Hyun-chul   Lee

Lecturer III  

Office: ESCNE 3.620
Phone: (956) 665-5374
Email: hyun.lee@utrgv.edu
Website: faculty.utrgv.edu/hyun.lee/

Dr. Hyun-chul Lee

Dr. Hyun-chul Lee studies the stellar populations of galaxies in order to learn about their chemical enrichment and star formation histories.





Selected Publications


  • Hyun-Chul Lee, Cedar Garcia, and Ivana Pena. "HST WFC3/IR RGB Tip Magnitude as a Function of Age and Metallicity," January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2018.

  • Hyun-Chul Lee, Cedar Garcia, and Ivana Pena. "J-band Red Giant Branch Tip Magnitudes for the Distance Indicator," Research Notes of the American Astronomical Society 1, no. 1 (December 2017): 31.

  • Hyun-Chul Lee. "M dwarfs kink and TPAGB in the MIST and PARSEC Infrared Isochrones," American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #229, id.154.06, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2017.

  • Hyun-Chul Lee. "Integrated Spectrophotometric Properties of Multiple Stellar Populations," American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #227, id.345.26, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2016.

  • Joseph Jensen, John Blakeslee, Zachary Gibson, Hyun-Chul Lee, Michele Cantiello, Gabriella Raimondo, Nathan Boyer, and Hyejeon Cho. "Measuring Infrared Surface Brightness Fluctuation Distances with HST WFC3: Calibration and Advice," The Astrophysical Journal 808, no. 1 (2015): 91.

  • Hyun-Chul Lee. "The Surface Brightness Fluctuation Distance to the Coma Cluster," American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #225, id.253.05, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2015.

  • Hyun-Chul Lee. Probing Stellar Populations in the Virgo and Fornax Clusters with Infrared Surface Brightness Fluctuations. American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #224, id.322.02, June 2014.

  • Hyun-Chul Lee. "Stellar Populations of 16 Galaxies from the Hubble Space Telescope WFC3/IR Surface Brightness Fluctuation Observations," American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #223, id.152.01, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2014.

  • Hyun-Chul Lee. "Hubble Space Telescope IR Surface Brightness Fluctuation Color Measurements in the Virgo and Fornax Clusters," American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #222, id.116.12, June 2013.

  • Hyun-Chul Lee. Comparison of Hubble Space Telescope WFC3/IR Surface Brightness Fluctuation Measurements to Models. American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #221, id.147.16, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2013.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Hyun-Chul Lee. Calibration of Surface Brightness Fluctuations for WFC3/IR, NASA/STScI, $51,075.00 (2013-06-30)

  • Hyun-Chul Lee. The Structure, Formation and Evolution of Galactic Cores and Nuclei, NASA/STScI, $40,684.00 (2011-10-31)



Selected Presentations


  • Hyun-chul Lee, Cedar Garcia, and Ivana Pena. "HST WFC3/IR RGB Tip Magnitude as a Function of Age and Metallicity," American Astronomical Society Meeting, American Astronomical Society, Washington, DC (January 2018)

  • Hyun-Chul Lee. "M dwarfs kink and TPAGB in the MIST and PARSEC Infrared Isochrones," American Astronomical Society Meeting, American Astronomical Society, Grapevine, TX (January 2017)

  • Hyun-Chul Lee. "Stellar Populations in Star Clusters and Galaxies ," UTRGV Physics Department Colloquium, UTRGV Physics Department, Edinburg, TX (September 2016)

  • Hyun-Chul Lee. "Integrated Spectrophotometric Properties of Multiple Stellar Populations," American Astronomical Society Meeting, American Astronomical Society, Kissimmee, FL (January 2016)

  • Hyun-Chul Lee. "Effects of Age and Metallicity on the RGB and AGB Luminosity," American Astronomical Society Meeting, American Astronomical Society, Seattle, WA (January 2015)

  • Hyun-Chul Lee. "The Surface Brightness Fluctuation Distance to the Coma Cluster," American Astronomical Society Meeting, American Astronomical Society, Seattle, WA (January 2015)

  • Hyun-Chul Lee. "Probing Stellar Populations in the Virgo and Fornax Clusters with Infrared Surface Brightness Fluctuations," American Astronomical Society Meeting, Boston, MA (June 2014)

  • Hyun-Chul Lee. "Stellar Populations of 16 Galaxies from the Hubble Space Telescope WFC3/IR Surface Brightness Fluctuation Observations," American Astronomical Society Meeting, Washington, DC (January 2014)

  • Hyun-Chul Lee. "Comparison of Hubble Space Telescope WFC3/IR SBF Measurements to Models ," UKC 2013, KSEA, NJ (August 2013)

  • Hyun-Chul Lee. "Hubble Space Telescope IR Surface Brightness Fluctuation Color Measurements in the Virgo and Fornax Clusters," American Astronomical Society Meeting, AAS, Indianapolis, IN (June 2013)

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