Yong Hoon Lee

Department Mechanical Engineering

Current position: Assistant Professor, University of Memphis (Memphis, TN)
After Ph.D.: Postdoc, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Urbana, IL)

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2020)
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Ajou University (2010)
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Ajou University (2008)

Email: ylee196@illinois.edu
Personal webpage at: http://yonghoonlee.com/


“Yong Hoon” Lee received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2008 and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2010 from Ajou University, Suwon, South Korea. He worked as a CAE and CFD research engineer in Korea Nuclear Engineering and Services Corp. and worked as a lecturer at Masan University. He is currently working toward his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, jointly advised by Dr. Randy Ewoldt (ME) and Dr. James Allison (ISE, AE) from 2015, and a Mavis Fellow at the Mavis Future Faculty Fellows (MF3) Academy.

Research Overview

As an engineering design researcher with a mechanics background, Yong Hoon wishes to bridge the gap between systematic design methodologies and various areas of mechanics, especially those related to materials and fluid mechanics. His current and forthcoming research aims to fully-utilize design freedom with a materials-design paradigm in a system-level perspective to achieve better engineering design.

Significant elements of his research are to employ design-appropriate models, create efficient design optimization formulations, and extract insightful and rational design knowledge from resulting design solutions. The materials-design paradigm with design-appropriate material models has specific importance in his research; because, in this framework, system-level design drives materials design using either a synthesis of new materials in the constraints of the material models or a selection of existing materials by comprehensively capitalizing on available unified materials information.