Jennifer Cha is a professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Cha’s research focuses on the design, synthesis and integration of biomolecular materials for nanoscience and earned her the Provost’s Faculty Achievement Award in 2015. She serves as co-PI of the NSF Soft Materials Research Center at CU Boulder. A 2010 participant in the NAE’s Frontiers of Engineering symposium, Cha serves as associate department chair and is also a fellow in the Materials Science and Engineering Program. She joined the CU Boulder faculty in 2012 after several years with UC San Diego. Cha earned her PhD from UC Santa Barbara.