In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus Moon-Jhong Rhee

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Professor Emeritus Moon-Jhong Rhee

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering mourns the passing of Professor Emeritus Moon-Jhong Rhee. 

Rhee joined the department in 1970 after receiving his Ph.D. in Space Science and Applied Physics from The Catholic University of America.  He remained with the department for his full career. He received his BS and MS degrees from the Seoul National University.

At UMD, Rhee’s research interests included charged particle beams, beam qualities, pulsed power systems, and pseudospark discharge.  He established the Pseudospark Laboratory at Maryland in 1988.

Rhee is survived by his wife Hwa-Ja and four children, Jinny, Ranne, Mea, and Won.  His family have established a merit-based scholarship for ECE undergraduates in his name.  Please follow the link to Professor Moon-Jhong Rhee Memorial Scholarship, if you would like to contribute to this fund.



Published April 24, 2024