Zhenan Bao, Professor of Chemical Engineering

and by courtesy, Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering


David Filo and Jerry Yang Faculty Fellow
Fellow, ACS, MRS, SPIE & ACS-PMSE

Affiliated Faculty member of:
Precourt Institute
Woods Institute
Center for Advanced Molecular Photovoltaics & Bio-X

Co-Founder, Board of Directors, C3 Nano, Inc.

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Biography

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rofessor Zhenan Bao is a Professor of Chemical Engineering in Stanford University. She received her Ph.D. degree in chemistry from the University of Chicago in 1995 and subsequently joined the Materials Research Department of Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies. She became a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in 2001. She joined the faculty of the Stanford Chemical Engineering Department in 2004.

Professor Bao has more than 300 refereed publications and 39 US patents. She served as a member of Board of Directors for the Materials Research Society and Executive Committee Member for the Polymer Materials Science and Engineering division of the American Chemical Society. She was an Associate Editor for Polymer Reviews and Synthetic Metals. She serves on the international advisory board for ACS Nano, Advanced Functional Materials, Advanced Energy Materials, Chemistry of Materials, Chemical Communications, Nature Publishing Group Asia Materials, Nanoscale  and Materials Today.

She was elected a SPIE Fellow in 2008, an ACS PMSE fellow in 2011, ACS Fellow in 2011 and AAAS Fellow in 2012. She was awarded the ACS Carl Marvel Creative Polymer Chemistry Award in 2013, ACS Cope Scholar Award in 2011, she was the recipient of the Royal Society of Chemistry Beilby Medal and Prize in 2009, the IUPAC Creativity in Applied Polymer Science Prize in 2008, American Chemical Society Team Innovation Award 2001, R&D 100 Award and R&D Magazine’s Editors Choice of the “Best of the Best” new technology for 2001. She has been selected in 2002 by the American Chemical Society Women Chemists Committee as one of the twelve “Outstanding Young Woman Scientist who is expected to make a substantial impact in chemistry during this century”. She was also selected by MIT Technology Review magazine in 2003 as one of the top 100 young innovators for this century.

She has been selected as one of the recipients of Stanford Terman Fellow and has been appointed as the Robert Noyce Faculty Scholar, Finmeccanica Faculty Scholar and David Filo and Jerry Yang Faculty Scholar. She is among the “Top 100 Material Scientists” ranked by Citation Impact by Thompson Reuters from 2000-2010. She is also among the Ranked no. 4 among the Top 20 most cited authors in the field of Organic Thin Film Transistors by ISI from 1997 to 2007.

Education

Professor Bao received her Ph.D. degree in chemistry from The University of Chicago in 1995 and joined the Materials Research Department of Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, after graduation.

Honors & Awards

. American Chemical Society ACS Polymer Division Carl S. Marvel Creative Polymer Chemistry Award, 2013.

. Top 100 Materials Scientists, Ranked by Citation Impact by Thompson Reuters, ranging from 2000-2010.

. Elected as American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow, 2012.

. Cheung Kong Scholar, Li Ka Shing Foundation and Chinese Ministry of Education, 2012.

· American Chemical Society ACS Fellow, for outstanding achievements in and contributions to Science, the Profession, and the Society, 2011.

. The American Chemical Society Arthur C. Cope Award, 2011 for her contribution in advancing the chemistry and understanding of organic semiconductors for electronics and energy applications.

· Elected to The American Chemical Society PMSE (Polymeric Materials: Science & Engineering) Fellow, 2011 for her contribution in the understanding of the design and processing of polymers for flexible electronics.

· David Filo and Jerry Yang Faculty Scholar, Stanford University, 2009-2012.

. The Royal Society of Chemistry Beilby Medal and Prize for the contributions and discoveries in the field of organic semiconductors, including the demonstration that conjugated polymers can produce high mobilities of charge carriers when self-assembled using solution deposition, 2009.

· National Science Foundation (NSF) American Competitiveness and Innovation Fellow (ACIF) for her significant contributions to advancing the technology of flexible organic electronics through understanding of organic semiconductor growth and innovative approaches for highly efficient patterning of organic single-crystal and nano/microwire transistors, 2009.

