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Karen Livesey, PhD

Karen Livesey, PhD

Karen Livesey, PhD

Associate Professor
Physics Department

Bio-Physics Interests

Magnetic nanoparticles for use in magnetic hyperthermia and as MRI contrast agents. In particular, we are interested in understanding how small-scale structures (chaining and clumping of particles) alter the effectiveness in different biomedical applications.


Tim Fal (UCCS Biofrontiers) 
Thompson Mefford (Clemson University)

Recent Biofrontiers Publications

"Nano-sized ferrite particles for magnetic resonance imaging thermometry" Hankiewicz, J.H., Stoll, J.A., Stroud, J., Davidson, J., Livesey, K.L., Tvrdy, K., Roshko, A., Russek, S.E., Stupic, K., Bilski, P., Camley, R.E., and Celinski, Z.J. (2019) Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials. 469. 550-557. DOI:10.1016/j.jmmm.2018.09.037

"Beyond the blocking model to fit nanoparticle ZFC/FC magnetisation curves" K. L. Livesey, S. Ruta, N. R. Anderson, D. Baldomir, R. W. Chantrell  and  D. Serantes,  Scientific Reports,  Vol 8, 11166 (2018)

"The formation of linear aggregates in magnetic hyperthermia," S.L. Saville, B. Qi, J. Baker, R. Stone, R.E. Camley, K.L. Livesey, L. Ye, T. Crawford and O. Thompson Mefford, J. Colloids and Interf. Science 424, 141 (2014).

"Magnetic studies of metal ion clusters encapsulated with thiacalixarene," R. Fuller, K. L. Livesey, R. Woodward, A. McKinley, B. Skelton and G. Koutsantonis, Australian J. Chem., accepted (2014).

Research Interests

Developing theoretical models to match experiments on single molecular magnets, magnetic nanoparticles, ferroelectric nanoparticles and liquid crystals.