Bradley Research Group


Summer 2019:

August: The group celebrates the end of summer with a mini golf outing!

August: UMass Amherst is awarded a NSF MRI grant for a variable pressure SEM. The proposal team was David Hoagland (PI), Laura Bradley (co-PI), Paul Katz (co-PI), Alexander Ribbe (co-PI), and Jessica Schiffman (co-PI).

June: Laura attends the 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Day with her award sponsor, Ying Lin.

June: Laura participates in the SMART Workshop at UPenn celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the Lee SMART Lab ( It was fantastic to meet new members of the group and reunite with lab alumni!


May: The group facilitates laboratory activities for 8th graders from Amherst-Pelham Regional Middle School

Spring 2019:

April: Robert and Laura facilitate demonstrations at the Amherst Elementary Science Night. The PSE Club and Outreach Program organized three demonstrations that were a big hit with attendees of all ages!

April: Laura gives an invited talk at ACS in the PMSE symposium on "Autonomous Processes Chemomechanics and Active Matter Using Polymers and Soft Materials".

January: Laura participates as a panelist at the APS Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) hosted by UMass Amherst. The conference was a great success!

Fall 2018:

December: Laura receives an NSF CAREER Award

November: Cornelia (Mainz visiting student) and Nick (ChE undergraduate) join the group. Welcome!

October: Laura gives an invited seminar in Condensed Matter at Tufts University

October: Laura presents at the PSE Fall Polymer Event

Summer 2018:

July: Chapter titled "Anisotropic particles at fluid-fluid interfaces (experiment)" is published in Anisotropic Particle Assemblies. Editors: Ning Wu, Daeyeon Lee, and Alberto Striolo

June: Laura receives an ACS PRF Doctoral New Investigator Grant

Spring 2018:

April: Robert receives the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Congratulations!

March: Laura receives 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award

February: June is selected by the PSE faculty to receive the 2017-2018 Arkema Fellowship. Congratulations!

January: Sam (ChE undergraduate) joins the lab. Welcome to the team!

January: Custom-built initiated chemical vapor deposition (iCVD) system arrives!                       

Fall 2017:

December: PSE graduate students Heather, June, and Robert join the lab. Welcome to the team!

October: Teresa and Ochuwa (ChE undergraduates) join the lab. Welcome!

September: Launch of the HIP Materials Lab!