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Dr. LEE, Seungkyu

Dr. LEE, Seungkyu

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

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

    • (852) 3910 2194
    • Room 104, 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:

    • 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.; Lee, S.; Calcaterra, H. A.; Lee, B.; Oh, E.; Glotzer, S. C.; Mirkin, C. A., Hyperelastic crystalline-amorphous transitions of colloidal crystals engineered with DNA. Submitted
    2. Lee, S.; Yaghi O. M., ‘Eye’ Of The Molecule — A Viewpoint, Faraday Discuss, 2021.  
    3. 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, 11827-11831.
    4. 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.
    5. 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. 2018,140,8958-8964. Spotlightedin the journal.
    6. 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, 662-667.
    7. Lee, S.; Kapustin, E. A.; Yaghi, O. M., Coordinative Alignment of Molecules in Chiral Metal-Organic Frameworks. Science2016, 353, 808-811. Highlighted in Chemical & Engineering News.
    8. 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, 11162-11167.
    9. Gándara, F.; Furukawa, H.; Lee, S.; Yaghi, O. M., High Methane Storage Capacity in Aluminum Metal–Organic Frameworks. J. Am. Chem. Soc.2014, 136, 5271-5274.