Jay K. Lee


  • Ph.D, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1985
  • M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1981
  • B.S., Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea 1976

Lab/Center Affiliation(s):

  • Electromagnetics Laboratory

Research Interests:

  • Electromagnetic fields and waves
  • Waves in complex and anisotropic media
  • Antennas and propagation
  • Microwave remote sensing

Current Research:

Development of dyadic Green’s functions for various complex media:
Dyadic Green’s functions (DGFs) have been an important and major tool for solving a great number of electromagnetic problems in many decades. Finding DGFs for anisotropic media have been very challenging due to its complexity. My research has been to obtain the DGFs for several different types of anisotropic media – including (i) uniaxially anisotropic medium, (ii) biaxially anisotropic medium, (iii) electrically gyrotropic (gyroelectric) medium, and (iv) magnetically gyrotropic (gyromagnetic) medium.

Wave propagation and scattering involving complex media:
The DGFs that we obtained above are used to solve a variety of theoretical and practical problems involving complex (anisotropic) media. We have investigated and solved the problems of wave propagation, reflection & transmission, radiation and scattering of electromagnetic waves in the presence of such anisotropic media as well as bianisotropic media. Problems of antennas and microstrip circuits have also been treated.

Courses Taught:

  • Electromagnetics I & II
  • Electromagnetic Engineering
  • Antennas and Antenna Systems
  • Electromagnetic Fields


  • Magna Cum Laude Honor, Seoul National University, Korea, 1976.
  • Eta Kappa Nu Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher Award, 1999.
  • IEEE Third Millennium Medal, 2000
  • The Technology Alliance of CNY – College Educator of the Year Award, 2002
  • IEEE Region 1 Award, August 2002
  • Who’s Who in Electromagnetics

Selected Publications:

Arlon T. Adams and Jay K. Lee, Electromagnetics, University Readers, First Edition, 2012; Cognella, Revised First Edition, 2015.

[Undergraduate Electromagnetics course textbook, 632 pages] https://titles.cognella.com/electromagnetics-9781626615847.html

Brian J. Rautio, Vladimir I. Okhmatovski, Andreas C. Cangellaris, James C. Rautio, and Jay K. Lee, “The unified-FFT algorithm for fast electromagnetic analysis of planar integrated circuits printed on layered media inside a rectangular enclosure,” IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 62, No. 5, pp. 1112-1121, May 2014.

Ying Huang and Jay K. Lee, “Radiation from an arbitrarily oriented Hertzian dipole in the presence of a gyroelectric slab,” IEEE Trans. Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 62, No. 4, pp. 1837- 1843, April 2014.

Jennifer W. Graham and Jay K. Lee, “Reflection and transmission from biaxially anisotropic-isotropic interfaces,” Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 136, pp. 681-702, 2013.

Chong Mei, Moamer Hasanovic, Jay K. Lee, and Ercument Arvas, “Comprehensive solution to scattering by bianisotropic objects of arbitrary shape,” Progress In Electromagnetics Research B, Vol. 42, pp. 335-362, 2012.

Abdullah Eroglu, Yun Hee Lee, and Jay K. Lee, “Dyadic Green’s functions for multi-layered uniaxially anisotropic media with arbitrarily oriented optic axis,” IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation, Vol. 5, Iss.15, pp. 1779-1788, 2011.

Ying Huang and Jay K. Lee, “Dyadic Green’s functions for unbounded and two-layered general anisotropic media,” Progress in Electromagnetics Research (PIER) B, Vol. 30, pp. 27-46, 2011.

Abdullah Eroglu and Jay K. Lee, “Far field radiation from an arbitrarily oriented Hertzian dipole in an unbounded electrically gyrotropic medium,” Progress in Electromagnetics Research (PIER), vol. 89, pp. 291-310, 2009.

Abdullah Eroglu and Jay K. Lee, “The complete design of microstrip directional couplers using the synthesis technique,” IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 57, No. 12, pp. 2756-2761, December 2008.

Ahmet Yagli, Jay K. Lee and Ercument Arvas, “Monochromatic scattering from three-dimensional gyrotropic bodies using the TLM method,” Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES ) Journal, vol. 22, No. 1, pp. 155-163, March 2007.