Myoung-Gyu LEE
Associate Professor,  Ph.D
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Korea University

Anam-dong, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 136-701, Korea
Email. myounglee(a)korea.ac.kr
Tel. +82-2-3290-3260
Fax. +82-2-928-3584
Office. Innovation Building room 717A


  • Ph.D. Materials Sci.&Eng. (adviser: Prof. Kwansoo Chung), Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, 2004
  • M.S. Seoul National Univeristy, Seoul, Korea, 1999
  • B.S. Seoul National Univeristy, Seoul, Korea, 1997
 Professional experience
  • Associate Professor, Korea University, Sept. 2014 - present
  • Adjunct Professor, GIFT, POSTECH, March 2015 - present
  • Associate Professor, POSTECH, September 2013 - Aug. 2014
  • Assistant Professor, POSTECH, March 2010- Aug. 2013
  • Adjunct associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Dept., POSTECH, 2014-Aug. 2014
  • Adjunct associate Professor, ITAF ERC Center, Pusan National University, Sept. 2012 - present
  • Visiting scientist, POSCO R&D Lab, Sept. 2011 - Feb. 2012
  • Senior Researcher, Korea Institute of Materials Science, May 2007-Feb. 2010
  • Post-doc. researcher, Ohio State University, Oct. 2004-April 2007
  • Post-doc. fellow, Seoul National Univ., March 2004-Sept. 2004


  • Continuum Mechanics (Spring 2017)
  • Mechanical Properties of materials (Fall 2015; 2016; 2017)
  • Plasticity theory (March 2015; 2016)
  • Creative Engineering Design (March 2015; 2016)
  • Metal Processing (Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016)
  • Introduction to dislocation theory (Fall 2014, Fall 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • GIFT630 - Mechanical Properties of Ferrous Alloy (Fall 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014)
  • GIFT655 -  Finite Element Method for Crystalline Solids (Spring 2011, 2013)
  • GIFT657 - Continuum Mechanics (Spring 2012, 2014)


Korea University (as of Sept. 2014)

    •  Research Professors
      • Kaushik Bandyopadhyay (Ph.D Indian Institute of Technology)
                • Ph.D/M.S. students
                  • Chanyang Kim, Integrated MS-Ph.D - Ductile Failure Modeling, Virtual Fields Methods, Self-Piercing Rivet Simulations 
                  • Dongjoon Myung, Integrated MS-Ph.D - Simulation of Friction Stir Welding
                  • Woojin Chung, Integrated MS-Ph.D - Crystal plasticity for deformation of lath martensite
                  • Hongjin Choi, Integrated MS-Ph.D - Fatigue simulations by anisotropic hardening modeling 
                  • Kijung Lee, Integrated MS-Ph.D - Anisotropic yield function and simulations, Friction modeling by multi-scale approach
                  • Yumi Choi, Integrated MS-Ph.D - Nonlinear elasticity modeling, forming of aluminum alloys
                  • Hobin Kwak, MS - Experiments on the high temperature mechanical properties of Ti-alloys (co-advised with Dr. Jung at KITECH)
                  • Suhyun Kwak, MS - FSW experiment and analyses, co-advised with Dr. J.H. Song at KITECH
                  • Joonho Bang, Ph.D - Formability and springback of Friction Stir Welded Sheet, co-advised with Dr. J.H. Song at KITECH
                  • Jeonghwan Seo, MS, co-advised with Dr. Jung at KITECH
                  • Kyungmoon Min, Integrated MS-Ph.D - Coupled phase-field and crystal plasticity model
                  • Seok-kyu Lee, MS, Mechanical behavior of aluminum alloys at high temperature- Supported by Samsung Electronics

