Kyung Jae Lee

Assistant Professor
University Of Houston

Dr. Kyung Jae Lee is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Petroleum Engineering at University of Houston (UH). She holds Ph.D. degree of Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University (2014), and worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2015-2017) before she joined the UH in 2017. At UH, she has been developing her research program focusing on subsurface fluid-rock interactions and leading the research projects on clean energy transition, including the CAREER Award granted by National Science Foundation, entitled “Identifying a New Source of Lithium for Sustainable and Renewable Energy Storage.” Here, Dr. Lee is developing a transformative framework for characterizing lithium in petroleum source rock brines through experimental-and-computational approaches, thus laying the foundation for converting produced water from shale plays into a sustainable source of lithium.

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