Welcome to Bao Research Group

A book on Organic Field Effect Transistors


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