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Dong-Hun Lee

Dong-Hun Lee
Kyung Hee University
School of Space Research
Yongin, Gyeonggi 446-701, Korea
Phone:  82-31-201-2449
Fax: 82-31-204-7082
E-mail: dhlee@khu.ac.kr

EDUCATION     1990. 8.   Univ. of Minnesota,  Ph.D.   Physics
                        1986.12   Univ. of Minnesota,   M.S.    Physics
                        1985. 2    Seoul National Univ., B.S.    Physics (Magna Cum Laude)

2001-present     Professor, Kyung Hee University
2007-2008         Research Consultant, Princeton Plasma Physics Lab., Princeton Univ.
2001-2004         Assoc. Dean, College of Electronics & Information, Kyung Hee Univ.
1996-2001         Associate Professor, Kyung Hee University
2000-2001         Visiting Professor, Dartmouth College
1992-1996         Assistant Professor, Kyung Hee University
1991-1992         Senior Researcher, Institute of Astronomy and Space Science

Dr. MHD and plasma waves in space, Magnetospheric waves and instabilities, Nonlinear wave properties in nonuniform plasmas, Dynamics of current flows in space, Heavy ion composition in the magnetosphere.

1996   Fellowship, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

American Geophysical Union
Korean Astronomical Society
Korean Space Science Society

. Referee:   J. Geophys. Res., Geophys. Res. Lett., Phys. Plasmas, Ann. Geophys.,
                 Plant. Space Sci., J. Atm. Solar-Terres. Phys., Earth Planets Space
. Meeting Organizer:   IAGA 11th Sci. Assembly, Convenor, 2009
                                WPGM  9th , Convenor, 2006
                                Chapman Conference, AGU,  Program Committee, 2005
                                COSPAR Colloquium, Scientific Organizing Committee, 2000
. Editorial Board of Korean Space Science Society

2008.12-present     WCU project of Space Exploration in Lunar Orbit (PI)
2002.10-2007. 8      Space Environment Lab for Sun-Earth-Planet. Relationship (PI)
2003. 4-2006. 3      Brain Korea 21 Near-Earth Space Science Program (PI)
1999   -2002          Theoretical study of ULF waves in the magnetotail (Co-I, NASA)


