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Stanford scientists program cells to carry out gene guided construction project   Our work on genetically programming cells to create artificial structures has been featured in Stanford News

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New battery electrolyte developed at Stanford may boost the performance of electric vehicles   Our work on engineering a new electrolyte for lithium metal batteries has been feature on Stanford News!

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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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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.

Professor Bao and the Bao Group are featured in the inaugural Dreyfus Foundation Chemistry Shorts video:

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

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

See our 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 review on The Evolution of Electronic Skin (E-Skin).

Awarded to top 1% of citations in Chemistry for 2017

 

Group Announcements

  • Prof. Bao elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences





     


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  • Prof. Bao selected for Materials Research Society Mid-Career Award





     


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  • Dr. Muhammad Khatib listed on Forbes 30 Under 30 For Science and Technology in Israel





     


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  • Zhiao Yu awarded Best Presentation Awards at MRS 2020 Fall Meeting Symposium





     


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  • Dr. David Mackanic selected as Forbes 30 Under 30 in Energy





     


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  • Rachel Huang invited to present at Soft Matter For All Conference





     


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  • Jerika Chiong wins the POLY Oustanding Poster Award





     


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  • Dr. Helen Tran speaks to ORISE about finding the intersection between art and chemistry





     


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  • Dr. David Mackanic wins DSM Bright Science Award for PhD Students





     


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