Dr. Howard W. H. Lee is Chief Technology Officer, Senior VP of Technology, Board Director, and Founder of Stion Corporation.
Howard is a leading expert in such diverse fields as nanotechnology, condensed matter physics, semiconductor device physics, materials science, physical chemistry, ultrafast phenomena and laser spectroscopy, nonlinear optics, atomic physics, and synthetic organic chemistry. During his 30 years of research and technology development, he has published more than 80 articles in scientific journals and has over 25 patents granted or pending. He is responsible for developing Stion’s technology roadmap and leads all efforts with regards to advanced materials and innovative device design and development.
Prior to founding Stion, Howard was founder and CTO of the advanced materials start-up UltraPhotonics / UltraDots where he demonstrated high speed, all-optical telecommunications technology. Before this, he served as Group Leader for Advanced Photonics Materials at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and also as research advisor for doctoral students at the University of California. While at LLNL for 13 years, he developed new materials and devices for photonics applications such as high efficiency photovoltaics, high-speed all-optical switches, organic light emitting devices, single electron nano-electronics, and femtosecond single transient recorders. He was a member of the Department of Energy’s Basic Energy Sciences program where he studied the fundamental properties of new laser materials, high-intensity laser-matter interactions and optical damage processes in optical materials. Prior to LLNL, Howard was a Member of the Technical Staff at the Aerospace Corporation, where he investigated optical coherence phenomena and dressed states of multilevel atoms, and developed atomic resonance filters for high speed, optical communications between satellites and submarines. While at the IBM Research Laboratory in San Jose, he demonstrated and developed photon gated spectral hole burning materials for extremely high-density optical memories. He discovered the first organic material of this class.
Howard received a B.S. with Honors and Distinction in Chemistry from Harvey Mudd College and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Stanford University.