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: Jinseonmi-gwan (진선미관) Rm. 208 
Lab: Human Ecology Building/Alumnae Building (생활환경관/동창회기념관) Rm. 127
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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)


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.