Tae Hoon Lee
Tae Hoon grew up in Daejeon, South Korea, and started his first step toward science & engineering by taking Daejeon Science High School. When Tae Hoon was an undergraduate student at Hanyang University, he joined a research internship program under the supervision of Prof. Ho Bum Park (Advanced Membrane Research Group), which rendered him to keep pursuing an academic career in the membrane field. After that, Tae Hoon took an M.S./Ph.D. integrated course in the same lab and received a Ph.D. degree in August 2021. His Ph.D. thesis is on the design aspects of thin-film nanocomposite membranes containing metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) for efficient molecular separation. Now Tae Hoon is starting his postdoc career in the Smith Lab by studying organic solvent nanofiltration (OSN) membranes based on polymers of intrinsic microporosity (PIM) nanofilms and novel hybrid MOFs. Outside the lab, Tae Hoon enjoys swimming, hiking, cycling, and cooking Korean foods. Fun fact about his name: Tae Hoon means “big contribution” in Korean, but some friends call him “Typhoon” because of the similarity of pronunciation in English. It seems he likes both names.