Dr. Hyeong Jae Lee

Dr. Hyeong Jae Lee is a Research Technologist at JPL’s Electroactive Technologies Group. Dr. Lee received his Ph.D. from Penn State University in the field of piezoelectric transducers in 2012. Following his Ph.D. degree, he joined JPL as a Caltech Postdoctoral Scholar, where he extended his research into practical applications of high temperature and high power piezoelectric devices that are needed for robotic exploration, such as planetary sampling and ultrasonic deep drilling to enable acquiring samples from various planets. In June 2014, he became a full time member of the technical staff at JPL, and has been involved with a number of R&D projects in the field of piezoelectric applications, such as energy harvesting, acoustic energy transfer, ultrasonic drilling, ultrasonic motors and acoustic communication. In addition to the development of piezoelectric based systems, he has also involved with the design and algorithm development of acoustic signal processing that allow for the analysis of complicated echo patterns associated with structural health monitoring. In addition to the research projects, Dr. Lee has also been involved with mission supporting projects including MSL and Europa Lander. His principal tasks are modeling of systems, materials selection for harsh environments, as well as developing tools and sampling system.


For more information you can contact:
Hyeong Jae Lee, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), M.S. 67-119, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109-8099
phone 818-354-3257 E-Mail: hjlee@jpl.nasa.gov


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