Ph.D. (Physical Chemistry), University of Michigan, 1991.
M.S. (Physical Chemistry),
Seoul National University, 1984.
B.S. (Chemistry), Seoul National University, 1982.
Current research interests are focused on the
development of biochemical nano-sensors and photodynamic
therapeutic nanoparticles. I am developing an oxygen
sensor encapsulated in an organically modified silica
nano-particle and nanoparticles containing
photosensitizers as a photodynamic therapeutic tool
targeted at cancer cells.
I have also worked on many environmental problems, which
occurr on highways, while working as the head of the
environment research division at the
Korea Highway Corporation in Korea. Environmental
issues such as air/soil/water quality, disposal/recycling
of highway-generated waste and environmentally benign de-icer
constitute my other research interests.
Publications (out of 49):
Hah HJ, Kim JS, Jeon BJ, Koo SM, Lee YE. "Simple
preparation of monodisperse hollow silica particles
without using templates", ChemComm (in press).
Lee YE, Lee JG. "Treatment of waste sand from
highway". Proceedings of JSWME(Japanese Society of Waste
Management Experts)'s 11th Annual Research Conference,
Sapporo, Japan, Nov. 8-10 (2000).
Lee YE, Kang HJ, Choi CH. "Production of road
deicing salt from food wastes generated in the highway
rest area", Proceedings of the 10th REAAA(Road Engineering
Association of Asia and Australasia) conference, Tokyo,
Japan, Sep. 3-9 (2000).
Lee YE, Kang HJ. "Effect of
transportation-generated pollutants on highwayside soil".
Proceedings of the 10th REAAA(Road Engineering Association
of Asia and Australasia) conference, Tokyo, Japan, Sep.
Lee YE, Chang T, Yang W. "Temporal
Electrochemical Behavior of a Steel Bar in Concrete
Containing Inorganic Additions and Corrosion Inhibiting
Admixtures". J. of Ind. and Engineering Chemistry, 5
(3), 183 (1999).
Lee D, Koo SM, Ryu CS, Lee YE. "Synthesis of
composite SiO2/TiO2 composite particles using Sol-Gel
Process". J. of Korean Ind. & Eng. Chemistry, 8
(No.2), 301 (1997).
Yen A, Lin AL, Lee YE, Vilensky B, Taitelbaum H,
Kopelman R. "Spatio-Temporal Patterns and Non-classical
Kinetics of competing Elementary Reactions : Aqueous
Chromium Complex Formation in a Capillary". J. Phys. Chem.
A, 101, 2819 (1997)