Field of Specialization

Picosecond optical electronics, lasers and nonlinear optics, millimeter-wave technology, ultrafast phenomena.

Personal Data

Birthdate, March 27, 1936, U.S. Citizen

Academic Rank

Professor, 1979-Present, Department of Electrical Engineering


B.S.E.E. National Taiwan University Electrical Engineering
M.S. Harvard University Applied Physics
Ph.D. Harvard University Applied Physics

Summary of Professional Activities

Dr. Lee received his Ph.D. degree from Harvard University in 1968 and
is currently a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of
Maryland. Dr. Lee is a nationally and internationally known expert on
Bpicosecond phenomena. His research has involved all aspects of
Bpicosecond lasers, from generation, characterization and measurements
Bto a wide range of applications. He is a pioneer in developing the
synchronously mode-locked dye lasers. He is also a pioneer on the
study of the picosecond photoconductivity effect in semiconductors.
He is leading a field of developing ultrafast optoelectronic devices,
and in optically controlled millimeter-waves. He has published more
than 250 papers in these areas.

Dr. Lee is a Fellow of IEEE and the Optical Society of America. He
was the chairman of the technical committee on lightwave technology in
the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques (MTT) Society. He was the
program co-chair of the topical meeting on ``Picosecond Electronics
and Optoelectronics'' in March, 1985. He was the co-chair of the
meeting on the same topic held in January, 1987, at Lake Tahoe.

Selected Publications


Dr. Lee is the editor of three books:
(1)Picosecond Optoelectronic Device, Academic Press (1984) and
(2)Picosecond Electronics and Optoelectronics, co-editors: Monrou and Bloom, Springer-Verlag (1985),
(3)Picosecond Electronics and Optoelectronics II}, co-editors: F.J. Leonberger, F.Capasso and H. Morkoc.

Major Areas of Research