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Dr. Jungchul Lee is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in the Mechanical Engineering from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea in 2001 and 2003, respectively. He received the Ph.D. degree in the Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2007. During 2007-2008, he worked as a postdoctoral research associate in the Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. During 2008-2010, he worked as a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Biological Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Before joining the KAIST, he was an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Sogang University. His research interests include large-scale batch fabrication of functional nanostructures based on silicon self-assembly, hydrogel based micro-/nanoelectromechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS), and materials and processing for flexible, stretchable, and wearable devices. He is currently focusing on nanoscale 3D printing, multifunctional atomic force microscopy, and single molecule force/mass spectroscopy. He serves as a convenor of International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) SC47E/WG1 (Semiconductor sensors) and an assistant secretary of IEC TC124 (Wearable electronic devices and technologies). He is a member of the Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers (KSME) and a member of the Society of Micro Nano Systems. He is the recipient of the Academic Award from the Society of Micro Nano Systems in 2016the IEC 1906 award in 2016 and the Academic Award from the Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers Micro/Nano division in 2019.


    1. Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers – Micro/Nano division, Academic Award (2019)
    2. The 3rd KSME-SEMES Open Innovation Challenge, Silver Prize (2018)
    3. The 15th International Workshop on Nanomechanical Sensing (NMC 2018), Best Poster Award (Corresponding Author) (2018)
    4. 2018 Spring Conference of the Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers – Micro/Nano division, Best Poster Award (Corresponding Author) (2018)
    5. The 24th SAMSUNG HUMANTECH Award, Gold Prize (Advisor) (2018)
    6. The 13th SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS Best Paper Award, Gold Prize (Advisor) (2017)
    7. The 2nd KSME-SEMES Open Innovation Challenge, Silver Prize (Team leader) (2017)
    8. The 15th International Nanotech Symposium (NANO KOREA 2017), Best Poster Award (Corresponding Author) (2017)
    9. The 15th International Nanotech Symposium (NANO KOREA 2017), Best Poster Award (Corresponding Author) (2017)
    10. The 15th International Nanotech Symposium (NANO KOREA 2017), Best Poster Award (Corresponding Author) (2017)
    11. The 30th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, Outstanding Student Paper Award Finalist (2017)
    12. IEC 1906 Award (2016)
    13. The Society of Micro Nano Systems Academic Award (2016)
    14. The 12th SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS Best Paper Award, Silver Prize (Advisor) (2016)
    15. The 1st KSME-SEMES Open Innovation Challenge, Silver Prize (Team leader) (2016)
    16. The 70th Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers Fall Conference Best Paper Award (Corresponding Author) (2016)
    17. The 14th International Nanotech Symposium (NANO KOREA 2016), Best Poster Award (Silver Medal) (Corresponding Author) (2016)
    18. The 22nd SAMSUNG HUMANTECH Award, Gold Prize (Advisor) (2016)
    19. The 22nd SAMSUNG HUMANTECH Award, Silver Prize (Advisor) (2016)
    20. The 18th Korean MEMS (KMEMS) Conference Best Poster Presentation Award (Corresponding Author) (2016)
    21. The 17th Korean MEMS (KMEMS) Conference Industrial Innovation Award (Corresponding Author) (2015)
    22. The Best Paper Award of the Year 2013, Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology (Corresponding Author) (2014)

