Imperial College London

Dr Koon-Yang Lee

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Aeronautics

Reader in Polymeric Materials



+44 (0)20 7594 5150koonyang.lee




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 W, Konstantellos G, Li D, et al., 2019, Short carbon fibre-reinforced epoxy foams with isotropic cellular structure and anisotropic mechanical response produced from liquid foam templates, Composites Science and Technology, Vol:184, ISSN:0266-3538

Nawawi WMFBW, Jones M, Murphy RJ, et al., 2019, Nanomaterials Derived from Fungal Sources-Is It the New Hype?, Biomacromolecules

Mishnaevsky L, Mikkelsen LP, Gaduan AN, et al., 2019, Nanocellulose reinforced polymer composites: Computational analysis of structure-mechanical properties relationships, Composite Structures, Vol:224, ISSN:0263-8223

Suwan K, Waramit S, Przystal J, et al., 2019, Next-generation of targeted AAVP vectors for systemic transgene delivery against cancer, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of Usa, Vol:116, ISSN:0027-8424

Karim Z, Svedberg A, Lee K-Y, et al., 2019, Processing-Structure-Property Correlation Understanding of Microfibrillated Cellulose Based Dimensional Structures for Ferric Ions Removal, Scientific Reports, Vol:9, ISSN:2045-2322

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