Daeyeon Lee Receives 2010 Victor K. LaMer Award

March 29, 2010

Daeyeon LeePHILADELPHIA –- Daeyeon Lee, assistant professor in the department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is the 2010 recipient of the Victor K. LaMer Award. Lee is being recognized for his Ph.D. research on "Surface Engineering Using Layer-by-Layer Assembly of pH-Sensitive Polymers and Nanoparticles," advised by Robert Cohen and Michael Rubner at MIT, through this annual award for outstanding graduate research in colloid and surface chemistry. Lee will give the LaMer plenary lecture at the 84th American Chemical Society Colloid and Surface Science Symposium to be held at The University of Akron on June 20-23, 2010.

Lee's research goal is to extend the basic understanding of soft matter such as colloids, polymers, and nanomaterials to fabricate functional structures with properties designed for advanced applications. The techniques used in his lab include layer-by-layer assembly, microfluidics, optical microscopy, electron microscopy, scanning force microscopy, and dissipative quartz crystal microbalance. Using these techniques, the group studies the interactions of various materials at gas-liquid, liquid-liquid and liquid-solid interfaces. Intermolecular and capillary forces between materials are used to generate functional thin films and microcapsules for applications in renewable energy, sustained release, and encapsulation. To read more about Lee and his research, please visit his faculty profile.