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Hyunkook Lee

Hyunkook Lee

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Audio Fields:

  • Educational Institutions - Educator
  • Recording Industry - Music Recording/Mix Studio
  • Recording Industry - Location Sound Recording
  • Live Sound - Concert Sound
  • Live Sound - Church Sound
  • Acoustics, Psychoacoustics, Hearing - Architectural Acoustics
  • Product Design & Manufacturing - Research & Development

Job Duties:

  • Educator
  • Production Sound Mixer/Sound Recordist
  • Recording Engineer


Dr Hyunkook Lee is Professor of Audio and Psychoacoustic Engineering and the director of the Applied Psychoacoustics Lab (APL) at the University of Huddersfield, UK. From 2006 to 2010, Dr. Lee was Senior Research Engineer in audio R&D at LG Electronics, South Korea. He received a B.Mus. degree in music and sound recording (Tonmeister) from the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK, in 2002, and his Ph.D. degree in audio engineering and psychoacoustics from the Institute of Sound Recording (IoSR) at the same University in 2006. His current research includes spatial audio perception, sound capturing and rendering techniques for 3D and VR/AR audio, and interactive virtual acoustics. Hyunkook has been an active member of the Audio Engineering Society since 2001 and awarded AES Fellowship in Oct 2017.

AES Awards

In 2018, Hyunkook Lee was presented with the AES Fellowship Award for achievements in research, the advancement of audio science and technology and contributions in the Society’s Technical Committees.

Education Background

- PhD in Sound Recording and Psychoacoustics, University of Surrey, UK
- BMus in Sound Recording (Tonmeister), University of Surrey, UK
- Edgar Stanton Audio Recording Institute, Aspen Music Festival, USA

Employment History

- University of Huddersfield, UK, 2010-present
- LG Electronics, South Korea, 2006-2010
- Metropolis Studios, UK, 2000-2001
- Freelance sound engineering, 2002-present


University of Huddersfield

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