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Assistant Professor

Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics

219 Hardaway Hall
 (205) 348-7305
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  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Hanyang University, 2008
  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2015


Prior to joining AEM, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Sandia National Laboratories. Lee is an expert in simulating turbulence with high-performance computing systems. His research interests include direct numerical simulation of various turbulent flows, e.g., wall-bounded turbulence at high-Reynolds numbers, turbulent convections, turbulent combustions, etc.

Areas of Research

Latest Publications

  • R. G. Patel, I. Manickam, N. A. Trask, M. A. Wood, M. Lee, I. Tomas and E. C. Cyr, “Thermodynamically consistent physics-informed neural networks for hyperbolic systems,” Journal of Computational Physics, 449, 110754 (2022)
  • A. J. Smits, M. Hultmark, M. Lee, S. Pirozzoli and X. Wu, “Reynolds stress scaling in the near-wall region of wall-bounded flows,” Journal of Fluid Mechanic,s 926, A31 (2021)
  • M. Lee and R.D. Moser, “Spectral analysis of the budget equation in turbulent channel flows at high Reynolds number,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 860, 886-938 (2019)
  • M. Lee and R.D. Moser, “Direct numerical simulation of turbulent channel flow up to Reτ≈5200,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 774, 395-415 (2015)
  • M. Lee, N. Malaya and R. D. Moser, “Petascale direct numerical simulation of turbulent channel flow on up to 786k cores,” In proceeding of the International Conference on High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC) (2013)