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A new stretchable battery can power wearable electronics   Our work on developing robust ion conducting polymers to create stretchable batteries was featured on Stanford News, Yahoo, TechRepublic, and many more!


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Science seeks a better way to measure stress, anxiety and depression   The Bao Groups' work on developing improved methods to track mental health as part of the Catalyst for Collaborative Solutions program was featured in Stanford News!


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New coating developed by Stanford researchers brings lithium metal battery closer to reality   Our work on coatings for improved lithium metal anodes is featured in Stanford News, WIRED, and many more!


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Stanford engineers have developed wireless sensors that stick to the skin to track our health   Our work on stretchable bodyNET sensors is featured in Stanford News, Forbes, and many more!


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Researchers create a wireless, biodegradable blood flow sensor   Our work on a wireless, battery free, biodegradable blood-flow sensor is featured in Stanford News and more!


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Electronic Glove Gives Robots Human-Like Sense Of Touch   Our work on ultra-sensitive e-skin is featured in Stanford News, Forbes, and many more!


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Soft Electrodes Cozy Up to Cells   Our work on soft, flexible electrodes for studying heart cells is featured in Chemical & Engineering News!


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Hybrid material for tissue-like conductors   Our work on electronically conducting materials with mechanical properties similar to human skin is featured in Stanford Chem-H News!


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Flexible nerves gives prosthetics a sense of touch
Our work on developing flexible artificial nerve systems is featured in Stanford News and many more.


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Understanding the stretchability of conductive nanowires
Our work on understanding the stretchability of conducting nanowires featured in Stanford Engineering Magazine.


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Welcome to Bao Research Group

A book on Organic Field Effect Transistors

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esearch areas in the Bao Group include synthesis of functional organic and polymer materials, organic electronic device design and fabrication, and applications development for organic electronics. Our approach is multidisciplinary, involving concepts and expertise from chemistry, chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, materials science and engineering, physics, and electrical engineering. The devices of current interest are organic and carbon nanotube thin film transistors, organic photovoltaic cells, chemical/biological sensors and molecular switches. These devices are used as characterization tools for fundamental charge transport and photophysics studies. They are also of practical interest for nano-scale electronics, alternative energy sources, low cost and large area flexible plastic circuits, displays, and disposable sensors.

See Professor Bao and the Bao Research Group in the inaugural Chemistry Shorts video, sponsored by the Dreyfus Foundation:

See Professor Bao in the Episode 5 of Women In Science - Laureate 2017 L'Oréal-UNESCO:

See Professor Bao in the Best-of 2017 / L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women In Science:

News Feature: Stanford Researchers Create Artificial Skin That Senses Touch - ABC

See our recent work on fast and reversible thermoresponsive polymer switching materials for safer batteries.

Radio Feature: Just Like Human Skin, This Plastic Sheet Can Sense And Heal - NPR's All Tech Considered

News Feature: Electronic Skin May Someday Restore Touch - ABC

See our recent review on The Evolution of Electronic Skin (E-Skin): A Brief History, Design Considerations, and Recent Progress.

Learn about how our wireless pressure sensor works:

Learn about our self-healing plastics:

 

Awarded to top 1% of citations in Chemistry for 2017

 

Group Announcements

  • Dr. Vivian Feig Wins the Arthur Nowick Student Award





     


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  • Professor Sihong Wang recognized in MIT Technology Review Innovators Under  35





     


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  • Professor Bao is the Inaugural Winner  of the ACS Central Science Diruptors and Innovators Prize





     


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  • Dr. Yilei Wu has been selected as a 2020 PMSE Future Faculty Scholar





     


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  • David Mackanic receives Stanford Alumni Association Community Impact Award





     


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  • Rachel Huang receives American Association of University Women International Fellowship for Graduate Study





     


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  • Dr. Jeffrey Lopez wins 2020 Henkel Award






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  • Professor Bao featured in Chemistry World






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  • Thomas Colburn Receives NSF GRFP!






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  • Kathy Liu wins Goldwater Scholarship!






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  • Professor Bao featured in SEMI Blog for Keynote Speech!






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  • Michael Kao wins 2nd place at National Collegiate Research Conference!






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  • Joanna Nassar wins Best Innovation Award at CES 2020!






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  • Prof. Bao discusses about materials research and technology development with Nature Index.






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