  • Takahashi, K., D. Berube, D.-H. Lee, J. Goldstein, H. J. Singer, F. Honary, and M. B. Moldwin (2009), Possible evidence of virtual resonance in the dayside magnetosphere, J. Geophys. Res., 114, A05206, doi:10.1029/2008JA013898.
  • Kim, K.-H., K. S. Park, T. Ogino, D.-H. Lee, S.-K. Sung, and Y.-S. Kwak (2009), Global MHD simulation of the geomagnetic sudden commencement on 21 October 1999, J. Geophys. Res., 114, A08212, doi:10.1029/2009JA014109.
  • S.-H. Hwang, H.-M. Kim, J. Kim, E.-S. Lee, D.-H. Lee, M. Jang, D.-R. Son, G.-R. Cho, Overviewof scientific payloads onboard the KSR-III rocket, Acta Astronautica 60, 880?888, 2008.
  • Lee, D.-H., J. R. Johnson, K. Kim, and K.-S. Kim (2008), Effects of heavy ions on ULF wave resonances near the equatorial region, J. Geophys. Res., 113, A11212, doi:10.1029/2008JA013088.
  • Kim, E.-H., J. R. Johnson, and D.-H. Lee (2008), Resonant absorption of ULF waves at Mercurys magnetosphere, J. Geophys. Res., 113, A11207, doi:10.1029/2008JA013310.
  • Kim, K., D.-H. Lee, and H. Lim, Resonant absorption and mode conversion in a transition layer between positive-index and negative-index media, OPTICS EXPRESS, 16, 22, 2008. K. Kim, F. Rotermund, D.-H. Lee, and H. Lim, Propagation of p-polarized electromagnetic waves obliquely incident on stratified random media: Random phase approximation, Waves in Random and Complex Media, 17, 1, 43, 2007.
  • Kawano, H., and D.-H. Lee (2007), Gradient methods applied to simulated ULF data: The effects of the ionospheric damping factor, J. Geophys. Res., 112, A07212, doi:10.1029/2006JA011849.
  • D.-H. Lee, K. Takahashi, MHD eigenmodes in the inner magnetosphere, Geophysical Monograph, 169, 73-90, 2006
  • S.-K. Sung, K.-H. Kim, D.-H. Lee, K. Takahashi, C. A. Cattell, M. Andre, Y. V. Khotyaintsev, and A. Balogh, Simultaneous ground-based and satellite observations of Pc5 geomagnetic pulsations: A case study using multipoint measurements, Earth Planets Space, Vol. 58 (No. 7), pp. 873-883, 2006.
  • P. J. Chi, Dong-Hun Lee, and C. T. Russell, Tamao travel time of sudden impulses and its relationship to ionospheric convection vortices, Journal of Geophysical Research, 111, A08205, doi:10.1029/2005JA011578, 2006.
  • Kim, K., H. Yoo, D.-H. Lee, and H. Lim, Exact analytical expressions for the dispersion relation of one-dimensional chiral photonic crystals, Waves in Random and Complex Media, Vol. 16, No. 1, 75-84, 2006.
  • Kihong Kim and Dong-Hun Lee, Invariant imbedding theory of mode conversion in inhomogeneous plasmas. II. Mode conversion in cold, magnetized plasmas with perpendicular inhomogeneity, Phys. Plasmas 13, 042103 (2006)
  • R.E. Denton, J. Goldstein, D.-H. Lee, R.A. King, Z.C. Dent, D.L. Gallagher, D. Berube, K. Takahashi, M. Nose, D. Milling and F. Honary, Realistic magnetospheric density model for 29 August 2000, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 68, 6, 615-628, 2006.
  • Kim, K., D.-H. Lee, H. Lim, Theory of the propagation of coupled waves in arbitrary inhomogeneous stratified media, Europhysics Letters, DOI: 10.1209/epl/i2004-10341-0, 69(2), 207-213, 2005.
  • Kim, K.-H., K. Takahashi, D.-H. Lee, P. R. Sutcliffe, and K. Yumoto, Pi2 pulsations associated with poleward boundary intensifications during the absence of substorms, Journal of Geophysical Research, 110, A01217, doi:10.1029/2004JA010780, 2005.
  • Eun-Hwa Kim and Dong-Hun Lee, Simulation Study of Electron and Proton Whistlers in the Ionosphere, Journal of the Korean Physical Society, Vol. 46, No. 2, pp. 541-545, 2005.
  • Kim, K.S., E.H. Kim, D.-H. Lee, K. Kim, Conversion of ordinary and extraordinary waves into upper hybrid waves in inhomogeneous plasmas, PHYSICS OF PLASMAS 12, 052903, 2005.
  • Seung-Hyun Hwang, Jhoon Kim, Young-In Won, Hi Ku Cho, Jeong Sik Kim, Dong-Hun Lee, Gwang-Rae Cho and Sung Nam Oh, Statistical characteristics of secondary ozone density peak observed in Korea, Advances in Space Research, Volume 36, Issue 5, 2005, Pages 952-957
  • Kim, K. and D.-H. Lee, Invariant imbedding theory of mode conversion in inhomogeneous plasmas. I. Exact calculation of the mode conversion coefficient in cold, unmagnetized plasmas, PHYSICS OF PLASMAS 12, 062101, 2005.
  • Kim, K.-H.; Lee, D.-H.; Takahashi, K.; Russell, C. T.; Moon, Y.-J.; Yumoto, K., Pi2 pulsations observed from the Polar satellite outside the plasmapause, Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 32, No. 18, L18102, 10.1029/2005GL023872, 2005.
  • Kim, K.-H.; Lee, D.-H.; Denton, R.-E.; Takahashi, K.; Goldstein, J.; Moon, Y.-J.; Yumoto, K.; Pyo, Y. S.; Keiling, A., Pi2 pulsations in a small and strongly asymmetric plasmasphere, J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 110, No. A10, A10201, 10.1029/2005JA011179, 2005.
