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Christopher Bradley
Christopher A. Bradley Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
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Postdoctoral Associate, University of California, Berkeley (2006-08)
Ph.D., Cornell University (2006)
B.S., University of Kentucky (2001)


Outstanding Faculty Mentor, TTU Center for Undergraduate Research (2011)
Phi Beta Kappa (2000)


Dr. Bradley came to the Mount in 2012, after serving as an assistant professor of chemistry at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Tex., since 2008. While there, he established a vibrant graduate and undergraduate research group, receiving funding from both the Welch and National Science Foundations. For his efforts with undergraduate researchers, Dr. Bradley was awarded the 2011 Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award from the Texas Tech Center for Undergraduate Research. Dr. Bradley currently resides in Germantown with his wife, a fellow chemist employed at the American Chemical Society in Washington D.C., and his daughter.

Areas of Study

Chemical Education, Inorganic Chemistry, Organometallic Chemistry, Spectroscopy


"Synthesis and Reactivity of a Bis(indenyl) Co(I) Anion: A Reactive Source of a 14 Electron Equivalent," F. Hung-Low, and C. A. Bradley, Inorganic Chemistry 2013, 52, 2446-2457.

"Terminal Functionalization of Atactic Polypropylene: A New Soluble Polymer Support," B. Lin, D. Lawler, G. P. McGovern, C. A. Bradley, and C. E. Hobbs, Tetrahedron Letters 2013, 54, 970-974.

"sp2 C-H Activation of Dimethyl Fumarate by a [(Cp*Co)2-?-(?4:?4-toluene)] Complex," F. Hung-Low, J. W. Tye, S. Cheng,# and C. A. Bradley, Dalton Transactions 2012, 41, 8190-8197 (Invited contribution to the New Talent: Americas issue).

"Synthesis and Reactivity Studies of Benzo Substituted Bis(indenyl) Zirconium and Iron Complexes: the Difference a Methyl Group Can Make," G. P. McGovern, F. Hung-Low, J. W. Tye, and C. A. Bradley, Organometallics 2012, 31, 3865-3879.

"Developing More Reactive Co(I) Sources: Ambient Temperature Functionalization of Activated Alkanes using [(Cp*Co)2-?-(?4:?4-arene)]," F. Hung-Low, J. P. Krogman,* J. W. Tye, and C. A. Bradley, Chemical Communications 2012, 48, 368-370.

Research Projects/Grants

National Science Foundation, Research at Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) Program, "RUI: Accessing Reactive, Unsaturated Co(I) Fragments for Stoichiometric and Catalytic C-H Bond Activation/Functionalization," June 2013-May 2016. Total Award: $143,000.

National Science Foundation, Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program, "MRI: Acquisition of a Single Crystal X-Ray Diffractometer for Research and Pedagogy at a PUI Consortium," September 2013-August 2015. Total Award: $183,000.

Mount St. Mary's, Summer Faculty Development Grant, 2013. Total Award: $2,600.

ACS Project SEED Program, Summer 2009-present. 2013 Award: $2,500.

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