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Seung Woo Lee

Assistant Professor, Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

Seung Woo Lee

Seung Woo Lee joined the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology as an assistant professor in January of 2013. Lee received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at MIT, focusing on designing high-energy and high-power density nanostructured electrodes for electrochemical energy storage devices, and synthesizing catalysts for electrochemical energy conversion of small molecules such as methanol oxidation and O2 reduction. He conducted his postdoctoral research in designing electrodes for lithium rechargeable batteries and catalysts for solar energy storage in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Department of Chemistry at MIT.

Research Areas of Interest:

  • Electrochemical energy storage anad conversion systems
  • Batteries and supercapacitors
  • Catalysis and fuel cells
  • CO2 reduction and water-splitting for solar energy storage
  • Electrochemical reaction mechanisms
  • Nanostructured electrodes and electrocatalysts
  • Self-assembly of nano-objects


Awards and Distinctions: 
  • 2005-2010, Samsung Fellowship, Samsung Foundation of Culture
  • 2004, Summa Cum Laude graduate of Seoul National University (ranked 1/153 in class)
  • 2004, Academic Excellence Scholarship, Seoul National University
  • 1998-2003, Haesung Fellowship, Haesung Foundation
  • Faculty, Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology


Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010
Chemical Engineering, Seoul National University, Korea, 2004