B.S. Electrical Engineering, Korea University, 2005M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2009Ph.D Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan, 2014Post-Doc Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017

Kyusang Lee is currently an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering departments at University of Virginia. He received his B.S. degree from Korea University in 2005, M.S. degree from Johns Hopkins University in 2009, and Ph.D. degree from University of Michigan in 2014, all in Electrical Engineering. He was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan, and a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His research interests highlight the use of organic and inorganic materials in optoelectronic devices, with a particular emphasis on applications for solar energy conversion and imaging. He is the recipient of the best student presentation award at the IEEE 38th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference and the UMEI postdoctoral fellowship.


  • NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award 2020
  • AFOSR Young Investigator Program (YIP) award 2023

Research Interests

  • Thin-Film and Flexible devices
  • Smart Sensor and AIoT
  • Neuromorphic Computing

Selected Publications

  • "Remote epitaxy through graphene enables two-dimensional material-based layer transfer" Nature 544, 340-343 (2017) ABS Yunjo Kim, Samuel S. Cruz, Kyusang Lee, Babatunde O. Alawode, Chanyeol Choi, Yi
  • "Origami Solar-Tracking Concentrator Array for Planar Photovoltaics" ACS photonics 3(11) 2134-2140 (2016) ABS Kyusang Lee, Chih-Wei Chien, Byungjun Lee, Aaron Lamoureux, Matt Shlian, Max Shtein, P. C. Ku, and Stephen Forrest
  • "A flexible thin-film InGaAs photodiode focal plane array” ACS photonics 3(4) 670-676 (2016) ABS Dejiu Fan, Kyusang Lee, and Stephen R. Forrest
  • "Dynamic kirigami structures for integrated solar tracking" Nature Communications 6, (2015) ABS Aaron Lamoureux, Kyusang Lee, Matthew Shlian, Stephen R. Forrest & Max Shtein
  • “Transforming the cost of solar-to-electrical energy conversion: Integrating thin-film GaAs solar cells with non-tracking mini-concentrators” Light:Science & Applications 4 (2015) ABS Kyusang Lee, Jaesang Lee, Bryan A Mazor & Stephen R Forrest
  • “Non-Destructve Wafer Recycling for Low-Cost Thin-Film Flexible Optoelectronics” Advanced Functional Materials Vol 24, Issue 27, 4284-4291 (2014) ABS Kyusang Lee, Jeramy D. Zimmerman, Tyler W. Hughes, S.R. Forrest