Dr. Choong Ki Lee (Daniel), Ph.D

XRD Application Scientist

About Dr. Choong Ki Lee (Daniel)

Dr. Daniel Lee, Ph.D is an Application Scientist based in Malvern Panalytical Korea office. He specializes in several topics of X-ray Diffraction and Scattering. With over 14 years experience of research and analyzing a wide range of structural behaviors, from inorganic powder to epitaxial thin films.  

Daniel lives in Yong-in, South Korea with his wife, two sons and two cats. Even though he does not have free time and is still a beginner in playing Cello, he enjoys spending time learning to play it with the help of his wife, who is a violinist. 

Dr. Choong Ki Lee (Daniel)

Career pathway

Dr. Daniel Lee joined Malvern Panalytical in 2013 as XRD application specialist. Before that, he had spent 5 years researching CIGS thin-film solar cells and All-Solid-State Batteries. The Kyonggi University where he received his Ph.D. under Professor [Young Jin Kim]. His doctoral research mainly focused on elucidating the mechanisms by which local lattice distortions due to substitution processes affect photoluminescence properties. While he also specialized in thin-film glowing and characterization by PVD method and X-ray Diffraction which was evaluated during his MSc. Period. Dr. Daniel Lee has a particular interest and expertise in analyzing batteries with in-operando X-Ray Diffraction during the charge-discharge process.  

Dr. Daniel Lee believes that teaching his students/customers or developing new analytical tools will contribute to our company, country, and the world’s science and technology now and in the future. 

Research & expertise

He devised a special device for in-operando battery experiments and added a temperature control system for Korean researchers first, and later contributed to becoming a global solution through collaboration with colleagues at the headquarters. (VTEC, VTEC-trans) And he is also putting his energy into helping on-line XRD system development for the steel industry. 

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