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four hands hold a stretchable circuit in a deformed state. The circuit is optically transparent. Trees and a sky view are visible behind it.

Materials and Devices Inspired by Human Skin

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Welcome to the Bao Group

We are a multidisciplinary team of chemical engineers, chemists, material scientists, physicists and electrical engineers. We utilize principles from chemistry, physics and material sciences to develop flexible and stretchable materials, electronics and energy devices inspired by human skin. 

Professor Bao speaks to L’Oréal about our research

Learn about our work in our Dreyfus Foundation Chemistry Short

The Science of Skin

Chemical engineer Zhenan Bao strives to re-create nature’s ultimate electronic system.