Ho Nyung Lee
Condensed Matter Physicist | ORNL Corporate Fellow
Fellow of KAST, APS, and MRS 
Contacts: (865) 574-9782 | hnlee at ornl.gov | https://honyung.ornl.gov


Program Director, ORNL Materials Sciences and Engineering Program (2017-current) 

Lead one of the largest DOE-BES-MSE portfolios involving approximately 100 scientific staff, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and research support staff; responsible for coordinating and leading the science and technology agenda for the DOE-BES to deliver research in the areas of quantum materials, quantum information science, soft matter, and structural materials.

Interim Director, Materials Science and Technology Division (2019)

Led ORNL’s largest R&D division with over 200 staff

Group Leader, Quantum Heterostructures Group (formerly Thin Films and Nanostructures) (2013-2020)

Led a research group  conducting  experimental research on correlated topological quantum materials and oxide heterostructures through precision synthesis and advanced spectroscopy 

R&D Staff (currently Corporate Fellow), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (2002 – current)

Conduct research on the physics of functional oxide thin films and heterostructures, and precision synthesis by pulsed later deposition

Postdoc (1999-2002), Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Halle/Saale, Germany

Physics of layered ferroelectric thin films and PLD synthesis of epitaxial ferroelectrics

Advisor: Prof. D. Hesse and Prof. U. Goesele

Ph.D. Korea University (1999)

Ferroelectric thin films and device applications for ferroelectric random access memories 

Advisor: Sung Ho Choh

Awards and Honors

Fellow, Materials Research Society (2023)

Fellow, The Korean Academy of Science and Technology (2021)

ORNL Corporate Fellow (2020)

Fellow, American Physical Society (2016)

UT-Battelle Science and Technology Award (Scientific Research), ORNL (2012)

Named as Frontier Research Scientist, The Korean Academy of Science and Technology ( 2011)

Associate Fellow, The Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST), Nov. 2010~

Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), Executive Office of the President of the United States (2007)

Early Career Scientist and Engineer Award: United States Department of Energy (2007)

UT-Battelle Science and Technology Award (Scientific Research), ORNL (2005)

Bombi Prize (inaugural): The Korean Physical Society (2002)

Best Poster Awards (consecutively!): MRS (2000, 2001)

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