Interview: Zehnan Bao Discusses Skin-Inspired Electronic Materials

Zhenan Bao is the 2015 recipient of the Andreas Acrivos Award for Professional Progress in Chemical Engineering. She is a professor of chemical engineering at Stanford University and has over 350 refereed publications and over 50 US patents with a Google Scholar H-Index >100.

Zhenan has pioneered a number of design concepts for organic electronic materials. 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. This recent work was the topic of this year's Professional Progress in Chemical Engineering Lecture.

Prior to the lecture, Kelvin Lee, who was the first recipient of the Andreas Acrivos Award, sat down with Zehnan and spoke with her about her work.