Prof. Youho Lee

Prof. Youho Lee joined Seoul National University in February 2019 as an assistant professor in the Nuclear Engineering Department. Prof. Lee is a nuclear engineer studying nuclear fuel, reactor safety, and various solid-fluid interface phenomena in extreme environments. His research interests include nuclear fuel design and safety, nuclear fuel mechanical modelling, spent fuel behavior, material compatibility in advanced reactors, material behavior under strong interaction with fluids, and low-power density reactor.

Prof. Lee received a B.S. from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 2009, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2011 and 2013, respectively. Prior to joining Seoul National University, he served as an assistant professor at the University of New Mexico and a postdoctoral research fellow at KAIST. 

Professional Position
2019-
Seoul National University, Department of Nuclear Engineering
Assistant Professor

2016-2019

University of New Mexico, Department of Nuclear Engineering
Assistant Professor 

2013-2016



Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Postdoc researcher (Alternative service for the military obligation)
Education
2011-2013
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Nuclear Engineering, Ph.D
Advisor: Mujid S. Kazimi
Thesis title: Safety of Nuclear Fuel with Silicon Carbide Cladding

2009-2011

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Nuclear Engineering, M.S

2005-2009

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Nuclear and Quantum Engineering, B.S
Selected Honors and Awards
2014
Best paper award, Division of Fuel and Materials, Korean Nuclear Society
2013
MIT Nuclear Science and Engineering Department's selectee for fission doctoral research expo seminar
2009-2011
Scholarship for overseas studies, Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning 
2008
Best paper award (Minister Award of the Korean Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology)
National Nuclear Engineering Research Competition for Korean Undergraduates