Robert Kelley Bradley, Ph.D.


Research Area

Nano Technology


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
Cleanroom Protocol
Lab Safety


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


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.


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