Seoul National Univ. DMSE


Myungjae Lee
  • 2018

    Ph.D : Seoul National University, Department of Physics and Astronomy

  • 2011

    B.S : Seoul National University, Department of Physics and Astronomy

  • 2022-Current

    Seoul National University, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Assistant Professor

  • 2019-2022

    University of Chicago, James Franck Institute, Postdoctoral Researcher

  • 2018-2019

    Seoul National University, Research Institute for Basic Sciences,Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Interests
1. Optical structure engineering of materials
• Design and fabrication of nanostructures to control flow of light
• Engineering of light-matter interactions and strong coupling of light with materials
2. Electrodynamics and optoelectronics in materials
• Optical microscopy of light transport and optoelectronic conversions
• Characterization of linear and nonlinear processes in nanostructured materials
3. Next-generation devices for optics and photonics
• Miniaturization of optical functionalities on integrated photonics platforms
• Development of next-generation functionalities by optical structure engineering
Selected Publications
1. Papers
• “Atomically thin, optically isotropic films with 3D nanotopography”, Nano Letters, 21, 7291 (2021)
• “Taming of random lasers”, Nature Photonics, 13, 445 (2019)
• “Anderson localizations and photonic band-tail states observed in compositionally disordered platform”, Science Advances, 4, e1602796 (2018)
• “A highly tunable and fully biocompatible silk nanoplasmonic optical sensor”, Nano Letters, 15, 3358 (2015)
2. Patents
• “Biocompatible biosensor and manufacturing method thereof”, Korea, 10-1557371-0000 (2015)
Lab Overview
Our research focuses on controlling light-matter interaction over diverse materials to solve challenges in optics and photonics. For this, we are particularly interested in (i) design and fabrication of optical structures that engineer the flow of light as well as strong coupling of light with materials, (ii) characterization of electrodynamics and optoelectronics properties in nanostructured materials, and (iii) development of next-generation devices for optics and photonics.