Chang Young Lee (이창영)

Associate Professor

School of Energy and Chemical Engineering, School of Life Sciences

Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Ulsan, Korea 44919

Phone: +82-52-217-2547



Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010

M.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007

B.S. Chemical Engineering, Seoul National University, 2003

Professional appointments


9/2018-present    Associate Professor, School of Energy and Chemical Engineering, UNIST

7/2012-8/2018    Assistant Professor, School of Energy and Chemical Engineering, UNIST

1/2010-5/2012    Postdoctoral Research Associate, Beckman Institute & Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (w/ Jonathan Sweedler)

Awards and honors


2009   Senturia Prize Lecture, MIT Micro/Nano-technology Seminar Series

2009   Senturia Prize for Outstanding Thesis in Micro/Nanosystems (awarded yearly to a graduating doctoral student whose thesis has made outstanding contributions to their field), Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Representative publications


YT Kim, H Min, MS Strano, JH Han*, CY Lee*: Hygroscopic micro/nanolenses along carbon nanotube ion channels, Nano Letters 20 (2), 812-819 (Feb 2020) (cover article)

YG Park, H Min, H Kim, A Zhexembekova, CY Lee*, JU Park*: Three-dimensional, high-resolution printing of carbon nanotube/liquid metal composites with mechanical and electrical reinforcement, Nano Letters 19 (8), 4866-4872 (Aug 2019) (cover article)

H Min, YT Kim, SM Moon, JH Han, K Yum, CY Lee*: High-yield fabrication, activation, and characterization of carbon nanotube ion channels by repeated voltage-ramping of membrane-capillary assembly, Advanced Functional Materials 29 (27), 1900421 (July 2019)

J Kim, M Kim, MS Lee, K Kim, S Ji, YT Kim, J Park, K Na, KH Bae, HK Kim, F Bien*, CY Lee*, and JU Park*: Wearable smart sensor systems integrated on soft contact lenses for wireless ocular diagnostics, Nature Communications 8, 14997 (Apr 2017)

YT Kim, SH Joo, H Min, J Lee, SM Moon, M Byeon, TE Hong, MS Strano, JH Han, SK Kwak*, CY Lee*: The exterior of single-walled carbon nanotubes as a millimeter-long cation-preferring nanochannel, Chemistry of Materials 30 (15), 5184-5193 (Jul 2018)

JH Choi, J Lee, SM Moon, YT Kim, H Park*, and CY Lee*: A low-energy electron beam does not damage single-walled carbon nanotubes and graphene, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 7 (22), 4739–4743, (Nov 2016)

CY Lee, EV Romanova, and JV Sweedler: Laminar stream of detergents for subcellular neurite damage in a microfluidic device: a simple tool for the study of neuroregenerationJournal of Neural Engineering 10 (3), 036020 (Jun 2013) (cover article)

CY Lee, JH Han, W Choi, MS Strano: Coherence resonance in a single walled carbon nanotube ion channel. Science 329 (5997), 1320-1324 (2010)

CY Lee, R Sharma, AD Radadia, RI Masel, MS Strano: On-chip micro gas chromatograph enabled by a non-covalently functionalized single walled carbon nanotube sensor arrayAngewandte Chemie International Edition 47 (27), 5018-5021 (2008)

CY Lee, MS Strano: Amine basicity (pK­b) controls the analyte binding energy on single walled carbon nanotube electronic sensor arraysJournal of the American Chemical Society 130 (5), 1766-1773 (2008)

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Chang Young Lee, PhD

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Office: UNIST, 601-8 EB2

Ulsan 44919, Republic of Korea

Phone: +82-52-217-2547