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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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Robust electronic skin
Our work on robust, self healing electronic skin is featured on Advanced Science News.


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Stretchable, ultra-sensitive, and scalable: a major breakthrough in skin electronics
Our work on stretchable, scalable skin electronics is featured on Stanford News.


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A Low-Cost Sodium Ion Battery
Our work on low cost sodium ion batteries is featured on Stanford News.


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Wearable electronics: Stretching the limits
Our work on stretchable semiconducting materials is featured on Nature Nanotechnology and more.


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Welcome to Bao Research Group

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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 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

  • Atte Kadoma wins Goldwater Scholarship!






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  • Kathy Liu wins second place at Stanford Polymer Collective Poster Symposium!






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  • David Mackanic selected as Finalist for ACS I&EC Graduate Student Award!






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  • Kathy Liu selected as Outstanding Presenter at the Stanford Undergraduate Research Conference!






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  • Yuanwen Jiang Receives IUPAC-Solvay International Award for Young Chemists!






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  • Helen Tran is selected as a PMSE Future Faculty Scholar!






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  • David Mackanic is featured in AiCHE Future of Chemical Engineering Article!






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  • Naoji wins the Inoue Research Award for Young Scientists!






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  • Vivian was awarded a Soft Matter Poster Prize at the International Symposium on Stimuli-Responsive Materials!






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  • Jaemin Kim recognized as emerging young scientist in Nature!






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  • Minah Lee wins the MRS Posdoctoral Award!






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  • Jeff Lopez wins the 2018 Eastman Chemical Student Award in Applied Polymer Science!






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  • Kevin Gu Selected as Finalist for DSM Science & Technology Award






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  • Professor Bao Receives the 2018 ACS Nano Lectureship Award






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  • Jie Xu wins the MRS Posdoctoral Award!






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