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Sang Don Lee, Ph.D.

Acting Principal Associate National Program Director  
EPA's Homeland Security Research Program (HSRP)
Research Physical Scientist
EPA's Center for Environmental Solutions and Emergency Response (CESER)

Current Research

My expertise includes material engineering, aerosol science, and environmental science, and much of his research at the EPA has focused on the remediation of Chemical, Biological and Radiological (CBR) agents in the environment. My research supports EPA’s HSRP by evaluating and developing methods for remediation and sampling and by improving the understanding of CBR agent behavior in the environment.

Why This Science Matters

EPA's HSRP addresses many challenging questions in preparedness, response, and remediation from CBR incidents. The major role of the HSRP is to improve the EPA’s response to CBR incidents by conducting applied research. Research within HSRP is created and designed to decrease information gaps and to improve our capabilities when responding to a CBR incident. 


2004 Ph.D. in Environmental Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1998 M.E. in Environmental Systems Engineering, Korea University
1996 B.E. in Metallurgical Engineering, Korea University


2017  For exceptional support to EPA's Office of International and Tribal Affairs, advancing international environmental and health protection through cooperative assistance to the Japanese government following the 2011 Fukushima disaster
2016  ORD Impact Award for Technology toolbox for Response Following a Radiological Emergency


Sang Don Lee's research publications in the EPA Science Inventory
Science Matters Newsletter: Meet EPA Scientist Sang Don Lee, Ph.D

Related Resources

Homeland Security Research Program
Center for Environmental Solutions and Emergency Response (CESER)
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