SPRING 2019 DISTINGUISHED LECTURE - Skin-Inspired Materials and Devices - Professor Zhenan Bao

When
Wed, Apr 17 4:00pm
Where
California NanoSystems Institute Auditorium
Speaker Professor Zhenan Bao
Hosted by
UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
310-825-9809
Description

We are delighted to invite you to join us for the UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Distinguished Lecture Series, which is be a department-wide colloquium in a special week with no other seminars! The lecture will target students, faculty, friends, and alumni and will be followed by a reception in the lobby.

About the Speaker

Professor Zhenan Bao
K.K. Lee Professor of Chemical Engineering, and by courtesy
Professor of Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering
Department Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering
Director, Stanford Wearable Electronics Initiative (eWEAR)
Stanford University

Zhenan Bao is Department Chair and K.K. Lee Professor of Chemical Engineering, and by courtesy, a Professor of Chemistry and a Professor of Material Science and Engineering and a Senior Fellow of the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University. She founded the Stanford Wearable Electronics Initiate (eWEAR) and serves as the faculty director. Prior to joining Stanford in 2004, she was a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies from 1995-2004. She received her Ph.D in Chemistry from the University of Chicago in 1995.  She has over 450 refereed publications and over 60 US patents with a Google Scholar H-Index >140. She pioneered a number of design concepts for organic electronic materials. Her work has enabled flexible electronic circuits and displays. In her recent work, she has developed skin-inspired organic electronic materials, which resulted in unprecedented performance or functions in medical devices, energy storage and environmental applications.
 
Bao is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Inventors. She is a Fellow of MRS, ACS, AAAS, SPIE, ACS PMSE and ACS POLY.  She served on the Board of Directors for MRS in 2003-2005 and as an Executive Committee Member for the Polymer Materials Science and Engineering division of the American Chemical Society. She served as a board member for the National Academies Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology 2009-2012. 
 
Bao was selected as Nature’s Ten people who mattered in 2015 as a “Master of Materials” for her work on artificial electronic skin. She was awarded the Wilhelm Exner Medal by Austrian Federal Minister of Science 2018, ACS Award on Applied Polymer Science 2017, The L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award in the Physical Sciences 2017, the AICHE Andreas Acrivos Award for Professional Progress in Chemical Engineering in 2014, ACS Carl Marvel Creative Polymer Chemistry Award in 2013, ACS Cope Scholar Award in 2011, she was the recipient of the Royal Society of Chemistry Beilby Medal and Prize in 2009, the 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 was also selected by MIT Technology Review magazine in 2003 as one of the top 100 young innovators for this century.
 
Bao is a co-founder and on the Board of Directors for C3 Nano and PyrAmes, both are silicon-valley venture funded start-ups. She serves as an advising Partner for Fusion Venture Capital.
 
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