Awards

For Professor Lee

  • Research
    • IBM Faculty Award (2016)
    • Invited speaker at the Gordon Research Conference on Defects in Semiconductors (2014)
    • Young Investigator Award, North American conference on Molecular Beam Epitaxy “For outstanding contributions to growth of III-phosphide materials and devices by solid-source molecular beam epitaxy” (2012)
    • Lange Lecturer in Materials ”For outstanding contributions to strain engineered semiconductor materials”, UC Santa Barbara, (2012)
    • DARPA Young Faculty Award (2011)
    • NSF CAREER Award (2010)
  • Teaching and Advising
    • Engineering Council Award for Excellence in Advising (Spring 2019)
    • UIUC List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students (ECE 329 Fields & Waves I, Spring 2017)
    • Yale SEAS Ackerman Award for Teaching and Mentoring (2015)

 For Professor Lee’s advisees

  • Best student presentation award to advisee Pankul Dhingra for his talk, “InP Quantum Dots for Dislocation-tolerant, Visible Light Emitters on Si,” North American Conference on Molecular Beam Epitaxy (2019)
  • PVSC Area 3 Best Poster Prize to Yukun Sun for “2.0-2.2 eV AlGaInP solar cells grown by MBE,” IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (2019)
  • Best student presentation award to Michelle Vaisman for her talk, “Record-efficiency GaAsP Solar Cells Grown by MBE on GaP/Si,” North American Conference on Molecular Beam Epitaxy (2016)
  • Best student presentation award to Joseph Faucher for his talk, “Initiation strategies for simultaneous control of antiphase domains and stacking faults in GaAs solar cells on Ge,” North American Conference on Molecular Beam Epitaxy (2015)
  • Best student presentation award to Kevin Nay Yaung for his talk, “Towards high efficiency GaAsP solar cells on (001) GaP/Si,” IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (2014)
  • Best student presentation award to Stephanie Tomasulo for her talk, “2.2 eV InGaP solar cells on GaP substrates,” IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (2013)
  • Best poster prize to Jordan Lang for “GaAsP solar cells grown on GaP/Si by molecular beam epitaxy,” IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (2013)
  • Best oral presentation award to Joseph Faucher for his talk, “GaAsP solar cells on SiGe/Si virtual substrates with high open-circuit voltage,” Materials Research Society Fall meeting (2012)
  • Best student presentation to Christopher Yerino for his talk, “Tensile strained III-V quantum dots on a (110) surface,” Electronic Materials Conference (2012)
  • Best senior thesis prize for advisees Andrew Kim (2012), Jonathan Biagiotti (2011)
  • Best student poster award to Stephanie Tomasulo, “2.0 eV metamorphic InGaP solar cells grown by molecular beam epitaxy,” North American Conference on Molecular Beam Epitaxy (2010)

Prior to first faculty position

  • RTI Early Career Author Award (2007)
  • Science and Engineering Annual Award, RTI International (2006)
  • George E. Smith Best Paper Award, IEEE Electron Device Society (2005)
  • Gold Award Winner, Materials Research Society Spring Meeting (2003)
  • Anthony Kurtz Fellowship, MIT Department of Materials Science and Engineering (1998)
  • Tau Beta Pi, Rhode Island Alpha chapter (1997)