Zhenan Bao, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University
The first lecturer in the ongoing series was Zhenan Bao, professor of Chemical Engineering at Stanford University, and Bell Labs alumnus (1995-2004), who spoke about her research leading to the world’s first development of a new skin-like material that can ‘feel’ pressure and transmit a signal to the nervous system. Zhenan is a leading visionary and innovator in nanoscience, chemical engineering, and materials science, and her recent work promises to fundamentally change prosthetics and other areas of medicine and engineering.
In this video, Zhenan Bao and Marcus Weldon, Bell Labs President, discuss skin-inspired research that she highlighted in her Shannon Luminary Lecture. Bao also reflected on how her experiences at Bell Labs influenced her career and research directions.