                • Undergraduate researchers


                    • Jeong-Yeon Lee, 2015.3 - 2017.9.15 (Ph.D, POSTECH), Research Professor, now at AutoForm Eng. (in Zurich) 
                    • Wonjae Kim, 2017.03.01 - 2017.08.31 (Ph.D. SNU), Research professor, now at Research engineer at Samsung Electronics
                    • Jae-min Lee, MS (2017), now at Engineer at POSCO
                    • Wooram Noh, 2015.3 - 2017.1.31, Research professor, now at KITECH
                    • Dong-Youn Seok, 2014.10-2015.2, Research professor, now at POSCO R&D Center
                    • Dr. J-H Kim, principal researcher, now Associate Professor of GIFT, POSTECH
                    • Dr. K. Hariharan, post-doc researcher, now Assistant Professor of IIT Madaras, India
                    • Seok-Nyeon Kim, Ph.D.(2015), POSTECH, now at POSCO
                    • Jinjin Ha, MS, Ph.D (2016), POSTECH, now post-doc at UNH, USA
                    • Hyunjin Kim, MS (2012), now at ADD (co-adviser)
                    • Jeonguk Lee, MS (2013), now at POSCO
                    • Jong Won Choi, Ph.D (2013), now at POSCO (co-adviser)
                    • Jisik Choi, MS (2013), Ph.D (2017), POSTECH, POSCO
                    • Hyunho Bok, Ph.D (2014), now at POSCO
                    • Jinwoo Lee, MS (2012), Ph.D (2014), Senior Researcher at  KIMS, Korea
                    • Youngung Jeong, Ph.D (2014), Assistant Professor at Changwon National University
                    • Hwi Geon Kim, MS (2014), POSTECH (Ph.D candidate)
                    • Juwon Seo, MS (2014), POSTECH (Ph.D candidate), co-adviser
                    • Dr. Ngoc-Trung Nguyen (April 2013-March 2014), senior researcher, Bridgestone, USA
                    • Kyung-Taek Kang (ME KAIST), Jan 2014-Feb 2014 
                    • Huykjong Bong, PH.D (2015), POSTECH - Formability of the ultra-thin steel sheet/Digital servo press, KIMS, Korea
                    • Ronald Sukianto (ME Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia), Jan 2014-Feb 2014
                    • Juwon Seo, MS (2015), POSTECH - Advanced experiments for the AHSS, now at KAI
                    • Omid Majidi, PH.D (2015), POSTECH, Servo-press application
                    • Do Hyun Lim, MS (2016), POSTECH, Virtual fields method, now at Northweastern University, USA
                    • Hakrae Kim, MS (2016), POSTECH, Hot Press Forming, now at Hyundai Steel, Korea
                    • Yangjin Chung, Ph.D (2016), POSTECH - Crystal Plasticity based Simulations of Ridging in Ferritic Stainless Steels, now at POSCO
                  • Collaborators
                    • The late Prof. Kwansoo Chung, Seoul National University, Korea, adviser
                    • Prof. R.H. Wagoner, The Ohio State University, USA, post-doc supervisor
                    • Prof. Yannis Korkolis, University of New Hampshire, USA
                    • The late Prof. Jose Gracio, University of Aveiro, Portugal
                    • Prof. Jihoon Kim, Pusan National University, Korea
                    • Prof. Heung-Nam Han, Seoul National University, Korea
                    • Prof. Heon-Young Kim, Kangwon National University, Korea
                    • Dr. Daeyong Kim, Korea Institute of Materials Science, Korea
                    • Prof. F. Pierron, University of Southampton, UK
                    • Prof. Pavel Hora, ETH Zurich, Switherland
                    • Prof. Chung-souk Han, University of Wyoming, USA
                    • Prof. Shunlai Zang, Xian Jiatong University, China
                    • Prof. Byungmin Kim, Pusan National University, Korea
                    • Prof. Young-Hoon Moon, Pusan National University, Korea
                    • Prof. Mike Miles, Brigham Young University, USA
                    • Dr. Mark Stoudt, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
                    • Dr. Hojun Lim, Sandia National Lab, USA
                    • Prof. Hyungseop Kim, POSTECH, Korea
                    • Prof. Seongjin Park, POSTECH, Korea
                    • Prof. Toshihiko Kuwabara, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan 
                    • Dr. Ivaylo Vladimirov, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
                    • Prof. Lin Li, University of Alabama, USA
                    • Prof. Ton van den Boogaard, University of Twente, The Netherlands
                    • Prof. Chi Zhou, Mech. Eng., South China University of Technology, China
                    • Dr. Juan Liao, University of Aveiro, Portugal
                    • Prof. K. Hariharan, Indian Institute of Technology, India
                    • Dr. Changhoon Lee, Korea Institute of Materials Science, Korea
                    • Dr. Joonoh Moon, Korea Institute of Materials Science, Korea
                    • Prof. Dongchan Jang, KAIST, Korea
                    • etc. ... to be updated ... 


