Ms Wendy Lee

Ms Wendy Lee


B. Eng Hons (Monash University)

Ph.D (University of Adelaide)

Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications

Wendy Lee is a Lecturer/Nexus Fellow at the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications at UNSW Sydney.

Wendy joined the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications at the end of 2023. From 2021-2023 she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for Meta-Optical Devices at the University of Melbourne, affiliated with the ARC CoE for Transformative Meta-Optical Devices. Prior to that she was a Part-time Lecturer/Research Assistant/Lab Manager at the Terahertz Engineering Laboratory at the University of Adelaide from 2018-2021.

Wendy received her PhD in Electrical & Electronic Engineering with the Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence in 2018. Her PhD thesis was titled, "Terahertz metasurfaces for wideband polarisation control". She received her Bachelor's degree with Honours from Monash University majoring in Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering.

She's actively engaging in science communication and outreach activities to promote the importance of scientific advancements and inspire a wider audience. She's currently part of the UNSW STEMM Champions 2024 cohort.


  • Book Chapters | 2023
    Lee WSL; Atakaramians S; Withayachumnankul W, 2023, 'Terahertz Meta surfaces, Meta wave guides, and Applications', in More-than-Moore Devices and Integration for Semi Conductors, pp. 127 - 156,

  • 2019
    • Waite Research Institute Seed Funding, AUD 10000
    • Project title: "Frost Screening in wheat using terahertz imaging: A preliminary study"
    • Collaborators: Wendy Lee, Jason Able, Withawat Withayachumnankul, Ariel Ferrante
  • 2020
    • ECMS Seed Funding, AUD 10000
    • Project title: "A missing link between terahertz research and industry applications"
    • Collaborators: Wendy Lee, Withawat Withayachumnankul
  • 2023
    • Standard User Proposal to the Molecular Foundry, Berkeley California (Est. 10000 AUD)
    • Project title: "Fabrication of metasurfaces for micro-lasers with upconverting nanoparticles"
    • Collaborators: Wendy Lee, Kenneth Crozier, Xiao Qi, Emory Chan, Bruce Cohen
  • 2024
    • EFFECT Funding, 20000 AUD
    • Project title: "Nurturing Tomorrow's Engineers through Advanced Antenna Technologies for 6G Communication"
    • Collaborators: Wendy Lee, Shaghik Atakaramians, Deepak Mishra




  • IEEE South Australia Travel Assistance Award 2016
  • University of Adelaide Completion Scholarship 2017-2018
  • University of Adelaide Student-led Teaching Award 2017
  • University of Adelaide Student-led Teaching Award 2018
  • Rising Stars Asia 2022
  • TMOS Outreach Award 2022

Wendy's research interests include:

Terahertz technology

-> applications in imaging, sensing and communications using metasurfaces/metamaterials

Engineering education

-> innovative approaches to enhance student learning

My Research Supervision

Masters (IT) - Arifah Anwar Fadzil

M.Phil - Xinyan Ren

My Teaching

DESN1000 - Introduction to Engineering Design and Innovation

ELEC1111 - Electrical Circuit Fundamentals

ELEC2124 - Circuits and Signals

TELE9782 - Antennas and Propagation (support)

UG/PG Thesis Supervision