Jeong-Bong Lee

Professor - Electrical Engineering
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Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Electrical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology - 1997
M.S. - Electrical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology - 1993
B.S. - Electronics Engineering
Hanyang University - 1986

Research Areas

Research Interests

RF MEMS(Micromachined 3D high Q inductors (solenoid, spiral, toroidal) for RF front-end, On-chip tunable 3D solenoid inductors, RF MEMS Switches), Bio MEMS(Wireless micro-neuro transponder for neuroprosthetics, Nanoporous microcapsules for islet encapsulation, Microfluidics by EWOD, Microneedle array for painless drug delivery applications), Photonics MEMS(MEMS-based tunable nano-photonic crystals, Thermo-optic tunable light modulator, Polymeric MEMS-based tunable grating), Actuators(Metallic micro/nano grippers, Polymer microgrippers for biological sample manipulation, Improved optoelectronic device packaging using MEMS)


Arun Gupta, Mark Fletcher, and JB Lee, A high dynamic restoring force electrostatic actuator, IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, (accepted). 2013 - Publication
Sung-Hoon Cho, Ning Xue, Lawrence Cauller, Will Rosellini, and J.-B. Lee, "A MEMS-based fully-integrated wireless neurostimulator," IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, (accepted). 2013 - Publication
Youngsam Yoon, Dong-Weon Lee, and JB Lee, Fabrication of Optically Transparent PDMS Artificial Lotus Leaf Film Using Under-Exposed Under-Baked Photoresist Mold, IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechnical Systems, (accepted). 2013 - Publication
Daeyoung Kim, Peter Thissen, Gloria Viner, Dong-Weon Lee, Wonjae Choi, Yves J. Chabal, Jeong-Bong Lee, "Recovery of Nonwetting Characteristics by Surface Modification of Gallium-Based Liquid Metal Droplets Using Hydrochloric Acid Vapor", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, vol. 5, pp. 179~185, January 2013. 2013 - Publication
Ning Xue, Sung Pil Chang and J.-B. Lee, "A SU-8-Based Microfabricated Implantable Inductively Coupled Passive RF Wireless     Intraocular Pressure Sensor," IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, (accepted, printed online). 2012 - Publication
Ning Xue,Sung-Hoon Cho, Sung-Pil Chang, and J.-B. Lee, "Systematicanalysis and experiment of inductive coupling and induced voltage forinductively coupled wireless implanatable neurostimulator application,"Journalof Micromechanics and    Microengineering vol. 22, no. 7,pp. 0750008-1~10, July 2012. 2012 - Publication
Steven Foland, Benjamin Swedlove, Hoang Nguyen, and J.-B. Lee, "One-dimensional nano grating-based guided-mode resonance pressure sensor," IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, Vol. 21, No. 5, pp. 1117-1123, October 2012. 2012 - Publication
Youngsam Yoon, Dong-Weon Lee and J.-B. Lee, "Surface modified nano-patterned SU-8 pillar array optically transparent super-hydrophobic thin film," Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, vol. 22, no. 3, pp.035012-1~7, March 2012. 2012 - Publication
Krishnamurthy Nemani, Joonbum Kwon, Krutarth Trivedi, Walter Hu, J.-B. Lee, and Barjor Gimi, "Biofriendly bonding processes for nanoporous implantable SU-8 microcapsules for encapsulated cell therapy," Journal of Microencapsulation,     vol. 28, n. 8, pp. 771~782, Dec. 2011.  2011 - Publication
Yonghao Cui, V. A. Tamma, Won Park, and J.-B. Lee, "Mechanically tunable negative-index photonic crystal lens",    IEEE Photonics Journal, v. 2, n. 6, pp. 1003~1012, Dec. 2010.  2010 - Publication


Research Engineer II
Georgia Institute of Technology [1997–1998]
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Georgia Institute of Technology [6–1997]
Assistant Professor
Louisiana State University. [1–5]


