Philip Bradford

Philip Bradford

Associate Professor,
Textile Engineering Program Director, TECS

Textile Engineering
Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science

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The Bradford Research group focuses its efforts on the synthesis of ultra-high aspect ratio carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and production of textile like structures from those unique CNTs. The CNT textiles are currently being explored in applications such as composites, sensors, electrodes and filtration.

Please refer to our Research Website for more details on our work.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University, 2010
  • M.S. Textile Engineering, North Carolina State University, 2007
  • M.S. Material Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University,
  • B.S. Textile Engineering, North Carolina State University, 2005


Hybrid Carbon Nanotube Fabrics with Sacrificial Nanofibers for Flexible High Performance Lithium-Ion Battery Anodes
Yildiz, O., Dirican, M., Fang, X., Fu, K., Jia, H., Stano, K., … Bradford, P. D. (2019), JOURNAL OF THE ELECTROCHEMICAL SOCIETY, 166(4), A473–479.
Real-time impact damage sensing and localization in composites through embedded aligned carbon nanotube sheets
Aly, K., & Bradford, P. D. (2019), COMPOSITES PART B-ENGINEERING, 162, 522–531.
A silicon-impregnated carbon nanotube mat as a lithium-ion cell anode
Ho, D. N., Yildiz, O., Bradford, P., Zhu, Y. T., & Fedkiw, P. (2018), Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, 48(1), 127–133.
Effect of continuous optical fiber bonding on ultrasonic detection using fiber Bragg grating
Experimental study on directionality of ultrasonic wave coupling using surface-bonded fiber Bragg grating sensors
Wee, J., Hackney, D., Bradford, P., & Peters, K. (2018), Journal of Lightwave Technology, 36(4), 932–938.
Laser-etch patterning of metal oxide coated carbon nanotube 3D architectures
Aksu, C., Ingram, W., Bradford, P. D., & Jur, J. S. (2018), Nanotechnology, 29(33).
Modifying the morphology and properties of aligned CNT foams through secondary CNT growth
Faraji, S., Stano, K., Akyildiz, H., Yildiz, O., Jur, J. S., & Bradford, P. D. (2018), Nanotechnology, 29(29).
Bi-directional ultrasonic wave coupling to FBGs in continuously bonded optical fiber sensing
Wee, J., Hackney, D., Bradford, P., & Peters, K. (2017), Applied Optics, 56(25), 7262–7268.
Compressive piezoresistive behavior of carbon nanotube sheets embedded in woven glass fiber reinforced composites
Aly, K., Li, A., & Bradford, P. D. (2017), Composites Part B: Engineering, 116, 459–470.
Engineering biorefinery residues from loblolly pine for supercapacitor applications
He, N. F., Yoo, S., Meng, J. J., Yildiz, O., Bradford, P. D., Park, S., & Gao, W. (2017), Carbon, 120, 304–312.

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Large Component, High-quality Composite Fabrication Using Nanocarbon Heating Films
US Navy(10/22/18 - 4/05/19)
Nanostructured Heating for Curing of Composites
US Navy(10/23/17 - 3/21/18)
Study of Fiber Assemblies for Flexible and Breathable Thermal Conductors
NCSU Advanced Self Powered Systems of Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST) Center(9/01/16 - 8/31/19)
Carbon Nanotube Foam Composites for Energy Absorption
US Army - Army Research Office(5/01/16 - 1/31/18)
Multifunctional Ultralow Density Structures Based on Aligned Carbon Nanotube Sheets
US Air Force - Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)(9/30/16 - 9/29/19)
Formation of Full Scale Inflatable Laminated Envelope Fabric with Minimum Seam for High Altitude Stratosphere Non-Rigid Airship: Feasibly Study
SCEYE SARL (formerly SCEYE S.A.)(10/01/15 - 3/31/19)
Development of Carbon Nanotube Enhanced High Performance Fabrics
SCEYE SARL (formerly SCEYE S.A.)(1/01/15 - 12/31/15)
High Sensitivity Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors through Carbon Nanotube Coatings and Adhesives
US Navy-Office Of Naval Research(5/15/14 - 5/14/17)
Carbon Nanotube Sheet Electrodes with Inorganic Coatings
National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)(4/07/14 - 12/31/14)
Novel Composite Thermal Interface Materials For Heat Transfer in Aerospace Structures
NCSU NC Space Grant Consortium(7/01/12 - 6/30/13)


  • Materials Research Society
  • Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE)

Areas of Expertise