Seung-Jin Lee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington, 2011
  • Graduate Certificate, Environmental Management, University of Washington, 2008
  • M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2005
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Boston University, 2003
  • 2014-present, Assistant Professor, Engineering, University of Michigan-Flint
  • 2014-present, Assistant Professor, Geography, Planning, and Environment, University of Michigan-Flint
  • 2011-2014, Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education (ORISE) Postdoctoral Fellow, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • 2006-2011, Research Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington
  • 2003-2004, Research Engineer, CEMEX
Research Areas
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Industrial Ecology
  • End-of-life Management
  • Sustainable Manufacturing/Design
  • Energy Systems
Selected Publications
  • J.-H. Hwang, A. Sadmani, S.-J. Lee, K.-T. Kim & W.H. Lee (2018). Microalgae: An eco-friendly tool for the treatment of wastewaters for environmental safety. In R.N. Bharagava (Ed.), Bioremediation of Industrial Wastes for Environmental Safety. Springer.
  • J.H. Hwang, J. Church, S.-J. Lee, J.S. Park, W.H. Lee (2016). Use of Microalgae for Advanced Wastewater Treatment and Sustainable Bioenergy Generation. Environmental Engineering Science, 33(11), 882-897.
  • W.W. Ingwersen, M. Gausman, A.V. Weisbrod, D. Sengupta, S.-J. Lee, J.C. Bare, E. Zanoli & M. Ceja (2016). Detailed Life Cycle Assessment of Bounty® Paper Towel Operations in the United States. Journal of Cleaner Production, 131, 509-522.
  • W.W. Ingwersen, M. Ceja, A.V. Weisbrod, H. Cabezas, B. Demeke, T. Eason, R.L. Smith, D. Sengupta, E. Zanoli, M. Gausman, S.-J. Lee, X. Ma, B. Weber, M. Alvarez, J.C. Bare, J. Abraham, M. A. Gonzalez, G.J. Ruiz-Mercado (2016). Evaluating consumer product life cycle sustainability with integrated metrics: A Bounty® Case Study. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 55(12), 3433-3441.
  • K. Vadoudi, B. Laratte, S.-J. Lee, N. Troussier & J. Kim (2015). E-Waste Management and Resources Recycling in France. Waste Management & Research, 33(10), 919-929.
  • S.-J. Lee, T.R. Hawkins, W.W. Ingwersen & D.M. Young (2014). Exploring the Use of Ecological Footprint in Life Cycle Impact Assessment: Findings from a Comparison of Transportation Fuels. Journal of Industrial Ecology, 19(3), 416-426.
  • W. Ingwersen, H. Cabezas, A.V. Weisbrod, T. Eason, B. Demeke, X. Ma, T. Hawkins, S.-J. Lee, J.C. Bare & M. Ceja (2014). Integrated Metrics for Improving the Life Cycle Approach to Assessing Product System Sustainability. Sustainability, 6(3), 1386-1413.
  • M.S. Noon, S.-J. Lee & J. Cooper (2011). A Life Cycle Assessment of End-of-Life Computer Monitor Management in the Seattle Metropolitan Region. Resources, Conservation & Recycling, 57, 22-29.
  • S.-J. Lee, M. Noon & J.S. Cooper (2011). Towards the Estimation of Liquid Crystal Display Materials for Waste Management and Other Assessments. IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, 1(6), 934-950.
  • S.-J. Lee, J.S. Cooper & G. Hicks (2010). Characterization of Monitor Recycling in Seattle, Washington. Regional Environmental Change, 10(4), 349-369.
  • J.S. Cooper, S.-J. Lee, J. Elter, J. Boussu & S. Boman (2009). Life cycle design metrics for energy generation technologies: method, data, and case study. Journal of Power Sources, 186(1), 138-157.
  • J.S. Cooper, L. Woods & S.-J. Lee (2008). Distance and backhaul in commodity transport modeling. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 13(5), 389-400.