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 Group Website: http://www.chem.ucsb.edu/~bazangroup/
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.
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. Mater. 2017, 3, 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. 2017, 56, 5031. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201701146