                  • 2017 MMI-Springer Best Paper Award, Metals and Materials Int., Korea Institute of Metals and Materials (KIM), October 2017
                  • Best Teaching Award, 2nd semester, 2016 (석탑강의상), President of Korea University, 2016 
                  • Best Presentation Award, Korea Society for Automotive Engineers (KSAE), KSAE Spring conference, May 2016
                  • Inclusion of Who's Who in the World 2016 (33rd edition)
                  • Good Reviewer Award, Metals and Materials Int., Korea Institute of Metals and Materials (KIM), December 2014
                  • 2014 International Journal of Plasticity (IJP) Award for "Excellent contributions to the field of plasticity over a period of five years (2008-2013), especially to the area of anisotropic hardening modeling and dislocation density based crystal plasticity",  January 2014, The Bahamas
                  • 2013 KIM Best Paper Award, Metals and Materials Int., Korea Institute of Metals and Materials (KIM), April 2013
                  • 1st KSTP Young Scientist Award, Korean Society of Technology for Plasticity, May 2012
                  • Distinguished Achievement Award, NUMISHEET 2011 International Conference, August 2012
                  • Best Poster Award, KSTP, Oct. 2010
                  • Excellent Poster Award, KIM, April 2009
                  • Brain Korea 21 Exchange Student Fellowship, Feb. 2001 - July 2001

                  Professional societies


                  • American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
                  • Korean Society of Automotive Engineers (KSAE)
                  • Korean Institute of Metals and Materials (KIM)
                  • The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS)
                  • Korean Society for Technology of Plasticity (KSTP)

                  Editorial Board Membership

                  • Editorial board, Korean Journal of Metals and Materials, 2018 -
                  • Editor, Int J Automotive Eng, 2017 - 2019
                  • Guest editor, Metals, Advances in Materials Forming, 2017
                  • Guest editor, International Journal of Plasticity, October 2015
                  • Editorial board,  Journal of Applied Mathematics, 2014 -
                  • Editor, Transactions of Materials Processing, 2013 -
                  • Editorial board, Metals and Materials International (SCI), 2012 - 2017
                  • Editorial board, Trends in Metals & Materials Engineering, 2017 -
                  • Editorial board, Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 2011 -
                  • Editorial board, Transactions of Materials Processing, 2007 - 2013


                  • Int J Plast, Acta Mater, Int J Solids Struct, Journal of Strain Analysis for Engineering Design, Comp Mater Sci, Trans Mater Process, Appl Math Model, Mech Adv Mater Struct, Int J Auto Tech, Kovove Mater, J Mech Eng Res, Met Mater Trans, Met Mater Int, Mater Sci Eng A, Chinese Journal of Aeronautics, Trans KSAE, Journal of Korean Society for Heat Treatment, Steel Res Int, Journal of Engineering Manufacturing, Comp Meth Appl Mech Eng, Scripta Mater, Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance (ASM), Int J Mater Form (ESAFORM), Materials (Open Journal), Advances in Mechanical Engineering, ISIJ Int, Journal of Applied Mathematics, Transactions ASME J Manuf Eng. , Mater Design, Metals



