News

Mar, 2024 - Prof. Jinhye Bae is selected as the ACS Applied Polymer Materials Early Career Investigators, and our work is featured in the  Early Career Forum 2024.  

Jan, 2024 - Prof. Jinhye Bae is selected as the Small Rising Stars and our work is featured in the Rising Starts collections [Link].

Sept 2023 -  Minghao receives the UCSD Materials Science & Engineering (MATS) Dissertation Fellowship 2023-24. Congratulations! 

June 2023 - We welcome Rohan (SDNI REU),  Anju (MRSEC RIMSE) and Martin & Hannia (ENLACE 2023) to the group.

May 2023 -  Dr. Donghwan Ji receives the NRF Postdoctoral Fellowship. Congratulations! 

Mar 2023 - Prof. Bae receives the 2023 ACS PMSE Young Investigator Award. This award is a recognition of her outstanding early-career professional achievements in the field of polymer science and engineering. She will give an invited talk at the Fall ACS Meeting in San Francisco.  [link]

Mar 2023 - Our article,  ‘Multi-Functional Hydrogels for Flexible Zinc-Based Batteries Working under Extreme Conditions, published in Advance Energy Materials, was one of the most downloaded papers during its first year of publication. [Check this article]

Feb 2023 - Prof. Bae is featured in Women in Materials Science [link]; and Nanoscience [link], and our works are included in this collection to celebrate International Women's Day. 

Feb 2023 - Prof. Bae is featured in the Soft Matter Emerging Investigator Series. [Read the blog]

Feb 2023 -  Minghao passes his Senate Exam & Zhecun passes her Literature Review Exam, congrats! 

Feb 2023 - We welcome a new postdoc, Dr. Donghwan Ji joins the group. Welcome to the lab!

Jan 2023 -  Jiayu passes her Senate Exam, congrats! 

Jan 2023 - Our article,  ‘Advances in 4D Printing of Liquid Crystalline Elastomers: Materials, Techniques, and Applications’, has been featured in the Materials Horizons 2022 Most Popular Articles collection.  [link]

Jan 2023 - Willie Lei (ChemE undergraduate student) joins the group. Welcome to the lab!

Nov 2022 - Prof. Bae is selected as one of the 2022 Soft Matter Emerging Investigators. 

Nov 2022 - Prof. Bae is selected as one of the 2023 Nanoscale Emerging Investigators.

Sept 2022 - We welcome Yejin Shim (visiting student from Singapore Polytechnic) to the group. 

Aug 23, 2022 - Prof. Bae gives an invited talk in the  "Polymer Self-Assembly & Interfaces: Symposium Honoring Thomas P. Russell's Career in Polymer Science" session at the ACS Fall  2022 Meeting 

June 2022 - We welcome Daniel (MRSEC REU),  Thomas (STARS 2022) and Claudia Dayannara González Moreno & Annette Montserrat Cedillo (ENLACE 2022) to the group! 

June 2022 - Congratulations to Elizabeth Howard (B.S./M.S. NanoEngineering 2022) and Joseph Liu (B.S. NanoEngineering, 2022) on their graduation.   Best wishes for your next journey! You will be missed! 

June 2022 - Joseph is selected for the Outstanding Senior NanoEngineering Award 2022. Congrats!

Apr 2022 - We welcome new MS students, Emily Lam and Diwei Shi!

Mar 20, 2022 - Prof. Jinhye Bae gives an invited talk in the  "Molecular Design of Polymers with Multi-scale Mechanical Properties" session at the ACS Spring  2022 Meeting 

Feb 2022 - Yumi Rho (ChemE undergraduate student) joins the group. Welcome to the lab!

Feb 23, 2022 - Prof. Jinhye Bae gives a keynote presentation at the Adhesion Society 45th Annual Meeting.

Feb, 2022 - Prof. Jinhye Bae is selected as the outstanding reviewer in Communications Materials, Nature.  (see the announcement here)

Jan 2022 -Prof. Jinhye Bae receives the INNOX Young Investigator Award.

Oct 2021 - Rebecca Wheeler (ChemE undergraduate student) joins the group. Welcome to the lab!

Sept 2021 - We welcome new graduate students, Lisa Tang and Xiao Li!

