Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
Postdoctoral Fellow

Jinhye Bae
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Jinhye Bae is a post-doctoral fellow in the Joost Vlassak group at the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University. After earning her B.S. in Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials Engineering at Kyung Hee University in 2005, she worked in the group of Kookheon Char on broadband antireflective films using layer-by-layer and received her M.S. in Chemical Engineering at Seoul National University in 2007. 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. Her current research interests include the development of high sensitivity micromachined calorimeters, and stretchable soft sensors. In an interdisciplinary MRSEC Seed Project, Jinhye is collaborating with the Daniel Needleman group at Harvard to quantitatively measure energy production and consumption in a single cell in real time by a combination of fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy and calorimeter with pico-Watt sensitivity. She has also mentored high school students in their summer experimental program at Harvard.