- Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2017
- B.S., Chemistry, Hanyang University, South Korea, 2012
- The Electrochemical Society (ECS)
Dr. Ha specializes in electrochemical analysis of batteries and characterization of their components via spectroscopic, microscopic, and calorimetric techniques. She has significant experience in developing advanced materials for Li-ion and next-generation battery chemistries.
Dr. Ha is also highly skilled in cell fabrication and testing using various platforms. Her fundamental electrochemistry background and applied battery R&D experience bring unique perspectives on identifying the key degradation mechanisms of battery systems.
Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Ha was a Staff Scientist at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Her research focused on exploring Li-ion chemistries for stationary applications (Behind-the-Meter Storage Project, Materials Team Lead) and developing Si anodes for electric vehicle batteries (Silicon Consortium Project, Subtask PI). Prior to her time at NREL, Dr. Ha was a Research Scientist at LG Chem, where she developed Li metal anodes, functionalized separators, and novel electrolytes for Li-S batteries.