Woo Hyoung Lee, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor

  • 2006 – 2009, Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
  • 1999 – 2001, M.S. in Environmental Engineering, Korea University, Seoul, Korea
  • 1992 – 1996, B.S. in Environmental Engineering, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea
Employment History
  • 8/2019 – present,  Associate Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering, University of Central Florida (UCF), Orlando, FL
  • 2014 – 2018,  ONR Summer Faculty, Naval Surface Warfare Center–Carderock Division (NSWCCD), Office of Naval Research (ONR), West Bethesda, MD
  • 8/2013 – 7/2019,  Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering, UCF, Orlando, FL
  • 1/2010 – 6/2013,  ORISE Postdoctoral Research Fellow, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Cincinnati, OH
  • 9/2006 – 12/2009,  Graduate Research Assistant, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
  • 1/2004 – 8/2006,  Project Engineer, GS Engineering & Construction Co., Seoul, Korea
  • 9/2001 – 12/2003,  Environmental Engineer, Contech Co., Seoul, Korea
  • 9/1999 – 8/2001,  Graduate Research Assistant, Korea University, Seoul, Korea
Professional Registration
  • Registered Professional Engineer, State of Ohio, 2012 – present
Honors and Awards
External Awards and Honors
  • KAUPA Best Research Paper Award, Korean-American University Professors Association (KAUPA), 2021
  • 12th (Phase I), 14th (Phase I and II), 15th (Phase I and II), and 17th Annual P3 Award (Phase I): A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2020
  • ONR Summer Faculty Fellowship, Office of Naval Research (ONR) Summer Faculty Research Program (SFRP), Naval Surface Warfare Center–Carderock Division (NSWCCD), ONR, 2014–2018
  • InnoCentive Challenge Award, New Insights into Fluoride Delivery from Toothpaste (#9933557), Aug. 2014
  • KSEA Professional Development Workshop travel award, Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA), 2014
  • International Perspectives on Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment (QMRA) workshop travel award, Drexel University, Dec. 2013
  • 2012 Level II Scientific and Technological Achievement Award (STAA), U.S. EPA, 2012
  • AEESP NSF CAREER workshop travel award, Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP), 2011
  • Student paper competition/Oral presentation award, Ohio AWWA Student Paper Competition, American Water Works Association (AWWA), 2010
  • Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Fellowship, Sponsored by U.S. EPA for postdoctoral research, 2010
  • First Place, OWEA Student and Young Professional Paper Competition, Ohio Water Environment Association, Water Environment Federation (WEF), 2009
  • ACS Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies, Division of Environmental Chemistry, American Chemical Society (ACS), 2009
  • University Graduate Scholarship, University of Cincinnati, 2006–2009
  • Brain Korea 21 (BK21) Scholarship, Korea Ministry of Education, Korea, 1999 – 2001
Internal Awards and Honors
  • CECS Infrastructure Fund Award, UCF, 2021
  • Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) Award, UCF, May 2020
  • UCF Mid-Career Refresh Award, Faculty Excellence, UCF, April 2020
  • College of Engineering & Computer Science (CECS) Dean’s Advisory Board (DAB) Faculty Fellow Award, UCF, 2017
  • Research Mentoring Program Award, Office of Research & Commercialization (ORC), UCF, 2017
  • Program Innovation Award, The Office of the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), UCF, 2017
  • STEM Proposal Development Track Grant for the 2014 Summer Faculty Development Conference, UCF, 2014
Editorial Sevice
  • Review Editor & Editorial Board Member, Frontiers of Environmental Engineering–Water Supply and Treatment, 2022 – present
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering Technology, 2022 – present
  • Reviewer Board Member of Microorganisms, MDPI, 2021–present
  • Guest-editor of the Special issue, “Advances in Water and Wastewater Monitoring and Treatment Technology 2.0”, Water, 2020–present
  • Editorial Board Member of Sensors and Actuators Reports, Elsevier, 2019–present
  • Guest-editor of the Special issue, “Micromachined Environmental Sensors”, Micromachines, 10/2018–present
  • Editorial Board Member of Water Environment Research (WER), 2018–present
  • Associate Editor of Water Environment Research (WER), 2017–2019
  • Editorial Board Member of the Austin Journal of Biosensors & Bioelectronics. 2014 – present