Research Interests

Membrane Distillation (MD)
-Development of theoretical and numerical model for MD processes (DCMD, VMD and AGMD).
-Process design and experimental investigation.

Pressure Retarded Osmosis (PRO)
-Development of theoretical and numerical model for PRO process.
-Process design and performance investigation.

Hybrid MD-PRO System
-Development of theoretical and numerical model for hybrid multi-stage VMD-PRO system with recycling scheme.
-Process design and performance investigation.

Solar-Powered Multi-Stage DCMD System (SMDCMD)
-Development of theoretical and numerical model for solar-powered multi-stage DCMD system with dynamic operation.
-Process design and performance investigation.

Capacitive Deionization (CDI)
-Development of theoretical and numerical model for CDI process.
-Process design and experimental investigation.

​Exhaust Gas Treatment System: Selective Catalytic Reduction using Urea
-Process design and experimental investigation. 

Selected Publications

  • Performance modeling of direct contact membrane distillation (DCMD) seawater desalination process using a commercia...
    J.-G. Lee, Y.-D. Kim, W.-S. Kim, L. Francis, G.L. Amy, N. Ghaffour
    Journal of Membrane Science 478, 85-95, (2015)
  • Numerical study of a hybrid multi-stage vacuum membrane distillation and pressure-retarded osmosis system
    J.G. Lee, Y.D. Kim, S.M. Shim, B.G. Im, W.S. Kim
    Desalination, Vol.363, pp82-91, (2015)
  • Performance simulation of a multi-VMD desalination process including the recycle flow
    S.M. Shim, J.G. Lee, W.S. Kim
    Desalination, Vol.338, pp39-48, (2014)
  • Numerical study on multi-stage vacuum membrane distillation with economic evaluation
    J.G. Lee, W.S. Kim
    Desalination, Vol.339, pp.54-67, (2014)
  • Numerical modeling of the vacuum membrane distillation process
    J.G. Lee, W.S. Kim
    Desalination, Vol.331, No.16, pp.46-55, (2013)
  • Design and Implementation of Mixing Chambers to Improve Thermal Decomposition of Urea for NOx Abatement
    J.G. Lee, Y.D. Kim, W.S. Kim
    Environmental Engineering Science, Vol.29, No.10, pp. 979-986, (2012)

Education Profile

  • ​Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, 2015
  • M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, 2010
  • B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Hanyang University, Ansan, Korea, 2008

Professional Profile

  • ​2016-Present: Postdoctoral Fellow, KAUST, Saudi Arabia

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC)
  • Division of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE)​​