University of Central Florida
Dr. Lee is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering (CECE) at the University of Central Florida (UCF). He received his Ph.D. in environmental engineering from The University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH in 2009. Before joining UCF, he was an ORISE postdoctoral research fellow at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL), Cincinnati, OH. He obtained his B.S. in Environmental Engineering from Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea in 1996 and his M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Korea University, Seoul, Korea in 2001. For five years prior to continuing his education, he acquired practical experience working on various environmental engineering projects including water/wastewater treatment plant design, sanitary sewer distribution system modeling, and development of advanced water/wastewater treatment technologies in GS E&C Co. (Seoul, Korea). To date, his professional work and research have encompassed development and use of electrochemical microsensors for water quality monitoring, advanced water/wastewater treatment processes, and bioenergy production from wastes. Dr. Leeâ€™s research group has developed and applied various electrochemical microsensors for environmental and biomedical research (e.g. biofilm, corrosion, plants, emulsion, and sediments) and for in situ monitoring in aqueous systems (e.g. N & P-cycle, PAHs, free chlorine, Pb, and Cd monitoring). His current research interests also include innovative renewable, environmentally responsible, and cost-effective bioenergy production from wastewater treatment processes, algae-bacterial symbiosis processes, emulsion characterization for bilge water treatment, microbial fuel cell technology (MFC) for oil degradation, ballast water quality monitoring, and nitrification and corrosion in drinking water distribution systems. He is a registered professional engineer (P.E.).