Mark Lee

Professor and Program Head - Physics
mxl101000@utdallas.edu
972-883-2863
PHY1610
Tags: Physics

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Applied Physics
Stanford University - 1991
A.B. - Physics
Harvard University - 1986
M.S. - Applied Physics
Harvard University - 1986

Research Areas

Research Interests
My research area is experimental solid-state physics, materials physics, and electronic and photonics device physics. I am interested in quantum effects in novel materials, nanomaterials, and devices, especially the response to microwave through terahertz electromagnetic fields. In my lab we measure basic linear electrodynamic properties, such as AC conductance and dielectric function, as well as non-linear response such as frequency conversion, from MHz to THz and at cryogenic temperatures and high magnetic fields.

Publications

B. L. Brown, Mark Lee, P. G. Clem, C. D. Nordquist, T. S. Jordan, S. L. Wolfley, D. Leonhardt, C. Edney, J. A. Custer, Electrical and Optical Characterization of the Metal-Insulator Transition Temperature in Cr-doped VO2 Thin Films, submitted to J. Appl. Phys. (2012) 2012 - Publication
M. C. Wanke, A. D. Grine, C. T. Fuller, C. D. Nordquist, M. J. Cich, J. L. Reno, Mark Lee, Common mode frequency instability in internally phase-locked terahertz quantum cascade lasers, Optics Express 19, 24810 (2011) 2011 - Publication
M.C. Wanke, Mark Lee, C. D. Nordquist, M. J. Cich, M. Cavaliere, A. M. Rowen, J. R. Gillen, C. L. Arrington, A. D. Grine, C. T. Fuller, J. L. Reno, Integrated Chip-Scale THz Technology, Micro-Nanotech Sensors Syst. 8031, 80310E (2011) 2011 - Publication
B. L. Brown, Mark Lee, P. G. Clem, C. D. Nordquist, T. S. Jordan, S. L. Wolfley, D. Leonhardt, C. Edney, J. A. Custer, Electrical and Optical Characterization of the Metal-Insulator Transition Temperature in Cr-doped VO2 Thin Films, submitted to J. Appl. Phys. (2012) 2011 - Publication
D. A. Scrymgeour, C. Highstrete, Y.-J. Lee, J. W. P. Hsu, Mark Lee, High frequency impedance spectroscopy on ZnO nanorod arrays, J. Appl. Phys. 107, 064312 (2010) 2010 - Publication
M. C. Wanke, E. W. Young, C. D. Nordquist, M. J. Cich, A. D. Grine, C. T. Fuller, J. Wendt, J. L. Reno, Mark Lee, Monolithically integrated solid-state terahertz transceivers, Nature Photonics 4, 565 (2010) 2010 - Publication
M. C. Wanke, C. D. Norquist, M. J. Cich, A. M. Rowen, C. L. Arrington, Mark Lee, A. D. Grine, C. T. Fuller, E. W. Young, Terahertz quantum cascade laser integration with on-chip micromachined rectangular waveguides, to be published in Proc. SPIE Photonics West (2009) 2009 - Publication
C. Highstrete, Mark Lee, A. A. Talin, A. L. Vance. Microwave conductance spectra of single-walled carbon nanotube arrays, Appl. Phys. Lett. 95, 203111 (2009) 2009 - Publication
Mark Lee, C. Highstrete, A. Vallett, S. M. Dilts, J. M. Redwing, T. S. Mayer, Microwave dissipation in arrays of doped silicon nanowires, Microwave Symposium Digest, Proc. of the 2007 MTT-S Conference, 1765 (2008) 2008 - Publication
Mark Lee, M. C. Wanke, M. Lerttamrab, E. W. Young, A. D. Grine, J. L. Reno, P. H. Siegel, R. J. Dengler, Heterodyne mixing of terahertz quantum cascade lasers using a planar Schottky diode, IEEE J. of Select. Topics in Quantum Electronics 14, 370 (2008) 2008 - Publication

Appointments

Research Professor
University of Texas of Dallas [2010–Present]
Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [2010–Present]
Principal Member of Technical Staff
Sandia National Laboratories [2003–2010]
Manager
Sandia National Laboratories [2003–2010]
Member of Technical Staff
Lucent Technologies [1999–2003]
Associate Professor
University of Virginia [1997–2001]
Assistant Professor
University of Virginia [1992–1997]
Post-Doctoral Research Scientist
NEC Research Institute [1991–1992]

Projects

Terahertz microelectronic components
2018–2018 American Institute of Engineering Conference on THz Systems II, Alexandria, VA, June 2005
Flux penetration and supercurrent distribution in high-Tc edge Josephson junctions
2018–2018 SPIE Conf. on Physics and Engineering of Oxide Superconductors II, San Jose, CA, January 1996
Spectroscopy of Coulomb interactions in a doped semiconductor
2018–2018 International Conf. on Hopping and Related Phenomena, Rackeve, Hungary, August 1997
Ultrawide bandwidth modulation of light using an electro-optic polymer
2018–2018 American Physical Society March Meeting, Austin, TX, March 2003
Microwave AC conductivity spectrum of a Coulomb glass
2018–2018 American Physical Society March Meeting, Seattle, WA, March 2001

