Seung-Wuk Lee

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Professor, Bioengineering
Faculty Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

B108A Stanley Hall
510-486-4628
leesw@berkeley.edu

For more information, see: http://leelab.berkeley.edu/

Research Interests

We are interested in bio-inspired nanomaterials and nanotechnology. We are developing new ways to fabricate high performance materials and devices through self-assembly processes by exploiting biological organisms such as viruses and cells. We are also designing synthetic viruses which can be exploited as regenerative tissue engineering materials and drug delivery vehicles.

Education

  • 2003 Ph. D., The University of Texas at Austin, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • 1998 M. S.,Korea University, Seoul, Korea, Chemistry
  • 1995 B. S. Korea University Seoul, Korea, Chemistry

Major Awards

  • 2013 Samsung GRO Award
  • 2013 R&D 100 Award
  • 2014 One of 12 Highlights for 2014 President Obama’s Report to the US Congress for the NSF
  • 2012 One of the 17 breakthrough of the 2012 Scientific Discovery (iO9 Committee)
  • 2010 Berkeley Faculty Research Fund Award, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2009 Presidential Chair Fellows, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2008-2013 National Science Foundation CAREER Award
  • 2008 Hellman Foundation Faculty Award
  • 2007 First place in MRS 2007 Spring Meeting Top 5 Hot Talk/Cool Papers among 3300 papers
  • 2005 Annual Nanotech Briefs’ Nano50 award; Innovator Categories

Professional Experience

  • 2011-present   Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering, UC Berkeley
  • 2006-2011       Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering, UC Berkeley
  • 2006-present   Faculty Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • 2004-2005       Postdoctoral Fellow, The Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • 2009-present Associate Director, Center of Integrated Nanomechanical System, UC Berkeley