Jinhye Bae

Assistant Professor

Department of NanoEngineering

University of California San Diego


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Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst, Polymer Science and Engineering

M.S., Seoul National University, Chemical and Biological Engineering

B.S., Kyung Hee University, Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials Engineering

Jinhye Bae will join the Department of NanoEngineering´╗┐ at the University of California, San Diego as an assistant professor in November 2018. She received her Ph.D. in Polymer Science and Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2015, where she conducted research with Ryan Hayward on fluid interface mediated assembly and deformation of nanometer and micrometer sized soft materials. She is a postdoctoral research associate in the Vlassak group in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. Her postdoctoral research involves the development of micromachined pico-calorimetric sensors for bioenergetic measurements, and 3D printable soft ionic devices. She has also participated in Harvard summer experiential program for high school students as a program lead. Her research at UCSD will focus on understanding the deformation and assembly of soft matter on the nano to macro-scales, and integrate their unique characteristics into new approaches for applications in biomedical devices, soft robotics, actuators, and sensors. Dr. Bae will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Chemical Engineering and will develop a graduate course in polymer physics and materials characterization.