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Professor LEE, Seungkyu

Professor LEE, Seungkyu

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, HKU

B.Sc. (SKKU); M.Sc. (KAIST); Ph.D. (UC Berkeley); Postdoctoral (Northwestern)

  • 3910 2194
  • Room 107, Hui Oi Chow Science Building, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam

Research areas:

  • Inorganic Chemistry

  • Materials Chemistry

  • Metal-Organic Frameworks

  • Covalent Organic Frameworks

  • Nanotechnology

  • Hydrogen Storage

  • Energy Storage

  • X-ray Crystallography


Awards & Honours:

  • HKU-100 scholar

  • International Institute for Nanotechnology Outstanding Research Award (2020)

  • Korea National Science and Technology Scholarship (2007)

  • Study Abroad Scholarship granted by Sungkyunkwan University (2009)



  1.  Lee, S.*; Calcaterra, H. A.*; Lee, S.*; Hadibrata W.; Lee, B.; Oh, E.; Aydin K.; Glotzer, S. C.; Mirkin, C. A. Shape Memory in Self-Adapting Colloidal Crystals. Nature (Accepted)
  2. Choi, Y.; Han, S.; Lee, S.; Soh, J.; Lee, S.; Lee, J., Investigation of the Relation between Temperature and M13 Phage Production via ATP Expenditure, Processes, 2022, 10, 962.
  3. Lee, S.; Yaghi O. M., ‘Eye’ Of The Molecule — A Viewpoint, Faraday Discuss, 2021, 231, 145.
  4.  Lee, S.; Zheng, C. Y.; Bujold, K. E.; Mirkin, C. A., A Cross-Linking Approach to Stabilizing Stimuli- Responsive Colloidal Crystals Engineered with DNA. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 11827.
  5. Gao, X.; Pei, X.; Gardner, D. W.; Diercks, C. S.; Lee, S.; Rungtaweevoranit, B.; Prevot, M. S.; Zhu, C.; Fakra, S.; Maboudian, R., Casting Nanoporous Platinum in Metal–Organic Frameworks. Adv. Mater. 2019, 31, 1807553.
  6. Lee, S.; Bürgi, H.-B.; Alshmimri, S. A.; Yaghi O. M., Impact of Disordered Guest-Frameworks interactions on the Crystallography of Metal-Organic Frameworks. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 8958. Spotlighted in the journal.
  7. Kapustin, E.; Lee, S.; Alshammari, S. A.; Yaghi, O. M., Molecular Retrofitting Adapts a Metal-Organic Framework to Extreme Pressure. ACS Cent. Sci. 2017, 3, 662.
  8. Lee, S.; Kapustin, E. A.; Yaghi, O. M., Coordinative Alignment of Molecules in Chiral Metal-Organic Frameworks. Science 2016, 353, 808.
  9. Trickett, C. A.; Gagnon, K. J.; Lee, S.; Gándara, F.; Bürgi, H.-B.; Yaghi, O. M., Definitive Molecular Level Characterization of Defects in UiO-66 Crystals. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 11162.
  10. Gándara, F.; Furukawa, H.; Lee, S.; Yaghi, O. M., High Methane Storage Capacity in Aluminum Metal–Organic Frameworks. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 5271.