Department of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringOUR PEOPLE
In LEE 李仁
PhD, Stanford University
Visiting Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Prof. Lee joined Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology as a visiting professor in 2017. He has been a professor at the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology since 1987. He received his B.S. (1972) and M.S. degrees (1979) from Seoul National University and Ph.D. degree (1986) in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University. Professor Lee has contributed more than 660 technical articles, including over 280 in archival journals and gave more than 100 times plenary, keynote and invited lectures at the international conferences, distinguished research institutes and universities. His research areas are subsonic, transonic and supersonic aeroelasticity of modern aircrafts and helicopters, vibration and structural analysis of aerospace structures, vibration and control of smart Structures, vibration - damping and control of composite structures. Prof. Lee supervised more than 100 students including 50 Ph.D. students. He was the editor-in-chief of International Journal of Aeronautical and Space Sciences (IJASS).
Prof. Lee was a Director of KAIST Satellite Technology Research Center from January 2012 to February 2014. During his director position, he directed the successful launch of Naro Scientific Satellite. He was the Chairman of two times of Failure Investigation Committee of Naro Space Launch Vehicles from 2009 to 2013. His activities and leadership led a successful launch of the 3rd Naro Rocket in 2013, which is the first successful space launch in Space Launch History in Korea. Prof. Lee Received a Medal (3rd Place) from Korean President due to the contribution to the academic excellence and the development of aerospace Engineering in 2008. He also received a Medal (2nd Place) from Korean President due to the contribution to development of Space Launch Vehicle and Satellite in 2013. Prof. Lee received a Friendship Award from Nanjing City, China in 2010. He also received a Friendship Award and an Honorary Citizenship from Jiangsu Province in 2011. He received the Friendship Award from Chinese Government in 2011, which is one of the most honorable Award from Chinese Government.
Prof. Lee was the president of Korean Society for Composite Materials in 2003-2004 and also the president of Korean Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences in 2006-2007. He was also a Director International (Board Member) of AIAA from 2011 to 2014. Professor Lee is currently a Fellow of AIAA, a Fellow of Royal Aeronautical Society and a Fellow of Korean Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences. He is a fellow of Korean Academy of Science and Technology and also a fellow of National Academy of Engineering in Korea. He is also an honorary professor at Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Teching Activities

MECH 4860      Aeroelasticity 
MECH 6910P   Structural Dynamics

Research Interests

Subsonic, Transonic and Supersonic Aeroelasticity of Aircraft and Aerospace Structures
Vibration and Structural Analysis of Aerospace Structures
Vibration and Control of Smart Structures
Vibration, Damping and Control of Composite Structures

Selected Publications

(Prof. Lee presented over 100 times of Plenary Lectures, Keynote Lectures, Invited Lectures & Seminars at International Conferences, Prestigious Universities and Research Institutes and published over 650 Papers including 180 International Journal Papers.)
  • Koo, K.N., and Lee, I., “Vibration and Damping Analysis of Composite Laminates Using Shear Deformable Finite Element,” AIAA Journal, Vol.31, No.4, pp.728-735, April, 1993.
  • Koo, K.N. and Lee, I., “Effects of In-plane Displacements on Frequency and Damping of Composite Laminates,” AIAA Journal, Vol.32, No.1, pp.221-223, January, 1994.
  • Cho, M.H., and Lee, I., “Aeroelastic Stability of Hingeless Rotor Blade in Hover Using Large Deflection Theory,” AIAA Journal, Vol.32, No.7, pp.1472-1477, 1994.
  • Koo, K.N., and Lee, I, “A Refined Analysis of Vibration and Damping for Anisotropic Laminates in Cylindrical Bending,” Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol.184, No.4, pp.553-566, 1995.
  • Koo, K.N., and Lee, I., “Dynamic Behavior of Thick Composite Beam,” Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, Vol.14, No.3, pp.196-210, 1995.
  • Cho, M.H., and Lee, I., “Aeroelastic Analysis of Multi-Bladed Hingeless Rotors in Hover,” AIAA Journal, Vol.33, No.12, pp.2348-2353, 1995.
  • Lee, D.M. and Lee, I., “Supersonic Flutter Analysis of Stiffened Isotropic and Anisotropic Panels,” AIAA Journal, Vol.34, No.3, pp.637-639,1996.
