Prof. Eun Kyu Lee
"NRF of Korea: Providing ‘Seeds’ for the Creative Economy"


Professor, College of Bionanotechnology and Vice President of Research, Gachon University, Seongnam, Korea 461-701.
Currently, leave of absence to National Research Foundation, Director of the Directorate for Basic Research in Science and Engineering, Daejeon, Korea

Academic Career

1975. 02:
BS in Chemical Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea.
1985. 05:
Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA.

Professional Career

1975. 03 -1980. 02:
Senior Research Engineer, Agency for Defense Development, Korea.
1980. 09 - 1984. 12:
Research/Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Drexel Univ.,Philadelphia, USA.
1985. 01 - 1988. 08:
Senior Research Scientist, Bioproducts Division, Miles Laboratories, Inc., Elkhart, IN, USA.
1988. 09 –1992. 07:
Research Engineer and BioPilot Plant Manager, Pitman-Moore, Inc., Terre Haute, IN, USA.
1992. 09 - 2009. 08:
Assoc. Prof./Prof., Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Hanyang University, Ansan, Korea.
2001. 08 - 2009. 02:
Director, Hanyang University Micro Biochip Center, Ansan, Korea.
2002. 03 - 2003. 02:
Visiting Professor, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA, and Institute of Biopharmaceutical Technology, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, USA.
2006. 03 – 2009. 02:
Director, Bionanotechnology BK21 Program, Hanyang University, Korea
2008. 09 – 2009. 08:
Director, Integrated Human Sensing System ERC Center, Hanyang University, Korea
2009. 09 - present:
College of Bionanotechnology, Gachon University, Korea
2012.02 - present:
Director, Directorate for Basic Research in Science & Engineering, NRF, Korea

Professional Membership

- Editorial Board Member, J. Biotechnology.
- International Scientific Advisory Board Member, Pall Life Sciences, Inc.
- Co-Representative, HT (Health Technology) Forum, KHIDI.
- Member, American Chemical Society.
- Full Member, National Academy of Engineers Korea, Biological and Chemical Engineering Division.

Research Interests

- Biopharmaceutics Engineering: Protein modification (PEGylation and ligation),Bioconjugation for improved characteristics
- Biorecognition Engineering: Oriented immobilization of proteins for biochip applications, Proteoliposomes for active targeting
- Cellular Imaging Analyses: Endocytosis kinetics of nanoparticles and nanoliposomes, Cell imaging for biochemical events