                  • Scientific committee member, IDDRG (International Deep Drawing Research Group) 2018, June 2018, Canada
                  • Keynote speaker in Asia Steel 2018, India
                  • Keynote speaker in AWMFT 2017, Oct. 15-17, Pohang, Korea
                  • Organizing committee member, the 10th Asian Workshop on Micro/Nano Forming Technology (AWMFT2017), Oct. 15-17, 2017, Pohang, Korea
                  • International Scientific Committee Member, Asia Pacific Symposium on Technology of Plasticity, Nov 22-25, 2017, Taiwan
                  • Local organizing committee member, International Conference on Advanced Steels (ICAS) 2018,  Nov. 2018, Jeju, Korea
                  • Scientific committee member, NUMISHEET 2018, August 2018, Japan
                  • Organizer of a symposium in 2018 NUMISHEET 2018, "Kwansoo Chung Memorial Symposium - Mechanics in Materials Forming", Tokyo, Japan, August 2018 (planned)
                  • Co-organizer of a symposium in 2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition, "Building an ICME Infrastructure: Developing Tools that Integrate Across Length and Time Scales to Accelerate Materials Design", USA
                  • Scientific committee member, Tubehydro 2017, November 2017, Bangkok, Thailand
                  • Co-organizer of a symposium in IDDRG 2017, "Materials Modelling and Testing for Sheet Metal Forming", 2/07/2017 - 6/07/2017, Technical University of Munich (TUM), Munich, Germany  (planned)
                  • Co-organizer of a symposium in 2017 MS&T, "Shaping and forming of advanced high strength steels II", 10/08/2017 - 10/12/2017, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
                  • Co-organizer of a mini-symposium in Plasticity 2017, "Constitutive Modeling of Plasticity and Strategies for Bridging the Various Length Scales", Jan. 3 - 9, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
                  • Keynote speaker, Session Chair in Plasticity 2017
                  • Invited Speaker, Executive Track at FISITA 2016 World Automotive Congress, September 26-30, Bexco, Busan, Korea 
                  • Co-organizer of a symposium in 2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition, "Material Behavior Characterization via Multi-Directional Deformation of Sheet Metal", 2/14/2016 - 2/18/2016, Nashville TN, USA
                  • Co-organizer of mini-symposium at 12th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM 2016), "Computational modeling of avaned matrial forming", July 24-29, 2016, Seoul, Korea
                  • International Publicity Co-chairs, ICMAE 2016, July 18-20, 2016, London, UK
                  • Scientific committee member, NUMISHEET 2016, September 2016, UK
                  • Scientific committee member of symposium in NUMIFORM 2016, July 2016, Troy, France
                  • Scientific committee member, TubeHydro2015, Oct. 2015, Xian, China
                  • Scientific committee member, ICMAE 2015, July 16-18, Rome, Italy
                  • Organizer of a symposium in ASME 2015 Applied Mechanics and Materials Conference (McMat 2015), "Experiments and Constitutive Modeling of Materials in Advanced Forming Processes", Seattle, WA, USA, June 29-July 1, 2015
                  • Co-organizer of a symposium in Materials Science & Technology 2015 (MS&T 2015), "Shaping, forming, and modeling of advanced high strength steels", Columubs, OH, USA
                  • Keynote speaker, The 7th Forming Technology Forum, September 15-16, 2014, Enschede, The Netherlands
                  • Member of Shaping & Forming Committee, TMS, 2014-
                  • Reviewer, National Priority Research Program (NPRP), Qatar National Research Fund, Qatar Foundation, 2013-
                  • Co-organizer of mini-symposium at 11th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM 2014), "Advances in Constitutive Modeling of Metal Forming Processes across Different Length Scales", 2014.7.20-25, Barcelona, Spain
                  • Co-organizer of mini-symposium at 17th U.S. National Congress on Theoretical & Applied Mechanics, " Advances in Constitutive Modeling of Metal Forming Processes across Different Length Scales", 2014. 6.15-20, MI, U.S.A.
                  • Organizing committee member, The 6th International Conference on High Speed Forming (ICHSF 2014), 2014. 5. 27-29, Daejeon, Korea 
                  • Organizer of mini-symposium at Plasticity 2014, "Plasticity from nano-scale to continuum", 2014.1.3-8, the Bahamas
                  • Conference secretariat, local organizing committee member, Tubehydro2013, Jeju, Korea, 2013. 8. 23
                  • Session chair of Material Processing Division, NRF-NSF joint symposium on advanced manufacturing, Pohang, Korea, 2013.5.15-16
                  • Scientific committee member, The 11th International Conference on Numerical Methods of Industrial Forming Process (NUMIFORM 2013), 2013.7
                  • Session chair of Plasticity 2013, Nassau, the Bahamas, 2013.1
                  • Technical program committee, 2nd Global Conference on Materials Science and Engineering, Xianning, Hubei province, China, 2013.11.20-22
                  • Referee, Research Foundation-Flanders (Belgium) (Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek-Valaanderen, FWO), 2012
                  • Publication/Benchmark committee member, The 8th International Conference and Workshop on Numerical Simulation of 3D Sheet Metal Forming Processes (NUMISHEET 2011), 2011.8
                  • Keynote speaker of mini-symposium, Session chair in ESAFORM 2011, Belfast, UK
                  • Representative of IDDRG (International Deep Drawing Research Group) for Korea, 2010 -
                  • Local organizing committee member, The 10th International Conference on Numerical Methods of Industrial Forming Process (NUMIFORM 2010), 2010
                  • Local Scientific Committee memebr, Asia-Pacific Conference on Engineering Plasticity, 2008


                  • Core reviewer, National Research Foundation of Korea, 2017-
                  • Board of reviewer for Technology Innovation (산업기술혁신평가단 평가위원), 2016-
                  • Executive board member for international affairs (국제이사), Korean Society for Technology of Plasticity, 2013 -
                  • Executive secretary of editorial board (편집이사), Korean Society for Technology of Plasticity, 2013 - 2014
                  • Secretary, Sheet Metal Forming Division in KSTP, 2009 - 2012
                  • Secretary of general affairs, Manufacturing & Materials Division, The Korean Society of Automotive Engineers (KSAE), 2011 -
                  • Advisory board of Metal Forming division of KITECH, 2011 -
                  • Program orgamizer of KSAE 2011 Conference, Manufacturing & Materials Div., KSAE, 2011, 2012
                  • Lecturer, POSCO family Education Institute: Mechanical properties of metals, 2011 - 2012