  • Kim, S.H. and Lee, I., “Aeroelastic Analysis of a Flexible Airfoil with a Freeplay Nonlinearity,” Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol.193, No.4, pp.823-846,1996.
  • Cho, M.H., and Lee, I., “Refined Aeroelastic Analysis of Hingeless Rotor Blades in Hover,” Journal of Aircraft, Vol.34, No.3, pp.408-415, 1997.
  • Lee, D.M., and Lee, I., “Vibration Analysis of Stiffened Laminated Plates Including Thermally Post-buckled Deflection Effect,” Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, Vol.16, No.12, pp.1138-1154, 1997.
  • Han, J.H., and Lee, I., “Active Damping Enhancement of Composite Plates with Electrode Designed Piezoelectric Materials,” Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Vol.8, No.3, pp.249-259, 1997.
  • Han. J.H., Rew, K.H., and Lee, I., “An Experimental Study for Active Vibration Control of Composite Structures with Piezo-ceramic Actuator and Piezo-film Sensor,” Smart Materials and Structures, Vol.6, pp.549-558, 1997.
  • Han. J.H., and Lee, I., “Analysis of Composite Plates with Piezoelectric Actuators for Vibration Control Using Layerwise Displacement Theory,” Composite Part B: Engineering, Vol.29, No.5, pp.621-632, 1998.
  • Paek, S.K., Park, T.S., Bae, J.S., Lee, I., and Kwon, J. H., “Computation of the Roll Moment for a Projectile with Wrap-Around Fins Using Euler Equation,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rocket, Vol.36, No.1, pp.53-58, 1999.
  • Han. J.H., Cho, K.D., Youn, S.H., and Lee, I., “Vibration and Actuation Characteristics of Composite Structures with a Bonded Piezo Ceramic Actuator,” Smart Materials and Structures, Vol.8, pp.136-143, 1999.
  • Han. J.H. and Lee, I., “Optimal Placement of Piezoelectric Sensors and Actuators for Vibration Control of a Composite Plate Using Genetic Algorithms,” Smart Materials and Structures, Vol.8, pp.257-267, 1999.
  • Paek, S.K., and Lee, I., “Aeroelastic Effects on the Roll Characteristics of a Wrap-Around Fin Projectile,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rocket, Vol.36, No.4, pp.524-530, 1999.
  • Shin, Y.S., and Lee, I., “Investigation on Equivalent System Modeling and Dynamic Characteristics Using Reduced Models,” AIAA Journal, Vol.38, No.1, pp.102-109, 2000.
  • Kim, D.H., and Lee, I., “Transonic and Low-Supersonic Aerodynamic Analysis of a Wing with Under-Pylon/Store,” Journal of Aircraft, Vol.37, No.1, pp.189-192, 2000.
  • Jeon, S.M., and Lee, I., "Aeroelastic Analysis of Hingeless Rotor Blade in Forward Flight Using Large Deflection Theory," AIAA Journal, Vol.38, No.5, pp.843-850, 2000.
  • Oh, I.K., Han, J.H., and Lee, I., “Post-buckling and Vibration Characteristics of Piezolaminated Composite Plate Subject to Thermopiezoelectric Loads,” Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol.233, No.1, pp.19-40, 2000.
  • Kim, D.H. and Lee, I., “Transonic and Low-Supersonic Aeroelastic Analysis of Two Degree of Freedom Airfoil with Freeplay Non-linearity,” Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 234, No. 5, pp.859-880, 2000.
  • Youn S.H., Han, J.H., and Lee, I., “Neuro-Adaptive Vibration Control of Composite Beams Subject to Sudden Delamination,” Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 238, No. 2, pp.215-231, 2001.
  • Oh, I.K., and Lee, I., “Thermal Snapping and Vibration Characteristics of Cylindrical Composite Panels Using Layerwise Theory,” Composite Structures, Vol. 51, pp.49-61, 2001.
  • Jeon, S.M., and Lee, I., “Aeroelastic Response and Stability Analysis of Composite Rotor Blade in Forward Flight,” Composite Part B: Engineering, Vol. 32, pp.249-257, 2001.
