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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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Semiconductors that stretch and heal
Our work on stretchable and healable semiconducting polymers was featured on Nature News and more.


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How to Give Fake Hands Real Feeling
Our work on electronic skin was featured on the MIT Technology Review.


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A Super Stretchy, Self-Healing Material Could Lead to Artificial Muscle
Our work on stretchable, self-healing materials was featured on Stanford News.


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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

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






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  • David Mackanic is selected as a 2018 GCEP Distinguished Student Lecturer!






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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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  • Vivian Feig receives the NDSEG Graduate Fellowship

     

     

     

     

     


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  • Theo Gao receives the NDSEG Graduate Fellowship

     

     

     


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  • Alum Benjamin C.K. Tee wins the Singapore NRF Fellowship

     


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  • Jie Xu wins the Stanford Polymer Collective Best Poster Award

     

     

     


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  • Professor Zhenan Bao is elected to the National Academy of Inventors

     

     

     

     


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  • Professor Bao is appointed as the inaugural K. K. Lee Professor in the School of Engineering

     

     

     


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  • Professor Bao wins the 2017 L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award in the Physical Sciences

     

     

     


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