Zhenan Bao joined Stanford University in 2004. She is currently a K.K. Lee Professor in Chemical Engineering, and with courtesy appointments in Chemistry and Material Science and Engineering. She is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and National Academy of Inventors. She founded the Stanford Wearable Electronics Initiative (eWEAR) and is the current faculty director. She is also an affiliated faculty member of Precourt Institute, Woods Institute, ChEM-H and Bio-X. 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. Professor Bao currently has more than 400 refereed publications and more than 60 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 was an Associate Editor for the Royal Society of Chemistry journal Chemical Science, Polymer Reviews and Synthetic Metals. She serves on the international advisory board for Advanced Materials, Advanced Energy Materials, ACS Nano, Accounts of Chemical Reviews, Advanced Functional Materials, Chemistry of Materials, Chemical Communications, Journal of American Chemical Society, Nature Asian Materials, Materials Horizon and Materials Today. She is one of the Founders and currently sits on the Board of Directors of C3 Nano Co., a silicon valley venture funded company. She is Fellow of AAAS, ACS, MRS, SPIE, ACS POLY and ACS PMSE. She was a recipient of the L'Oreal UNESCO Women in Science Award in 2017. She was awarded the ACS Applied Polymer Science Award in 2017, ACS Creative Polymer Chemistry Award in 2013 ACS Cope Scholar Award in 2011, and was selected by Phoenix TV, China as 2010 Most influential Chinese in the World-Science and Technology Category. 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 Editors Choice 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.
Wei, P., Menke, T., Naab, B. D., Leo, K., Riede, M., & Bao, Z. (2012). 2-(2-Methoxyphenyl)-1,3-dimethyl-1H-benzoimidazol-3-ium Iodide as a New Air-Stable n-Type Dopant for Vacuum-Processed Organic Semiconductor Thin Films. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 134(9), 3999–4002.
Hammock, M., Chortos, A., Tee, B., Tok, J., & Bao, Z. (2013). 25th Anniversary Article: The Evolution of Electronic Skin (E-Skin): A Brief History, Design Considerations, and Recent Progress. Adv. Mat., 25.
Hammock, M. L., Chortos, A., Tee, B. C. K., Tok, J. B. H., & Bao, Z. (2013). 25th Anniversary Article: The Evolution of Electronic Skin (E-Skin): A Brief History, Design Considerations, and Recent Progress. ADVANCED MATERIALS, 25(42), 5997–6037.
Ko, S., Verploegen, E., Hong, S., Mondal, R., Hoke, E. T., Toney, M. F., … Bao, Z. (2011). 3,4-Disubstituted Polyalkylthiophenes for High-Performance Thin-Film Transistors and Photovoltaics. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 133(42), 16722–16725.
Chou, H.-H., Nguyen, A., Chortos, A., To, J. W. F., Lu, C., Mei, J., … Bao, Z. (2015). A chameleon-inspired stretchable electronic skin with interactive colour changing controlled by tactile sensing. NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, 6.
Tien, N., Jeon, S., Kim, D., Trung, T., Jang, M., Hwang, B., & Bao, Z. (2013). A Flexible Bimodal Sensor Array for Simultaneous Sensing of Pressure and Temperature. Adv. Mater.
Li, C.-H., Wang, C., Keplinger, C., Zuo, J.-L., Jin, L., Sun, Y., … Bao, Z. (2016). A highly stretchable autonomous self-healing elastomer. NATURE CHEMISTRY, 8(6), 619–25.
Tee, B. C. K., Chortos, A., Berndt, A., Nguyen, A. K., Tom, A., McGuire, A., … Bao, Z. (2015). A skin-inspired organic digital mechanoreceptor. SCIENCE, 350(6258), 313-?
Tee, B. C. K., Wang, C., Allen, R., & Bao, Z. (2012). An electrically and mechanically self-healing composite with pressure- and flexion-sensitive properties for electronic skin applications. NATURE NANOTECHNOLOGY, 7(12), 825–832.
Pan, L., Chortos, A., Yu, G., Wang, Y., Isaacson, S., Allen, R., & Bao, Z. (2013). An ultra-sensitive resistive pressure sensor based on hollow-sphere microstructure induced elasticity in conducting polymer film. Nature Comm.