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Department of Engineering

Dr Sungsik Lee MIEEE / EDS / GOLD Committee


Research interests

  • Semiconductor Devices, Device Physics, and Modeling for Transparent Electronics.
  • Particularly, Advanced Semiconductor Devices (FETs, BJTs, etc.), Physics, and Modeling based on Computational Analysis and Experiments.
  • Materials to be considered: Inorganic Materials (e.g. Transparent Semiconducting Oxides), 2-D Materials / Graphene, and so on.
  • Applications can be a Circuit and System for Energy, Sensor, and Display Functionalities.


Dr. Sungsik Lee is a Research Associate at Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge. He received Ph.D. degree from University College London in August 2013, where he intensively investigated on physic and modeling for conduction and optoelectronic mechanisms in oxide thin film transistors since enrolled in Sept. 2010. He was awarded both overseas research scholarship and graduate research scholarship for his Ph.D study. Between 2007 and 2010, he was a researcher in Korean national lab -ETRI, where he joined after the graduation from KAIST. In ETRI, he developed a CMOS High Sensitivity Capacitive Readout Circuit for a capacitive sensor, which was sold to companies in Korea. Recently, he co-founded the TFT modeling company - The CAMCAS Ltd ( - with his former Ph.D supervisor - Prof. Arokia Nathan, where he is trying to bring his professional modeling experiences and respective scientific knowledge into the industrial sides to enable the IC design fully integrated with TFTs which are the essential to realize a large area electronics in the future. 

Currently, his research is 'Semiconductor Devices, Solid State Physics, and Computational Electronics' in general, and particularly focused on 'Advanced Thin Film Semiconductor Device Physics and Modeling based on Computational Analysis and Experiments' along with 'TFT Circuit and System Design for Energy, Sensor, and Display Applicaitons'. So far, he has published over 60 articles including journal papers, invited/contributed talks, and U.S. patents (filed/awarded) in those areas (* h-index = 11, see

As his professional and international activities, he has been being a member and referee of IEEE, IEEE EDS, IEEE PS, & AIP. And he was assigned as an associate guest editor of IEEE Journal of Display Technology, and playing the role as a Young-Professional Committee member elected by the IEEE EDS (used to be GOLD committee). Also, he is a technical program committee member of the international conferences, including IEEE AP Sensors / ISSII, and was a session chair of IEEE Sensors 2012 in Taiwan. In 2011, he won the prestigious IEEE EDS PhD Fellowship (1st place), and recently got the ABTA Doctoral Researcher Award (3rd place).