Mark Bradley

Mark G. Bradley, PhD

  • Associate Professor
  • Advisor of Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society

Affiliated Programs


  • PhD, Inorganic Chemistry (1978)
    Pennsylvania State University--University Park (PA)

About Me

I enjoy teaching and sharing my enthusiasm for chemistry with my students. I teach at all levels of the curriculum from freshman to senior-level advanced courses. I have taught both semesters of General Chemistry lecture and laboratory, General, Organic, and Biochemistry lecture and laboratory, Basic Inorganic Chemistry, Advanced Inorganic Chemistry lecture and laboratory, and a course in the chemical literature. I like to show students how the basic principles of chemistry relate to everyday life and the importance of chemical materials in the modern world.

Research Interests

My research interests include a wide range of topics in inorganic and organometallic chemistry. For several years, I have been investigating inorganic compounds such as amine-boranes for their ability to store and deliver hydrogen for use in fuel-cell powered automobiles.

I have also published work involving the synthesis of boranes and carboranes in ionic liquids and the production by chemical vapor deposition of boron nitride nanotubes from borazine. These projects stem from my interest in inorganic materials with unusual chemical and physical properties.

Media Expertise

  • Electrochemistry of inorganic and organometallic compounds


  • Kim, M. J., Chatterjee, S., Kim, S.M., Stach, E.A., Bradley, M.G., Pender, M.J., Sneddon, L.G., & Maruyama, B. (2008). Double-walled boron nitride nanotubes grown by floating catalyst chemical vapor deposition. Nano Lett., 8(10), 3298.
  • Bluhm, M.E., Bradley, M.G., Butterick, III, R., Kusari U., & Sneddon, L.G. (2006). Amineborane-based chemical hydrogen storage: Enhanced ammonia borane dehydrogenation in ionic liquids. Journal of American Chemical Society, 128, 7748.
  • Li, Y., Kusari, U., Carroll, P.J., Bradley, M.G., & Sneddon, L.G. (2006). Polyborane reactions in ionic liquids. Pure and Applied Chemistry, 78, 1349.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American Chemical Society (ACS), Middle Atlantic Association of Liberal Arts Chemistry Teachers (MAALACT)