Hi! I’m Min-Cheol Lee, working as a software research engineer/scientist at Intel Corporation. My work is responsible for the research, development, and implementation of Resolution Enhancement Techniques (RET) for the nanoscale photolithographic process.

Before joining Intel, I’ve worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Los Alamos National Laboratory. I’m also an optical spectroscopy scientist and material scientist with expertise in ultrafast and spectroscopy of infrared, terahertz, and X-ray lights, as well as quantum materials from strongly correlated electron systems to topological materials.

Work Experience

  • Software Research Engineer/Scientist
    Intel Corporation
    Feb. 2022 - Present
    I am developing and implementing models and software to perform layout correction for high resolution reproduction on wafers. I am applying software engineering methods, theories and research in the investigation and solution of resolution enhancement techniques (RET) problems.
  • Postdoctoral Researcher
    Los Alamos National Laboratory
    Mar. 2019 - Feb. 2022
    I worked at Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) to study ultrafast phenomena in quantum materials such as superconductors, topological materials, and multiferroics. I utilized various ultrafast techniques and facilities of femtosecond optical laser, X-ray free-electron laser (XFEL), and time-resolved terahertz spectroscopy using home-lab systems as well as femtosecond X-ray pulses at SLAC-LCLS, PAL-XFEL, and SPring8-SACLA.


  • PhD, Physics
    Seoul National University
    Department of Physics and Astronomy
    Mar. 2013 - Feb. 2019
    I was supervised by Prof. Tae Won Noh for the integrated course of master (2013 - 2015) and PhD (2015 - 2019). I constructed home lab near-infrared/terahertz pump-probe spectroscopic system, and performed experiments of X-ray absorption and photoemission spectroscopy at synchrotron facilities. I also investigated the crystal and electronic structures coupled to magnetism in Mott insulators and superconductors, including ruthenate, rhodate, iridate and pnictide.
    Thesis: Non-equilibrium Spectroscopic Studies on Coherent Phonon Oscillations in Transition Metal Compounds
  • BSc, Physics (Cum Laude)
    Seoul National University
    Department of Physics and Astronomy
    Mar. 2009 - Feb. 2013
    During this period, I have worked as a research intern at Prof. Gyu-Chul Yi’s and Prof. Heonsu Jeon’s laboratories. I synthesized ZnO/GaN nanorods by using metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MO-CVD) method and utilized scanning electron microscope (SEM) technique to characterize sample surfaces at Prof. Yi’s lab, and I fabricated photonic crystals by using spin-coating method and employed photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy to analyze their optical properties at Prof. Jeon’s lab.


Phoenix, AZ, USA