Young-hye Na  Young-hye Na photo         

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Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA, USA


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Professional Associations:  American Chemical Society  |  North American Membrane Society

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More information:  IBM membrane research


Dr. Young-Hye Na is the manager of the research group dedicated to ‘Materials and Process Innovations for Energy Industry’ at IBM Almaden Research Center. Her research team is currently focusing on the development of next generation energy storage systems including metal-air batteries, solid-state electrolytes, new battery chemistries based on Cobalt-free cathode materials, and microbatteries. Before joining the energy storage program in 2016, Dr. Na was the leader for the project developing novel functional materials for water treatment for more than 8 years at IBM. Dr. Na received her PhD degree in Chemistry from POSTECH (Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea), and performed postdoctoral research in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at University of Wisconsin-Madison (Supervisor: Paul F. Nealey). Her research accomplishments in the fields of material science (ex. membranes, surface modification/coatings) and nanotechnology include more than 45 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 30 granted and pending patents, and several awards including IBM’s Outstanding Technical Accomplishment Awards and Invention Achievement Awards.