. T., Highly Scalable Nanoparticle-Polymer Composite Fiber via Wet Spinning, Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 2013, 130 (3), 1975-1980.

  28. Qi, B., Ye, L., Stone, R., Dennis, C., Crawford, T., Mefford, O.T., Influence of ligand-precursor molar ratio on the size evolution of modifiable iron oxide nanoparticles, Journal of Physical Chemistry: C. 2013, 117 (10), 5429-5435

  29. Hongyu Chen, Daniel C Colvin, Bin Qi, Thomas Moore, Jian He, O Thompson Mefford, Frank Alexis, John C Gore, and Jeffrey N Anker, Monitoring pHtriggered drug release from radioluminescent nanocapsules with X-ray excited optical luminescence. ACS Nano, 2013, 7 (2), 1179-1187.

  30. Saville, S., Woodward, R. C., House, M. J., Tokarev, A., Hammers, J., Qi, B., St. Pierre, T. G., Mefford, O. T., The effect of magnetically induced linear aggreagates on proton transverse relaxation rates of aqueous suspensions of polymer coated nanoparticles. Nanoscale, 2013, 5 (5), 2152 - 2163

  31. L. Ye, B. Terry, O. T. Mefford, C. Rinaldi, and T. M. Crawford, All-nanoparticle concave diffraction gratings fabricated by self-assembly onto magneticallyrecorded templates, Optics Express. 2013, 21 (1), 1066-1075.

  32. Saville, S. L, Stone, R. C., Qi, B., Mefford, O. T., Investigation of the Stability of Catechol Based Ligands in Phosphate Buffered Saline, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2012, 22, 24909.

  33. Hongyu Chen, Daniel C Colvin, Bin Qi, Thomas Moore, Jian He, O Thompson Mefford, Frank Alexis, John C Gore, and Jeffrey N Anker, Magnetic and optical properties of multifunctional core–shell radioluminescence nanoparticles. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2012, 22, 12802.

  34. Stone, R.; Willi, T.; Roseri, Y.; Mefford, O. T.; Alexis, F.; Targeted Magnetic Hyperthermia. Targeted Delivery 2011, 2(6): 815-838.

  35. Ahrentorp, F.; Astalan, A. P.; Jonasson, C.; Blomgren, J.; Qi, B.; Mefford, O. T.; Yan, M.; Coutois, J.; Berret, J. F.; Fresnais, J.; Sandre, O.; Dutz, S.; Müller, R.; Johansson, C., Sensitive High Frequency AC Susceptometry in Magnetic Nanoparticle Applications. American Institute of Physics: Conference proceedings: 8th International Conference on Scientific and Clinical Applications of Magnetic Carriers 2010, 1311, 213-223

  36. Miles, W. C.; Goff, J. D.; Huffstetler, P. P.; Mefford, O. T.; Riffle, J. S.; Davis, R. M., The Design of Well-Defined PDMS-Magnetite Complexes. Polymer 2010, 51, 482-491.

  37. Mefford, O. T.; Saville, S.; Qi, B., Controlled surface functionalization of ironoxide nanoparticles for field responsive biomedical applications. PMSE Preprints 2009, 101, 1569.

  38. Mefford, O. T.; Vadala, M. L.; Carroll, M. R. J.; Mejia-Ariza, R.; Caba, B. L.; St. Pierre, T. G.; Woodward, R. C.; Davis, R. M.; Riffle, J. S., Stability of Polydimethylsiloxane-Magnetite Nanoparticles Against Flocculation: Interparticle Interactions of Polydisperse Materials. Langmuir 2008, 24(9), 5060-5069.

  39. Mefford, O. T.; Carroll, M. R. J.; Vadala, M. L.; Goff, J. D.; Mejia-Ariza, R.; Saunders, M.; Woodward, R. C.; St. Pierre, T. G.; Davis, R. M.; Riffle, J. S., Size Analysis of PDMS-Magnetite Nanoparticles Complexes: Experiment and Theory. Chemistry of Materials 2008, 20, 2184-2191.

  40. Mefford, O. T.; Woodward, R. C.; Goff, J. D.; Vadala, T. P.; St. Pierre, T. G.; Dailey, J. P.; Riffle, J. S., Field Induced Motion of Ferrofluids through Immiscible Viscous Media: Testbed for Restorative Treatment of Retinal Detachment. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 2007, 311, 347-353.

  41. Zhang, Q.; Thompson, M. S.; Carmichael, A. Y.; Caba, B. L.; Zalic, M. A.; Lin, Y. N.; Mefford, O. T.; Davis, R. M.; Riffle, J. S., Experiments and Theory of Aqueous Dispersions of Magnetite Nanoparticles Complexed with Copolyether Dispersants. Langmuir 2007, 23, 6927-6936.

  42. Sarles, S. A.; Bullion, T.; Mefford, O. T.; Riffle, J. S.; Leo, D.; Brink, A. B.; Brink, M. H., Carbon Fiber Reinforced Rigidizable Space Structures. Material and Devices for Smart Systems II 2006, 888, 55-60.

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