Sangyeop Lee received his B.S and M.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). He had obtained a scholarship for full tuition and boarding from the Korean government for both the B.S. and M.S. programs. Upon graduation he worked for nearly five years as a Research Scientist at KAIST. He then pursued and obtained his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Samsung scholarship. He finally joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science of the University of Pittsburgh in the fall of 2015.
Transport phenomena of heat, charge, and mass – simulation and experimental characterization of nanoscale transport; thermal transport in novel materials including 2D layered materials, phase change materials, ferroelectric materials, and soft matters; transport phenomena at interface; multi-scale simulation from nano to macroscale
Solid-state energy conversion – thermoelectrics; electrochemistry; electrocalorics
"Enhanced thermoelectric figure of merit of p-type half" X Yan, G Joshi, W Liu, Y Lan, H Wang, S Lee - Nano, 2010 - ACS Publications
"Biological imaging of HEK293 cells expressing PLCγ1 using surface-enhanced Raman microscopy" S Lee, S Kim, J Choo, SY Shin, YH Lee - Analytical, 2007 - ACS Publications
"Highly sensitive immunoassay of lung cancer marker carcinoembryonic antigen using surface-enhanced Raman scattering of hollow gold nanospheres" H Chon, S Lee, SW Son, CH Oh, J Choo - Analytical chemistry, 2009 - ACS Publications
"Enhancement of thermoelectric figure-of-merit by resonant states of aluminum doping in lead selenide", H Wang, B Yu, Q Zhang, Z Tian, G Ni, S Lee - Energy &, 2012 - pubs.rsc.org
"Resonant bonding leads to low lattice thermal conductivity" S Lee, K Esfarjani, T Luo, J Zhou, Z Tian - Nature, 2014 - nature.com
"Machine-learning-based interatomic potential for phonon transport in perfect crystalline Si and crystalline Si with vacancies." Banaei, H., Guo, R., Hashemi, A., & Lee, S. PHYSICAL REVIEW MATERIALS, 3(7). 10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.3.074603.
"Hydrodynamic Phonon Transport: Past, Present, and Prospect." Lee, S., & Li, X. (2019). In Nanoscale Energy Transport: Emerging Phenomena, Methods, and Applications, Liao, B. (Ed.). Institute of Physics Publishing
"Thermal Resistance by Transition Between Collective and Non-Collective Phonon Flows in Graphitic Materials," S Lee, X Li, and R Guo. Nanoscale and Microscale Thermophysical Engineering (2019)
"Crossover of ballistic, hydrodynamic, and diffusive phonon transport in suspended graphene," X Li and S Lee. Phys Rev B (2019)
"Role of hydrodynamic viscosity on phonon transport in suspended graphene." Li, X., Lee, S. Physical Review B 97(9),094309 (2018).