Assistant Professor of Department of Chemistry


Contact Information

Office: YEUNG-Y6608
Phone: +852 3442-7822
Fax: +852 3442-0522
Email: junghlee@cityu.edu.hk
Web: Personal Homepage
ORCID ID: 0000-0003-3229-6427
Scopus Author ID: 56702887100

Research Interests

  • Plasmonics
  • Nanomaterials science
  • Nanochemistry
  • Nano-biosensor and bioimaging
  • Self-assembly of nanoparticles

Dr. Jung-Hoon Lee received his B.Sc. (2006) and M.Phil. (2008) in Chemistry from the Catholic University of Korea. He obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Department of Chemistry, Seoul National University (2010-2014). In Ph.D. research, he studied new synthetic methods and surface-enhanced Raman scattering for various plasmonic nanostructures to utilize them for nano-bio applications under the supervision of Prof. Jwa-Min Nam. He then moved to the United States for his postdoctoral research and worked with Prof. Yossi Weizmann at the Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago, where he initiated photothermal-based nucleic acid amplification methods for real-time bioassays using plasmonic nanomaterials (2014-2017). He subsequently moved to the Department of Otolaryngology, University of California, San Francisco and studied the protein-protein interactions using plasmonic magnetic nanomaterials under the supervision of Prof. Young-Wook Jun (2017). He joined the City University of Hong Kong as an Assistant Professor in May 2018. 

The ability to control the physical properties of plasmonic nanoparticles allows us to produce materials with specific optical, magnetical, and electrical properties. Considerable progress has been made in synthesizing plasmonic nanoparticles possessing fascinating optical properties, however, it is still highly challenging to precisely and reproducibly synthesize and assemble them into well defined structures at nanometer scale, which make them ideal platforms for various biomedical applications. Dr. Lee`s research aim is to develop and design new plasmonic nanomaterials and understand a synthetic mechanism and property of them, but also to find applied research fields for synthesized materials. His current research interests include:

- Development of new synthetic methods of plasmonic nanomaterials with multi-function for biomedical applications

- Plasmonic photothermal-based fast and reliable assay methods to detect biomolecules such as antigens, antibodies, DNA

- Selective and directional assembly of nanoparticles with DNA, salt, polymer encapsulation, selective deposition of metal on nanostructures


Selected Publications:

(Full publication list is available here: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=u3WSm9EAAAAJ&hl=en)

  • Uttam Manna,* Jung-Hoon Lee,* Tian-Song Deng,* John Parker,* Nolan Shepherd, Yossi Weizmann, Norbert F Scherer, "Selective Induction of Optical Magnetism", Nano Lett. 2017, 17, 7196-7206. (*Equal contribution)
  • Jung-Hoon Lee, Zoya Cheglakov, Jaeseok Yi, Timothy M Cronin, Kyle J Gibson, Bozhi Tian, Yossi Weizmann, "Plasmonic Photothermal Gold Bipyramid Nanoreactors for Ultrafast Real-Time Bioassays", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 8054-8057.
  • Jung-Hoon Lee, Jeong-Wook Oh, Sang Hwan Nam, Yeong Seok Cha, Gyeong-Hwan Kim, Won-Kyu Rhim, Nam Hoon Kim, Jongwoo Kim, Sang Woo Han, Yung Doug Suh, Jwa-Min Nam, "Synthesis, Optical Properties, and Multiplexed Raman Bio- Imaging of Surface Roughness- Controlled Nanobridged Nanogap Particles", Small, 2016, 12, 4726-4734.
  • Jung-Hoon Lee, Kyle J Gibson, Gang Chen, Yossi Weizmann, "Bipyramid-Templated Synthesis of Monodisperse Anisotropic Gold Nanocrystals", Nat. Commun. 2015, 6, 7571.
  • Jung-Hoon Lee, Myung-Hwa You, Gyeong-Hwan Kim, Jwa-Min Nam, "Plasmonic Nanosnowmen with a Conductive Junction as Highly Tunable Nanoantenna Structures and Sensitive, Quantitative and Multiplexable Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Probes", Nano Lett. 2014, 14, 6217-6225.
  • Haemi Lee*, Jung-Hoon Lee*, Seung Min Jin, Yung Doug Suh, Jwa-Min Nam, "Single-Molecule and Single-Particle-Based Correlation Studies between Localized Surface Plasmons of Dimeric Nanostructures with ~1 nm Gap and Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering", Nano Lett. 2013, 13, 6113-6121. (*Equal contribution)
  • Haemi Lee*, Jung-Hoon Lee*, Hyung Min Kim, Seung Min Jin, Hyo Sun Park, Jwa-Min Nam, Yung Doug Suh, "High-Precision Measurement-Based Correlation Studies among Atomic Force Microscopy, Rayleigh Scattering, and Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering at Single-Molecule Level", Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2013, 15, 4243-4249. (*Equal contribution)
  • Jung-Hoon Lee, Jwa-Min Nam, Ki-Seok Jeon, Dong-Kwon Lim, Hyoki Kim, Sunghoon Kwon, Haemi Lee, Yung Doug Suh, "Tuning and Maximizing the Single-Molecule Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering from DNA-Tethered Nanodumbbells", ACS Nano 2012, 6, 9574-9584.
  • Jung-Hoon Lee, Gyeong-Hwan Kim, Jwa-Min Nam, "Directional Synthesis and Assembly of Bimetallic Nanosnowmen with DNA", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 5456-5459.
  • Jung-Hoon Lee, Nam-Gyu Park, Yu-Ju Shin, "Nano-Grain SnO2 Electrodes for High Conversion Efficiency SnO2-DSSC", Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells 2011, 95, 179-183.