Prof. Sang-Joon Lee


  • Ph.D. Department of Mechanical Engineering, KAIST, 1986, Feb.


  • Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, POSTECH
  • Professor, Division of Integrative Bioscience and Biotechnology
  • Director, Biofluid and Biomimic Research Center (BBRC) (2008.10- )
  • Director, Advanced Fluid Engineering Research Center (AFERC) (2006.1- )
  • Adjunct Professor and Committee Member, School of Enviromental Science and Engineering, POSTECH (SEE)
  • Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Bioscience and Bioengineering (I-Bio)
  • Adjunct Professor and steering Commitee Member, POSTECH-CATHOLIC Biomedical Engineering Institute
  • Technical Consulting Professor of POSCO

Professional Background

  • 1986. 2 ~ 1986.12 Senior Researcher, Korea Inst. of Mach. & Metal(KIMM)
  • 1988. 9 ~ 1989. 9 Visiting Professor, Imperial College, UK
  • 1996. 8 ~ 1997. 8 Visiting Professor, Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • 1987. 1 ~ Present Professor. POSTECH

Positions in Professional Societies

  • International Journal “Journal of Visualization”, Associate Editor
  • International Journal “Wind & Structures”, Editorial Board Member
  • KSME Journal, Editor for Fluid Mechanics division
  • The Korean Society of Visualization Journal, Editor (2000-2010)
  • KSME, President of Fluid Division (2011)
  • Biomedical Engineering Society for Circulatory Disorders, Vice president (2005-)
  • The Korean Society of Visualization, Vice President (2005-2009), President (2010-2013)
  • The Wind Engineering Institute of Korea, Vice President (2003-2010), President (2011-2012)
  • Asian Fluid Mechanics Committee, Member
  • Assembly of World Conferences on Exp. Heat Transfer, Fluid Mech. &Thermodynamics., Member

Awards & Recognition

  • KSME 남헌학술상, 1997
  • KSME 학술상, 1998
  • POSCO 제철기술상, 1999
  • POSCO 제철기술상, 2000
  • 대한조선학회 논문상, 2003
  • 대한민국 특허대전 특허청장상, 2003
  • J. of Visualization Award, 2007
  • 한국유체공학 학술대회 상임위원회, NCFE 논문상, 2008
  • 한국가시화정보학회, 공로상 2011
  • 한국가시화정보학회, 학술상 2012
  • 순한기의공학회, 학술상 2013
  • 한국가시화정보학회, 공로상 2013
  • 한국풍공학회, 학회상 2014
  • American Physical Society (APS), APS Fellow 2014
  • 미래창조과학부, 이달의 과학기술자상 2015
  • 행정자치부, 과학기술훈장 창조상 2017
  • 한국기계학회, 한국유체공학상 2019
  • 미국기계학회 (ASME), ASME Fluids Engineering Division Award 2019
  • 포항가속기연구소, 심계과학상 2019
  • 한국유체공학학술대회 상임위원회, NCFE 공로상 2020


  • Email:
  • Tel: +82-54-279-2169
  • Fax: +82-54-279-3199
  • Address: Room 210, Mechanical Engineering Experimental Building, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology,San 31. Hyoja-dong, Namgu, Pohang, 790-784 Korea

