Gun Y. Lee

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road MS 62-233, 
Berkeley. CA 94720
Phone: (510) 486-5656
E-mail: [email protected]


Ph.D. Candidate in Mechanical Engineering (expected Dec. 2001)
University of California , College of Engineering, Berkeley, CA
  Thesis: Abrasive Wear of Structural Materials

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, May 1998
University of California , College of Engineering, Berkeley, CA
  Thesis: Mechanical Design of a Microsatellite

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, May 1996
Rutgers University , School of Engineering, New Brunswick, NJ


Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (1/00 ~ present)
Research Assistant for Prof. Robert O. Ritchie
- Studies on the tribological properties of an advanced ceramic (3ABC-SiC)
- Developed a new physically-based abrasive wear model for multiphase materials

Berkeley Composites Laboratory , University of California, Berkeley (6/98 ~ 12/99)
Research Assistant for Prof. Hari Dharan
- Conducted two-body abrasive wear tests on particulate reinforced composite

Space Sciences Laboratory , University of California, Berkeley (3/97 ~ 10/99)
Assistant Mechanical Engineer under Dr. Vassilis Angelopoulos
- Black Brant XII Sounding Rocket Project (sponsored by NASA)
   Designed and tested sub-payload deploying systems
- Quantitative Assessment of Transport via situ Observations (QUATRO)
   Mechanical analyses of microsatellites ; spin stabilization under propulsions, non explosive
   separation mechanisms, and thermal-control system

Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials ( KIMM ), Korea (5/96 ~ 8/96)
Summer Intern under Dr. Y-H Kim

Solid Mechanics Laboratory, Rutgers University , NJ (5/95 ~ 4/96)
Undergraduate Research Assistant for Prof. K. D. Pae
- Sintering of nanocrystalline Titania (TiO2) under high pressure at low temperature

Military service: Republic of Korea Marine Corps ( ROKMC ), Korea (3/88 ~ 7/90)


Software; Auto CAD, SDRC I-DEAS, Matlab, Dreamweaver, and MS Office package
Instruments; INSTRON, Indentation hardness tester, Optical microscope, SEM
Machinery; Lathe, Bridgeport mill, Drill press, Band saw, Shear, Puncher


James J. Slade Honor Undergraduate Research Scholar, 1996
Korean American Scientists and Engineers Association Scholarship, 1995


Society of Automotive Engineers ( SAE )
Korean American Scientists and Engineers Association ( KSEA )
National Engineering Honor Society ( Tau Beta Pi )


Gun Y. Lee, C.K.H. Dharan, and R. O. Ritchie, " A Physically-Based Abrasive Wear Model for Composite Materials , Wear, 252 (2002) 322 ~ 331.

Gun Y. Lee, Karen Cheung, Wesley Chang, and Luke P. Lee, "Mechanical Interlocking with Precisely Controlled Nano- and Microscale Geometries for Implantable Microdevices" 1st Annual International IEEE-EMBS, Lyon, (2000) 537 ~ 541.

Karen Cheung, Gun Y. Lee, Kai Djupsund, Yang Dan, and Luke P. Lee, "A New Neural Probe Using SOI Wafers with Topological Interlocking Mechanisms" 1st Annual International IEEE-EMBS, Lyon, (2000) 507 ~ 511.

Gun Y. Lee, V. Angelopoulos, D. Pankow, and C.K.H. Dharan, "Mechanical Considerations of Release and Spin-Up of Constellation Microspacecraft" in V. Angelopoulos and P.V. Panetta (ed.) Science Closure and Enabling Technologies for Constellation Class Missions, Berkeley, (1998) 107 ~ 114.


Prof. Robert O. Ritchie

Department of Materials Science & Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-1760
Email: [email protected]

Prof. Kook D. Pae Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854-8058
Email: [email protected]
Dr. Vassilis Angelopoulos Silver Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-7450
Email: [email protected]


Ritchie Group,
Dept of ME , UC Berkeley