Academic Profile

Seok Woo Lee received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) in 2003 and his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 2008. Since January 2016, he is an assistant professor in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University after his postdoctoral scholar and research associate carrier in Stanford University for about 6 years. He is the author of 37 journal papers and has gotten more than 2600 citations. His research interests are in electrochemical systems for energy storage and conversion.
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Asst Prof Lee Seok Woo
Assistant Professor, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

1. High density material for lithium-ion batteries
- Mechanics of battery materials
- Thermal behavior of battery materials
- Manufacturing of high performance electrode for LIB
- Beyond lithium

2. Electrochemical systems for thermal energy harvesting
- Materials of highly efficient thermal energy conversion
- Electrochemical devices for body heat conversion
- Grid-scale waste heat harvesting system
  • Highly Efficient Electrochemical Kinetic Energy Harvesting Using Nanomaterials

  • Highly Efficient Electrochemical Low-grade Heat Harvesting

  • Saline Water Batteries For Bio-Implantable Devices In The Eye System
  • S. Higashi, S. W. Lee, J. S. Lee, K. Takechi, Y. Cui. (2016). Avoiding short circuits from zinc metal dendrites in anode by backside-plating configuration. Nature Communications, 7, 11801.

  • S. W. Lee, H.-W. Lee, I. Ryu, W. D. Nix, H. Gao, Y. Cui. (2015). Kinetics and fracture resistance of lithiated silicon nanostructure pairs controlled by their mechanical interaction. Nature Communications, 6, 7533.

  • G. Zheng, S. W. Lee, Z. Liang, H.-W. Lee, K. Yan, H. Yao, H. Wang, W. Li, S. Chu, Y. Cui. (2014). Interconnected hollow carbon nanospheres for stable lithium metal anodes. Nature Nanotechnology, 9(8), 618-623.

  • S. W. Lee, Y. Yang, H.-W. Lee, H. Ghasemi, D. Kraemer, G. Chen, Y. Cui. (2014). An electrochemical system for efficiently harvesting low-grade heat energy. Nature Communications, 5, 3942.

  • S. W. Lee, M. T. McDowell, L. A. Berla, W. D. Nix, Y. Cui. (2012). Fracture of crystalline silicon nanopillars during electrochemical lithium insertion. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 109(11), 4080-4085.