Welcoming Professor Kwangyeol Lee to the CrystEngComm Editorial Board!






Welcoming Professor Kwangyeol Lee to the CrystEngComm Editorial Board

We are delighted to welcome Professor Kwangyeol Lee (Korea University, Korea) as an Associate Editor for CrystEngComm!

Kwangyeol Lee is Professor of Chemistry at Korea University. He graduated from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in 1992 and obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1997 from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign under the supervision of Professor John R. Shapley. After fulfilling his military obligation of Korea, he joined Korea University in 2003 as an Assistant Professor. During his independent research career Professor Lee has studied nanocrystal growth, phase conversions in nanoscale as well as nanoparticle applications. He has contributed over 180 papers in the fields of organometallic chemistry and nanochemistry. His current research efforts are focused on the development of synthetic methodologies for nanoscale materials and the development of nanotechnologies to support the environment by creating sustainable energy. He is the recipient of the Distinguished Lectureship Award (2007, The Chemical Society of Japan), Wiley-KCS Young Scholar Award (2009, The Korean Chemical Society) and the Excellent Research Award (2019, Inorganic Chemistry Division of The Korean Chemical Society).

Kwangyeol has given his insight and thoughts on the future of the field of crystal engineering and materials chemistry and the role of CrystEngComm:

“The field of crystal engineering is a natural match with nascent machine learning technology. The interlocking of these two would lead to hitherto unobserved speed of material discovery, which would be a boon to people with applications in mind.”

“The salient challenge to synthetic chemists in the field of crystal engineering would be the control of defects in the crystal. How much and where to locate defects and vacancies in a given crystal might lead to excellent material performances.”     

CrystEngComm could be the leading venue for new idea exchange as unprecedented properties can come only from unprecedented materials that are not free of the fundamentals of crystal growth.”

Editor’s Choice: Kwangyeol’s favourite CrystEngComm articles

Below are two publications that Kwangyeol has chosen as his favourite CrystEngComm articles from the themed issue, Crystal engineering of composite materials, which he guest edited for the journal in 2016.  Both articles are free to access for a limited time.

“These works attracted considerable interest from the scientists in the fields of photovoltaics and electrolytic water splitting, respectively. I am greatly fond of these two articles.”

Crystal growth engineering for high efficiency perovskite solar cells
Nam-Gyu Park
CrystEngComm, 2016, 18, 5977-5985


Shape effects of nickel phosphide nanocrystals on hydrogen evolution reaction
Bora Seo, Du San Baek, Young Jin Sa and Sang Hoon Joo
CrystEngComm, 2016, 18, 6083-6089




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