Professor, Chemical Engineering

Professor Zhenan Bao is a professor of Chemical Engineering in Stanford University. She received her Ph.D. degree in chemistry from the University of Chicago in 1995 and subsequently joined the Materials Research Department of Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies. She became a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in 2001. She joined the faculty of the Stanford Chemical Engineering Department in 2004.

Professor Bao has more than 300 refereed publications and 39 US patents. She served as a member of 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 Polymer Reviews and Synthetic Metals. She serves on the international advisory board for ACS Nano, Advanced Functional Materials, Advanced Energy Materials, Chemistry of Materials, Chemical Communications, Nature Publishing Group Asia Materials, Nanoscale and Materials Today.

She was elected a SPIE Fellow in 2008, an ACS PMSE fellow in 2011, ACS Fellow in 2011 and AAAS Fellow in 2012. She was awarded the 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.

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. She is among the “Top 100 Material Scientists” ranked by Citation Impact by Thompson Reuters from 2000-2010. She is also among the Ranked no. 4 among the Top 20 most cited authors in the field of Organic Thin Film Transistors by ISI from 1997 to 2007.