Prof. Byoungho Lee

Byoungho Lee received his Ph.D. degree from EECS, University of California at Berkeley in 1993. In September 1994 he joined the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Seoul National University as faculty, where he is now serving as the Head. He is a Fellow of OSA, SPIE and IEEE, and a Member of the Korean Academy of Science and Technology. He has served as a Director-at-Large of OSA, Chair of the Member and Education Services Council of OSA, and is serving as the Chair of the Fabrication, Design and Instrumentation Technical Division of OSA. He also served as a Vice-President of the Korean Information Display Society and is serving as a Vice-President of the Optical Society of Korea. He has received several distinguished academic awards such as Jinbojang Presidential Science Badge of Korea (2016) and the Scientist of the Month Award of Korea (Sep. 2009).

Optical environmental monitoring methods and the status in Korea

Recently, Korea has been suffered from serious environmental issues. Especially, fine dust issue is serious, but the origin of fine dust is not fully revealed yet. Korea-United States Air Quality (KORUS-AQ) study is conducted to find the origin of air pollutant in 2016. The need for environmental monitoring is growing in Korea. In this presentation, we explore the optical methods used in environmental monitoring. Various optical methods such as spectroscopy, photometer and LiDAR are widely used for tracking the various pollutants in environment. The optical methods have a unique advantage in non-contact and non-destructive sensing compared to other methods.