Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of California, Irvine, 2018
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of California, Irvine, 2013
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, California State University, Fresno, 2008
Licenses & Certifications
  • Professional Engineer Electrical, California, #24108
Additional Education & Training
  • Minor, Business, California State University, Fresno, 2008
  • Minor, Mathematics, California State University, Fresno, 2008
Academic Appointments
  • Lecturer, San Jose State University, 2021 - Current
  • Course Instructor, Power Systems Laboratory, University of California, Irvine, 2018
Professional Affiliations
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • National Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering Honor Society, Eta Kappa Nu

Dr. Lee is a licensed electrical engineer with a specialization in power systems and power electronics. He advises on matters surrounding power systems failures including residential and commercial electrical incidents, transformer, switchgear, and generator failures and routinely conducts site inspections, issues expert reports and provides expert witness testimony.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Lee worked in the utility scale solar+storage field and has considerable knowledge pertaining to microgrids, photovoltaic modules, central inverters, SCADA systems and lithium ion and vanadium flow energy storage systems and their failure modes and holds several patents relating to the control of solar trackers and battery storage systems. Dr. Lee also provides technical consulting services including electric utility substation modeling, power quality studies and conducts electrical outage analysis and electrical fire investigations.

His power electronics experience includes failure analysis of DC-DC converters, portable battery packs, variable frequency drives, battery management systems and power electronic devices for the automotive, consumer electronics and datacenter sectors. At Exponent, he performs device testing, PCB fault inspection, failure mode and effects analysis and safety reviews. Dr. Lee also has professional experience in industrial automation.

Dr. Lee teaches courses on power systems and power electronics at San José State University and was an instructor for the power electronics laboratory at University of California, Irvine. Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Lee's academic research at UC Irvine focused on the control and integration of community-scale microgrid systems.