Faculty and Research

personnel profile

Zhenan Bao

Location:Stauffer III, rm. 213
Mail Code:5025
E-mail: zbao@stanford.edu
URL: http://baogroup.stanford.edu
Administrator: Jeannie A. Lewandowski

Research Statement

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. 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 200 refereed publications and 35 US patents. She served as a member of Executive 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 is an Associate Editor of Synthetic Metals. She was an Editor for Polymer Reviews and she serves on the international advisory board for Advanced Functional Materials, Chemistry of Materials and Materials Today.

She was awarded the ACS Cope Scholar Award in 2011, and was elected a SPIE Fellow in 2008. She is a recipient of the Royal Society of Chemistry Beilby Medal and Prize in 2009, 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 is 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.

PhD 1995 University of Chicago
Publication TitleAuthor(s)/Speaker(s)Open Document
Highly sensitive flexible pressure sensors with micro-structured rubber as the dielectric layer S.C.B. Mannsfeld, B.C.K. Tee, R. Stoltenberg, C.V.H.H. Chen, S. Barmann, B.V.O. Muir, A.N. Sokolov, C. Reese, Z. Bao
Use of a 1H-Benzoimidazole Derivative as an n-Type Dopant and To Enable Air-Stable Solution-Processed n-Channel Organic Thin-Film Transistors P. Wei, J. H. Oh, G. F. Dong, Z. Bao
Solution-processed, high-performance n-channel organic nanowire transistors J.H. Oh, H.W. Lee, S.C.B. Mannsfeld, R.M. Stoltenberg, E. Jung, Y.W. Jin, J.M. Kim, J.B. Yoo, Z. Bao
Water-stable organic transistors for chemical and biological sensors M. Roberts; S. Mannsfeld; N. Gratacò...
Self-sorted, aligned nanotube networks for thin-film transistors M. LeMieux; M. Roberts; S. Barmann...
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Academic Honors & Awards

  • Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, American Chemical Society, 2011. The purpose of the award is to recognize and encourage excellence in organic chemistry
  • Honorary Si Yuan Chair Professorship, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, 2010-2013.
  • The Royal Society of Chemistry 2009 Beilby Medal and Prize.
  • David Filo and Jerry Yang Faculty Scholar, Stanford University, 2009-2012.
  • 2008 Polymer International IUPAC Award.
  • SPIE Fellow, elected 2008.
  • 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.
  • 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 (http://esi-topics.com/otft/authors/b1a.html).
  • Sloan Research Fellowship, 2006
  • Du Pont Science and Technology Award, 2005.
  • Finmeccanica Faculty Scholar, Stanford University, 2004-2007.
  • Terman Fellow, Stanford University, 2004-2005.
  • Robert Faculty Scholar, Stanford University, 2004-2005.
  • 3M Faculty Award, 2004
  • Finmeccanica Faculty Scholar, Stanford University, 2004-2008
  • Terman Fellow, Stanford University, 2004-2007
  • Robert Noyce Faculty Scholar, Stanford University, 2004-2005
  • Selected 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 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 http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/290/5500/2221)
  • Selected by the National Academy of Engineering as Top 100 Young Engineers, 2000