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Prof. Zhenan Bao Delivers the 86th Molecular Science Frontier Lecture

Date: 05-13-2013   source:    Print

Prof. Zhenan Bao, a professor form Department of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, was invited to deliver a Molecular Science Frontier Lecture on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS). Prof. Deqing Zhang, ICCAS Director awarded her the certificate and medal of Molecular Science Frontier Lecture Professorship.

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 230 refereed publications and 39 granted 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.

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