April 20, 2010
Bioengineering Professor Luke Lee has been awarded the 2010 Ho-Am Prize in Engineering
Lee was recognized for his seminal contributions to bionanoscience, including leadership in bionanophotonics, the discovery of Plasmon Resonance Energy Transfer (PRET) imaging of living cells, gene regulation by nanoplasmonic optical antenna, and label-free molecular diagnostics.
As noted by the Ho-Am Foundation, “Dr. Lee is an internationally distinguished scientist in bionanoscience and his highly innovative and interdisciplinary work is having a tremendous impact on the broader research community worldwide. He has become a leading scientist, inventor, and pacesetter in the field of bionanophotonics and microfluidic quantitative cell biology.”
The Ho-Am Prize, widely known as the “Korean Nobel Prize”, was founded in 1990 by Kun-hee Lee, Chairman of Samsung Corporation, in honor of Byung-Chull Lee, the founder of Samsung. The Ho-Am prize is awarded in Science, Engineering, Medicine, the Arts, Community Service and other areas to ethnic Koreans and foreigners who make major contributions to science, the arts, social development and human welfare through remarkable achievements.
Read more at the Ho-Am Foundation.