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.



Herrera N, Ordóñez DF, Gaduan AN, et al., 2024, Valorisation of waste pulp from materials recovery facility rejects for composite applications, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, Vol:180, ISSN:1359-835X

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

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