Matthew Bedics to Join Chemistry Faculty

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (May 2, 2024) – Matthew Bedics will join the Bob Jones University faculty this fall as an assistant professor in the Division of Natural Science in the College of Arts and Science. 

Bedics earned a BS in chemistry from BJU in 2013. He completed a PhD in medicinal chemistry from The State University at Buffalo in Buffalo, New York. While completing his graduate studies, he served as a teaching assistant and oversaw student’s laboratory work. 

From 2015 – 2020, he worked closely with the analytical chemistry department at AMRI to implement effective IPCs for reactions and set specifications for intermediates and API. He also trained new chemists in process development.  

Currently, Bedics works at PPG Industries. His research includes screening reaction conditions to optimize the synthesis of OLED emitters, developing novel reaction systems to synthesize new product classes and overseeing process optimization for the synthesis and purification of organometallic compounds. 

We are glad to welcome Dr. Matt Bedics to the Department of Chemistry & Physics. Matt’s expertise in organic chemistry and industrial experience in the synthesis of new compounds will be an asset to our department,” said Dr. Rick Mowrey, Division of Natural Science chair. “His students will benefit from his experience training new chemistry hires and explaining technical details to those with limited chemistry backgrounds.”  

Next academic year, Bedics will teach Organic Chemistry and  Chemistry for Engineers.

Bedics, and his wife, Sarah, have two children. He currently serves as a youth group leader at Open Door Baptist Church. 

I am excited to join the chemistry faculty at BJU and help provide a quality education in an environment that seeks to bring glory to God. My hope is that I can make a meaningful impact in the lives of students,” said Bedics. “My goal is to improve both their understanding of and appreciation for chemistry so that they can see the elegance of God’s creation and be better prepared to serve in their vocation.” 


Courtney Montgomery is the public relations assistant for BJU.