Dr. Ho-Hoon Lee received his B.S. (1984) and M.S. (1986) degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Yonsei University, Korea, and his Ph.D. (1991) degree in Applied Mechanics from California Institute of Technology. His research areas are Dynamics, Mechanical Design, Automatic Control, Mechatronics, Real-Time Control, and Robotics and Automation.
From 1992 to 1997, Dr. Lee worked as a project leader and team manager at the Research Institute of Industrial Science and Technology (RIST), Korea, founded by POSCO, the second largest steel company in the world. He performed various research and development projects in automatic control, mechatronics, real-time control, and robotics and automation for POSCO. His research projects include "Anti-swing control of three-dimensional overhead cranes," for which he was recognized as the "Outstanding Researcher" in 1995, and "Development of a 14-CPU real-time control system for a hot-strip mill at POSCO," which has been used for the control of the hot-strip mill.
From 1997 to 2001, Dr. Lee worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Suwon, Korea, where he taught numerous undergraduate and graduate courses in Dynamics and Control. He also served as a member of the Evaluation Committee for National Research and Development Projects (The Ministry of Science and Technology, Korea) and as a member of the Industrial Standardization Committee for Industrial Cranes (The National Institute of Standards and Technology, Korea).
In 2001, Dr. Lee joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tulane University, as an Associate Professor. He worked on the control of flexible robots, high-performance anti-swing control of overhead cranes, control of a rotary-crane-based robot system, and control of mobile robots. He and his students built a flexible-link robot, a prototype rotary crane, and a set of mobile robots. He worked at Tulane University until the Department of Mechanical Engineering was phased out of Tulane University in June 2007 due to restructuring of the School of Engineering after Hurricane Katrina.
In 2007, Dr. Lee joined the Department of Computer Science and Industrial Technology, Southeastern Louisiana University (SELU) as an Associate Professor. At SELU, he has been teaching various courses in Industrial Technology and Mechanical Engineering Technology.