Guillermo C. Bazan

Distinguished Professor

Contact Phone

(805) 893-5538
Fax: 805-893-3803

Office Location

2512 PSBN

Specialization

Education

Dr. Bazan obtained his B.Sc. from the University of Ottawa. Moving to the US, he obtained his Ph.D. from MIT, and was a postdoctoral fellow at CalTech working with John Bercaw. He joined the UCSB Chemistry Department in July 1998 as Professor of organic chemistry. He is Director of the Center for Polymers and Organic Solids.

Research

Research Group Website: http://www.chem.ucsb.edu/~bazangroup/

Current Research

We have an active program of research which bridges areas of organic chemistry, organometallic chemistry, polymers and materials science, including:

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.

Publications

Selected Research Publications

Tuning Cell Surface Charge in E. Coli with Conjugated Oligoelectrolytes, Catania, C.; Thomas, A.; Bazan, G. C., Chem. Sci., 2016, 7, 2023-2029. DOI: 10.1039/C5SC03046C

Fluorine Substitution Influence on Benzo[2,1,3]thiadiazole based Polymers for Field-Effect Transistor Applications, Wang, M.; Ford, M.; Phan, H.; Coughlin, J.; Nguyen, T-Q.; Bazan, G. C., Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 3207-3210. DOI: 10.1039/C5CC10009G

Effect of Chiral 2-Ethylhexyl Side Chains on Chiroptical Properties of the Narrow Bandgap Conjugated Polymers PCPDTBT and PCDTPT, Fronk, S. L.; Wang, M.; Ford, M.; Coughlin, J.; Mai, C-K.; Bazan G. C., Chem. Sci., 2016, 7, 5315-5321. DOI: 10.1039/C6SC00908E

Fullerene Additives Convert Ambipolar Transport to p-Type Transport while Improving the Operational Stability of Organic Thin Film Transistors, Ford, M. J.; Wang, M.; Phan, H.; Nguyen, T-Q.; Bazan, G. C., Adv. Funct. Mater., 2016, 26, 4472-4480. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601294

Semiconductor Blends: Fullerene Additives Convert Ambipolar Transport to p-Type Transport while Improving the Operational Stability of Organic Thin Film Transistors, Ford, M. J.; Wang, M.; Phan, H.; Nguyen, T-Q.; Bazan, G. C., Adv. Funct. Mater., 2016, 26, 4616. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201670161

Ferrocene-Based Conjugated Oligoelectrolyte Catalyzes Bacterial Electrode Respiration, Kirchhofer, N.D.; Rengert, Z.D.; Dahlquist, F.W.; Nguyen, T.-Q.; Bazan, G.C., Chem, 2, 2017, 164-167. DOI: 10.1016/j.chempr.2017.01.001

Conjugated Polyelectrolyte/Graphene Hetero-Bilayer Nanocomposites Exhibit Temperature Switchable Type of Conductivity, Brus, V. V.; Gluba M. A.; Mai, C.-K.; Fronk, S. L.; Rappich, J.; Nickel, N. H.; Bazan, G. C., Adv. Electron. Mater20173, 1600515. DOI: 10.1002/aelm.201600515

Regioregular narrow-bandgap-conjugated polymers for plastic electronics, Ying, L.; Huang, F.; Bazan, G.C., Nature Comm., 2017, 8, 14047. DOI:10.1038/ncomms14047

Organic solar cells processed from green solvents, McDowell, C.; Bazan, G.C., Current Opinion in Green & Sustainable Chem, 2017, 5, 49-54. DOI: 10.1016/j.cogsc.2017.03.007

A Membrane-Intercalating Conjugated Oligoelectrolyte with High-Efficiency Photodynamic Antimicrobial Activity, Wang, B.; Wang, M.; Mikhailovsky, A.; Wang, S.; Bazan, G. C.; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201756, 5031. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201701146