Selected Publications

    1. D. Kim, Y. Yoon, S. Kauh*, and J. Lee*, “Towards sub-microscale liquid metal patterns: Cascade phase change mediated PICK-n-PLACE transfer of liquid metals printed and stretched over a flexible substrate”, Advanced Functional Materials, 28(28), 201800380 (2018) (Inside back cover).
    2. J. Liu*, M. Miao, K. Jiang, F. Khan, A. Goswami, R. McGee, Z. Li, L. Nguyen, Z. Hu, J. Lee, K. Cadien, and T. Thundat*, “Sustained electron tunneling at unbiased metal-insulator-semiconductor triboelectric contacts”, Nano Energy, 48, p. 320-326 (2018).
    3. J. Liu, A. Goswami, K. Jiang, F. Khan, S. Kim, R. McGee, Z. Li, Z. Hu,  J. Lee, and T. Thundat*, “Direct-current triboelectricity generation by a sliding Schottky nanocontact on MoS2 multilayers”, Nature Nanotechnology, 13, p.112-116 (2018).
    4. S. Chaudhari, K. Chaudhari, S. Kim, M.F. Khan, J. Lee*, and T. Thundat*, “Electrophoresis assisted time-of-flow mass spectrometry using hollow nanomechanical resonators”, Scientific Reports, 7, 3535 (2017).
    5. D. Lee, J. Kim, N. Cho, T. Kang, S. Kauh, and J. Lee*, “Pulled microcapillary tube resonators with electrical readout for mass sensing applications”, Scientific Reports, 6, 33799 (2016).
    6. I. Chae, M.F. Khan, J. Song, T. Kang, J. Lee*, and T. Thundat*, “Standoff mechanical resonance spectroscopy based on infrared-sensitive hydrogel microcantilevers”, Analytical Chemistry, 88(19), p. 9678-9684 (2016).
    7. J. Lee, J. Song, S. Kim, S. Kim, W. Lee, J. Jackman, D. Kim, N. Cho*, and J. Lee*, “Multifunctional hydrogel nano-probes for atomic force microscopy”, Nature Communications, 7, 11566 (2016).
    8. J. Kim, J. Song, K. Kim, S. Kim, J. Song, N. Kim, M.F. Khan, L. Zhang, J.E. Sader, K. Park, D. Kim, T. Thundat, and J. Lee*,“Hollow microtube resonators via silicon self-assembly toward subattogram mass sensing applications”, Nano Letters, 16(3), p. 1537-1545 (2016).
    9. S. Olcum, N. Cermak, S.C. Wasserman, K.S. Christine, H. Atsumi, K. Payer, W. Shen, J. Lee, A.M. Belcher, S.N. Bhatia, and S.R. Manalis*, “Weighing nanoparticles in solution at the attogram scale”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111(4) p.1310-1315 (2014).
    10. J. Lee, R. Chunara, W. Shen, K. Payer, K. Babcock, T.P. Burg, and S.R. Manalis*, “Suspended microchannel resonators with piezoresistive sensors”, Lab on a Chip, 11, p.645-651 (2011).
    11. J. Lee, W. Shen, K. Payer, T.P. Burg*, and S.R. Manalis*, “Toward attogram mass measurements in solution with suspended nanochannel resonators”, Nano Letters, 10(7), p.2537-2542 (2010). Highlighted in Nature Nanotechnology.
    12. J. Lee, A. Liao, E. Pop, and W.P. King*, “Electrical and thermal coupling to a single-wall carbon nanotube device using an electrothermal nanoprobe”, Nano Letters, 9(4), p.1356-1361 (2009).
    13. J. Lee, T. Beechem, T.L. Wright, B.A. Nelson, S. Graham, and W.P. King*, “Electrical, thermal, and mechanical characterization of silicon microcantilever heaters”, Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 15(6), p.1644-1655 (2006).
    14. J. Lee, D. Lee, S. Kauh, J. Kim, and N. Cho, “Micro-fluid measuring apparatus with an actuator and a tuning fork”, US patent 10,203,270 B2 (Feb. 12, 2019).
    15. J. Lee and I. Lee, “Method for manufacturing microcantilever”, US patent 10,202,276 B2 (Feb. 12, 2019).
    16. J. Lee, S. Kim, and J. Lee, “Method for manufacturing microcantilever having functional probe”, US patent 10,132,832 B2 (Nov. 20, 2018).
    17. J. Lee and J. Kim, “Microchannel resonator and method for manufacturing same”, US patent 10,093,535 B2 (Oct. 9, 2018).