Contact Information

Office: WEL: 4.150
Phone: 512-471-8491


Office: WEL 4.144

Bradley J. Holliday

Associate Professor, Faculty

Research Group

The Holliday Group


BS, Allegheny College, 1997

PhD, Northwestern University, 2003

Postdoctoral Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2003-5)


National Science Foundation CAREER Award , 2009
NSF/NSEC Predoctoral Fellow, 2002
Link Foundation Energy Fellow, 1999


Center for Nano- and Molecular Science and Technology; Center for Electrochemistry; Texas Materials Institute

Inorganic Materials; Polymer Chemistry; Organometallic Chemistry

Our interdisciplinary research interests are in the area of inorganic materials that includes the study of both small molecule and polymeric materials containing transition and f-block metals. The ultimate goal of our research includes developing new materials for catalysis, energy storage, and light-emitting devices. We work at the interface of the traditional divisions of chemistry. Specifically, the skills of organic and inorganic synthesis and characterization are developed with the specific aim of producing and studying novel materials with tangible applications.

Representative Publications

Edelman, K. R.; Holliday, B. J. “Metal-complex Interrupted Perylene: Towards a New Class of n-Type Organic Semiconductors” Inorg. Chem. 49 (2010): 6787-6789.

Mejia, M. L.; Reeske, G.; Holliday, B. J. “Gallium-containing conducting metallopolymers which display chemically tunable reactivity for the growth of Ga2S3 semiconducting nanoparticles” Chem. Commun. (2010): 5355-5357.

Lytwak, L. A.; Stanley, J. M.; Mejia, M. L; Holliday, B. J. “Synthesis, Characterization and Photophysical Properties of a Thiophene-Functionalized Bis(pyrazolyl) Pyridine (BPP) Tricarbonyl Rhenium(I) Complex” Dalton Trans. 39 (2010): 7692-7699.

Milum, K. M.; Kim, Y. N.; Holliday, B. J. “Pt-[NCN] pincer conducting metallopolymers which display redox-attenuated metal-ligand interactions” Chem. Mater. 22 (2010): 2414-2416.

Chen, X.-Y.; Yang, X.; Holliday, B. J. “Metal-controlled Assembly of Near-infrared Emitting Pentanuclear Lanthanide-β-diketone Clusters” Inorg. Chem. 49 (2010): 2583-2585.

Stanley, J. M.; Zhu, X.; Yang, X.; Holliday, B. J. “Europium Complexes of a Novel Ethylenedioxythiophene (EDOT)-derivatized Bis(pyrazolyl)pyridine Ligand Exhibiting Efficient Lanthanide Sensitization” Inorg. Chem. 49 (2010): 2035-2037.

Hesterberg, T. W.; Yang, X-P.; Holliday, B. J. "Polymerizable cationic iridium(III) complexes exhibiting color tunable light emission and their corresponding conducting metallopolymers" Polyhedron 29 (Special 2009 Young Investigator Issue) (2010): 110-115.

Mejia, M. L.; Agapiou, K.; Yang, X-P.; Holliday, B. J. "Seeded Growth of CdS Nanoparticles within a Conducting Polymer Matrix" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 131 (2009): 18196-18197.

Chen, X.-Y.; Yang, X.; Holliday, B. J. "Photoluminescent Europium-Containing Inner Sphere Conducting Metallopolymer" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 130 (2008): 1546-1547.