Choon Sae Lee, Ph.D.

  Dr. Lee

Choon Sae Lee, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Office Location:332 Junkins

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  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL - Specialization: electromagnetics (1986)
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL - Specialization: semiconductor physics (1983)
  • M.S. in Physics, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX - Specialization: solid state physics (1979)
  • B.A. in Physics, Rice University, Houston, TX (1977)


Before joining the faculty of the Electrical and Computer Engineering at SMU, Dr. Lee worked for Hugh Aircraft in Los Angeles, CA, for three years, designing antennas mainly for space applications. His main research interest has been antennas and practical problems associated with antennas such as microwave imaging for medical applications, devices for wireless power transfer, electronic bean steering systems, electronic devices, and energy mining. 

His publications have been mostly in the areas related to antennas and wave propagation, publishing over 80 journal/conference papers. He holds 28 patents. He is a lifetime IEEE Senior Member.

Honors and Awards

  • Superior Team Award, Hugh Aircraft Company, 1989
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Faculty Award in Electrical Engineering, 2002




  • Antennas And Wave Propagation 
  • Electronic Beam Steering
  • Wireless Power Transfer 
  • Microwave Imaging For Medical Applications
  • Electronic Devices
  • Energy Mining

Recent Publications

  • Althuwayb, A., Abdalmalak, K., Lee, C. S., Botello, G. S., Vargas, D. S., Garcia-Munoz, L. E., “3-D-Printed Dielectric Resonator Antenna Arrays Based on Standing-Wave feeding approach,” IEEE Antennas and Wave Propagation Letters, Vol. 18, No. 10, pp. 2180 - 2183, 2019.
  • C. S. Lee, Y. Fan, and M. Ezzat, “Single-feed circularly polarized (CP) microstrip antenna with Bethe holes on the radiating patch,” IEEE Trans. on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 68,  pp. 4935-4938, June 2020.
  • Alsirhani, K., Abdalmalak, K., Lee, C. S., Vargas, D. S., Garcia-Munoz, L. E., “3D-printed high-gain cylindrical dielectric resonator antenna excited by cavity-backed slot,” Sensors, Vol. 22, No. 8, 3089, April 2022.
  • C. S. Lee, D. Willis, and Y. Fan, “Novel electronic switch and its application for active artificial dielectric,” U. S. Patent Number: 10,854,761, December 1, 2020.
  • C. S. Lee, “Electromagnetic cooling and heating,” U. S. Patent Number, 11,644,222, May 9, 2023.