Soft ‘e-skin’ generates nerve-like impulses that talk to the brain
A single, multilayer, soft, and stretchable material with integrated nerve-like electronics can sense pressure, temperature, strain, and more, just like real skin.
May 18, 2023
Spray-on smart skin uses AI to rapidly understand hand tasks
Researchers developed a novel, electronically active smart skin can rapidly decipher typing and sign language.
April 14, 2023
This new ‘smart’ bandage heals serious wounds 25% faster
Scientists have developed a “smart” bandage that can heal a serious wound 25% faster than the average bandage.
January 29, 2023
Flameproofing Lithium-ion Batteries with Salt
Researchers have developed a polymer-based electrolyte that makes for batteries that keep working – and don’t catch fire – when heated to over 140 degrees F.
December 08, 2022
Teaching robots to touch
Check out this Nature Outlook article highlighting our group's work on designing skins that incorporate flexible electronics and replicate the body’s ability to sense touch.
June 23, 2022
Stretchable probe measures brain chemicals central to Parkinson’s, depression, and gut disease
Scientists at Stanford invented “NeuroString”—a soft implantable probe that can monitor fluctuations in brain chemicals, like a fitness tracker for the brain.
June 01, 2022
Supramolecular Chemistry Enables Highly Conductive and Stretchable Bioelectronics
Researchers rationally designed a topological supramolecular network for PEDOT:PSS to achieve both high stretchability and conductivity well suited for bioelectronics.
May 22, 2022
Bao Group Research Summary Poster for Stanford Energy Solution Week
Check out our posted that was presented at Stanford Energy Solutions Week – Frontiers in Energy Technology, May 2-6, 2022.
May 02, 2022
Stretching the limits: novel material produces highly conductive, stretchable bioelectronics
Researchers used rational design to build a highly conductive, stretchable and photo-patternable material for use in bioelectronics.
May 02, 2022
An all-polymer display for on-skin electronics
Researchers have developed an incredibly elastic material that can be used to make stretchable and bendable screens for smart devices.
April 18, 2022
Molecular strategy enables high performance of elastic skin-inspired electronics
Researchers have created a new approach to simultaneously achieve mechanical robustness, facile patternability and high electrical performance for polymer electronic materials.
April 01, 2022
A Wearable Strain Sensor Captures In Vivo Tumor Progression
Researchers leveraged their expertise in flexible electronics to design a wearable strain sensor that allows real-time monitoring of tumor progression.
November 27, 2021
Implantable sensors to monitor arterial health
Researchers invented an implantable sensor for wireless, battery-free monitoring of arterial blood pressure across a wide range of artery sizes and types.
September 24, 2021
New chemistry enables using existing technology to print stretchable, bendable circuits on artificial skin
Stanford researchers have developed a technique that reprograms cells to use synthetic materials to build artificial structures able to carry out functions inside the body.
July 01, 2021
Strain-insensitive stretchable electronics for wearables
All-elastomer, scalable fabrication process to create strain-insensitive, intrinsically stretchable transistor arrays
January 25, 2021
Improving performance of polymer semiconductors with metal-ligand based mechanophores
Researchers use metal-ligand based mechanophores to improve the mechanical and electrical performance of polymer semiconductors
January 12, 2021
New battery electrolyte developed at Stanford may boost the performance of electric vehicles
Stanford researchers have designed a new electrolyte for lithium metal batteries that could increase the driving range of electric cars.
June 22, 2020
Stanford scientists program cells to carry out gene guided construction project
Stanford researchers have developed a method to genetically reprogram cells to build artificial structures.
March 19, 2020
A new stretchable battery can power wearable electronics
The experimental device promises to provide a safe and comfortable power source for technologies that must bend and flex with our bodies.
January 15, 2020
Science seeks a better way to measure stress, anxiety and depression
Doctors and researchers are equipped with objective tests to detect and measure many serious illnesses. But when it comes to mental illness, no such tests exist.
December 09, 2019
- Wearable electronics: Stretching the limits
- Semiconductors that stretch and heal
- New Stanford battery shuts down at high temperatures and restarts when it cools
- A Record-setting Way to Make Transparent Conductors: Spread Them Like Butter on Toast
- Stanford engineers create artificial skin that can send pressure sensation to brain cell
- E-Skin That Changes Color Like a Chameleon
- Stretchable Carbon Nanotube Transistors Are Put to the Test
- Microscopic Rake Doubles Efficiency of Low-cost Solar Cells
- Carbon-60 and graphene for vertical transistors
- New 'designer carbon' from Stanford boosts battery performance
- Former group members build world's thinnest flexible OLED display
- Stanford research shows benefits of crystallization
- Stanford engineers make flexible carbon nanotube circuits more reliable and efficient
- Polymer Pressure Sensor is More Sensitive than Human Skin
- Polymer Sorts Carbon Nanotubes
- Engineers Make World’s Fastest Organic Transistor
- Stanford and SLAC scientists invent self-healing battery electrode
- Stanford scientists create novel silicon electrodes that improve lithium-ion battery performance
- Stanford engineers monitor heart health using paper-thin flexible 'skin'
- Stanford scientists build the first all-carbon solar cell
- Stanford researchers synthesize printable, electrically conductive gel
- Straining the lattice: Stanford engineers improve electrical efficiency in organic semiconductors
- Sorting out the nanotubes, for better electronics
- Stanford researchers build transparent, super-stretchy skin-like sensor
- Faster organic semiconductors for flexible displays can be developed quickly with new method, say Stanford researchers
- Stanford researcher's new stretchable solar cells will power artificial electronic 'super skin'
- Stanford researchers' new high-sensitivity electronic skin can feel a fly's footsteps
- Biodegradable Electronics: A Desirable Solution
- Single Carbon Nanotube Devices
- Cheap, sensitive Stanford sensors could detect explosives, toxins in water
- Stanford, Samsung engineers report new way of making flexible electronics
- Engineers devise a solution for problem of sorting out different nanotube types
- Organic Thin-Film Solar Cell Research at Stanford University
- Flexible electronics advance boosts manufacturing and performance
- Young chemical engineer on cutting edge of organic polymer-based electronics