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Zhenan Bao

Morning Keynote Lecture:

9:15 - 10:10 a.m.

"Molecular Design and Solution Shearing to Manipulate Molecular Packing, Morphology and Electronic Properties of Organic Semiconductors"


Polymer and small molecule 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 and solution coating for achieving efficient charge carrier transport for transistors and solar cells.


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. Shehas over 300 refereed publications and over 40 US patents.  She is a Fellow of ACS, AAAS, MRS, SPIE, ACS PMSE and ACS POLY.  She 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 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.



Professor Zhenan Bao, Ph.D.

Department of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University