Dr. Lee is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering (CECE) at the University of Central Florida (UCF). He received his Ph.D. in environmental engineering from The University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH in 2009. Before joining UCF, he was an ORISE postdoctoral research fellow at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL), Cincinnati, OH. He obtained his B.S. in Environmental Engineering from Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea in 1996 and his M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Korea University, Seoul, Korea in 2001. For five years prior to continuing his education, he acquired practical experience working on various environmental engineering projects including water/wastewater treatment plant design, sanitary sewer distribution system modeling, and development of advanced water/wastewater treatment technologies in GS E&C Co. (Seoul, Korea).

To date, his professional work and research has encompassed development and use of electrochemical microsensors for water quality monitoring, environmental biotechnology, and bioenergy production. Dr. Lee’s research group has developed and applied various electrochemical microsensors for environmental and biomedical research (e.g., biofilm, corrosion, plants, emulsion, and sediments) and for in situ monitoring in aqueous systems (e.g., N & P-cycle, PAHs, heavy metals). His current research interests also include smart water and
wastewater management, innovative renewable, environmentally responsible, and cost-effective bioenergy production from wastewater
treatment processes, algae-bacterial symbiosis processes, emulsion characterization for bilge water treatment, microbial fuel cell technology (MFC) for oil degradation, ballast water quality monitoring, and nitrification and corrosion in drinking water distribution systems. He is a registered professional engineer (P.E.). He currently serves as a member of the U.S. EPA’s Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Social and Community Science Subcommittee. 

If you are interested in a Graduate Student Position in Dr. Lee’s lab, please contact via WooHyoung.Lee@ucf.edu.