Prof. Woo Lee’s research involves self-assembly, nanomaterials, biomaterials, and microfluidics. He uses an array of state-of-the-art tools such as soft-lithography, inkjet printing, and layer-by-layer and evaporative self-assembly to create new materials and devices. The applications of his research include development of infection-resistant implant surfaces, nanomaterial printing for miniature energetic and energy storage devices, and development of 3D tissue models for studying the systematic interactions of drugs, nanomaterials, biomaterials, and pathogens with the human body.
Prof. Woo Lee is George Meade Bond Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, and teaches both Chemical Engineering and Materials Science students.
He also directs the Center for MicroChemical Systems. He is Fellow of the American Ceramic Society, and a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the Materials Research Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has published more than 80 journal papers, and received seven U.S. patents.
Y. Gu, X. Chen, J.-H. Lee, D. Monteiro, H. Wang, and W.Y. Lee. (Jan 2012). Inkjet-Printed Antibiotic- and Calcium-Eluting Bioresorbable Nanocomposite Micropatterns for Orthopaedic Implants, Acta Biomaterialia, 8, 424-31
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
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
H. Qiu, T. Chou, V. Stepanov, and 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. ( 2011). Microfluidic Approach to Create 3D Tissue Models Biofilm Related Infection of Orthopaedic Implants, Tissue Engineering C: Methods, 17, 39-48
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 (2011), doi:10.1016/j.elecom.2011.01.023
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, H. Wang, J.B. Kaplan, 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
J.-H. Lee, J. B. Kaplan, and W. Y. Lee, “Microfluidic devices for studying growth and detachment of Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilms,” Biomedical Microdevices, 110, 489-498. ( 2008)
Y.-F. Su and W. Y. Lee, “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. ( 2008)
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
Y.-F. Su, H. Kim, S. Koven, and W. Y. Lee, “Continuous Nanoparticle Production by Microfluidic-Based Emulsion, Mixing, and Crystallization,” Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 180, 2625-2629. ( 2007)
H. Chen and W. Y. Lee, “Synthesis of Cellular Silica Structure under Microchannel Confinement,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 90, 36-43. ( 2007)
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
H. Qiu and W. Y. Lee, “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. ( 2006)
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
X. Chen, Y. Gu, J.-H., Lee, W.Y. Lee, and H. Wang. Multifunctional Biomimetic Surfaces for Infection Control and Bone Tissue Formation, ECM (under revision)
W. Lee. The CVD Laboratory at Stevens