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Assistant Professor

Jonggeol Na, PhD

Ewha Womans University
52 Ewhayeodae-gil, Seodaemun-gu
Seoul 03760, Republic of Korea

Email: jgna(at)   Phone: 02.3277.4202
Office: Asan-Engineering Bldg. (아산공학관) Rm. 527 
Lab: [ML/PSE] Human Ecology Building (생활환경관) Rm. 215-3
     [Multi-scale] Research Cooperation Building (연구협력관) Rm. 108
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  • Ph.D. in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Seoul National University (Mar. 2013 – Feb. 2018)
  • B.S. in Chemical and Biological Engineering with honors (Cum Laude), Minor Economics, Seoul National University (Mar. 2009 – Feb. 2013)
  • Secondary Education in Science, Korea Science Academy of KAIST (Mar. 2006 – Feb. 2009)


  • Assistant Professor, Ewha Womans University (Mar. 2020 –)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University (Jul. 2019 – Feb. 2020)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) (Mar. 2018 – Jun. 2019)
  • Visiting Student, Massachusetts Institute of Technology(Aug. 2017 – Dec. 2017)


  • Computers & Chemical Engineering (CACE) Best Paper Award, AIChE (2022)
  • Ewha Outstanding Research Grant (1st place), Ewha Womans University (2022)
  • AIChE Travel Award, Hanwha-Chemical&Total (2019)
  • DAELIM Graduate Research Award, DAELIM (2014)
  • KIChE Best Poster Presentation Award, KIChE (2014)
  • Korea Process Simulation Olympiad Invensys Award, KIChE (2012)
  • Doosan Heavy Industry Green Energy Project (1st place), Doosan Heavy Industry (2012)
  • Presidential Science Scholarship, National Research Foundation (Mar. 2009 – Feb. 2013)


I am currently in a assistant professor in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at Ewha Womans University. I was a postdoctoral fellow in Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University working with Prof. Nick Sahinidis and conducted visiting research with Prof. Richard D. Braatz at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I finished my Ph.D. in 2018 at Seoul National University in the lab of Prof. Won Bo Lee and my first postdoctoral research at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology with Dr. Ung Lee.

Research Interests

My research focuses on addressing key computational challenges in the design and optimization of advanced process systems using tools from process systems engineering, machine learning, multiscale simulation, and mathematical optimization. Specific problem areas of interest include (1) autonomous discovery of non-intuitive process systems designs through artificial intelligence and multiscale simulations, and (2) conceptual design of non-traditional processes that improve sustainability in the chemical industry . The broad, long-term goal of my research is to develop process systems engineering tools that will lead to the discovery of new designs that could not be realized with existing techniques.