Professor Guillermo C. BAZAN

B.Sc.(Hons), 1986, University of Ottawa; Ph.D., 1991, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Postdoctoral Fellow, 1990-1992, California Institute of Technology.

Contact Information

Office: S5-02-15
Tel: (65)-6601-2009 | Fax: (65)-6779-1691


ORCID: 0000-0002-2537-0310


Recognition and Achievements

  • ISI Highly Cited Scientists in Materials Science (2017)
  • Frontiers in Chemistry Named Lecture, Case Western Reserve University
  • Thomson Reuter “Most Influential Scientific Minds” (2015)
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2014)
  • Top 50 Material Scientists by Citation and Impact, Thompson Reuters (2011)
  • Macromolecules Advisory Board (2009)
  • Professor of the Chang Jiang Scholars Professor (2009)
  • Advanced Materials Editorial Advisory Board (2008)
  • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2007)
  • American Chemical Society Cope Scholar Award (2006)
  • Bessel Award, Humboldt Foundation (2005)
  • NSF Special Creativity Award (2003)
  • Union Carbide Innovation Award (1999)
  • Union Carbide Innovation Award (1998)
  • Closs Lecturer, University of Chicago (1997)
  • Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award (1996-1998)
  • Sloan Research Fellow Award (1996-1998)
  • NSF CAREER Award (1995-1998)
  • Dreyfus New Faculty Award (1992-1993)
  • NSERCC Postdoctoral Fellowship (1990-1992)
  • NSERCC 1967 Science and Engineering Scholarship (1986-1990)


Research Interests

Synthesis of organic molecules with architectures that optimize optoelectronic performance. Understanding the electronic delocalization between organic chromophores in the solid state. Transmembrane agents that facilitate electron transfer and enable incorporation of microorganisms into bioelectronic devices. Oligomerization and polymerization reactions of olefins by using well-defined organometallic catalysts. Design of new broad-spectrum antibiotics.


Representative Publications  

  • Lee, J.; Ko, S. J.; Seifrid, M.; Lee, H.; McDowell, C.; Luginbuhl, B. R.; Karki, A.; Cho, K.; Nguyen, T.-Q.; Bazan, G. C., Design of Nonfullerene Acceptors with Near-Infrared Light Absorption Capabilities. Adv. Energy Mater. 2018, 8, 1801209.
  • Wang, B.; Fronk, S. L.; Rengert, Z. D.; Limwongyut, J.; Bazan, G. C., Conjugated Oligoelectrolytes: Materials for Acceleration of Whole Cell Biocatalysis. Chem. Mater. 2018, 30, 5836-5840.
  • Chen. Y. N.; He, M. H.; Tang, J. H.; Bazan, G. C.; Liang, Z. Q., Flexible Thermoelectric Generators with Ultrahigh Output Power Enabled by Magnetic Field-Aligned Metallic Nanowires. Adv. Electron. Mater. 2018, 4, 1800200.
  • Lee, J.; Ko, S. J.; Seifrid, M.; Lee, H.; Liginbuhl, B. R.; Karki, A.; Ford, M.; Rosenthal, K.; Cho, K.; Nguyen, T.-Q.; Bazan, G. C., Bandgap Narrowing in Non-Fullerene Acceptors: Single Atom Substitution Leads to High Optoelectronic Response Beyond 1000 nm. Adv. Energy Mater. 2018, 24, 1801212.
  • Park, S.; Fukada, K.; Wang, M.; Lee, C.; Yakota, T.; Jin, H.; Jinno, H.; Kimura, H.; Zalar, P.; Matsuhisa, N.; Umezu, S.; Bazan, G. C.; Someya, T., Ultraflexible Near-Infrared Organic Photodetectors for Conformal Photoplethysmogram Sensors. Adv. Mater. 2018, 30, 1802359.