主题：人造电子皮肤中的材料化学（Materials Chemistry in Skin-Inspired Electronics）
Materials Chemistry in Skin-Inspired Electronics
Skin is the body’s largest organ, and is responsible for the transduction of a vast amount of information. This conformable, stretchable and biodegradable material simultaneously collects signals from external stimuli that translate into information such as pressure, pain, and temperature. The development of electronic materials, inspired by the complexity of this organ is a tremendous, unrealized materials challenge. However, the advent of organic-based electronic materials may offer a potential solution to this longstanding problem. In this talk, I will describe the design of organic electronic materials to mimic skin functions. These new materials enabled unprecedented performance or functions in medical devices, energy storage and environmental applications.
Professor Zhenan Bao is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at Stanford University. 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, after graduation. she was a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in Bell Labs in 2001, Lucent Technologies from 1995-2004.
Professor Bao has over 400 refereed publications and over 60 US patents with a Google Scholar H-Index >110. 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.
Professor Bao wins the 2017 L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award in the Physical Sciences, she was elected fellow of the National Academy of Engineering for synthesis, design, and application of organic semiconductors for flexible electronics in 2016. Professor Bao was selected as Nature’s Ten people who mattered in 2015 for her work on artificial electronic skin. She was awarded 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.