Hyun Woo “Chris” Lee

Hyun Woo "Chris" Lee

Assistant Professor

Hyun Woo “Chris” Lee is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Construction Management, where he teaches Construction Estimating I and II (CM331&410), and Sustainable Construction (CM540). Prior to joining the CM Department in January 2016, he spent 3.5 years as an Assistant Professor at Oregon State University, and 7 years in the U.S. and Korean construction industries as field engineer, project engineer, and estimator. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2004 and 2012, and B.S. in Architectural Engineering from Seoul National University in 1999.

Prof. Lee’s research interests center on developing an interdisciplinary view of integrating advanced financial analysis, project development, and management strategies, which is used during the delivery of energy-efficient commercial buildings and sustainable infrastructures. His areas of expertise include advanced risk assessment for energy efficiency investments, lean design and development of sustainable infrastructures, IT innovation in project management, and construction safety. In recognition of his academic contribution in Lean for Electrical Prefabrication, he was awarded the Early Career Award by ELECTRI International in 2013.  He is also the recipient of the 2016 Excellence in Academic Research award from the CM Department.

Since 2012, Prof. Lee has published 18 peer-reviewed journal papers in top-quality journals such as Applied Energy (Impact Factor = 5.613), Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering (Impact Factor = 1.268), Automation in Construction (Impact Factor = 1.812), and Journal of Construction Engineering and Management (Impact Factor = 0.842). In addition, he has co-authored 8 peer-reviewed conference papers and 5 technical reports.

Prof. Lee has been actively involved in the professional service at the international level by serving in the editorial boards of two prominent journals: Assistant Specialty Editor for the Journal of Construction Engineering and Management (JCEM) and Associate Editor for the Journal of Construction Engineering and Project Management (http://www.jcepm.org). He also has been actively engaged in the review processes of numerous high-impact journals, and has recently been awarded the 2015 Outstanding Reviewer by JCEM (http://ascelibrary.org/journal/jcemd4).