Dr. Soobum Lee joined UMBC in November 2012. He is one of the leading young scientists on 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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