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
Dr. Bedford is looking for highly motivated honors and PhDs students. Specific research opportunities are listed below:
Research stipends available starting S1 of 2019 for students who qualify for a TFS stipend. Inquire with Dr. Bedford for more details.