                  Current research interests

                  • FE modeling for novel anisotropic hardening model
                  • Ductile fracture modeling of light weight alloys and AHSS
                  • Modeling friction stir welding
                  • Modeling of strain path change effect
                  • Nonlinear elastic unloading behavior of AHSS - measurement and simulation
                  • Cyclic material behavior - New material test machine (T/C or Simple shear type)
                  • Surface roughening of ferrtic SS - Crystal plasticity approach
                  • Hot press forming - TWB approach / FE modelling with advanced constitutive model
                  • Meso-scale simulation of DP/TRIP steels - micromechanical modeling
                  • Anisotropy of AHSS - novel measurement
                  • Dislocation density based crystal plasticity
                  • Formability - Crystal plasticity approach
                  • High strain rate deformation

                  Representative papers (among 180 peer reviewed articles, 3 book chapters, 2 edited volumes)  

                  • Chung K, Lee MG, Kim D, Kim C, Wenner ML, “Spring-back Evaluation of Automotive Sheets Based on Isotropic-Kinematic Hardening Laws and Non-Quadratic Anisotropic Yield Functions, Part I: Theory”, Int. J. Plasticity 21 (5) 861-882 (2005)
                  • Lee MG, Kim D, Kim C, Wenner ML, Wagoner RH, Chung K, Spring-back Evaluation of Automotive Sheets Based on Isotropic-Kinematic Hardening Laws and Non-Quadratic Anisotropic Yield Functions, Part II: Characterization of Material Properties, Int. J. Plasticity 21 (5) 883-914 (2005)
                  • Lee MG, Kim D, Kim C, Wenner ML, Chung K, Spring-back Evaluation of Automotive Sheets Based on Isotropic-Kinematic Hardening Laws and Non-Quadratic Anisotropic Yield Functions, Part III: Applications, Int. J. Plasticity 21 (5) 915-953 (2005)
                  • Lee MG, Kim D, Kim, C, Wenner ML, Wagoner RH, Chung K “A Practical Two-surface Plasticity Model and Its Application to Springback Prediction”, Int. J. Plasticity 23(7) 1189-1212 (2007)
                  • Lee MG, Wagoner RH, Lee JK, Chung K, Kim HY, “Constitutive Modeling of Anisotropic/asymmetric Hardening behavior of Mg alloy sheets”, Int. J. Plasticity 24(4) 545-582 (2008)
                  • Li L, Anderson PM, Lee MG, Biztek E, Derlet PM, Swygenhoven H, “ The Stress-strain Response of Nanocrystalline Metals: A Quantized Crystal Plasticity Approach”, Acta Mater. 57 (3) 812-822 (2009)
                  • Lee MG, Lim HJ, Adams BL, Hirth JP, Wagoner RH, “Dislocation-based Single Crystal Constitutive Equations”, Int. J. Plasticity, 26, 925-938 (2010)
                  • Lim HJ, Lee MG, Kim JH, Adams BL, Wagoner RH, “A Practical Meso-Sale Polycrystal Model to Predict Dislocation Densities, Lattice Curvatures, and the Hall-Petch Effect”, Int. J. Plasticity, 27, 1328-1357 (2011)
                  • Barlat F, Gracio J, Lee MG, Rauch EF, Vincze G, “An Alternative to Kinematic Hardening in Classical Plasticity”, Int. J. Plasticity, 27, 1309-1327 (2011)
                  • Lee JW, Barlat F, Lee MG, " “Finite element modeling of HAH and its application to springback prediction”, Int. J. Plasticity, 29, 13-41 (2012)
                  • Lee JW, Barlat F, Kim JH, Lee MG, " Stress integration schemes for novel homogeneous anisotropic hardening model”, Comp Meth Appl Mech Eng, 247, 73-92 (2012)
                  • Lee JW, Lee JY, Barlat F, Wagoner RH, Chung K, Lee MG, " Extension of Quasi-Plastic-Elastic Approach to Incorporate Complex Plastic Flow Behavior", Int. J. Plasticity, 45, 140-159 (2013)
                  Full publication list is available here!