Ph.D. (1995), University of Chicago. Materials Research Department, Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies (1996-2001). Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies (2001-2004). Appointed faculty in Stanford’s Chemical Engineering Department (2004-present).
Professor Bao has over 200 refereed publications and 35 US patents. She currently serves as a Board Member for the National Academy Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology. She was a member of Executive 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 is an Associate Editor of Synthetic Metals. She serves on the international advisory board for Advanced Functional Materials, ACS Nano, Chemistry of Materials and Materials Today. She was elected a SPIE Fellow in 2008 and an ACS Polymer Materials Science and Engineering Fellow in 2011. She is a recipient of the prestigious ACS Arthur Cope Scholar Award for 2011, the Royal Society of Chemistry Beilby Medal and Prize in 2009, IUPAC Polymer International Award 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 was also selected by MIT Technology Review magazine in 2003 as one of the top 100 young innovators for this century.