|Posted on July 7, 2014 at 4:20 PM|
Dr. Daeyeon Lee, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania was the recipient of the 2014 Unilever Award for outstanding young investigator in Colloid and Surfactant science. Daeyeon received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from MIT in 2007 under Professors R.E. Cohen and M.F. Rubner. Prior to joining University of Pennsylvania in 2009, Daeyeon was a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard with David A. Weitz. Daeyeon has won several awards and recognitions including the 2010 Victor K LaMer Award and the NSF Career Award in 2011. Daeyeon’s Unilever award is in recognition of his outstanding work that merges the two important types of materials - surfactants and colloids; i.e., Janus particles. The fact that Janus particles can be synthesized now in large quantities and that their behavior emulates the properties and funtionality of molecular surfactants is both fundamentally and practically important.