Dr. Lucia Myongwon Lee

Dr. Lucia Myongwon Lee
Dr. Lucia Myongwon Lee
Postdoctoral Scholar
2019-2020 Cohort
Weizmann Institute of Science
Department of Organic Chemistry
  • Molecular MR Imaging Lab
  • Amnon Bar-Shir
  • Lab website

Dr. Lee’s career has spanned inorganic, organic, and computational chemistry. Her PhD (McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada) research, supported by a prestigious Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) grant, advanced the understanding of a phenomenon that has recently began been called “chalcogen bonding” (ChB) and its application in the construction of supramolecular materials.

Dr. Lee has already done a postdoc at the University of Geneva in Switzerland. Now, in her second postdoc, at the Department of Organic Chemistry at Weizmann, she is expected to make significant contributions to the fast-expanding field of research on the supramolecular stimuli-responsive materials. She will incorporate chalcogen elements in developing molecules that are capable of changing their behavior in response to external stimuli such as light (“photoswitching”). Through this project, she will gain insight into the effect of chalcogen bonding on structural and functional components.

Dr. Lee served in the McMaster Graduate Students Association and Chemistry Society, organizing a cross-Canada conference where graduate student leaders initiated collaborative projects and shared expertise regarding governance.