Dr. Bong Jae Lee is as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Pittsburgh, starting September 2008. He received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Seoul National University in the Republic of Korea in 2001 and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2005 and 2007, respectively. He is the winner of the Georgia Tech Chapter of Sigma Xi Best Ph.D Thesis Award and is the recipient of the Hewlett Packard Best Paper Award (2nd place) in 2006. His research interests include nanoscale energy transport phenomena, light-matter interaction at the nanoscale, plasmonics, and metamaterials. In particular, he is interested in investigating fundamental physics of near-field thermal radiation, tailoring radiative properties of nanostructures, and employing engineered nanostructures to novel energy conversion and sensing devices.
• Lee, B.J., Wang, L.P., and Zhang, Z.M., 2008, “Coherent Thermal Emission by Excitation of
Magnetic Polaritons between Periodic Strips and a Metallic Film,” Optics Express, Vol. 16,
• Lee, B.J., Chen, Y.-B., and Zhang, Z.M., 2008, “Surface Waves Between Metallic Films and
Truncated Photonic Crystals Observed with Reflectance Spectroscopy,” Optics Letters, Vol. 33, pp. 204-206.
• Lee, B.J., Chen, Y.-B., and Zhang, Z.M., 2008, “Confinement of Infrared Radiation to Nanometer Scales through Metallic Slit Arrays,” Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, Vol. 109, pp. 608-619.
• Lee, B.J., Park, K., and Zhang, Z.M., 2007, “Energy Pathways in Nanoscale Thermal Radiation,"Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 91, 153101.
• Lee, B.J., and Zhang, Z.M., 2006, “Design and Fabrication of Planar Multilayer Structures with Coherent Thermal Emission Characteristics,” Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 100, 063529.