Selected papers

  1. Z. H. Cho, C. H. Oh, S. J. Lee and M. K. Chung, "A New Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Technique for Unambiguous Unidirectional Measurement of Flow Velocity," J. of Applied Physics, Vol. 60(4), pp. 1256-1262, 1986.
  2. S. J. Lee, M. K. Chung, C. W. Mun and Z. H. Cho, "Experimental Study of Thermally Stratified Unsteady Flow by NMR-CT," Experiments in Fluids, Vol. 5, pp. 273-281, 1987.
  3. S. J. Lee and P. W. Bearman, "An Experimental Investigation of the Wake Structure Behind a Disk," J. of Fluids & Structures, Vol. 6, pp. 437-450, 1992.
  4. S. J. Lee, J. Lee and D. H. Lee, "An Experimental Study on the Heat Transfer of an Impinging Elliptic Jet," Int. J. of Heat & Mass Transfer, Vol. 37, No. 6, pp. 967-976, 1994.
  5. D. Lee, R. Greif, S. J. Lee and J. Lee, "The Effect of Reynolds Number on the Heat Transfer to a Fully Developed Axisymmetric Jet Impinging on a Flat Plate," J. of Heat Transfer, Vol. 117, pp. 772-776, 1995.
  6. S. J. Baek and S. J. Lee, "A New Two-Frame Particle Tracking Algorithm Using Match Probability," Experiments in Fluids, Vol.22(1), 1996.
  7. S. J. Lee and H. B. Kim, "The Effect of Surface Protrusions on the Near Wake of a Circular Cylinder", J. Wind Eng. and Industrial Aerodynamics, Vol. 69, pp.351-361, 1997
  8. S.J. Lee and H.B. Kim, "Velocity Field Measurements of Flow around a Triangular Prism behind a Porous Fence", J. Wind Eng. & Industrial Aero., Vol.73, 1998
  9. S.J. Lee and C.W. Park, "Surface Pressure Characteristics on a Triangular Prism Located behind a Porous Fences", J. Wind Eng. & Industrial Aero., Vol.80, pp.69-83, 1999
  10. J.H. Lee and S.J. Lee, "The Effect of Nozzle Aspect Ratio on Stagnation Region Heat Transfer Characteristics of Elliptic Impinging Jet", Int. J. Heat & Mass Transfer, Vol.43, pp.555-575, 2000
  11. S.J. Lee and J.H. Choi, "Ground Effect on Flow around an Elliptic Cylinder in a Turbulent Boundary Layer", J. of Fluids and Structures, Vol.14(5), pp.697-709, 2000
  12. S.J. Lee and S.H. Lee,"Flow Field Analysis of Turbulent Boundary Layer over a Riblet Surface",Experiments in Fluid, Vol.30(2),pp.153-166,2001.
  13. S.J. Lee, K.C. Park and C.W. Park, "Shelter Effect on Porous Fences on the Wind Erosion of Sand Particles in an Atmospheric Boundary Layer" J. Atmospheric Environment, Vol.36, pp.1453-1463, 2002
  14. C.W. Park and S.J. Lee, "Verification of the Shelter Effect of a Windbreak on Coal Piles in the POSCO Open Storage Yards at the Kwang-Yang Works", J. Atmospheric Environment, Vol.36, pp.2171-2185, 2002
  15. H.C. Lim and S.J. Lee, "Flow Control of Circular Cylinders with Riblet Surfaces", AIAA J., Vol.40(10), pp.1631-1642, 2002
  16. S.J. Lee and G.B. Kim, "X-ray Particle image velocimetry for Measuring Quantitative Flow Information inside Opaque Objects", J. of Applied Physics, Vol. 94(5), pp.3620-3623, 2003 Sept.
  17. S.J. Lee, J.H. Yoon and J. Choi, "Phase-Averaged Velocity Field Measurements of the Flow around an Isolated Axial-fan Model", J. Fluids Eng., Vol.125(6), pp.1067-1072, 2003 Nov.
  18. J.H. Yoon and S.J. Lee, "Investigation of the Near-field Structure of An Elliptic Jet Using a Stereoscopic Particle Image Velocimetry", Meas. Science & Tech., Vol. 14(12), pp. 2034-2046, 2003 Dec.
  19. S.J. Lee and S. Kim, "Application of Holographic Interferometry and 2-D PIV for HSC Convective Flow Diagnostics", Meas. Science & Tech., Vol.15(4), pp.664-672, 2004 April
  20. S.J. Lee, B.G. Baek, J.H. Yoon and C.M. Lee, "Three-Component Velocity Field Measurements of Propeller Wake Using a Stereoscopic PIV Technique", Exp. in Fluids, Vol.36(4), pp.575-585, 2004 April
