Stanford EE Computer Systems Colloquium

4:15PM, Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008
HP Auditorium, Gates Computer Science Building B01

Organic Thin Film Flexible Electronics

Zhenan Bao
Stanford University
About the talk:

Organic semiconducting materials are now being considered as the active materials in displays, electronic circuits, solar cells, chemical and biological sensors, actuators, lasers, memory elements and fuel cells. The flexibility of their molecular design and synthesis makes it possible to fine-tune the physical properties and material structure of organic solids to meet the require-ments of technologically significant applications. Dr. Bao will give a general overview of the current status of organic material-based flexible electronic devices. Her presentation will also survey new materials and patterning method developments.

About the speaker:

Professor Bao is an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering in Stanford after spending 8 years at Bell Labs, Lucent technologies as a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff. In her research, she takes an interdisciplinary approach to address technologically important issues related to using organic materials for electronic devices. Her group works on organic materials based flexible displays, circuits, chemical and biological sensors and photovoltaic cells. She has more than 100 refereed publications and more than 30 US patents.

She currently served as the Program Committee Chair for the Polymer Materials Science and Engineering division of the American Chemical Society and as a board of directors for the Materials Research Society. She is an Editor for Polymer Reviews. She is on the international advisory board for Chemistry of Materials and Materials Today. She is a recipient of the 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 Sloan Research Fellow. She has been appointed as the Robert Noyce Faculty Scholar and Finmeccanica Faculty Scholar.

Contact information:

Zhenan Bao
Department of Chemical Engneering
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305