Islet encapsulation in epoxy-based microcontainers
2007–2007 Berj Gimi, Joonbum Kwon and J-B Lee, Islet encapsulation in epoxy-based microcontainers, Diabetes Technology Meeting, San Francisco, CA, October 2007
Viable cell handling with high aspect ratio polymer chopstick gripper mounted on a nano precision manipulator
A new SU8-based grooved microelectrode array for improved extracellular recording
2008–2008 S. Cho, E. Keefer, M. Romero-Ortega, G. Hughes, and J-B. Lee, A new SU8-based grooved microelectrode array for improved extracellular recording, Tex MEMS IX Conference, Lubbock, TX, September 2007

Additional Information

Professional Services
  • Served as a reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices.
  • Appointed as a member of the international editorial board of "Transactions on Electrical and Electronic Materials" published by the Korean Institute of Electrical and Electronic Material Engineers (2000).
  • Served as a session chair for SPIE's 8th International Symposium on Smart Electronics and MEMS (2001).
  • Appointed as a program committee member for SPIE's 9th International Symposium on Smart Electronics and MEMS (2001).
  • Served as a session chair for ICMAT Symposium J (2001).
  • Served as a session chair for Tex MEMS III (2001).
  • Served as a review panel member for NSF SBIR/STTR program (2001).
"Consulting, Patents, Etc."
  1. Kabseog Kim and J-B. Lee, "Method for tapered hollow metallic microneedle array" U. S. Patent (pending, filed on 10/15/2004, application no.: 20060084942).
  2. W. Park, J-B. Lee, E. Schonbrun, and Mark Tinker, "Strain tunable flexible photonic crystals" U. S. Patent 7,283,716 Oct. 2007.
  3. E. Nilsen, M. Ellis, C. Goldsmith, J-B. Lee, X. Huang, A. Nallani, K. Kim, G. Skidmore, "Method of manufacturing a microcomponent assembly" U. S. Patent 7,096,568, August 2006.
  4. J-B. Lee, Sang Won Park, Kabseog Kim, and Harish Manohara, Methods of rapid reproduction of metallic micromold inserts, U. S. Patent 6,692,680, Feb. 2004.
  5. M. G. Allen, S. P. Chang, and J-B. Lee, Robust substrate-based micromachining techniques and their application to micromachined sensors and actuators, U. S. Patent 6,458,618, Oct, 2002.
  6. Consultant, Samsung Telecommunications America, May 2004 - January 2007
Honors and Awards
  1. Nominated for an external review panel member for the Microsystems Science, Technology and Components division of the Sandia National Laboratories, 2007
  2. Won the Best Student Paper Award at the 2006 IEEE International Conference on Ultra-Wideband, September, 2006
  3. Recognition of the exemplary Ph.D. education, Univ. of Texas at Dallas, 2005
  4. College of Engineering Best Ph.D. dissertation award (Dr. Kabseog Kim, advisor: J-B. Lee), Univ. of Texas at Dallas, 2004
  5. National Science Foundations Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER AWARD), January 2001
  6. Donald Cecil Elaine T. Delaune Endowed Professorship, Louisiana State University, 2000
  7. Southeastern Center for Electrical Engineering Education (SCEEE) Junior Faculty Development Award, 2000
  8. First Prize (a total of $ 21,000 prize award), Samsung Human Tech Thesis Contest, Seoul, Korea, 1996
  9. Best Poster Paper Award, International Symposium on Advanced Packaging Materials, Atlanta, GA ,

News Articles

UTD Professor Wins $350,000 Grant from Zyvex Corp. For Research into Micro- and Nano-Scale Assembly
RICHARDSON, Texas (July 9, 2002) — An electrical engineering professor at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) has received a $350,000 grant from Richardson-based molecular manufacturing firm Zyvex Corporation for research into assembling micro- and nano-scale devices.

Dr. Jeong-Bong Lee, assistant professor of electrical engineering in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, won a five-year contract from Zyvex to conduct the pioneering studies in his Micro/Nano Devices and Systems (MINDS) Laboratory at UTD.

The grant is part of a $25-million research award that Zyvex received last fall from the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Advanced Technology Program, which seeks to accelerate the development of innovative, emerging technology for broad national benefit through partnerships with the private sector.