Main PI

Professor Tonghun Lee

2006: Stanford University, Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering
2002: Stanford University, M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
2000: Yonsei University, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (Korea)

Visiting Scientist Award, Argonne Advanced Photon Source 2017
Withrow Junior Distinguished Scholar Award 2012
ONR Young Investigators Program Award 2011
Air Force Summer Faculty Fellow 2011, 2010, 2009
Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)
SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educator Award 2010
Withrow Teaching Excellence Award 2009
AFOSR Young Investigators Program Award 2008
Bernard Lewis Fellowship 2006

At the University of Illinois, Dr. Lee’s laboratory is dedicated to applying advanced laser diagnostics for both propulsion and energy systems research, including (1) hyersonic scramjet propulsion, (2) advanced gas turbines, (3) ignition characterization of advanced fuels, and (4) development of alternative energy conversion systems.