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 technology.


Post-Doctoral Students                                                    
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Dr. Asahi Tomitaka

She received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Yokohama National University, Yokohama, Japan, in 2009 and 2011, respectively. From 2011 to 2012, she was a Japan society for the promotion of science (JSPS) postdoctoral fellow at Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan. She is currently a Visiting Researcher (JSPS Fellow) in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Washington, WA, USA. Her research is focused on biomedical application using iron oxide nanoparticles such as drug delivery system, hyperthermia, and magnetic particle imaging.


Dr. Amit Khandahr

PhD In Materials Science and Engineering, University of Washington

B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle (2007)

Develop diagnostic and therapeutic technologies based on tailored and functionalized magnetite (Fe3O4) nanoparticles (MNPs).


Dr. Saqlain A Shah

PhD in Physics (2011), GC University Lahore Pakistan.

Research interests: Biomedical nanomagnetics, Nanomagnetism, Nanoparticles for Magnetic particle imaging (MPI), MRI & Hyperthermia.