Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2017
  • B.S., Chemistry, Hanyang University, South Korea, 2012
Professional Affiliations
  • The Electrochemical Society (ECS)
  • Korean

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.