Dr Jaeho Ha completed his doctorate in food chemistry with the practical combination of mass spectrometry and gas chromatography at the Korea University in 1992. He joined the Food Analysis Center at Korea Food Research Institute in 1984, where he involved himself in the analysis of food components in food and Kimchi, including mycotoxin, pesticides, nutrients and aromas. Dr. Ha served his presidency of Korean Society of Analytical Science 2014.
He was the vice-president of Korea Food Research Institute and a leader of food analysis division of Korea Society of Food Science and Technology. He is currently the president of World Institute of Kimchi (WIKIM) located in Gwangju, Korea. Concurrently, Dr. Ha is applying GCxGC-TOFMS technology coupled with stir bar sorptive extraction and dynamic headspace sampling techniques for the analysis of flavors in Kimchi and foods.