  21. Daichin and S.J. Lee, "Near-Wake Flow Structure of Elliptic Cylinders Close to a Free Surface: Effect of Cylinder Aspect Ratio", Exp. in Fluids, Vol.36(5), pp.748-758, 2004 May
  22. B.G. Baek, C.M. Lee and S.J. Lee, "PIV Analysis of Flow around a Container Ship Model with a Rotating Propeller", Exp. in Fluids, Vol.36(6), pp.833-846, 2004 June
  23. S.J. Lee and G.B. Kim, "Synchrotron Micro-imaging Technique for Measuring the Velocity Field of Real Blood Flows", J. of Applied Physics, Vol.97, 064701, 2005 Mar.
  24. S.J. Lee, B.G. Baek and C.M. Lee, "Phase-Averaged PTV Measurements of Propeller Wake", J. of Ship Research, Vol. 49(1), pp. 43-54, 2005 Mar
  25. W. Zhang, Daichin and S.J. Lee, "PIV Measurements of the Near-Wake behind a Sinusoidal Cylinder", Exp. in Fluids, Vol.38(6), pp.824-832, 2005 June
  26. S.J. Lee and S. Kim, "Simultaneous Micro-imaging of Size and Velocity of Micro-bubbles Moving in an Opaque Tube", Exp. in Fluids, Vol 39, pp.492-497, 2005, Oct.
  27. S.J. Lee, B.G. Baek, G.B. Kim and Y.G. Jang, "Self-cleaning Features of the Plasma-treated Surface with SAM Coating", Japanese J. of Applied Physics, Vol.45(2), pp.912-918, 2006 Feb.
  28. I.C. Kim and S.J. Lee, "Characterization of a Miniature Thermal Shear Stress Sensor with Backside Connections", Sensor and Actuators A, Vol.128, pp.305-311, 2006 April
  29. G.B. Kim and S.J. Lee, "X-ray PIV Measurements of Blood Flows without Tracer Particles", Exp. in Fluids, Vol.41(2), pp.195-200, 2006 August
  30. S.J. Lee and J.Y. Lee, "Flow Structure of Wake behind a Rotationally Oscillating Circular Cylinder", J. Fluids and Structures, Vol.22(8), pp.1097-1131, 2006 Nov.
  31. W. Zhang, J.H. Kang and S.J. Lee, "Tracking of Saltating Sand Trajectories over a Flat Surface Embedded in an Atmospheric Boundary Layer", Geomorphology, Vol.86 (2007), pp. 320-331, 2007 April
  32. J.Y. Lee, H.S. Ji, and S.J. Lee "Micro-PIV Measurements of Blood Flow in Extra-embryonic Blood Vessels of Chicken Embryos", Physiological Measurement, Vol. 28, pp.1149-1162, 2007 Sept.
  33. S. Kim and S.J. Lee, "Measurement of 3-D Laminar Flow inside a Micro Tube Using Digital Holographic Particle Tracking Velocimetry", J. of Micromechanics and Micro-engineering, Vol. 17, pp.2157-2162, 2007 Oct.
  34. S.J. Lee  and J.Y. Lee, "Temporal Evolution of Wake behind a Rotationally Oscillating Circular Cylinder", Physics of Fluids, Vol.19, pp.105104, 2007 Oct
  35. S.J. Lee and Y.M. Kim, "In Vivo Visualization of the Water-Refilling Process in Xylem Vessels Using X-ray Micro-imaging", Annals of Botany, Vol. 101(4), pp 595-602, 2008 Mar.
  36. S.J. Lee, G.B. Kim, D.H. Yim and S.Y. Jung "Development of a Compact X-ray Particle Image Velocimetry for Measuring Opaque Flows", Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol.80(3), 033706, 2009 March
  37. S.J. Lee, B.H. Kim and J.Y. Lee, "Experimental Study on the Fluid Mechanics of Blood Sucking in the Proboscis of a Female Mosquito", J. of Biomechanics, Vol.42(7), pp.857-864, 2009 May
  38. H.K. Kim and S.J. Lee, "Synchrotron X-ray imaging for nondestructive monitoring of sap flow dynamics through xylem vessel elements in rice leaves", New Phytologist, Vol.188, No. 4, pp1085-1098, 2010 Nov
  39. Y.S. Choi and S.J. Lee, "Lateral and angular focusing of spherical particles in a square microchannel", Lap on a Chip, Vol.11(3), pp.460-465, 2011 Feb.
  40. S.S. Ahn, S.Y. Jung, E.S. Seo, and S.J. Lee, "Gold nanoparticle-incorporated human red blood cells(RBCs) for X-ray dynamic imaging", Biomaterials, Vol.32(29), pp.7191-7199, 2011 Oct.