Joonhee Lee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor (2017.08 – present)
Department of Physics and Astronomyalso with WVU Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute
West Virginia University

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  • Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, West Virginia University,
  • Senior Research Associate, School of Engineering, Brown University (prof. Arto V. Nurmikko), 2014.05 – 2017.07
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, School of Engineering, Brown University (prof. Arto V. Nurmikko), 2010.06 – 2014.05
  • M.S./Ph.D., Physics, Seoul National University (Supervisor: prof. Heonsu Jeon), 2010.02
  • B.S., Physics Education, Seoul National University, 2002.08

Honors & Awards

2015.10             AKN Postdoctoral Research Award (Association of Korean Neuroscientists)
2010.02             Graduate Student Research Award (2nd place) (Department of Physics and Astronomy, Seoul National University)
2009.11             Best Student Presentation Award (1st place) (Asia Communications and Photonics Conference and Exhibition)

2007 – 2010      Brain Korea 21 scholarship
2003 – 2005      Lecture & Research Scholarship
2001 – 2005      Superior Academic Performance Scholarship
1996 – 1998      Superior Academic Performance Scholarship

Journal Reviewer

  • Applied Optics, The Optical Society
  • Biomedical Optics ExpressThe Optical Society
  • Journal of Nanophotonics, SPIE
  • Neurophotonics, SPIE
  • Optical Engineering, SPIE
  • Optics ExpressThe Optical Society
  • Optics Letters, The Optical Society
  • Review of Scientific Instruments, The American Physics Society
  • Micro/Nanoscale Heat & Mass Transfer International Conference,  The American Society of Mechanical Engineers

 Academic Memberships

  • The Optical Society of America
  • Society for Neuroscience
  • The Korean Physical Society