Jinhye Bae

Jinhye Bae

Assistant Professor, University of California San Diego 

Department of NanoEngineering 

Chemical Engineering Program

Materials Science and Engineering Program 

Office: SME 243G  /  Phone: 858-246-3041  

E-mail: j3bae at ucsd.edu

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Research Interests

Responsive materials, hydrogels, self-assembly, nano/microfabrication of soft materials, printable soft sensors/devices.

The Bae lab focuses on understanding and exploiting physics, mechanics, and dynamics of soft matter to develop new pathways of programmable assembly and deformation of soft matter at the nano to macro-scales. The group is interested in Integrating material characteristics into new structural design and fabrication approaches for applications in biomedical devices, soft robotics, actuators, and sensors.

Education & Professional Experience  

Postdoc, Harvard University, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

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 

Awards & Honors 

ACS Applied Polymer Materials Early Career Investigators  (2024)

Small Rising Stars  (2024)

• ACS PMSE Young Investigator Award (2023)

Nanoscale Emerging Investigators (2023)

Soft Matter Emerging Investigators (2022)

Outstanding mentor, Summer Training Academy for Research Success (STARS) (2022)

• PSK-INNOX Young Investigator Award (2022)

Outstanding Reviewer Award, Communications Materials, Nature (February 2022)

UCSD Faculty Career Development Program Award  (2021)

• ACS Petroleum Research Fund Doctoral New Investigator Award (2021)

• Young Scientist Medal, International Association of Advanced Materials (2021)

• KIChE President Young Investigator Award (2021) 

Polymer Chemistry Emerging Investigators (2020)

• Faculty Poster Award (2nd place), The 16th U.S.-Korea Forum on Nanotechnology (2019)

• UCSD Pilot Travel Grant for Early-Career PIs (2019)

• UCSD General Campus Travel Award (2019)

• Excellence Award for Young Scientist, Korea Federation Women’s Science & Technology Associations (KOFWST) (2018)

• Future Faculty Program, AIChE Education Division (2016)

• Kyung Hee University Superiority Scholarship (2003–2004)

• Kyung Hee University Exemplary Scholarship (2001–2004)