Faculty Profile

Tonghun Lee

Mechanical Science and Engineering
Tonghun Lee
Tonghun Lee
Associate Professor
3001 Mechanical Engineering Lab
105 S. Mathews
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 300-7107

Primary Research Area

  • Fluid Mechanics & Thermal Sciences

Education

  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University (Stanford, USA) 6/2006
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University (Stanford, USA) 3/2002
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Yonsei University (Seoul, Korea) 3/2000

Academic Positions

  • Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 7/2013-present
  • Associate, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University 6/2011-7/2013
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University 8/2006-6/2011

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Research Interests

  • Combustion & Propulsion: energetically enhanced combustion, advanced hypersonic propulsion systems
  • Alternative Energy Sources: next-generation renewable biofuels, hydrogen based power generation
  • Laser and Optical Diagnostics: high-speed laser diagnostics of chemical and physical parameters in reactive flows

Research Topics

  • Fluid Mechanics & Thermal Sciences

Selected Articles in Journals

  • Hammack, S., S. Kostka, A. Lynch, C. Carter, and T. Lee, "High-Speed Simultaneous PLIF and Chemiluminescence of OH in a Microwave Plasma Enhanced Flame," IEEE Transactions, Special Issue on Plasma Assisted Technologies, accepted and in print (2013).
  • Hammack, S., T. Lee, K. Hsu, and C. Carter, "High-Repetition-Rate OH Planar Laser-Induced Fluorescence of a Supersonic Cavity Flameholder," AIAA Journal, 29, 5, 1248-1251 (2013).
  • Allen, C., D. Valco, E. Toulson, T. Edwards, and T. Lee, "Ignition Behavior and Surrogate Modeling of JP-8 and of Camelina and Tallow Hydrotreated Renewable Jet Fuels at Low Temperatures," Combustion and Flame, 160, 2, 232-239 (2012).
  • Hammack, S., J. Gord, C. Carter, and T. Lee, "Nitric Oxide PLIF at 10 kHz in a seeded flow, a plasma discharge, and a flame," Optics Letters, 51, 36, 8817-8824 (2012).
  • Rao, X., K. Hemawan, C. Carter, I. Wichman, T. Grotjohn, J. Asmussen, and T. Lee, "Combustion Dynamics for Energetically Enhanced Flames using Microwave Energy Coupling," Proc. Comb. Symp. 33, 2, 3233-3240 (2010).
  • Allen, C., G. Mittal, C.J. Sung, E. Toulson, and T. Lee, "An Aerosol Rapid Compression Machine for Studying Energetic-Nanoparticle-Enhanced Combustion of Liquid Fuels," Proc. Comb. Symp. 33, 2, 3367-3374 (2010).
  • Rao, X., I. Matveev, and T. Lee, "Nitric Oxide Formation in a Premixed Flame with High Level Plasma Energy Coupling," IEEE Transactions, Special Issue on Plasma Science, 37, 12, 2303-2313 (2009).
  • Lee, T., W. G. Bessler, H. Kronemayer, C. Schulz, J. B. Jeffries, and R. K. Hanson, "Quantitative temperature measurements in high-pressure flames with multi-line NO-LIF thermometry," Applied Optics 44-31, 6718-6728 (2005).

Teaching Honors

  • Teacher Scholar Award, Michigan State University 2011
  • SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, SAE International 2010
  • Withrow Teaching Excellence Award, John D. and Dortha J. Withrow Endowment 2009

Research Honors

  • Withrow Junior Distinguished Scholar Award, Michigan State University 2012
  • Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship, Air Force Research Laboratory 2011
  • ONR Young Investigator Program Award, Office of Naval Research 2011
  • Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship, Air Force Research Laboratory 2010
  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), President Barack Obama 2010
  • AFOSR Young Investigator Program Award, Air Force Office of Scientific Research 2008
  • Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship, Air Force Research Laboratory 2009
  • IRGP New Faculty Award 2006, Michigan State University 2006
  • Bernard Lewis Fellowship, Combustion Institute 2006