My current research interests focus on fundamental studies of mechanics and materials in flexible and stretchable electronics. Our lab designs, characterizes, and implements those thin, soft, deformable biocompatible electronics. Those electronics have similar properties with the human skin, so they have great potential for healthcare applications including real-time health monitoring, point of care, wearable biosensing, human-machine interfaces, and soft robotics.


Academic Interests and Expertise
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, (2017 – 2018)
    Advisor: Prof. W. Hong Yeo
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Mechanical & Nuclear Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University, (2015 – 2017)
  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, West Virginia University, (2008 – 2014)
    Advisor: Prof. Parviz Famouri
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, West Virginia University, (2005 – 2008)
    Advisor: Prof. Parviz Famouri
  •  B.S., Electronic Engineering, Chung-Buk National University, Republic of Korea, (1996 – 2003)
Areas of Research Interest
  • Mechanics and materials for flexible and stretchable electronics
  • Real-time health monitoring with automated analysis
  • Wearable biosensors
  • Human-machine interfaces
  • Soft robotics
Areas of Teaching Interest
  • BME480 Bioinstrumentation
  • BME482 Design of Biodevices
  • BME758 BioMEMS
  • Nanodevices in Biomedical Applications (in development)
  •  H. Lim, Y. Lee, K. Jones, Y. Kwon, S. Kwon, M. Mahmood, and W. H. Yeo, "All-in-One, Wireless, Fully Flexible Sodium Sensor System with Integrated Au/CNT/Au Nanocomposites", Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 331, 129416, 2021.
  • S. Mishra, Y. Kim, J. Intarasirisawat, Y. Kwon, Y. Lee, M. Mahmood, H. Lim, R. Herbert, K. Yu, C. Ang, and W. H. Yeo, "Soft, wireless periocular wearable electronics for real-time detection of eye vergence in a virtual reality toward mobile eye therapies", Science Advances, aay1729, 2020.
  • Y. Kim, M. Mahmood, Y. Lee, N. Kim, S. Kwon, R. Herbert, D. Kim, H. Cho, and W. H. Yeo, "All-in-one, Wireless, Stretchable Hybrid Electronics for Smart, Connected, and Ambulatory Physiological Monitoring", Advanced Science, 6 (17), 1900939, 2019.
  •  Y. Kwon, Y. Kim, Y. Lee, S. Kwon, M. Lim, Y. Song, Y. Choa and W. H. Yeo, "Ultrahigh Conductivity and Superior Interfacial Adhesion of a Nanostructured, Photonic Sintered Copper Membrane for Printed Flexible Hybrid Electronics", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 10 (50), 44071, 2018.
  • Y. Lee, C. Howe, S. Mishra, D. S. Lee, M. Mahmood, M. Piper, Y. Kim, K. Tieu, H. S. Byun, J. Coffey, M. Shayan, Y. Chun, R. M. Costanzo, and W. H. Yeo, “Wireless, Intraoral Hybrid Electronics for Real-Time Quantification of Sodium Intake Toward Hypertension Management”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 115 (21), 5377, 2018.
  • Y. Lee, B. Nicholls, D. S. Lee, Y. Chen, Y. Chun, C. S. Ang, and W. H. Yeo, "Soft Electronics Enabled Ergonomic Human-Computer Interaction for Swallowing Training in Dysphagia Rehabilitation", Scientific Reports, 7, 46697, 2017.
Patents and other Intellectual Property
  • W. Yeo and Y. Lee, “SKINTRONICS: skin-like, multifunctional, module electronics for monitoring and management of cardiovascular disease”, Provisional Patent, 2017.
  • W. Yeo, Y. Lee, and C. Howe, “Novel ultra-low profile wireless flow sensors to monitor hemodynamic alterations in the vascular system”, US Patent Pending, 2017.
  •  P. Famouri, Y. Lee, and L. Leon, “Motor proteins propelling nano-scale devices and systems” US Patent 20100144556 A1(issued by June 10, 2010).