Bionanomaterials Lab - UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Professor Seung-Wuk Lee

Seung-Wuk Lee, Ph. D.
Professor, Department of Bioengineering
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720
Phone: 510-486-4628, Fax: (510) 486-6488
Curriculum Vitae

University of California, Berkeley: Professor, Bioengineering
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab: Scientist, Biological Systems and Engineering

Professional Preparation
Korea University, Seoul, Korea, Chemistry B. S. 1995
Korea University, Seoul, Korea, Organic Chemistry, M. S. 1997
The University of Texas at Austin, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ph. D. 2003
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Postdoctoral Fellowship (2004-2005)


  • American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering's College of Fellows (2016)
  • CJ Global Grant Award (2016)
  • R&D 100 Awards (2013 and 2015)
  • Samsung GRO Award (2013 and 2015)
  • One of 12 Highlights for 2014 President Obama's NSF Report to the US Congress
  • One of the 17 breakthrough of the 2012 Scientific Discovery (iO9 Committee; 2012)
  • Berkeley Faculty Research Fund Award, University of California, Berkeley (2010)
  • Presidential Chair Fellows, University of California, Berkeley (2009)
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2008-2013)
  • Hellman Foundation Faculty Award (2008)
  • First place in MRS 2007 Spring Meeting Top 5 Hot Talk/Cool Papers among 3300 papers (April, 2007)
  • Annual Nanotech Briefs' Nano50 award; Innovator Categories (2005)
  • Gold Award in MRS 2002 Fall Meeting Graduate Student Competition (December, 2002)
  • Best Poster Award at 2002 Spring Materials Research Society Meeting (April, 2002)
  • Best Employee Honor by Samsung Electronics (Display Device Division) (1998)

About Professor Lee

Professor Lee earned his B.S and M.S. from Korea University (Seoul) and his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin (2003). After a postdoctoral fellowship at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, he joined a faculty position at UC Berkeley in 2006, was promoted to Associate Professor (2011) with tenure, a full professor (2015). He is also Associate Director of the Center of Integrated Nanomechanical Systems at UCB and Scientist, LBNL Physical Bioscience Division. The Lee group uses chemical and biological approaches to create precisely defined nanomaterials, to investigate complex phenomena at their interfaces, and to develop novel, biomimetic, functional materials. Among other awards, Professor Lee is R&D 100 Award (2013 & 2015) and an NSF CAREER awardee. He is a fellow at American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. Dr. Lee's on going research was chosen as one of 12 highlight researches chosen by the President Obama's National Science Foundation Report for the US Congress entitled "Manufacturing Goes Viral" (2014) and chosen as one of top five Future Nanomanufacturings by Scientific American (2013).