  • Kim, K., H. Yoo, D.-H. Lee, and H. Lim, Exact analytical expressions for the dispersion relation of one-dimensional chiral photonic crystals, Waves in Random and Complex Media, Vol. 15, No. 4, 1-10, 2005.
  • D.-H. Lee, K.-H. Kim, R. E. Denton, K. Takahashi, Effects of ionospheric damping on MHD wave mode structure, Earth Planets Space, 56(11), e33-e36, 2004.
  • D.-H. Lee, R. L. Lysak, Y. Song, Investigations of MHD wave coupling in a 3-D numerical model: Effects of temperature gradients, Advances in Space Research, 33, 742-746, 2004.
  • Kim, K.-H., C. A. Cattell, D.-H. Lee, A. Balogh, E. Lucek, M. Andre, Y. Khotyaintsev, and H. Re`me, Cluster observations in the magnetotail during sudden and quasiperiodic solar wind variations, J. Geophys. Res., 109, A04219, doi:10.1029/2003JA010328, 2004.
  • Takahashi, K., D.-H. Lee, M. Nose, R. R. Anderson, and W. J. Hughes, CRRES electric field study of the radial modestructure of Pi2 pulsations, J. Geophys. Res., 108(A5), 1210, doi:10.1029/2002JA009761, 2003.
  • Kim, E.-H., and D.-H. Lee, Resonant absorption of ULF waves near the ion cyclotron frequency: A simulation study, Geophys. Res. Lett., 30(24), 2240, doi:10.1029/2003GL017918, 2003.
  • Lee, D.-H., M. K. Hudson, K. Kim, R. L. Lysak, and Y. Song, Compressional MHD wave transport in the magnetosphere, 1, Reflection and transmission across the plasmapause, J. Geophys. Res., 107(A10), 1307, doi:10.1029/2002JA009239, 2002.
  • Waters, C. L., K. Takahashi, D.-H. Lee, and B. J. Anderson, Detection of ultralow-frequency cavity modes using spacecraft data, J. Geophys. Res., 107(A10), 1284, doi:10.1029/2001JA000224, 2002.
  • Denton, R. E., D. H. Lee, K. Takahashi, J. Goldstein, and R. Anderson, Quantitative test of the cavity resonance explanation of plasmaspheric Pi2 frequencies, J. Geophys. Res., 107, SMP 4-1~4-7, 2002.
  • Kim, K. H., N. Lin, C. A. Cattell, Y. Song, and D. H. Lee, Evidence for component merging near the subsolar magnetopause: Geotail observations, Geophys. Res. Lett., 29, 4-1~4-3, 2002.
  • Lee, D. H., and K. Kim, Reflection and transmission of MHD waves in the inhomogeneous magnetosphere, J. Korean Phys. Soc., 40, 353, 2002.
  • Lee, D. H., and M. K. Hudson, Numerical studies on the propagation of sudden impulses in the dipole magnetosphere, J. Geophys. Res., 106, 8435, 2001.
  • Kim, K. H., N. Lin, C. A. Cattell, Y Song, D. H. Lee, M. Engebretson, H. Kawano, S. Kokubun, T. Mukai, Simultaneous satellite and ground observations of the transient events near the morningside magnetopause, J. Geophys. Res., 106, 5743, 2001.
  • Kim, K. H., N. Lin, C. A. Cattell, Y. Song, J. R. Wygant, D. H. Lee, H. Kawano, S. Kokubun, T. Mukai, K. Tsuruda, Pulsed boundary layers observed during a Geotail magnetopause skimming orbit, J. Geophys. Res., 106, 1917, 2001.
  • Lee, D. H., R. L. Lysak, Y. Song, Generation of field-aligned currents in the near-earth magnetotail, Geophys. Res. Lett., 28, 1883, 2001.
  • Kim, K. H., C. A. Cattell, N. Lin, M. Fujimoto, J. R. Wygant, M. Johnson, D. H. Lee, K. Tsuruda,T. Mukai, Spacecraft potential variations inside the magnetopause during transient events: Geotail observations, J. Geophys. Res., 106, 26,103, 2001.
  • Kim, K. H., K. Takahashi, D. H. Lee, N. Lin, C. A. Cattell, A comparison of Pi2 pulsations in the inner magnetosphere and magnetic pulsations at geosynchronous orbit, J. Geophys. Res., 18,865, 106, 2001.
  • Kim, K., H. Lim, and D. H. Lee, Invariant imedding equations for electromagnetic waves in stratified magnetic media: Applications to one-dimensional photonic crystals, J. Korean Phys. Soc., 39, 956, 2001.
  • Lee, D. H., and K. Kim, Propagation of sudden impulses in the magnetosphere: Linear waves, Adv. Space Res., 25(7/8), 1531, 2000.
  • Lee, D. H., R. L. Lysak, and Y. Song, Field line resonances in a non-axisymmetric magnetic field, J. Geophys. Res., 105, 10703, 2000.
  • Kim, K., and D. H. Lee, Theory of one-dimensional solitons, polarons, and multipolarons: An alternative formulation, Phys. Rev. B. 61, 10768, 2000.
  • Lee, D. H., K. Kim, , and R. L. Lysak, Nonlinear MHD wave propagation in the magnetosphere: A time-dependent approach, J. Geophys. Res., 105, 23345, 2000.


  • Lee, D.-H., J. R. Johnson, K. Kim,  Some features of ULF waves associated with local heavy ion composition, WPGM 10th meeting, Cairns, Australia, 2008.
  • Lee, D.-H., Invited Reporters Review, IUGG 24th General Assembly, Perugia, Italy, 2007.
  • Lee, D.-H., K.-S. Kim, K. Kim, Mode conversion in MHD waves and  multi-fluid plasma waves, AOGS meeting, Singapore, 2006.
  • Lee, D.-H., Invited Reporters Review, IAGA 10th Scientific Assembly, Toulouse, France,  2005.
  • Lee, D.-H., Compressional Resonant Oscillations in the Three-Dimensional Magnetosphere, Chapman Conference on Magnetospheric ULF waves, AGU, San Diego, USA, 2005