Distinguished Professor, Chemistry and Materials
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9510
Director, Center for Polymers and Organic Solids
Materials Research Areas:
Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Top 50 Materials Scientists by Citation and Impact, Thomson Reuters
Research in the Bazan Group is centered on the molecular design and synthesis of innovative, functional materials for applications in organic electronics (including, for example, conjugated small molecules and polymers for organic photovoltaics, field-effect transistors, diodes, and thermoelectrics), bioelectrochemical devices, as well as industrially relevant polymer chemistry.
In addition to our strong synthetic foundations, we are also focused on contributing to the fundamental understanding of how a material’s molecular structure, optical and electronic properties, crystallization behavior, and sensitivity to processing conditions affect device performance, with the objective of being able to guide the future design of high-performance and high-efficiency organic devices.
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.Sc., University of Ottawa