  • Oh, I.K., Han, J.-H., and Lee, I., “Thermo-piezo-elastic Snapping of Piezo-laminated Plates Using Layerwise Nonlinear Finite Elements,” AIAA Journal, Vol. 39, No.6, pp.1188-1197, 2001.
  • Rew, K.H., and Lee, I., “Adaptive Shunting for Vibration Control of Frequency-Varying Structures,” Journal of Guidance Control and Dynamics, Vol. 24, No.6, pp.1223-1225, 2001.
  • Paek, S.K., Bae, J.S., and Lee, I., “Flutter Analysis of a Wrap-Around Fin Projectile Considering Rolling Motion,”Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol.39, No.1, pp.66-72, 2002.
  • Rew, K.H., Kim, S., Lee, I. and Park, Y., “Real-time Estimations of Multi-modal Frequencies for Smart Structures,” Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 11, pp.36-47, 2002.
  • Bae, J.S., Yang, S.M. and Lee, I., “Linear and Nonlinear Aeroelastic Analysis of a Fighter-Type Wing with Control Surface,” Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 39, No.4, pp.697-708, 2002.
  • Rew, K-H, Han, J.-H., and Lee, I., “Multi-Modal Vibration Control Using Adaptive Positive Position Feedback,” Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Vol. 13, No.1, pp.13-22, 2002.
  • Kim, D.H. and Lee, I., “Nonlinear Flutter Characteristics of a Composite Missile Wing in Transonic and Low-Supersonic Flows,” Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 39, No.5, pp.889-982, 2002.
  • Oh, I.K., Lee, I. and Lee, D.M., “Nonlinear Transient Response of Fluttering Stiffened Composite Plates Subject to Thermal Load,” Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 245, No.4, pp.715-736, 2002.
  • Choi, J.H. and Lee, I., “Transient Thermo-elastic Analysis of Disk Brakes in Frictional Contact,” Journal of Thermal Stresses, Vol. 26, No.3, pp.223-244, 2003.
  • Bae, J.S. and Lee, I., “Limit Cycle Oscillation of Missile Control Fin with Structural Nonlinearity,” Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol.269, No.3-5, pp.669-687, 2004.
  • Bae, J.S., Kim, D.K., Shin, W.H., Lee, I., and Kim, S.H., “Nonlinear Aeroelastic Analysis of a Deployable Missile Control Fin,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol.41, No.2, pp.264-271, 2004.
  • Kim, D.H., Han, J.H., and Lee, I., “Application of Fiber Optic Sensor and Piezoelectric Actuator to Flutter Suppression,” Journal of Aircraft, Vol.41, No.2, pp.409-411, 2004.
  • Kim, D.-H., Han, J.-H., Kim, D.H. and Lee, I., “Vibration control of structures with interferometric sensor non-linearity,” Smart Materials and Structures, Vol.13, No.1, pp.92-99, 2004.
  • Choi, J.H. and Lee, I., “Finite Element Analysis of Transient Thermoelastic Behaviors in Disk Brakes,” Wear, Vol.257, No.1/2, pp.47-58, 2004.
  • Bae, J.S., Inman, D.J., and Lee, I., “Effects of Structural Nonlinearity on Subsonic Aeroelastic Characteristics of Aircraft Wing with Control Surface,” Journal of Fluids and Structures, Vol.19, No.6, pp.747-763, 2004.
  • Kwon, H.J., Kim, D.H., and Lee, I., “Frequency and Time Domain Flutter Computations of a Wing with Oscillating Control Surface Including Shock Interference Effects,” Aerospace Science and Technology, Vol.8, pp.519-532, 2004.
  • Roh, J.H., Oh, I.K., Yang, S.M., Han, J.-H., and Lee, I., “Thermal Post-Buckling Analysis of Shape Memory Alloy Hybrid Composite Shell Panels,” Smart Materials and Structures, Vol.13, No.6, pp.1345-1350, 2004.
  • Choi, J.H., Han, J.-H. and Lee, I., “Transient Analysis of Thermoelastic Contact Behaviors in composite Multi-disk brakes,” Journal of Thermal Stresses, Vol.27, No.12, pp.1149-1167, 2004.
