Dr. Soobum Lee joined UMBC in November 2012. He is one of the leading young scientistson energy harvesting technology and obtained his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 2007. He worked at the Korea Atomic Energy
Research Institute (KAERI), at the University of Maryland as a post doctorate researcher, and as a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Notre Dame.
His main research interests include energy
harvester design, topology optimization, robust design, and reliability based
design optimization. He is the author of more than 40 peer-reviewed publications. He was
awarded the 2009 highlight of collections by Smart Materials and Structures (IOP publishing) and the best paper award by the Korean Society of Mechanical Engineering (KSME) in 2007. His development on energy harvesting was acknowledged by several science news websites:
His recent research activities include robust design
of (non)linear vibration energy harvester, multifunctional energy harvesting
skin with structural health monitoring capability, and multiple practical
applications (e.g., battery-less tire pressure monitoring sensor (TPMS), energy
harvesting human implant).
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