New Faculty: Youn Jue “Eunice” Bae

Youn Jue “Eunice” Bae

Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Academic focus:

Navigating spin dynamics using light

Current research project: 

My most recent work demonstrated the first instance of magnon-exciton coupling in a magnetic semiconductor. This coupling opens up an exciting opportunity in creating quantum transducers and magnon-based computing with all-optical control. The overarching goal of the Bae group is to understand the interaction between electron spins and excitons, phonons, and magnons in various solid-state materials and use these interactions to dynamically control spins.

Previous positions:

  • Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Chemistry, Columbia University, 2020-2023 

Academic background:

  • Ph.D., Chemistry, Northwestern University, 2020
  • B.S., Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, 2015

Last book read:

“Waves and Oscillations” by Walter Fox Smith

In your own time/when not working:

I like to spend time with my family and friends doing whatever and sometimes just nothing.

Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching:

I would like to teach my own course: spins and magnetism. I have never taken this particular course and am excited to collect bits and pieces of information from multiple courses and create my own version!

What most excites you about Cornell:

I am excited to go through this new journey in general and I am particularly excited to do this at Cornell because I have been a big fan of my future colleagues’ work for many years. I would love to follow their work as a neighbor and learn from them! I also look forward to becoming a faculty mentor for the newly forming student organization, Women in Chemistry at Cornell.  

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