Imperial College London

Dr Koon-Yang Lee

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Aeronautics

Senior Lecturer



+44 (0)20 7594 5150koonyang.lee




Room 325City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





My research focuses on the development and manufacturing of novel polymeric materials with a focus on tailoring the interface between two (or more) phases to bridge the gap between chemistry, materials science and engineering, with particular emphasis on:

(i) Cellulose and nanocellulose engineering
(ii) Design and fabrication of renewable polymer composites and cellulose nanocomposites
(iii) Surface and interface engineering to improve performance of high performance polymer (nano)composites
(iv) Life-cycle assessment of composite materials
(v) Particle-stabilised emulsions and foams
(vi) Novel manufacturing techniques for polymer foams
(vii) Reuse, recycle and up-cycle waste materials

You can find out more about my research by visiting my group's website.



Song Y, Li Y, Song W, et al., 2017, Measurements of the mechanical response of unidirectional 3D-printed PLA, Materials & Design, Vol:123, ISSN:0264-1275, Pages:154-164

Song W, Barber K, Lee K-Y, 2017, Heat-induced bubble expansion as a route to increase the porosity of foam-templated bio-based macroporous polymers, Polymer, Vol:118, ISSN:0032-3861, Pages:97-106

Kontturi KS, Biegaj K, Mautner A, et al., 2017, Noncovalent Surface Modification of Cellulose Nanopapers by Adsorption of Polymers from Aprotic Solvents, Langmuir, Vol:33, ISSN:0743-7463, Pages:5707-5712

Hervy M, Santmarti A, Lahtinen P, et al., 2017, Sample geometry dependency on the measured tensile properties of cellulose nanopapers, Materials & Design, Vol:121, ISSN:0264-1275, Pages:421-429

Fortea-Verdejo M, Bumbaris E, Burgstaller C, et al., 2017, Plant fibre reinforced polymers: where do we stand in terms of tensile properties?, International Materials Reviews, Vol:62, ISSN:1743-2804, Pages:441-464

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