  • Yoo, J.H., Kim, D.H., Kwon, H.J. and Lee, I., “Nonlinear Aeroelastic Simulation of a Full-Span Aircraft with Oscillating Control Surfaces,” Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Vol.18, No.3, pp.156-167, 2005.
  • Kim, D.K., Bae, J.S., Lee, I., and Han, J.-H., “Dynamic Model Establishment of a Deployable Missile Control Fin with Nonlinear Hinge,” Journal of Spacecrafts and Rockets, Vol.42, No.1, pp.66-77, 2005.
  • Kim, D.H., Park, Y.M., Lee, I. and Kwon O.J., “Nonlinear Aeroelastic Computation of a Wing/Pylon/Finned-Store Using Parallel Computing,” AIAA Journal, Vol.43, No.1, pp.53-62, 2005.
  • Kim, D.-H., Chang, Y.-H., Han, J.-H., and Lee, I., “Optical Phase Estimation for a Patch-type Extrinsic Fabry-Perot Interferometer Sensor System and Its Application to Flutter Suppression,” Smart Materials and Structures, Vol.14, No.4, pp.696-706, 2005.
  • Chang, Y.H., Kim, D.H., Lee, I., and Han, J.H., “A Patch-Type Smart Self-Sensing Actuator,” Smart Materials and Structures, Vol.15, pp.667-677, 2006.
  • Shin, W.H., Oh, I.K., Han, J.-H., and Lee, I., “Aeroelastic Characteristics of Cylindrical Hybrid Composite Panels with Viscoelastic Damping Treatments,” Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol.296, pp.99-116, 2006.
  • Lim, I.G., and Lee I., “Aeroelastic Analysis of Bearingless Rotors Using Large Deflection Beam Theory,” AIAA Journal, Vol.45, No.3, pp.599-606, 2007.
  • Shin, W.H., Lee I., Shin, Young-Sug and Bae, Jae-Sung, “Nonlinear Aeroelastic Analysis for a Control Fin with an Actuator,” Journal of Aircraft, Vol.44, No.2, pp.597-605, 2007.
  • Park, Y.K., Yoo, J.H. and Lee I., “Nonlinear Aeroelastic Analysis of Control with Freeplay in Transonic Region,” AIAA Journal, Vol.45, No.5, pp.1142-1145, 2007.
  • Kim, K.S. and Lee, I., “Vibration Characteristics of a 75 kW Turbo Machine With Air Foil Bearings,” Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power-Transactions of the ASME, Vol.129, No.3, pp.843-849, 2007.
  • Shin, W.H., Lee, S.J., Lee, I. and Bae, J.S., “Effects of actuator nonlinearity on aeroelastic characteristics of a control fin,” Jorunal of Fluids and Structures, Vol.23, No.7, pp.1093-1105, 2007.
  • Roh, J.H., Lee, H.G. and Lee, I., “Thermoelastic Behaviors of Fabric Membrane Structures,” Advanced Composite Materials, Vol.17, No.4, pp.319-332, 2008.
  • Roh, J.H., Woo, J.H. and Lee, I., “Thermal Post-Buckling and Vibration Analysis of Composite Conical Shell Structures Using Layerwise Theory,” Journal of Thermal Stresses, Vol.32, No.1-2, pp.41-64, 2009.
  • Kang, W.G. and Lee, I., “Analysis of Tethered Aerostat Response Under Atmospheric Turbulence Considering Nonlinear Cable Dynamics,” Journal of Aircraft, Vol.46, No.1, pp.343-348, 2009.
  • Lim, I.G. and Lee, I., “Aeroelastic analysis of rotor systems using trailing edge flaps,” Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol.321, No.3-5, pp.525-536, 2009.
  • Lim, I.G. and Lee, I., “Aeroelastic analysis of bearingless rotors with a composite flexbeam,” Composite Structures, Vol.88, No.4, pp.570-578, 2009.
  • Shin, W.H., Oh, I.K. and Lee, I., “Nonlinear flutter of aerothermally buckled composite shells with damping treatments,” Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol.324, No.3-5, pp.556-569, 2009.
  • Kang, M.K., Kim, E.H., Rim, M.S., and Lee, I., “Engineering Model to Predict Behaviors of Shape Memory Alloy Wire for Vibration Applications,” CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.64, No.3, pp.227-249, 2010.
