Mark Lee

Professor
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

Teaching and Research Supervision
Courses Taught at the University of Texas Dallas:
  • Physics 4352, Concepts of Modern Physics
  • Fall 2012 [composite average student evaluation 4.8/5.0]
  • Physics 4311, Thermodynamics & Statistical Mechanics
  • Spring 2011 [composite average student evaluation 4.5/5.0]
  • Spring 2012 [composite average student evaluation 4.8/5.0]
  • Physics 3341, Physics for Bio Science I
  • Fall 2011 [composite average student evaluation 4.4/5.0]
Courses Taught at the University of Virginia:
  • Physics 151, Introductory Physics I (one semester, student evaluation: A+)
  • Physics 152, Introductory Physics II (three semesters, student evaluations: A, A+, A+)
  • Physics 519, Electronics Laboratory (three semesters, student evaluations: A+, A+, A)
  • Physics 861, Solid State Physics I (three semesters, student evaluations: A, A, A+)
Undergraduate Research Students:
  • Six undergraduate research students have worked with me at U.Va. and UTD.
PhD Students Supervised:
  • Six graduate students have earned their Ph.D. with me at U.Va., Bell Labs, and Sandia.
  • Two graduate students are currently pursuing their Ph.D. with me at UTD.
Post-Docs Supervised:
  • Two post-docs have worked with me at Sandia.
Administrative and Professional
Administrative Experience: At UT Dallas:
  • Associate Department Head and Head of Graduate Program, Physics Dept. 2011-present
  • Chair, Physics Graduate Admissions Committee, 2011-present
  • Chair, Physics Graduate Curriculum Committee, 2011-present
  • Chair, Physics Faculty Development Planning Committee, 2011-present
  • Member, Physics Graduate Qualifying Exam Committee, 2012 -present
  • Member, University Safety and Security Council, 2011-present
  • Member, Academic Program Review Committee, 2011-present
  • Member, School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics Post-tenure Review Committee, 2012-present
  • Chair, Ad hoc Committee for Mid-Probationary Faculty Review, 2012
  • Member, Ad hoc Committee for Faculty Promotion & Tenure Review, 2012
  • Member, School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics Dean Search Committee, 2011
  • Member, Physics Faculty Search Committee in High Energy Physics, 2011
  • Member, Ad hoc Committee for Mid-Probationary Faculty Review, 2011
  At Sandia National Labs:
  • Manager, Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies Science Department, Sandia Natl. Labs, 2007-09
  • Chair, Physics & Chemistry Colloquium Committee, Sandia National Labs, 2006-07
  At Bell Laboratories:
  • Member, Advisory Council on Research, Bell Labs, 2002-2003
  • Chair, Ad hoc Committee on Research Publication Policy, Bell Labs, 2002
  At UVA.:
  • Chair, Physics Graduate Student Admissions and Recruitment Committee, U.Va., 1998-99
  • Member, University Research Policy Council, U.Va., 1998-99
  • Member, Physics Graduate Student Admissions and Recruitment Committee, U.Va., 1994-97
  Professional Service:
  • Chair, George Pake Prize Committee, American Physical Society, 2009
  • Chair, Forum on Industrial & Applied Physics, American Physical Society, 2007-08
  • Chair-elect, Forum on Industrial & Applied Physics, American Physical Society, 2006-07
  • Program Committee (Applied Physics leader) for the American Physical Society 2006 March Meeting
  • Vice-Chair, Forum on Industrial & Applied Physics, American Physical Society, 2005-06
  • Member, Committee on Meetings, American Physical Society, 2003-05
  • Reviewer for National Science Foundation on DMR single investigator proposals, CAREER and 
  • PECASE awards, DMR Equipment & Infrastructure Program, MRSEC program, and NIRT program 
  • Reviewer for Department of Energy, Basic Energy Sciences single investigator proposals
  • Referee for various journals, including Physical Review B, Physical Review Letters, Applied Physics 
  • Letters, Solid State Communications, Journal of Applied Physics, and Science