Dr. Matt Fergeson
Ph.D in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle WA, 2011
Dr. Matthew Ferguson received a B.A in Physics from Pomona College in 2003. While at Pomona, his research interests included work in instrumentation, scanning probe microscopy, and patterned growth of single-walled carbon nanotubes. In 2011, he earned a Ph.D. from the University of Washington. His doctoral work, which was supervised by Prof. Kannan Krishnan, was a vertically integrated study of a new medical imaging technology: Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI). MPI exploits the unique physical properties of nanosized magnetic particles to enable new capabilities for imaging the vasculature and diagnosing disease (i.e. cancer) at the earliest stages. Dr. Ferguson’s work included modeling, chemical synthesis, and experimental nanoparticle optimization; it also included the design and construction of novel instrumentation. In 2010, Dr. Ferguson, Prof. Krishnan, and Amit Khandhar founded LodeSpin Labs to commercialize their MPI technology.
Dr. Ferguson is currently a University of Washington Commercialization Fellow in
Prof. Kannan Krishnan’s laboratory, where he continues to develop LodeSpin’s MPI