Eon Soo Lee

Contact Info

Title: Assistant Professor
Email: eonsoo.lee@njit.edu
Office: Mechanical Engineering Center 327
Hours: Wed. Fri. 11:30-1pm or appointments
Phone: 973-596-3318
Dept: Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Webpage: http://www.lee-research.org/

About Me

Dr. Lee’s primary research focus on microscale thermal and flow physics in energy conversion systems like fuel cells and on the electrochemical properties characterizations and catalytic reaction enhancement in energy conversion systems. He’s also interested in thermal transport in small scale electronic devices and flow dynamics in porous media and moving boundary vessels and tubes. Dr. Lee’s also pursuing researches on flow and thermal effects on the small scale optical systems and imaging technologies.  

Dr. Lee has given a number of invited talks and lectures at universities, international conferences and world-leading companies on the topics of flow and thermal analysis and micro fuel cells and solid oxide fuel cells. He has served as reviewer for leading journal and conference session chair. He also has many granted and pending patents on fuel cells, and was the recipient of the Samsung Technology Award 2011 for his research on fuel cell technologies.  He is currently serving as an Assistant Professor in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at NJIT, and is directing Advanced Energy Systems and Microdevices Laboratory. 

Dr. Lee received his Ph.D. (2007) and M.S. (2004) in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University, and his B.S. (1999) in Mechanical Engineering at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. During his graduate study, he researched on two-phase flow and thermal phenomena in porous wall-bounded microchannels in fuel cells using optical imaging methods. After his Ph.D., he worked as a Principal Research Engineer and the Leader of fuel cell research group in Corporate R&D Institute of Samsung Electro-Mechanics, where he conducted fundamental researches on electrochemical property characterizations, flow and thermal analysis in micro fuel cells and catalytic reaction characterizations and ion- or electron- conductive nanoscale porous structured solid oxide fuel cells.


Ph.D. Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 2007
M.S.   Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 2004                               
B.S.    Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, 1999


Academic and Research Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, NJIT, 2013-present

  • Project Leader and Principal/Senior Research Engineer, Samsung Electro Mechanics, 2007-2013

  • Teaching Assistant, Stanford University, 2006

  • Research Assistant, Stanford University, 2003-2007

  • Ship Design Engineer, Hyundai Heavy Industries, 1999-2001

Awards and Honors

  • IEEE-EMBS Best Design Award 2017 (PhD student: B.B. Nunna), Healthcare Innovation and Point-of-Care Technologies (HI-POCT) 2017 Conference at NIH (Bethesda, MD, Nov 2017)
  • Defense Innovation Award 2017, Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges and SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit (Tampa, FL, Oct 2017) 
  • New Jersey Health Foundation Innovation Award 2017
  • TechConnect National Innovation Award 2017, TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo. and National Innovation Summit (Washington, DC, May 2017)
  • NJIT News Highlights- https://mie.njit.edu/news/eon-soo-lee/ 
  • http://www.innovationnj.net/innovation-news/nj-health-foundation-awards-...
  • Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Honor Society [Full Member], 2017
  • National Science Foundation- Innovation Corps Program Grant Award, 2016
  • Samsung Technology Award 2011
  • Marquis Who’s Who in the World, Marquis Publication, 2009, 2011 editions
  • 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century, IBC, England, 2009-2010
  • Keynote Paper, ASME-ICMM 2005
  • Best Poster Award, Stanford TFSA Conference, 2005
  • LG Yonam Fellowship, LG Yonam Foundation, 1993-1998
  • Yonsei Scholarship, Yonsei University, 1992



Advanced Energy Systems and Microdevices Laboratory



Research Interests

Microscale two-phase flow, heat transfer, micro-porous media flow, microfluidics, temperature control and thermal managements, micro sensors, optical imaging and visualization, micro fuel cells, proton exchange membrane fuel cells, solid oxide fuel cells, ultra capacitors, batteries, thermo electric generation systems, solar power systems, electrochemical and catalytic property characterizations, metal-based water reforming technology, hydrogen generation and fuel reforming technology