Professor of Physics Mark Bradley is the spring 2018 winner of the individual Interdisciplinary Scholarship Award sponsored by the Colorado State University Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR). Bradley was honored at the Celebrate! CSU Awards on April 11, where he received an award of $5,000 as well as a plaque of recognition. He is featured on the VPR’s Research Wall in the Lory Student Center.
Bradley’s research explores the theory of the spontaneous creation of nanoscale patterns that form when a solid surface is bombarded with a broad ion beam. This self-organization in response to ion bombardment is not currently fully understood, but it may prove to be an important tool in the fabrication of nanostructures.
Bradley joined the faculty of CSU’s Department of Physics in the College of Natural Sciences in 1987 and holds a joint appointment in the Department of Mathematics. He received his B.S. in physics and mathematics from University of Toronto in 1979 and his Ph.D. in physics from Stanford University in 1985. He is an editor for the topic of nanophysics in the journal Open Physics and has been involved in collaborations with peers in the U.S., India, Germany and Austria.
VPR Interdisciplinary Scholarship Awards are given semiannually to recognize one faculty member and two research teams whose interdisciplinary scholarship has had or demonstrates the potential to have a major impact nationally and/or internationally.