University of Pittsburgh, PhD in Physics, 1989 Lehigh University, MS in Physics, 1984 Lehigh University, BS in Engineering Physics, 1982
Introductory Physics, PHYS 111 and 112
Physics Laboratory, PHYS 121 and 122
The primary focus of my research is mid-infrared materials and technologies, with an emphasis on applications to mid-infrared sources and sensors, particularly chemical sensing of hydrocarbons and air-quality measurements related to natural gas exploration
and extraction. Currently, I am pursuing several projects:
After a National Research Council Associateship at a US Army Laboratory, Bradshaw became a staff physicist at what is now the US Army Research Laboratory in Adelphi, Maryland, and stayed in that position for 10 years. In 2001, he and four
colleagues co-founded Maxion Technologies, Inc. to develop mid-infrared semiconductor lasers for commercial, government, and research applications. At Maxion, Bradshaw served as VP of Product Development from 2001 through 2009 and as a senior
principal research scientist from 2009 through 2012. Maxion was acquired by Physical Sciences, Inc. in September 2009 and by Thorlabs in November 2012. Bradshaw joined the Physics Department at IUP in August 2012.