Robert Kelley Bradley, Ph.D.




Research

Research Area

Nano Technology

Entrepreneurship

Professional & Academic Experience

Visiting Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering, 2019-Present, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX
Director of Materials Engineering, 2014-Present, NeuroRex, Houston, TX
Director of Technology and Research, 2010-Present, NoPo Nanotechnologies India, Houston, TX
Classroom Teacher 2015-2018, South Houston High School, Houston, TX
Nanofabrication Facility Manager, 2010-2014, University of Houston, Houston, TX
Manager of Data Analysis, 2008-2009, Remicalm, Houston, TX
Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, 2006-2007, ORAU / NASA JSC, Houston, TX
Scientist, 2003-2005, USRA / NASA JSC, Houston, TX
Scientist, 2001-2002, Nanospectra / Nanospectra Biosciences, Houston, TX
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2000-2001, Rice University ECE Department, Houston, TX

Training Experience

Focused Ion Beam Microscopy/Lithography
Reactive Ion Etcher
Ultra-High Vacuum Magnetron Sputtering
Ion Mill Etching
Electron Beam Evaporation
Atomic Force Microscopy
Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy
Scanning Electron Microscopy
Electron Beam Lithography
Spin Coater
Profilometer
Cleanroom Protocol
Lab Safety

Patents

Sadeghian-Motahar, S.; Bradley, Robert Kelley. Bio-Potential Sensing Materials as Dry Electrodes and
Devices. US Patent. Date of Patent: May 29, 2018. Patent No.: US9980659B2.

Halas, N.J.; Bradley, R. K. Method for Scalable Production of Nanoshells Using Salt Assisted Purification
of Intermediate Colloid Seeded nanoparticles. US Patent. Date of Patent: June 21, 2005. Patent No.:
US 6,908,496

Smalley, R. E.; Smith, K. E.; Colbert, D. T.; Nikolaev, P.; Bronikowski, M. J.; Bradley, R. K.; Rohmund, F.Gas-Phase Nucleation and Growth of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes From High Pressure CO. US
Patent. Date of Patent: July 13, 2004. Patent No.: US6,761,870 B1

Halas, N. J.; Bradley, R. K. Partial Coverage Metal Nanoshells and Method of Making Same. US Patent.
Date of Patent: Dec 9, 2003. Patent No.: US 6,660,381 B2.

Charnay, C.; Halas, N.J.; Bradley, R. K. Reduced Symmetry Nanoparticles. Patent Application. Pub. Date:Nov 20, 2003. Pub No.: US 2003/0215638 A1

Certifications

Teaching Certificate, 2016 Lone Star College, Kingwood, TX
Texas High School Science Composite
Texas High School Math Composite
Texas High School Computer Science

Selected Publications

  • Godwin, M. A.; Allanavar, A. B.; Joshi, S.; Reddy, G.; Abhishek, S. S.; Bradley, R. K. 2018. An Efficient Method to Completely Remove Catalyst Particles from HiPCO Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes. Journal of Nano Research, Vol. 53, pp. 64-75.
  • Hatamleh, O; Smith, J; Cohen, D; Bradley, R. 2009. Surface roughness and friction coefficient in peened friction stir welded 2195 aluminum alloy. Applied Surface Science. V255. Pgs 7414-7426
  • Charnay, C.; Lee, A.; Man, S.; Moran, C. E.; Radloff, C.; Bradley, R. K.; Halas, N. J. 2003. Reduced Symmetry Metallodielectric Nanoparticles: Synthesis and Plasmonic Properties, J. Phys. Chem. B. 107. 
  • Zimmerman, J L; Bradley, RK; Huffman, C B; Hauge, R H; Margrave, J. L. 2000. Gas-Phase Purification of Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes. Chemistry of Materials. V12. N5 Pgs 1361-1366.
  • Bronikowski, M J; Bradley, R K; Rohmund, F; Colbert, D T; Smith, K A; Smalley, R E. 1999. Gas-Phase Catalytic Growth of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes From Carbon Monoxide. Chemical Physics Letters. v 313. Pgs 91-97.
  • Ying, J; Bradley, R K; Jones, L B; Reddy, M S; Colbert, D T; Smalley, R E; Hardin, S H. 1999. Guanine-Rich Telomeric Sequences Stimulate DNA Polymerase Activity in Vitro. Biochemistry. v 38. n 50. Pgs 16461- 16468.
  • Liu, J; Rinzler, A G; Dai, H; Hafner, J H; Bradley, R K; Boul, P J; Lu, A; Iverson, T; Shelimov, K; Huffman, C B; Rodriguez-Macias, F; Shon, Y; Lee, T R; Colbert, D T; Smalley, R E. 1998. Fullerene Pipes. Science. v 280. Pgs 1253-1256.

Education

Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, 2000, Rice University, Houston, TX
Thesis: Large Scale Production of Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes
Advisor: Prof. Richard Smalley


B.A. Biochemistry, 1996, Beloit College, Beloit, WI

Courses Taught

  1. Senior Design
  2. Statistics
  3. Materials
  4. Entrepreneurship