Dr Nicholas Bedford
Senior Lecturer

Dr Nicholas Bedford

School of Chemical Engineering

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 followed by a 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.  Nicholas Bedford joined UNSW in 2018, where he leads a research program dedicated to nanomaterials design through structure/function relationship development.

For more detailed information on research related activities, please visit the Bedford Research Group web page

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  • Journal articles | 2022
    Poerwoprajitno AR; Gloag L; Watt J; Cheong S; Tan X; Lei H; Tahini HA; Henson A; Subhash B; Bedford NM; Miller BK; O’Mara PB; Benedetti TM; Huber DL; Zhang W; Smith SC; Gooding JJ; Schuhmann W; Tilley RD, 2022, 'A single-Pt-atom-on-Ru-nanoparticle electrocatalyst for CO-resilient methanol oxidation', Nature Catalysis, vol. 5, pp. 231 - 237, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41929-022-00756-9
    Journal articles | 2021
    Poerwoprajitno A; Gloag L; Watt J; Cheong S; Henson A; Subhash B; Bedford N; Miller B; O'Mara P; Benedetti T; Huber D; Gooding J; Schuhmann W; Tilley R, 2021, 'Single Pt atoms on Ru nanoparticles for CO-resistant methanol oxidation reaction electrocatalysis', , http://dx.doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-132040/v1
    Journal articles | 2020
    Hu C; Gong L; Xiao Y; Yuan Y; Bedford NM; Xia Z; Ma L; Wu T; Lin Y; Connell JW; Shahbazian-Yassar R; Lu J; Amine K; Dai L, 2020, 'High-Performance, Long-Life, Rechargeable Li–CO2 Batteries based on a 3D Holey Graphene Cathode Implanted with Single Iron Atoms', Advanced Materials, vol. 32, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adma.201907436
    Journal articles | 2016
    Bedford NM; Hughes ZE; Tang Z; Li Y; Briggs BD; Ren Y; Swihart MT; Petkov VG; Naik RR; Knecht MR; Walsh TR, 2016, 'Sequence-Dependent Structure/Function Relationships of Catalytic Peptide-Enabled Gold Nanoparticles Generated under Ambient Synthetic Conditions', Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 138, pp. 540 - 548, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jacs.5b09529
    Journal articles | 2015
    Bedford NM; Ramezani-Dakhel H; Slocik JM; Briggs BD; Ren Y; Frenkel AI; Petkov V; Heinz H; Naik RR; Knecht MR, 2015, 'Elucidation of peptide-directed palladium surface structure for biologically tunable nanocatalysts', ACS Nano, vol. 9, pp. 5082 - 5092, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.5b00168
    Journal articles | 2015
    Merrill NA; McKee EM; Merino KC; Drummy LF; Lee S; Reinhart B; Ren Y; Frenkel AI; Naik RR; Bedford NM; Knecht MR, 2015, 'Identifying the Atomic-Level Effects of Metal Composition on the Structure and Catalytic Activity of Peptide-Templated Materials', ACS Nano, vol. 9, pp. 11968 - 11979, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.5b04665
    Journal articles | 2015
    Nguyen MA; Bedford NM; Ren Y; Zahran EM; Goodin RC; Chagani FF; Bachas LG; Knecht MR, 2015, 'Direct Synthetic Control over the Size, Composition, and Photocatalytic Activity of Octahedral Copper Oxide Materials: Correlation between Surface Structure and Catalytic Functionality', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 7, pp. 13238 - 13250, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.5b04282
    Journal articles | 2014
    Zahran EM; Bedford NM; Nguyen MA; Chang YJ; Guiton BS; Naik RR; Bachas LG; Knecht MR, 2014, 'Light-activated tandem catalysis driven by multicomponent nanomaterials', Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 136, pp. 32 - 35, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja410465s
    Journal articles | 2013
    Coppage R; Slocik JM; Ramezani-Dakhel H; Bedford NM; Heinz H; Naik RR; Knecht MR, 2013, 'Exploiting localized surface binding effects to enhance the catalytic reactivity of peptide-capped nanoparticles', Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 135, pp. 11048 - 11054, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja402215t
  • Preprints | 2022
    Subhash B; Unocic R; Gallington L; Wright J; Cheong S; Tilley R; Bedford N, 2022, Resolving Atomic-Scale Structure and Chemical Coordination in High Entropy Alloy Electrocatalysts for Structure-Function Relationship Elucidation, http://dx.doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-2155469/v1