Minjoo Larry Lee

Biosketch Minjoo Larry Lee is a Professor and Intel Faculty Scholar in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where he also serves as Director of the Holonyak Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory. He received his Sc.B. with honors in materials science and engineering from Brown University and his Ph.D. in electronic materials from MIT. From 2003 to 2006, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at MIT, and from 2006-2007, he was with the Center for Thermoelectrics Research at RTI International in Durham, NC. Prior to joining Illinois, he worked as an assistant and associate professor of electrical engineering at Yale University. His primary research interests are in materials and devices based on compound semiconductors and heteroepitaxial integration on silicon. He is the author or coauthor of over 190 papers and refereed conference proceedings and holds nine patents. He has received numerous recognitions, including the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research, IBM faculty award, Lange Lectureship in Materials (UCSB), North American conference on MBE (NAMBE) Young Investigator Award, DARPA Young Faculty Award, NSF CAREER award, MRS gold award for graduate student research, and the IEEE Electron Device Society George E. Smith award. His advisees have won 14 best presentation prizes at the MRS fall meeting, IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, Electronic Materials Conference, International Conference on MBE, and NAMBE. His teaching interests include semiconductor device physics and fabrication, circuits, analog signals, and electromagnetics. He has served as an expert witness or expert consultant in the areas of epitaxial growth (MBE, MOVPE), multi-junction solar cells, and defects/diffusion in III-V devices.

Biosketch (shorter) Minjoo Larry Lee received his Bachelor’s degree from Brown University and his Ph.D. from MIT, both in materials science. In 2008 he joined Yale University as an assistant professor in EE, and in 2016 he joined the ECE department at UIUC where he is now a Professor and Director of the Holonyak Micro and Nanotechnology Lab. His research focuses on epitaxial materials and devices, and he is the author of over 190 papers and conference proceedings. His research recognitions include: IBM faculty award; North American conference on MBE Young Investigator Award; DARPA Young Faculty Award; NSF CAREER award; and the IEEE Electron Device Society George E. Smith award. His advisees have won 14 best presentation prizes at international conferences, and he has been honored for his teaching in circuits, electromagnetics, and IC fabrication.