Zhenan Bao

Stanford University

K.K. Lee Professor

Bio: Zhenan Bao is K.K. Lee Professor of Chemical Engineering, and by courtesy, a Professor of Chemistry and a Professor of Material Science and Engineering at Stanford University. Prior to joining Stanford in 2004, she was a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies from 1995-to 2004. She received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Chicago in 1995. Bao is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

2022-08 Abstract Title: Engineering Soft Polymer Electronics for Bio Interfaces

Abstract Body: Soft polymer electronics have several desirable features for bioelectronic interfaces. In addition to their ability to accommodate the dynamic movement and change in size due to grow of organ, the high surface area of conducting polymer hydrogel results in low tissue-electronics interfacial impedance. This enables low-voltage electrical stimulation and high-resolution electrophysiological recording. In this talk, I will present materials design, fabrication, and applications of soft polymer electronics for bio interfaces. Examples include morphing electronics, high-density electrophysiological mapping, and neural transmitter sensing.