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Jung-Kun Lee

University of Pittsburgh
Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, Korea, 2000

Jung-Kun Lee received his B.S and M.S. in Inorganic Materials Engineering from the Seoul National University in Korea. He also received his Ph.D in Materials Science & Engineering from the same university. He then won the highly competitive Director’s Postdoctoral Fellowship of Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2002. He worked there for more than five years, with a promotion to technical staff member in January, 2005. He finally joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Pittsburgh in 2007. Jung Kun Lee holds more than 10 patents on the dielectric and optical applications of functional materials.


Jung-Kun Lee’s current research interests include energy and/or electro-optical applications of nano-structured materials. Specific emphasis is placed on
1.) photovoltaic application of wide band-gap nano-particles,
2.) material processing of electronic materials in forms of nano-particles, bulk ceramics/crystals, and thin films,
3.) optical and magnetic properties of nano-particles, and
4.) the surface modification using ion implantation and chemical methods.
Before joining the University of Pittsburgh, he also carried out the research on domain/strain engineering of ferroic materials and composite design of biomaterials.

Most Cited Publications

"Direct Observation of the Formation of Polar Nanoregions in Using Neutron Pair Distribution Function Analysis." I-K Jeong, TW Darling, Jung-Kun Lee, Th Proffen, RH Heffner, JS Park, KS Hong, Wojtek Dmowski, Takeshi Egami. Physical review letters.
"Preparation of Nanoporous MgO-Coated TiO2 Nanoparticles and Their Application to the Electrode of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells." Hyun Suk Jung, Jung-Kun Lee, Michael Nastasi, Sang-Wook Lee, Jin-Young Kim, Jong-Sung Park, Kug Sun Hong, Hyunho Shin. Langmuir.
"Nb-doped TiO2: a new compact layer material for TiO2 dye-sensitized solar cells." Sangwook Lee, Jun Hong Noh, Hyun Soo Han, Dong Kyun Yim, Dong Hoe Kim, Jung-Kun Lee, Jin Young Kim, Hyun Suk Jung, Kug Sun Hong. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C.
"Magnesia-doped HA/β-TCP ceramics and evaluation of their biocompatibility." Hyun-Seung Ryu, Kug Sun Hong, Jung-Kun Lee, Deug Joong Kim, Jae Hyup Lee, Bong-Soon Chang, Dong-ho Lee, Choon-Ki Lee, Sung-Soo Chung. Biomaterials.
"Two-step sol− gel method-based TiO2 nanoparticles with uniform morphology and size for efficient photo-energy conversion devices." Sangwook Lee, In-Sun Cho, Ji Hae Lee, Dong Hoe Kim, Dong Wook Kim, Jin Young Kim, Hyunho Shin, Jung-Kun Lee, Hyun Suk Jung, Nam-Gyu Park, Kyungkon Kim, Min Jae Ko, Kug Sun Hong. Chemistry of Materials.

Recent Publications

"Multi-functional transparent electrode for reliable flexible perovskite solar cells." Gill Sang Han, Seongha Lee, Matthew Lawrence Duff, Fen Qin, Minlin Jiang, Guangyong Li, Jung-Kun Lee. Journal of Power Sources.
"Enhancement of grain growth and electrical conductivity of La0. 8Sr0. 2MnO3 ceramics by microwave irradiation." Fen Qin, Hee-Suk Roh, Salim Caliskan, Seongha Lee, Sun-Dong Kim, Sang Kook Woo, Jung-Kun Lee. Journal of the European Ceramic Society.
"Photoluminescence of Cerium Doped Si Nanocrystals Embedded in Silicon Nitride Films." Tres A Harriman, Jung‐Kun Lee, Gun Yong Sung, Don A Lucca. physica status solidi (b).
"Highly stable electronic device employing hydrophobic composite coating layer." Jung-Kun Lee, Gillsang Han. US Patent App.
"Luminescence and electric dipole in Eu3+ doped strontium phosphate: Effect of SiO4." Hee-Suk Roh, Seongha Lee, Salim Caliskan, Chulsoo Yoon, Jung-Kun Lee. Journal of Alloys and Compounds.