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Dr. ChungHyuk Lee

ChungHyuk Lee
Assistant Professor
BEng, PhD
416-979-5000 ext: 554077

Areas of Academic Interest

Hydrogen and fuel cell technologies

Transport in porous media

X-ray and neutron spectroscopy


Image analysis

Carbon capture, utilization and storage


Year University Degree
2019 University of Toronto PhD
2014 McGill University BEng

Selected Courses

Course Code Course Title
CHE 425/CE 8210 Process and Engineering Optimization
CHE 404 Enhanced Oil Recovery


After shelving his dream of being a professional jazz musician, ChungHyuk Lee found it natural to follow in his father’s footsteps as an engineering student and professor. So when Al Gore’s documentary An Inconvenient Truth sparked his interest in clean energy, Lee pursued his passion for chemical engineering and focused his research on hydrogen fuel cells, energy storage and other emerging technologies that contribute to clean energy infrastructure.

“I want to improve the performance, durability and cost of existing sustainable energy technologies and create new alternatives,” said Lee. “Ultimately, these technologies need to be more affordable and competitive to be widely adopted by society.” As world leaders in Hydrogen technologies, Canada, and especially Toronto, are strategic places to conduct this research. Through the Fluids and Electrochemical Engineering Lab (FEEL), Lee plans to train and hire students in these technologies.

Lee is passionate about preparing and mentoring the next generation of learners to become skillful engineers who can create innovative solutions and lead the upcoming energy sector transition. To reinforce and refine students’ understanding of the taught theories, Lee supports in-class discussions and student interactions and stresses their relevance to real-world applications driving society today.

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ChungHyuk Lee

“I want students to walk away with the ability to succeed in an exam AND apply concepts to problems they’re excited about, regardless of the field.”

  • US Department of Energy Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office Postdoctoral Recognition Award (external link) 
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory Director’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
  • The Electrochemical Society
  • International Society for Porous Media