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Suwon Bae

Research Associate | Electronic Nanomaterials


  • Molecular dynamics simulation
  • Computer & numerical simulations
  • Polymer dynamics
  • Materials thermo-mechanical characterization

CFN Research Activities

My research aims to study the behavior of self-organizing polymers and produce datasets to train machine-learning models. Specifically I develop simulation workflows suitable for capturing the non-equilibrium ordering of block copolymer materials and couple these simulation methods into experimental workflows – working with experimental colleagues.


  • B.S.: Hanyang University, Republic of Korea
    • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • Ph.D.: Cornell University
    • Major: Mechanical Engineering

Professional Appointments

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Functional Nanomaterials, Brookhaven National Laboratory

Selected Publications & Research Highlights


O. Galant*, S. Bae*, M. N. Silberstein, C. E. Diesendruck, Highly Stretchable Polymers: Mechanical Properties Improvement by Balancing Intra and Intermolecular Interaction, Advanced Functional Materials 30, 1901806 (2019). (*equal contribution). [DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201901806]

S. Bae, O. Galant, C.E. Diesendruck, M. N. Silberstein, The effect of Intrachain Cross-linking on the Thermomechanical Behavior of Bulk Polymers Assembled Solely from Single Chain Polymer Nanoparticles, Macromolecules 51(18), 7160-7168 (2018). [DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.8b01027]

Y. Vidavsky, S. Bae, M. N. Silberstein, Modulating Metallopolymer Mechanical Properties by Controlling Metal Ligand Crosslinking, Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 56(11), 1117-1122 (2018). (cover article)

O. Galant, S. Bae, M. N. Silberstein, C. E. Diesendruck, Mechanical and Thermomechanical Characterization of Glassy Thermoplastics with Intrachain Cross-links, Macromolecules, 50(17), 6415-6420 (2017).

S. Bae, O. Galant, C.E. Diesendruck, M. N. Silberstein, Tailoring Single Chain Polymer Nanoparticle Thermomechanical Behavior by Cross-link Density, Soft Matter, 13(15), 2808-2816 (2017). [DOI: 10.1039/C7SM00360A]