· Polymer International IUPAC Polymer Prize for creativity and industrial application in polymer science, 2008

· Elected SPIE Fellow, 2008

· Ranked no. 4 among the top 20 most cited authors in the field of Organic Thin Film Transistors by ISI with a total of 2226 citations from 1997 to 2007.

· Nanotech Briefs®’ Nano 50™ Awards in the Innovator category, 2007

· Featured as one of the twelve in 2007 SPIE Women in SPIE Optics Planner calendar.

· Stanford Society of Women Engineering Teaching Excellence Award, 2007.

· Sloan Research Fellow, 2006.

· 3M Faculty Award, 2005.

· DuPont Science and Technology Award, 2005

· Finmeccanica Faculty Scholar, Stanford University, 2004-2007.

· Terman Fellow, Stanford University, 2004-2007.

· Robert Noyce Faculty Scholar, Stanford University, 2004-2005.

· Selected as MIT TR100 by MIT Technology Review magazine as one of the top 100 young innovators for this century, September 2003.

· 2003 Zhu Kezhen Distinguished Lecturer, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou city, Zhejiang province, China.

· Best Mentor Award honoring mentors who have gone above and beyond their duties to ensure that their intern(s) were successful during their internship of summer 2003, by the University Relations of Lucent Technologies, August 2003.

· Selected by Women Chemists Committee of the American Chemical Society as an “Outstanding Young Woman Scientist who is expected to make a substantial impact in chemistry during this century”, 2002 (featured in Chemical & Engineering News, March 25, 2002).

· American Chemical Society Team Innovation Award for the demonstration of a flexible electronic paper, 2002.

· Elizabeth Crosby Lecturer honoring achievement of women in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, Department of Material Sciences and Engineering, 2002.

· Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, Bell Labs, 2001.

· R&D Magazine’s Editors Choice Award of the “Best of the Best” new technology, 2001.

· R&D 100 Award for the work on “Printed Plastic Circuits for Electronic Paper Displays”, 2001.

· Nobel Laureates in Polymer Chemistry Symposium lecturer, American Chemical Society Polymer Chemistry Division, 2001.

· Eastman Lecturer, University of Akron, Department of Polymer Science, 2001.

· Science Magazine Top 10 Research Breakthroughs in 2000 for work on large scale integrated circuits based on organic materials (details can be seen in here).

· Selected by the National Academy of Engineering as Top 100 Young Engineers, 2000.

· GAANN Fellowship, University of Chicago, 1995.

· Proctor & Gamble Travel Grant, University of Chicago, 1994.

· Ou Yangzhao Prize for Undergraduate Student, Nanjing University, China, 1989.

· Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award, Nanjing University, China, 1989.

 

Professional Activities

International advisory board member, LG Display, 2010-present.

Board member, National Academies Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, 2009-present

Scientific Advisory Board Member, Plastic Electronics Foundation, 2006-present.

Member of Board of Directors for Materials Research Society (MRS), 2003-2005.

Canvassing Committee Member in charge of selection of Team Innovation Award recipients, 2003-2006.

Executive Committee Member/Member-at-Large, Division of Polymer Materials Science and Engineering, American Chemical Society, 2000-2006, 2009-2012.

Program co-chair, Division of Polymer Materials Science and Engineering, American Chemical Society, 2004-2006.

Meeting chair, Materials Research Society in San Francisco, CA, April 2002.  Kenneth Rodbell, Eugene  Fitzgerald, and Ulrich Goesele, Co-chair.

Conference chair, Gordon Research Conference on Electronic Processes in Organic Materials, July 2010, co-chair with Greg Scholes.

Membership Co-Chair, Division of Polymer Materials Science and Engineering, American Chemical Society, 2000-2001.

Associate Editor, Synthetic Metals, 2009-present.

Associate Editor, Polymer Reviews, 2004-2008.

Member, International Editorial Advisory, Materials Today, 2002-present.

Member, International Editorial Advisory Chemistry of Materials, 2006-present.

Member, International Editorial Advisory, Advanced Functional Materials, 2001-2005.

Editor, Book on “Organic Thin Film Transistors”, CRC Press, Jason Locklin, co-editor, to appear April 2007.