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Joonhee Lee

Assistant Professor

Biophysics / Neuroengineering

Dr. Lee's research expertise/interest lie in the areas of optoelectronics, nanophotonics, and neural interface technology.

Dr. Lee received his B.S. in Physics Education and Ph.D. in Physics at Seoul National University (South Korea) in 2010. He was a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Engineering at Brown University under the mentorship of Arto Nurmikko. Dr. Lee is currently an assistant professor of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Department of Neuroscience (adjunct) and also participating WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute.

His research focuses on developing
  1. Advanced optoelectronic neurostimulation and sensing platform for optogenetics and optical control and 
  2. Biomaterials and microfabrication technology for multifunctional implantable devices. Moving forward, long-term research goals are the creation of an optoelectronic closed-loop feedback control system for neural circuits and the advancement of neurophotonic methods, and the fundamental study of biophysical phenomena in various biological systems. These goals require a multidisciplinary approach from material science, biophotonics, optoelectronics, neuroscience, and implantable microdevice technology.
Dr. Lee is currently looking for highly motivated graduate students and postdocs in the area of biophotonics, optoelectronics, and neuro-technology. To apply for these position or seek more information, please email Dr. Lee.