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Professor Zhenan Bao

Department of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University

Date: May 27, 2014

Time: 4:00 p.m. Tues

Location: ESB 1001

Engineering Sciences Building, Room 1001
Reception to Follow

Organic semiconductor materials are interesting alternatives to inorganic semiconductors in applications where low cost, flexible or transparent substrates, and large area format is required. Currently they have been incorporated into organic thin-film transistors, integrated display driver circuits, photovoltaics artificial electronic skin, and radio frequency identification tags. One of our fundamental interests is to understand how we can ultimately perform rational design of organic semiconductors. In this talk, I will present our efforts on understanding of molecular design rules for achieving efficient charge carrier transport in organic semiconductor thin films. I will also present realizing strained organic semiconductors (meta-stable molecular packing structure) by tuning processing conditions, which resulted in unprecedented charge carrier mobility in organic semiconductors.
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Zhenan Bao is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at Stanford University, and by courtesy a Professor of Chemistry, Material Science and Engineering. Prior to joining Stanford in 2004, she was a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies from 1995-2004. She has over 300 refereed publications and over 40 US patents. Bao served as a Board Member for the National Academy Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology and Board of Directors for the Materials Research Society (MRS). She is an Associate Editor for Chemical Sciences. She serves on the international advisory board for Nature Asia Materials, Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Advanced Energy Materials, ACS Nano, Chemistry of Materials, Nanoscale, Chemical Communication, Organic Electronics, Materials Horizon and Materials Today. She is a Fellow of ACS, AAAS, MRS, SPIE, ACS PMSE and ACS POLY.

She is a recipient of the ACS Polymer Division Carl S. Marvel Creative Polymer Chemistry Award 2013, ACS Author Cope Scholar Award 2011, Royal Society of Chemistry Beilby Medal and Prize 2009, IUPAC Creativity in Applied Polymer Science Prize 2008, American Chemical Society Team Innovation Award 2001, R&D 100 Award 2001. She was selected by MIT Technology Review magazine in 2003 as one of the top 100 young innovators. She is among the world’s top 100 materials scientists by Thomson Reuters.

Other Seminars
  Biological Sciences
  Chemistry & Biochemistry
  Computer Science
  Electrical & Computer Engineering
  Mechanical Engineering

Institutes and Centers
  Center for Control, Dynamical
    Systems & Computation (CDCC)

  Research in Fluid Physics (CIRF)
  Institute for Collaborative
    Biotechnologies (ICB)

  Kavli Institute for
    Theoretical Physics (KITP)

  Materials Research Laboratory (MRL)




ucsb Contact Information
Dept. of Chemical Engineering
Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5080
Phone: (805) 893-3412
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