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Dr. Joonhee Lee, PhD

Associate Professor, Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Joonhee  Lee, PhD
Office: S-EV S6.171  
Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex,
1515 St. Catherine W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 5320
Website(s): Research group website


Dr. Joonhee Lee is an associate professor in the Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering. He received his BSc from Seoul National University in South Korea. He completed an MSc in architectural sciences from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a PhD in architectural engineering from The University of Nebraska–Lincoln. His research interests are building acoustics, psychoacoustics and noise control. Specifically, he investigates how annoying noises affect human perception and performance to apply findings to evidence-based building designs.

Teaching activities

BLDG 366 - Acoustics & Lighting

BLDG 473/6721 - Building Acoustics

BLDG 474/6731 - Building Illumination

BLDG 491 - Noise Control in Buildings


Journal Papers

Lee, J., & Wang, L. M. (2020). Investigating multidimensional characteristics of noise signals with tones from building mechanical systems and their effects on annoyance. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 147(1), 108-124.
Dabirian, S., Han, S. H., & Lee, J. (2020). Stochastic-based noise exposure assessment in modular and off-site construction. Journal of Cleaner Production, 244, 118758.
Hadavi, S., & Lee, J. (2019). A Survey of The Unoccupied Acoustic Conditions of Active Learning Classrooms in Montreal. Canadian Acoustics, 47(1), 81-86.
Lee, J., & Wang, L. M. (2018). Development of a model to predict the likelihood of complaints due to assorted tone-in-noise combinations. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 143(5), 2697-2707.
Lee, J., Francis, J. M., & Wang, L. M. (2017). How tonality and loudness of noise relate to annoyance and task performance. Noise Control Engineering Journal, 65(2), 71-82.

Conference Papers

Lee, J., & Nik-Bakht, M. (2019). BIM-based Simulation for Analysis of Reverberation Time. Proc. Of Building Simulation 2019, Rome, Italy.
Zhang, S., & Lee, J. (2019) Diffuseness quantification of a reverberation chamber and uncertainty with fine-resolution measurements. Proc. of the 26th International Congress on Sound and Vibration, Montreal, Canada.
Hadavi, S., & Lee, J. (2018). The new acoustic design challenges in active learning classrooms. Proc. of Intersnoie 2018, Chicago, United States.
Dabirian, S., Han, S. H., & Lee, J. (2018) Identification of modular construction activity noise levels by using K-means clustering. Proc. of Intersnoie 2018, Chicago, United States.
Lee J., & Zaheeruddin, M. (2017) Acoustics Specialization for Building Engineers. Canadian Acoustics, 45(3), 100-101.
Lee, J., & Wang, L. M. (2015).  Understanding annoyance perception of noise with tones through multidimensional scaling analysis. Proc. of the 22nd International Congress on Sound and Vibration, Florence, Italy.
Wang, D., Lee, J., & Wang, L. M. (2015). How acoustics in California high performance schools relate to student achievement. Proc. of the 22nd International Congress on Sound and Vibration, Florence, Italy.
Francis, J. M., Lee, J., & Wang, L. M. (2014) SE-14-C043: Determining annoyance thresholds of tones in noise. ASHRAE Annual Meeting Transactions, Atlanta, GA, Vol. 120, Issue 2, pp. 1-8.
Lee, J., & Wang, L. M. (2014). Assessment of noise-induced annoyance by tones in noise from building mechanical systems. Proc. of Internoise 2014, Melbourne, Australia.
Lee, J., Yang, K, Yeon, J., & Kim, K. (2012). Sustainable acoustic absorbers using recycling paper. Proc. of the 19th International Congress of Sound and Vibration, Vilnius, Lithuania.
Lee, J., Yang, K., Kim, K., Choi, H., & Yeon, J. (2011). Development of sustainable sound absorbers using waste paper.  Proc. of Spring Meeting of The Acoustical Society of Korea, Kyungjoo, Korea.
Lee, J., Chae, C., & Kim, S. (2010). Developing green building certification system for existing buildings in Korea. Proc. of Autumn Annual Conference of the Architectural Institute of Korea, Chungjoo, Korea.
Lee, J., Schaefer C., de Bree, H.-E., & Xiang, N. (2010). “Scaled-model measurements for coupled volumes using an automated high spatial-resolution scanning system,” Proc. of International Symposium on Room Acoustics, Melbourne, Australia.

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