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Haeshin Lee

Haeshin Lee



Department of Chemistry

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)




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Prof. Haeshin Lee received his B.E. and Ph.D. from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Northwestern University, respectively. Haeshin Lee joined the faculty at KAIST in 2009. Haeshin Lee invented the first material-independent surface chemistry named 'polydopamine' in 2007, and this study has been cited more than 4,000 times as of January 2018. Also, more than 2,500 times of annual citations of his bio-adhesive studies have demonstrated that his research has been widely recognized. His citation last year 2017 was 2,800 times. He is the inaugural member of Korea Academy of Science Young Scholars and is an Associate Editor in Biomaterials Science (RSC, 2018 IF = 5.7). Haeshin Lee received numerous awards including POSCO Chung-Am Fellow.


Representative Publications (total 160 papers, total citation > 15,000)

[1] Mikyoung Shin, S.-G. Park, B.-C. Oh, K. Kim, S. Jo, M. S. Lee, S. S. Oh, S.-H. Hong, E.-C. Shin, K.-S. Kim, S.-W. Kang, Haeshin Lee* "Complete prevention of blood loss with self-sealing hemostatic needles" Nature Materials 2017, 16, 147-152.

[2] Seonki Hong, C. F. Schaber, K. Dening, E. Appel, Stanislav N. Gorb, Haeshin Lee "Interfacial formation of free-standing, stimuli-responsive, self-healing catecholamine Janus-faced microfilm" Adv. Mater. 2014 26, 7581.

[3] Haeshin Lee "Intelligent glue" Nature, 2010, 465, 298-299……

[4] Haeshin Lee, et al. "Mussel-inspired Surface Chemistry for Multifunctional Coatings" Science 2007, 318, 426-430

[5] Haeshin Lee, et al. "A reversible wet/dry adhesive inspired by mussel and gecko adhesion" Nature 2007, 448, 338-341

Soochow University Biomedical Polymers Laboratory 
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