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Personal & Contact Information

  Name: Lee, Joon Hyun
Title: Professor
Department: School of Mechanical Engineering
Major: Mechanical Systems Design Major
Phone: +82-51-510-2430
Fax: +82-51-512-9835
E-mail: johlee@pusan.ac.kr
URL: None


  • Energy Technology Policy, Material Strength and Nondestructive Evaluation(NDE),

Research Interests

  • The Strategy and Policy for Energy Technology
  • Structural Integrity Evaluation and Quality Assurance Based on NDE Technique
  • Characterization of Non-Conventional Engineering Materials by NDE Technique
  • Laser-Based Ultrasonic and ESPI Technique


  • Ph.D., Tohoku University, Japan, 1988

Selected Publications

  • 1. S.J. Lee and J.H.Lee, "Application of laser-generated guided wave for evaluation of corrosion in carbon steel pipe" NDT&E International, Vol. 42.pp.222-227, 2009
  • 2. Y.J. Ha, J.H. Lee, S.J. Lee, J.H. Byun, " Application of laser-generated ultrasound for evaluation of internal defects in carbon/PPS composites" Modern Physics Letters, Vol22,No.11, pp.821-826, 2008.
  • 3. S.J. Lee, J.H. Lee, J.H. Byun, "Experimental Non-contact Evaluation of delamination in CFRP Composite Plates by Laser Generation/Air-coupled Detection Ultrasonic System" Modern Physics Letters, Vol.22, No.11, pp.827-832,2008,
  • 4.Jin Kyung Lee, Joon Hyun Lee, Sang Pill Lee , "Nondestructive Evaluation on thermal shock damage of ceramics" Key Engineering Materials, Experimental Mechanics in Nano and Biotechnology, Vols. 326-328, pp.697-700, 2006
  • 5.Sang-Pill Lee, Young-Ho Kim, Yun-Seok Shin, Jun-Kyung Lee, Joon-Hyun Lee, Jun-Young Park , "Thermal Shock Damage and mechanical Property of MoSi2 Materials by NDE Technique", Key Engineering Materials, Solid State Phenomena, Vols. 321-323, pp.930-933, 2006

Professional Experiences

  • 1.President, Korea Institute of Energy Technology, Evaluation and Planning(KETEP), (2009-2012.)
  • 2.Head, Basic Atomic Research Institute, Pusan National University, Korea(2003-2008)
  • 3.Director, Brain Korea 21 Program, Pusan National University, Korea(2004-2009)
  • 4.Director Center for Failure Analysis and Reliability Pusan National University, Korea(2003-2008)
  • 5.Director for Research and Planning, Research Institute of Mechanical Technology, Pusan National University, Korea (1999)
  • 6.Visiting Professor, Center for Quality Engineering & Failure Prevention(CQE), Northwestern University, U.S.A. (1996-1997)
  • 7.Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, Korea (1990-Present)
  • 8.Research Scientist, Center for Quality Engineering and Failure Prevention, Northwestern University, U.S.A. (1988-1990)

Professional Societies & Activities

  • Member, National Academy of Engineering(NAE), Korea(2011-present)
  • Member, of National Atomic Safety Council Board, Korea
  • Member of Executive Committee, Low-Carbon Green Growth National Forum
  • Member of Executive Committee of Energy Forum, The National Academy of Engineering of Korea
  • Vice President of Korean Society for Nondestructive Testing
  • Vice President of Reliability group, Korean Society of Mechanical Enginering
  • Editor, Advancer in Nondestructive Evaluation, Trans Tech Publications
  • Chairman, International Workshop on Safety and NDE 95 and IEEE US-Korea Joint Workshop on Ultrasonics
  • Guest Editor, IEEE Transaction on UFFC(U.S.A.)
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Korean Society for Nondestructive Testing (KSNT)
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Korean Society for Composite Materials (KSCM)

Honors and Awards

  • Academic Research Award, The Korean Society for Nondestructive Testing(1994)
  • Presidential Award (atomic energy), Korean Government,(1997)
  • Outstanding Scientist Award, The Society of Materials Science, Japan(1997)
  • Yoo-Dam Award, The Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers,(2000)
  • Outstanding Academic Research Award, Pusan National University,(2001)
  • Hyowon Award for Academic-Industry Cooperation, Pusan National University,(2005)
  • Busan Science & Engineering Award (Engineering) ,The Metropolitan City of Busan(2006)
  • Award for Academic-Industry Cooperation, Pusan National University,(2009)

International Joint Research & Activities

  • Joint Research with Professor J. D. Achenbach at Northwestern University, U.S.A.
  • Joint Research with Professor Masue Saka at Tohoku University, Japan