Jaegeun Lee 사진
Jaegeun Lee
Chemical Engineering/Carbon materials
Assistant Professor
Carbon Materials Lab.

"The mission of the Carbon Materials Lab is to fill knowledge gaps for commercialization of nano-carbon materials. Currently, the main research interests include but are not necessarily limited to carbon nanotubes and carbon nanotube fibers."


Research Field

. Spinning and post-processing of carbon nanotube fibers

. Properties of carbon nanotube fibers

. Synthesis of carbon nanotubes



. Department of Chemical Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Ph.D. (2015)

. Department of Chemical Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology, B.S. (2009)


Work Experience

. Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Institute of Advanced Composite Materials, Postdoctoral researcher (2015 ? 2018)

. University of Pittsburgh, Department of Industrial Engineering, Postdoctoral researcher (2018 - 2019)


Research Results



1. Dong-Myeong Lee, Junbeom Park, Jaegeun Lee, Sung-Hyun Lee, Shin-Hyun Kim, Seung Min Kim and Hyeon Su Jeong, "Improving mechanical and physical properties of ultra-thick carbon nanotube fiber by fast swelling and stretching process", Carbon, 172, 733-741 (2021/02) SCIE



1. Abdulhafez, Moataz, Jaegeun Lee, and Mostafa Bedewy, "In Situ Measurement of Carbon Nanotube Growth Kinetics in a Rapid Thermal Chemical Vapor Deposition Reactor With Multizone Infrared Heating", Journal of Micro and Nano-Manufacturing, 8.1, 010902 (2020/03)



1. Jaegeun Lee, Moataz Abdulhafez, and Mostafa Bedewy*, “Multizone rapid thermal processing to overcome challenges in carbon nanotube manufacturing by chemical vapor deposition”, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering-Transactions of the ASME, 141, 091006 (2019). SCIE

2. Jaegeun Lee, Dong-Myeong Lee, Yeonsu Jung, Junbeom Park, Hun Su Lee, Young-Kwan Kim, Chong Rae Park*, Hyeon Su Jeong*, and Seung Min Kim*, “Direct spinning and densification method for high-performance carbon nanotube fibers”, Nature Communications, 10, 2962 (2019). SCI

3. Jaegeun Lee, Moataz Abdulhafez, and Mostafa Bedewy*, “Data analytics enables significant improvement of robustness in chemical vapor deposition of carbon nanotubes based on vacuum baking”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 58, 11999-12009 (2019). SCI

4. Cheol-Hun Lee, Jaegeun Lee, Junbeom Park, Eunyoung Lee, Seung Min Kim*, and Kun-Hong Lee*, “Rationally designed catalyst layer toward “immortal” growth of carbon nanotube forest: Fe ion implanted substrates”, Carbon, 152, 482-488 (2019). SCI

5. Junbeom Park, Jaegeun Lee, Dong-Myeong Lee, Sung-Hyun Lee, Hyeon Su Jeong, Kun-Hong Lee, and Seung Min Kim*, “Mathematical model for the dynamic mechanical behavior of carbon nanotube yarn in analogy with hierarchically structured bio-material”, Carbon, 152, 151-158 (2019). SCI

6. Dong-Jin Yun, Hyemin Ra, Jung-Min Kim, Eugene Oh, Jaegeun Lee, Myoung-Ho Jeong, Yong Jin Jeong, Hansol Yang, and Jaeyoung Jang*, “Multi-walled carbon nanotube forests covered with atomic-layer-deposited ruthenium layers for high-performance counter electrodes of dye-sensitized solar cells”, Organic Electronics, 65, 349-356 (2019). SCI

7. Lee, Jaegeun, Moataz Abdulhafez, and Mostafa Bedewy, "Decoupling Catalyst Dewetting, Gas Decomposition, and Surface Reactions in Carbon Nanotube Forest Growth Reveals Dependence of Density on Nucleation Temperature" The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 123.47, 28726-28738 (2019/11), SCI



1. Sung-Hyun Lee*, Hye-Rim Kim, Haemin Lee, Jinwoo Lee, Cheol-Hun Lee, Jaegeun Lee, Junbeom Park, and Kun-Hong Lee*, “Synthesis Mechanism of Carbon Nanotube Fibers using Reactor Design Principles”, Chemical Engineering Science, 192, 655-664 (2018). SCI

2. Hyunjung Cho, Kyeong Sik Jin, Jaegeun Lee*, and Kun-Hong Lee*, “Estimation of degree of polymerization of poly-acrylonitrile-grafted carbon nanotubes using Guinier plot of small angle x-ray scattering”, Nanotechnology, 29, 275708 (2018). SCI



1. Sung-Hyun Lee*, Hye-Rim Kim, Taeseon Lee, Haemin Lee, Jinwoo Lee, Jaegeun Lee, Junbeom Park, and Kun-Hong Lee*, “Synthesis of carbon nanotube fibers from carbon precursors with low decomposition temperatures using a direct spinning process”, Carbon, 124, 219-227 (2017). SCI

2. Jaegeun Lee, Dong-Myeong Lee, Young-Kwan Kim, Hyeon Su Jeong*, and Seung Min Kim*, “Significantly Increased Solubility of Carbon Nanotubes in Superacid by Oxidation and Their Assembly into High-Performance Fibers”, Small, 13, 1701131 (2017) (equal contributor). SCI

3. Cheol-Hun Lee, Jaegeun Lee, Sunmog Yeo, Sung-Hyun Lee, Teawon Kim, Hyeon-Gu Cha, Youngmoo Eun, Hyun Jin Park, Seung Min Kim*, and Kun-Hong Lee*, “Evolution of implanted Fe ions in SiO2/Si wafer into uniformly sized catalyst particles for carbon nanotube forest growth”, Carbon, 123, 122-128 (2017) (equal contributor). SCI

4. Yong-O Im, Sung-Hyun Lee, Sung-Uk Yu, Jaegeun Lee*, and Kun-Hong Lee, “Quantitative analysis of carbon nanotube cross-linking reactions”, Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering, 34, 898-902 (2017). SCIE

5. Junbeom Park, Sung-Hyun Lee, Jaegeun Lee, Dong-Myeong Lee, Hayoung Yu, Hyeon Su Jeong, Seung Min Kim*, and Kun-Hong Lee*, “Accurate Measurement of Specific Tensile Strength of Carbon Nanotube Fibers with Hierarchical Structures by Vibroscopic method”, RSC Advances, 7, 8575-8580 (2017). SCIE

6. Yong-O Im, Sung-Hyun Lee, Teawon Kim, Junbeom Park, Jaegeun Lee*, and Kun-Hong Lee*, “Utilization of carboxylic functional groups generated during purification of carbon nanotube fiber for its strength improvement”, Applied Surface Science, 392, 342-349 (2017). SCI