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Lee, Hanshin

Hanshin Lee

Senior Research Scientist
McDonald Observatory


Phone: 512-471-9985

Office Location
PMA 17.326

Postal Address
AUSTIN, TX 78712
  • D.Phil. in Astrophysics, University of Oxford, UK, 2008.
  • M.Sc. in Astronomy, Yonsei University, South Korea, 2005.
  • B.Sc. in Astronomy, Yonsei University, South Korea, 2003.

My research evolves around designing/constructing novel UV/Visible/Infrared Imaging and Spectroscopic instruments for cutting-edge astronomical sciences. Topics of my research include: 

  • Developing compact & cost-effective wide-field Imaging systems for Extremely Large Telescopes (ELT) and for Large-aperture Space Situational Awareness telescopes (SSAT).

  • Wavefront sensing, Phase retrieval, and Point-Spread-Function engineering for high-performance imaging & spectroscopy.

  • Precision Imaging performance evaluation & fine alignment guidance of imaging & spectroscopic systems using full-field Wavefront mapping.

  • Designing small, cheap, scalable Integral-Field Unit (IFU) spectrographs for ELTs, SSAT, and Unmanned Areal Vehicles (UAV).

  • Adaptive / Active Optics for Telescope Systems.

  • Off-axis Free-form Reflective Systems for imaging and spectroscopy.

  • Precision transit spectroscopy of exoplanetary atmospheres by using mini-IFU based wide-field multi-object spectroscopy.