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Dr. Woo Young Lee

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Dr. Woo Young Lee
George Meade Bond Professor, Chemical Engineering & Material Science, Director of the Center for Microchemical Systems
Location:B-308B Burchard Building
CHE 342
BME 342
MT 602
School:  Schaefer School of Engineering & Science
Department:  Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
Program:  Materials Science
Research Center:  New Jersey Center for MicroChemical Systems (NJCMCS) / Center for Healthcare Innovation
Research & Education

Nanomaterials, Biomaterials, Microfluidics.  Prof. Woo Lee’s uses soft-lithography, inkjet and 3D printing, and self-assembly to create new materials and devices. The applications of his research include flexible printed energy storage devices, infection-resistant biomaterials, and human 3D tissue reconstruction for drug development and personalized medicine.

  • Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering) - 1990, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • M.S. (Chemical Engineering) - 1987, Auburn University
  • B.S. (Chemical Engineering) - 1985, University of Maryland
Experience & Service
  • Professor and Department Director, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Research Staff Member, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, July 1992 to July 1997
  • Research Scientist, United Technologies Research Center, February 1990 to July 1992
Achievements & Professional Societies
Professional Societies
  • Fellow: The American Ceramic Society since 2004.
  • Government Panels:  NSF-DMR, 2011 and NIH-ISD, 2012
  • Member: AAAS, ACerS, Tau Beta Pi, Omega Chi Epsilon
  • List of Ph.D. Advisees:
    • Prof. Ying Zhang, Tennessee Technological University
    • Dr. Gi-Youl Kim, Genus
    • Prof. Hao Li, University of Missouri - Columbia
    • Dr. Jinil Lee, Samsung Electronics
    • Dr. Limin He, Aerospace Materials Research Center, China
    • Dr. Yi-Feng Su, Florida State University
    • Dr. Haibiao Chen, UES
    • Prof. Hongwei Qiu, Stevens Institute of Technology                        
    • Dr. Joung-Hyun “Helen” Lee, Columbia University
    • Dr. Andrew Inhen, Naval Air Warfare Center
Patents & Inventions
  • U.S. Patent 7238420 
  • U.S. Patent 6808760 
  • U.S. Patent 6322889
  • U.S. Patent 5843533
  • U.S. Patent 5709936
  • U.S. Patent 5672420
  • U.S. Patent 4920086
Honors & Awards
  • Master of Engineering (Honoris Causa): Stevens Institute of Technology, 2008
  • Academic Research Award: Printed Electronics USA Conference, 2011.
Selected Publications

  • D. Kong, L.T. Le, Y. Li, J.L. Zunino, and W.Y. Lee. (2012). "Temperature-Dependent Electrical Properties of Graphene Inkjet-Printed on Flexible Materials", Langmuir, (28), 13467−13472.

  • A. C. Ihnen, A.M. Petrock, T. Chou, B.E. Fuchs, and W.Y. Lee. (2012). "Organic Nanocomposite Structure Tailored by Controlling Droplet Coalescence during Inkjet Printing", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, (4), 4691−4699.

  • H. Qiu, V. Stepanov, T. Chou, A. Surapaneni, A. R. Di Stasio, and W.Y. Lee. (2012). " Single-Step Preparation and Formulation of HMX Nanocrystals", Powder Technology, (226), 235-238.

  • X. Chen, Y. Gu, J.-H., Lee, W.Y. Lee, and H. Wang. (2012). "Multifunctional Biomimetic Surfaces for Infection Control and Bone Tissue Formation", European Cells and Materials, (24), 237-248.

  • J.-H. Lee, Y. Gu, H. Wang, and W. Y. Lee. (2012). "Microfluidic 3D Bone Tissue Model for High-Throughput Evaluation of Wound-Healing and Infection-Preventing Biomaterials", Biomaterials. (33), 999-1006.

  • Y. Gu, X. Chen, J.-H. Lee, D. Monteiro, H. Wang, and W.Y. Lee. (2012). "Inkjet-Printed Antibiotic- and Calcium-Eluting Bioresorbable Nanocomposite Micropatterns for Orthopaedic Implants", Acta Biomaterialia, (8), 424-431.

