Guillermo C. Bazan

Guillermo C. Bazan

Distinguished Professor
Materials and Chemistry



(805) 893-5538
2512 PSBN

University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Fellow of: 

American Association for the Advancement of Science, Royal Society of Chemistry


Top 50 Materials Scientists by Citation and Impact, Thomson Reuters; Hall of Fame, Advanced Materials; ACS Cope Scholar Award; Humboldt Foundation Bessel Award; NSF Special Creativity Award; NSF Early Career Award; Union Carbide Innovation Award


Macromolecular and Biomolecular Materials

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.


Director, Center for Polymers and Organic Solids


PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.Sc. University of Ottawa