YounJue (Eunice) Bae

I am Eunice and I am a chemistry PhD student in the Wasielewski group at Northwestern University. I am originally from South Korea. I got my bachelor’s degree in chemistry at University of California, Berkeley where I found my passion in both teaching and research. After working in multiple groups for three years, I found that I am really interested in spectroscopy. Here at Northwestern University, I study a unique photochemical process in organic chromophores called singlet fission using various time-resolved spectroscopies including transient absorption, and electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy. My project goal is to understand the mechanistic picture in singlet fission and my recent work in Journal of the American Chemical Society, highlights how the packing structure in solid state changes singlet fission dynamics. I am also deeply interested in teaching and have produced short videos to connect chemistry concept taught in general chemistry class to the cutting-edge research done at Northwestern university. My long-term goal is to become a tenure-track faculty where I can pursue both of my interest in research and teaching. I really enjoyed my time at Chicago Women in STEM Initiative symposium and plan to attend future meetings. It feels good to be part of this community where everyone is supportive, and I hope we can continue to work together and foster greater number of women in STEM!

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