Additional Information

Patents
  1. Mark Lee, S. A. Solin, P. A. Wolff, A magnetoresistor using a superlattice of GaAs and AlGaAs, United States patent no. 5189367 (1993)
  2. R. W. Barton, K. Char, R. H. Hammond, A. Kapitulnik, S. S. Laderman, Mark Lee, A. F. Marshall, High temperature superconductor Y2Ba4Cu8O20-x, United States patent no. 5217947 (1993)
  3. B. S. Deaver, J. W. P. Hsu, Mark Lee, Nanometer distance regulation using electromechanical power dissipation, United States patent no. 5886532 (1999)
  4. Mark Lee, L. N. Pfeiffer, K. W. West, Velocity cooled bolometric mixer/detector, United States patent no. 6661039 (2004)
  5. C. G. Erben, D. M. Gill, H. E. Katz, Mark Lee, High efficiency optical amplitude and phase modulators using polymer materials, United States patent no. 6819808 (2004)
  6. S. J. Allen, Mark Lee, M. C. Wanke, Terahertz radiation mixer, United States patent no. 7376403 (2008)
  7. S. J. Allen, Mark Lee, E. A. Shaner, M. C. Wanke, Direct detector for terahertz radiation, United States patent no. 7420225 (2008)
  8. Mark Lee, M. C. Wanke, Integrated heterodyne terahertz transceiver, United States patent no. 7550734 (2009)
  9. R. D. Averitt, H.-T. Chen, Mark Lee, J. F. O’Hara, W. J. Padilla, Active terahertz metamaterial devices, United States patent no. 7826504 (2010)
  10. M. J. Cich, Mark Lee, C. D. Nordquist, M. C. Wanke, Integrated heterodyne terahertz transceiver,United States patent no. 8274058 (2012)
Sponsored Research Support
At UT Dallas:
  • Evaluation of Frequency and Noise Performance of CMOS 180-300 GHz Spectrometer Transmitter and Receiver Components, Texas Instruments / Semiconductor Research Council grant, $150,000 (2013-2015)
  • Broadband AC Conductance in Carbon Nanotube Materials, Sandia National Laboratories grant, $70,000 (2012-2013)
  • Phase Change Resistor Materials for Microwave Power Limiters, Sandia National Laboratories grant, $100,000 (2010-2012)
  At Sandia National Labs:
  • Technology Forecast on Terahertz Microelectronics, NSA Technology Forecast grant, $100,000 (2008)
  • Terahertz Hyperspectral Imaging and Detection, Lockheed-Martin grant, $1,400,000 (2008-2010)
  • RF/microwave Properties of Carbon Nanotubes and Semiconductor Nanowires, Dept. of Energy Laboratory Directed Research Development grant, $1,300,000 (2006-2009)
  • Terahertz Microelectronic Transceiver, Dept. of Energy Grand Challenge Laboratory Directed Research grant, $5,000,000 (2006-2008)
  • Microwave to Millimeter Wave Physics and Applications of Semiconductor Quantum Nanostructures, Dept. of Energy Laboratory Directed Research Development grant, $1,000,000 (2004-2006)
  • Effects of Atmospheric Absorption on Terahertz Spectroscopy Applications in Remote Chemical Surveillance, Federal Agency Customer, $650,000 (2004)
At the University of Virginia:
  • Spectroscopy of Coulomb Interactions in Disordered Electronic Solids, National Science Foundation Division of Materials Research, $260,000 (1997-2001)
  • Submillimeter Wave Mixing using a High-Tc Superconductor, National Science Foundation Engineering and Communications Science Division Career Award, $300,000 (1996-2001)
  • Cottrell Scholars Award, Research Corporation, $50,000 (1996-2001)
  • Acquisition of a Focused Ion Beam Source, National Science Foundation Academic Research Infrastructure Program, $250,000 (1996)
  • Acquisition of a Superconducting Quantum Interference Device Magnetometer, National Science Foundation Instrumentation for Materials Research Program, $58,320 (1995)
  • Exploration of High-Tc Superconductor Thin Films for Millimeter Wave Antennas, Jeffress Trust, $13,650 (1995)
  • Development of a Variable-Temperature Near-Field Scanning Optical Microscope, National Science Foundation Academic Research Infrastructure Program, $150,000 (1994-1997)
  • Electron Tunneling Studies of Variable-Range Hopping Conductors, National Science Foundation Division of Materials Research, $240,000 (1994-1997)
  • Acquisition of a Compact Dilution Refrigerator, National Science Foundation Instrumentation for Materials Research Program, $70,993 (1993)
  • Proximity Effect in Superconductor-Normal Metal Systems Involving High-Tc Superconductors, Jeffress Trust, $10,500 (1993)
Awards, Recognition, and Professional Leadership
  • 2009 Chair, George E. Pake Prize Committee, American Physical Society
  • 2008 Chair, Forum on Industrial & Applied Physics (FIAP), American Physical Society
  • 2007 Chair-Elect, Forum on Industrial & Applied Physics (FIAP), American Physical Society
  • 2006 Vice-Chair, Forum on Industrial & Applied Physics (FIAP), American Physical Society
  • 2005 Fellow of the American Physical Society
  • 2005 Sandia Research Recognition Award for Terahertz Plasmon Detectors
  • 1996 National Science Foundation Young Investigator Career Award
  • 1996 Research Corporation Cottrell Scholars Faculty Award
  • 1986 National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship
  • 1985 Phi Beta Kappa