Chae Seol


B.S. Electrical Engineering                                                                                                                      exp. 2022

University of Illinois (UIUC)



Research Assistant at University of Illinois- Artificial muscle fabrication                                                   Spring 2020- current

  • Researcher at Kinetic Materials Research Group focusing on artificial muscle fabrication

  • Design & assembly of setups for varying types of muscle synthesis

  • Fabricating muscle samples and testing each muscle’s capability using weighted setup

Medical Device Design Projects                                                                                                  Summer 2019- current

  • Developed an integrated system of suspension & pressure sensor for bed sore prevention

  • Designed a transformative menstrual health product for women in low-income countries. Currently

     under review of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for funding

Research Assistant at University of Illinois- Graphene Synthesis                                                   Summer 2019- Spring 2020

  • Researcher at the Kinetic Materials Research Group focusing on Hexagonal Graphene Synthesis

  • Synthesized Graphene samples in lab annealing furnace setup & performed analysis of samples at the Scanning Electron Microscopy Suite at Beckman Institute

  • Attended developers’ weekly meetings at NCSA, aiding in the development of graphene analysis tool


For Art’s Sake Student Organization                                                                                               Spring 2018- current

  • Co-Director & Social Media Manager for a Registered Student Organization, “For Art’s Sake,” representing a multidisciplinary community of creative thinkers. Facilitated a series of film screenings and discussions.

ECE Electronics Store Employee, University of Illinois                                                                                  Spring 2020

  • Assembled engineering lab kits, installed workstation computers & ECE building maintenance


Publications & Honors

  • Co- authored: Crowd-Sourced Data and Analysis Tools for Advancing the Chemical Vapor Deposition of Graphene: Implications for Manufacturing, Joshua J. A. and 18 others, ACS Applied Nano Materials 2020 3 (10), 10144-10155, DOI: 10.1021

  • Selected as 1 of 20 Finalists for Carle Illinois statewide Health Maker award


  • Solidworks, Adobe Creative Cloud

  • C, Python

  • Lab and cleanroom experience

  • Woodworking, Laser cutting, 3D printing experience at Fablab, Champaign IL

  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (Trained at Beckman Inst., Champaign IL)

  • Industrial Design (design according to user needs, creating CAD models & design drawings)

  • Fluent in English, Korean