Professor Bao’s research group uses chemical and chemical engineering approaches towards the fabrication of functional nano- and microstructures with novel electronic and photonic properties. Research activities involve organic and polymer synthesis, surface chemistry, nano- and micropatterning, bio-inspired patterning and assembly, and materials and device characterization. The devices of current interest are organic thin film transistors, molecular switches, organic light emitting diodes, and chemical and biological sensors. These devices are used as characterization tools for fundamental studies and they are also of practical interest for nano-scale electronics, low cost and large area flexible plastic circuits, displays, and disposable sensors. Current projects include the synthesis of lowband gap high charge carrier mobility materials, morphology control of organic semiconductors, and the patterning of organic semiconductors.
Polymer and organic electronics and photonicsDepartment(s): Chemical Engineering