Biosciences Division


Kyutae Lee, PhD

Kyutae Lee, PhD

Energy-Water Resources Group
Environmental Sciences Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
Office: 865-576-6788
Cell: 919-889-0633

Professoinal Experience

Dr. Lee’s research interests are in the field of river hydraulics. Specifically, extensive research efforts during the course of his Ph.D. have been dedicated to uncertainty analyses associated with river discharge measurements and unsteady flows (hysteresis in stage-discharge rating curve). He has years of expertise for hydrodynamic measurements using ADCPs, ADVs, PIV, and Pressure transducers, and these activities include experiences in such as instrument calibrations as well as an assessment of standardized uncertainty analysis. Also, he dedicated to develop an analytical tool for solving 1D unsteady flow applicable to streams of all sizes as well as worked on designing and testing index-velocity, slope-area, and numerical methods for accurate estimation of river discharges. Moreover, he worked as a project leader for river cross-section surveys at Iowa Flood Center (IFC) in the state of Iowa. In 2011, he was honored with a prestigious Chateaubriand fellowship from Embassy of France to conduct research in France, where he worked at the Université Claude Bernard Institut National des Sciences Appliquées in Lyon. In 2014, he has been awarded the J.C.Stevens Award for the recognition of excellence in paper from American Society of Civil Engineers. And, he is currently working on hydropower flow measurement project at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee.

Education and Military Service

Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Iowa, USA, 2013
M.C.E., Civil and Environmental Engineering, North Carolina State University, USA, 2007
B.E., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Chung-Ang University, South Korea, 2005
Administrative official, Republic of Korea Air force, South Korea, 2001

Curriculum Vitae