We develop comprehensive in situ/operando methodologies for the characterization of nanomaterials fabrication such as the chemical vapor deposition (CVD) of carbon nanotubes (CNTs).  Using environmental transmission electron microscopy (E-TEM), and small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS), we elucidate thin-film dewetting, catalytic activation/deactivation, and population growth dynamics until termination.


Our work has been published in many refereed journals, including ACS Nano,  Small, Advanced Functional Materials, Chemistry of Materials, Nanoscale, Carbon, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Extreme Mechanics Letters, Applied Physics Letters, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics,  Journal of Neural Engineering, and Review of Scientific Instruments. In addition, our research was presented at more than 50 international conferences.


We are a diverse team of researchers led by Dr. Mostafa Bedewy. We collaborate with on campus groups at Pitt (both within Engineering and in other Pitt schools). Further, we have off-campus collaborations at other universities, including MIT, Harvard, and Cornell, as well as at national labs, including Brookhaven.  We are always looking for talented individuals to join our team.  If you are interested, contact Dr. Bedewy (

More about our research  

The NanoProduct Lab, also known as the Bedewy Research Group, at the University of Pittsburgh was established by Dr. Mostafa Bedewy in fall 2016.  We are located in Benedum Hall in the Swanson School of Engineering (SSoE).  We are part of the manufacturing group in the Department of Industrial Engineering (IE), and we are also affiliated/associated with the Center for Energy, the Petersen Institute of NanoScience and Engineering (PINSE), and the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation (MCSI).

Our group focuses on fundamental experimental research at the interface between nanoscience, biotechnology, and manufacturing engineering. We make basic scientific discoveries and applied technological developments in the broad area of advanced manufacturing at multiple length scales.

We design novel solutions that impact major societal challenges in areas related to  energy , healthcare, and the environment.

We believe that research efforts in academia should not only focus on pushing the boundaries of scientific discovery, but should also strive to create maximal societal impact.