Nicholas Bedford

Chemical Engineering
Contact details:
+61 (2) 9385 7518

619 Hilmer Building

Nicholas Bedford received a BS degrees in Chemistry and Physics from Central Michigan University in 2007 and a PhD in Materials Science in 2011 from the University of Cincinnati. After his graduate studies, he held a NRC postdoctoral appointment at the Air Force Research Laboratory from 2012-2014 and a PREP postdoctoral appointment at the National Institute of Technology from 2014-2016.  Following his postdoctoral positions, he took a staff position at the Air Force Research Laboratory, first in a contractor role then as a civilian employee.  Nicholas Bedford joined UNSW in 2018, where he leads a research program dedicated to nanomaterials design through structure/function relationship development.

Current Research Interests:

  • Understanding synthesis-structure-property relationships in nanoscale materials
  • Synchrotron radiation characterization (HE-XRD, atomic PDF analysis, XANES, EXAFS, NEXAFS, and so on..) and in-situ technique development
  • Catalysis, particularly reactions related to alternative energy
  • Engineered bio-enabled nanomaterials

Google Scholar profile

Dr. Bedford is looking for highly motivated honors and PhDs students.  Specific research opportunities are listed below:

Scientia PhD Scholarship

Research stipends available starting S1 of 2019 for students who qualify for a TFS stipend.  Inquire with Dr. Bedford for more details.

Domestic Research Scholarships from UNSW

International Research Scholarships from UNSW

UNSW/Home Country Joint Scholarships (China, Pakistan, Chile)

Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships

American Australian Association