Daeyeon Lee
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SEAS/Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Energy Related Interests: The Lee Research Group currently has a joint NSP grant with a research group at Drexel Univeristy on improving dye-sensitized solar cells (view press release). Daeyeon has also had a recent paper published on dye-sensitized solar cells, which can be found here. Other projects involve dye-sensitized solar cells, light-weight materials, and biomass conversion.

Research Interests:

  • Soft Materials
  • Polymer Films

Research Overview: Daeyeon Lee seeks to develop deep understanding of the interactions between soft materials (e.g., polymers, colloids and biologicals, etc.) near or at interfaces. We seek to extend the obtained knowledge to direct the assembly of macroscopic structures that have designed properties and functionality. The major research efforts in his group include understanding the behavior of Janus particles at fluid interfaces, understanding and improving the assembly and mechanical properties of nanoparticle films, the generation of hierarchical structures using emulsions and bubbles as templates, and development of catalytic systems for biomass conversion.

Daeyeon Lee's Recent Publications

B.S. Chemical Engineering, Seoul National University, 2001
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, MIT, 2007

Honors and Awards: 
2012 KIChE President Young Investigator Award - Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA) Young Investigator Award - 2011, NSF CAREER Award - 2011, Victor K. LaMer Award - 2010, Gold Award in Materials Research Society (MRS) Graduate Student Award Competition - 2006, MIT Materials Day Best Poster Award - 2006, Grand Prize Award for Excellence in Polymer Research Sponsored by MIT PPST and Schlumberger - 2006, Omnova Solutions Signature University Award for Excellence in Polymer Research – 2005