Sept 2021 - Our review paper, "Multi-Functional Hydrogels for Flexible Zinc-Based Batteries Working under Extreme Conditions", has been selected as the back cover in Advanced Energy Materials (click here to read).  



June 2021 - We welcome Eberardo Camorlinga & Judy Mohamad (STARS program 2021) and Keanu Masga (UCSD MRSEC REU) to the group! 

June 2021 - Congrats to Soyoung Shin (B.S. Chemical Engineering, 2021)! We wish Soyoung the best of luck in her PhD program at Caltech.

May 2021 - Prof. Jinhye Bae receives an ACS PRF Doctoral New Investigator Award.

May 2021 - Prof. Jinhye Bae receives the International Association of Advanced Materials Young Scientist Medal, and gives the award lecture in the Advanced Materials Lecture Series. 

Mar 2021 - Prof. Jinhye Bae wins the 2021 KIChE President Young Investigator Award.

Mar 2021 - Prof. Jinhye Bae is selected as the UCSD Faculty Career Development Program Awardee (2020-2021).

Mar 2021 - Soyoung is selected for Triton Research & Experiential Learning Scholars (TRELS) award in Spring 2021. Congrats! 

Jan 2021 - Soyoung is selected for Triton Research & Experiential Learning Scholars (TRELS) award in Winter 2021. Congrats! 

Sept 2020 - Zhecun Guan (Graduate student) and Brandon Ho (undergraduate student)  join the group. 

Welcome to the lab!


Nov 2, 2020 - Soyoung Shin (CENG undergraduate) published a paper on role of soft-gel substrates on bouncing-merging transition in drop impact on liquid film"  as first author in Soft matter (click here to read).  

July 8, 2020 - We are very excited to be part of the UC San Diego  MRSEC!  

Bae Lab will be part of the Living Materials IRG.

June 22, 2020 - We welcome Ameen Muhammad (STARS 2020 remote program) to the group! 

May 2020 - Soyoung is selected as a Genentech scholar in Summer 2020!

March 26, 2020 - Soyoung is selected for Triton Research & Experiential Learning Scholars (TRELS) award in Spring 2020. Congrats Soyoung! 

March 4, 2020 - Minghao's first paper on tunable swelling and deswelling behaviors of graphene oxide-poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (GO-PNIPAM) composite hydrogels is published in Polymer Chemistry (click here to read) and this paper is part of the collection of Polymer Chemistry Emerging Investigators.    

February 2020 - We  welcome an undergraduate student, Elizabeth Howard to the lab!

September 2019 - We welcome new graduate students, Guolingzi Yang, Michael Kozma and Jiayu Zhao!

September 24, 2019 - Prof. Jinhye Bae receives the Faculty Poster Award (2nd place) at the 16th U.S.-Korea Forum on Nanotechnology.

June 23, 2019 - The Bae lab welcomes Maxwell Arias and Karla Guerrero (high school students in ENLACE 2019 Summer Research Program at UCSD), work on stimuli-responsive hydrogels. 

June 2019 - We welcome high school students, Rebekah Woo and Grace Chen to the lab.

April 29, 2019 - Congratulations to Booseong for passing the comprehensive exam.

April 29, 2019 - Prof. Jinhye Bae gives an invited talk in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California San Diego. 

February 2019 - Undergraduate students, Joseph Liu and Soyoung Shin; and a graduate student, Minghao Li, join the group. Welcome to the lab!

February 1, 2019 - Prof. Jinhye Bae receives the UCSD General Campus Travel Award.

January 2019 - The Bae lab welcomes a graduate student, Changlai Wang, and two undergraduate students, Marina Shatalova and Roumina Aghakoochak Esfahani. 

November 2018 - Graduate sutdents, Haenara Shin and Booseong Kim, join the group. Welcome!

November 2018 - The Bae lab officially opens in the NanoEngineering at UC San Diego.

October 31, 2018 - Dr. Jinhye Bae receives the 2018 KOFWST Excellence Award for Young Scientist.

Feb 5, 2024 -  Minghao receives the UCSD Materials Science & Engineering (MATS) Dissertation Fellowship 2023-24. Congratulations! 

Jiayu Zhao for her Ph.D defense! Her defense on "Engineering Soft Responsive Material Hybrids with Non-Living and Living Systems" was completed Monday 2/5/24. Jiayu was the one of the first to spend most of her PhD as an IRG trainee.