Dr. Jung-Hyun Lee is now an associate professor in Chemical & Biological Engineering Department at Korea University. He received B.S. (in 1999) and M.S. (in 2001) in Chemical Engineering from Korea University, South Korea. After obtaining his M.S. he spent almost 6 years as a research engineer at KCC Corporation, South Korea. After the industrial experience, he received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2010. After his Ph.D., he worked as a post-doctoral researcher at National Institute of Standards & Technology from 2010 to 2012. He began his professional career as a senior researcher at Korea Institute of Science & Technology from 2012, and then has continued to build up his career since he moved to Korea University in 2014.
His research is focused on the design and characterization of new materials for water treatment and desalination, including membranes and adsorbents. He is also exploring the functional surfaces with excellent antifouling and self-cleaning functions. He has over 70 publications and 15 patents in the field of membranes and functional surfaces including articles in Advanced Materials, Nano Letter and ACS Nano.