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

  • 3D Printing and CAD
  • Laser Engraver/Cutter
  • 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


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

  • Hoque, M.A.; Bradley, R.K.; Fan, J.; Fan, X. 2019. Effects of humidity and phosphor on silicone/phosphor composite in white light-emitting diode package. J Mater Sci: Mater Electron, v30, i23, pp. 20471-20478.
  • Gangoli, V.S.; Godwin, M.A.; Reddy, G.; Bradley, R.K.; Barron, A.R. 2019. The State of HiPco Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes in 2019. C, Vol. 5, I. 4, 65.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. ENGR 5332 Statistical Principles in Engineering
  2. INEN 4320 Statistical Decision Making
  3. INEN 4320 Statistical Decision Making (Online)
  4. ENGR 5301 Entrepreneurship
  5. ENGR 4301 Entrepreneurship (Online)
  6. INEN 5339 Materials Science and Manufacturing Processes
  7. INEN 4323 IE Systems Design
  8. INEN 4323 IE Systems Design (Online)
  9. INEN 4385 IE Design
  10. INEN 4385 IE Design (Online)
  11. INEN 5301 Computational Methods (Online)


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