Clark School Home UMD
Return to Faculty Directory

Lee, C.H.

C.H. Lee
Professor Emeritus
2321 A.V. Williams Bldg
(301) 405-3739

Research Interests 

Quantum Electronics, Nonlinear Optics


Chi H. Lee is currently a Professor Emeritus of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park. He received B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the National Taiwan University in 1959. He received the Ph.D degree from Harvard University in Applied Physics in 1968.

Dr. Lee is a nationally and internationally known expert on ultrafast phenomena. He is a pioneer in developing the synchronously mode-locked dye lasers. He is also a pioneer on the study of the picosecond photoconductivity effect in semiconductors. He is leading a field of developing ultrafast optoelectronic devices, and in optically controlled millimeter-waves. His fields of specialization include: Picosecond optical electronics, lasers and nonlinear optics, millimeter-wave technology, ultrafast phenomena and microwave photonics.

He has published more than 300 papers in these areas. Dr. Lee is the editor of three books: (1) Picosecond Optoelectronic Device, Academic Press (1984), (2) Picosecond Electronics and Optoelectronics, co-editors: Monrou and Bloom, Springer-Verlag (1985), (3) Picosecond Electronics and Optoelectronics II, co-editors: F.J. Leonberger, F.Capasso and H. Morkoc, (1987).

He was the chairman of the technical committee on lightwave technology in the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques (MTT) Society. He was the program co-chair of the topical meeting on "Picosecond Electronics and Optoelectronics" in 1985 and 1987. He was the general co-chairs of the International Meeting on "Microwave Photonics" in 1998. He served as the chairman of the Steering Committee of the International Microwave Photonics Meeting for 1999. He has been the chairman of the IEEE/LEOS technical committee on Microwave Photonics from 1997-2003. He also served as one of the guest editors of the special issue on Microwave Photonics for the Journal of Lightwave Technology in the December, 2003 issue. He was the general chair of the IEEE/LEOS Summer Topical Meeting on Photonics Time/Frequency Measurements and Controls, July 14-16, 2003 in Vancouver, Canada. Currently he is on the steering committee of the Journal of Lightwave Technology.

Dr. Lee is a Fellow of IEEE, the Optical Society of America and the Photonic Society of the Chinese American.

Related News 

Prof. Robert Newcomb to Lead FIRE Research Stream on Neural Systems and Neurotechnologies
The FIRE stream will introduce UMD first-year students to a brave new era in medical research to minimize the risks of, complement, and eventually replace clinical trials and animal testing. June 21, 2017

Miao Yu named Maryland Robotics Center director
Yu develops sensors useful in a variety of robotics applications. June 20, 2017

Decade of TMV research leads to never-before-seen microsystems for energy storage, biosensors and self-sustaining systems
Long-term Ghodssi-Culver partnership has used the Tobacco mosaic virus as a biological nanoscaffold for groundbreaking devices. June 19, 2017

Peter Kofinas Will Serve as Next Chair of ChBE
Effective July 1, Sheryl Ehrman will depart for San Jose State University. June 19, 2017

ECE Professors Abshire, Goldsman, and Newcomb Participate in ISCAS 2017
This year's event focused on the connection from Dreams to Innovation, with the aim of cultivating creative research-driven Ideas in Circuits and Systems as they transition to Innovations and fuel economic development. June 7, 2017

Ghodssi, Bentley receive NSF EAGER grant to develop ingestible capsules for medical diagnosis
"Gut-Nav" capsules will be designed to detect problems in the gastro-intestinal tract, including pancreatic cancer and inflammatory bowel disease screening. June 5, 2017

Four Honored at 6th Annual ECE Distinguished Alumni Awards
The ECE Department honored four alumni for their leadership and meritorious contributions to the field of engineering. June 2, 2017

Thomas E. Murphy Reappointed as Director of IREAP
Thomas E. Murphy Reappointed as Director of IREAP June 2, 2017

UMD Engineering Gives Solar Decathlon Team a Competitive Edge
What if we told you that wood can be used to make a smart window that is more energy efficient than glass? May 30, 2017

Alumnus Aswin Sankaranarayanan Wins Excellence in Teaching Award at Carnegie Mellon University
The annual award is given to a faculty member who has a clear dedication to undergraduate education and has made a significant impact on his/her students. May 25, 2017