Imperial College London

Professor Koon-Yang Lee

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Aeronautics

Professor in Polymer Engineering



+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.



Asiliskender A, Peiro J, Lee K-Y, et al., 2023, Predicting filling efficiency of composite resin injection repair, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, Vol:174, ISSN:1359-835X, Pages:1-12

Singkronart K, Gaduan A, Shamsuddin SR, et al., 2023, Feedstock agnostic upcycling of industrial mixed plastic from shredder residue pragmatically through a composite approach, Green Chemistry, Vol:25, ISSN:1463-9262, Pages:8241-8252

Wloch D, Herrera N, Lee K-Y, 2023, Optically transparent laminated acrylic composites reinforced with mercerised bacterial cellulose nanopaper, Composites Part A-applied Science and Manufacturing, Vol:172, ISSN:1359-835X

Mohammed A, Ward K, Lee K-Y, et al., 2023, The environmental impact and economic feasibility assessment of composite calcium alginate bioplastics derived from <i>Sargassum</i>, Green Chemistry, Vol:25, ISSN:1463-9262, Pages:5501-5516

Mohammed A, Gaduan A, Chaitram P, et al., 2023, Sargassum inspired, optimized calcium alginate bioplastic composites for food packaging, Food Hydrocolloids, Vol:135, ISSN:0268-005X, Pages:1-12

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