Imperial College London

Dr Koon-Yang Lee

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Aeronautics

Reader in Polymeric Materials
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 5150koonyang.lee

 
 
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Location

 

325City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

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.

Publications

Journals

Mautner A, Nawawi WMFW, Lee K-Y, et al., 2020, High porosity cellulose nanopapers as reinforcement in multi-layer epoxy laminates, Composites Part A-applied Science and Manufacturing, Vol:131, ISSN:1359-835X

Nawawi WMFW, Lee K-Y, Kontturi E, et al., 2020, Surface properties of chitin-glucan nanopapers from Agaricus bisporus, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, Vol:148, ISSN:0141-8130, Pages:677-687

Sulley GS, Gregory GL, Chen TTD, et al., 2020, Switchable catalysis improves the properties of CO2-derived polymers: poly(cyclohexene carbonate-b-epsilon-decalactone-b-cyclohexene carbonate) adhesives, elastomers, and toughened plastics, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol:142, ISSN:0002-7863, Pages:4367-4378

Santmarti A, Zhang H, Lappalainen T, et al., 2020, Cellulose nanocomposites reinforced with bacterial cellulose sheets prepared from pristine and disintegrated pellicle, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, Vol:130, ISSN:1359-835X, Pages:1-9

Nawawi WMFBW, Jones M, Murphy RJ, et al., 2020, Nanomaterials derived from fungal sources-is It the new hype?, Biomacromolecules, Vol:21, ISSN:1525-7797, Pages:30-55

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