  • Lee, S.J., and Lee, I., “Two-dimensional half-staggered Soroban grids for the CIP/CCUP method,” Computers & Fluids, Vol.39, No.9, pp.1491-1499, 2010.
  • Yoo, S.-J., Jeong, M.-S., Lee, I., “Wake Effects of Free-Wake Model on Aeroelastic Behavior of Hovering Rotors,” Journal of Aircraft, Vol.48, No.4, pp.1184-1192, 2011.
  • Kim, E.-H., Lee, I., Roh, J.-H., Choi, I.-H., and Koo, K.-N., “Effects of Shape Memory Alloys on Low Velocity Impact Characteristics of Composite Plate,” Composite Structures, Vol. 93, pp. 2903-2909, 2011.
  • Lee, S.J., Cho, B.G. and Lee, I., “Two-dimensional unsteady aerodynamics analysis based on a multiphase perspective,” Computers & Fluids, Vol.53, No.15, pp.105-116, 2012.
  • Kim, J.Y., Cho, S.I., Lee, I., Paek, S.K., "Flutter Characteristics of a Rolling Wraparound Fin Projectile Considering Aeroelastic Deflections,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol.49, No.4, pp.709-719, 2012
  • Kim, E.H., Lee, I., Hwang, T.K., "Low-Velocity Impact and Residual Burst-Pressure Analysis of Cylindrical Composite Pressure Vessels,” AIAA Journal, Vol.50, No.10, pp.2180-2193, 2012
  • Kim, E.H., Rim, M.S., Lee, I., Hwang, T.K., "Composite damage model based on continuum damage mechanics and low velocity impact analysis of composite plates,” Composite Structures, Vol.95, pp.123-134, 2013
  • Lee, M.K., Lee, I., “Performance enhancement of tilt-rotor unmanned aerial vehicle using nacelle-fixed auxiliary wing,” Journal of Aircraft, Vol.50, No.1, 2013
  • Kim, H.C., Kim, E.H., Lee, I., Byun, J.H., Kim, B.S., Ahn, S.M., "Fabrication of carbon nanotubes dispersed woven carbon fiber/epoxy composites and their damping characteristics,” Journal of Composite Materials, Vol.47, No.8, pp.1045-1054, 2013
  • Kim, S.W., Jeong, M.S., Lee, I., Kim, E.H., Kwon, I.B., Hwang, T.K., "Determination of the maximum strains experienced by composite structures using metal coated optical fiber sensors,” Composites Science and Technology, Vol.78, pp.48-55, 2013
  • Jeong, M.S., Lee, I., Yoo, S.J. and Park, K.C., “Torsional stiffness effects on the dynamic stability of a horizontal axis wind turbine blade,” Energies, Vol.6, No.4, pp.2242-61, 2013
  • Jeong, M.S., Kim, S.W., Lee, I., Yoo, S.J., Park, K.C., “The impact of yaw error on aeroelastic characteristics of a horizontal axis wind turbine blade,” Renewable Energy, Vol.60, pp.256-268, 2013
  • Jeong, M.S., Kim, S.W., Lee, I., Yoo, S.J., Park, K.C., “Investigation of wake effects on aeroelastic responses of a HAWT blade,” AIAA Journal, Vol.52, No.6, pp.1133-1144, 2014.
  • Kim, S.W., Cha, M.C., Lee, I., Kim, E.H., Kwon, I.B., Hwang, T.K., “Damage evaluation and strain monitoring of composite plates using metal-coated FBG sensors under quasi-static indentation,” Composites Part B: Engineering, Vol.66, pp.36-45, 2014.
  • Kim, S.W., Jeong, M.S., Kim, E.H., Lee, I., “Damage evaluation and strain monitoring for composite cylinders using tin-coated FBG sensors under low-velocity impacts, Composites Part B: Engineering, Vol.74, pp.13-22, 2015.
  • Jeong, M.S., Cha, M.C., Kim, S.W., Lee, I., “Numerical Investigation of Optimal Yaw Misalignment and Collective Pitch Angle for Load Imbalance Reduction of Rigid and Flexible HAWT Blades under Sheared Inflow”, Energy, Vol.84, No.1, pp.518-532, 2015.

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