  • A.C Ihnen, A.M. Petrock, T. Chou, P.J. Samuels, B.E. Fuchs, and W.Y. Lee. (2011). "Crystal Morphology Variation in Inkjet-Printed Organic Materials", Applied Surface Science, (258), 827-833.

  • L.T. Le, M.H. Ervin, H. Qiu, B.E. Fuchs, and W.Y. Lee. (2011). "Graphene Supercapacitor Electrodes Fabricated by Inkjet Printing and Thermal Reduction of Graphene Oxide", Electrochemistry Communications, (13), 355-358.

  • J.-H. Lee, H. Wang, J.B. Kaplan, and W.Y. Lee. (2011). "Microfluidic Approach to Create 3D Tissue Models Biofilm Related Infection of Orthopaedic Implants", Tissue Engineering C: Methods, (17), 39-48.

  • H. Qiu, T. Chou, V. Stepanov, A. Di Stasio, and W.Y. Lee. (2011). "RDX-based Nanocomposite Microparticles for Significantly Reduced Shock Sensitivity", J. of Hazardous Materials, (185), 489-493.

  • J.-H. Lee, H. Wang, J.B. Kaplan, and W.Y. Lee. (2010). "Effects of S. epidermidis on Osteoblast Adhesion and Viability on Ti Alloy Surface in Microfluidic Co-Culture Environment", Acta Biomaterialia, (6), 4422-4429.

  • A.C. Ihnen, J.-H. Lee, and W.Y. Lee. (2010). "Effects of Disordered Hemispherical Micropatterns on Staphylococcus epidermidis Biofilm Formation", Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, (75), 601-607.

  • J.-H. Lee, J. B. Kaplan, and W. Y. Lee. (2008). "Microfluidic devices for studying growth and detachment of Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilms", Biomedical Microdevices, 110 489-498.

  • Y.-F. Su and W. Y. Lee. (2008). "Synthesis of Dense and Uniform Silicate Coating Microstructure by Layer-by-Layer Self-Assembly of Yb2O3 and SiO2 Particles", Surface Coating Technology, (202), 3661-3668.

  • Y.-F. Su, H. Kim, S. Koven, and W. Y. Lee. (2007). "Continuous Nanoparticle Production by Microfluidic-Based Emulsion, Mixing, and Crystallization", Journal of Solid State Chemistry, (180), 2625-2629.

  • P. R. Deduc, M. S. Wong, P. M. Ferreira, R. E. Groff, K. Haslinger, M. P. Koonce, W. Y. Lee, J. C. Love, J. A. McCammon, N.A. Monteiro-Riviere, V. M. Rotello, G. W. Rubloff, R. Westervelt, and M. Yoda. (2007). "Towards an In Vivo Biologically Inspired Nanofactory", Nature Nanotechnology, (2), 3-7 .

  • H. Chen and W. Y. Lee. (2007). " Synthesis of Cellular Silica Structure under Microchannel Confinement", J. Am. Ceram. Soc., (90), 36-43 .

  • H. Qiu and W. Y. Lee. (2006). " Infiltration and Immobilization of Catalyst Particles into the Confined Space of Microstructured Reactors via Layer-by-Layer Self-Assembly", Applied Catalysis A, (314), 200-207 .

  • H. Qiu, S. Sukhishvili, and W.Y. Lee. (2006). "Layer-by-Layer Self-Assembly of Ceramic Particles as a Non-line-of-Sight Technique for Coating Complex Shape Substrates", J. Am. Ceram. Soc, 89 (4), 1180-87 .

  • Y.-F Su, H. Chen, and W. Y. Lee. (2005). "Abnormal Grain Growth and Crystallization during Rapid Annealing of Sol-Gel Alumina Thin-film Deposited on Ni-based Superalloy", J. Am. Ceram. Soc, (88), 3235-37 .

  • H. Chen, L. Bednarova, R. S. Besser, and W. Y. Lee. (2005). "Surface-Selective Infiltration of Thin-film Catalyst into Microchannel Reactors", Applied Catalysis A, (286), 186-195 .

  • H. Qiu, K. Martus, W.Y. Lee, and K. Becker. (2004). "Hydrogen Generation in a Microhollow Cathode Discharge in High-Pressure Ammonia-Argon Gas Mixtures", Int. J. Mass Spectrom, (233), 19-24 .


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