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Dr. Lee Chow received his Ph.D. in Physics from the Clark University in 1981. He was a postdoc at Chapel Hill, UNC for three years before joining the Physics department at UCF in 1983. He also holds a joint appointment at Materials Science & Engineering department at UCF.

Experienced with synthesis of carbon nanotube and fabrication of CNT devices.
Experienced with chemical bath deposition of CdS and ZnO thin films and nanostructures.
Experienced with various thin film characterization techniques.

UCF, College of Science, Research Incentive Award. 2004.
UCF, College of Science, Distinguished Research Award, 2009.


NSF Undergraduate Laboratory Improvement Award, 1991-1993.

College of Arts and Sciences, UCF, Teaching Incentive Award, 1994-1995

College of Science, UCF, Teaching Incentive Award, 2005-2006.

Distinguish Service Award, Lake Highland Preparatory School. 2003.

Nominated by the Physics Department for the Teacher of the Year Award, 1993.

Research Corporation, “Science in Partner Award”, 1998-2000.

Offering the first web-based Introductory Physics course in the fall of 1998.

Taught 10 different undergraduate courses and 10 different graduate courses.


UCF, College of Science, Research Incentive Award. 2004.

UCF, College of Science, Distinguished Researcher Award, 2009.

12 US patents issued in the last 25 years.

Published more than 130 refereed journal articles with a Google Scholar citation count of 5135 and h-index of 37.

Inducted into the UCF Scroll & Quill Society, 2016


Interview with Dr. Lee Chow

Date: Monday Feb. 08th, 2010

Lee Chow Inducted into NAI

Lee Chow, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Central Florida, was recently inducted into the university’s chapter of the National Academy of Inventors. Chow is one of 29 re... Read more

COS Faculty in National Academy of Inventors

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