Professor Sungwon Lee

Sungwon Lee is a materials scientist and leads the Bio-Harmonized Device Lab at the Department of Emerging Material Science, Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science & Technology (DGIST), South Korea.

Our lab is focusing on extremely light, flexible and bio compatible devices and sensors that can monitor bio information without our recognition. Ultra-flexible, sweat permeable devices for E-skin electronics & wearable devices are our current research interest in order to minimize the uncomfortableness while long term health monitoring.

Our lab, can fabricate ultrathin devices, utilizing few micron-thick devices. It is lighter than feather and can be freely deformed without electrical failure due to their thinness. This unique technique is very compatible with skin electronics or implantable electronics and since it does not cause uncomfortable feeling to the users.

Combination of stretchable conductor and textile can make smart wearable devices such as strain sensor, bio-electrode and interconnection between E-skin sensors and measurement devices. Conductive, adhesive & printable ink is very promising material for realizing wearable smart devices.

In order to increase bio-compatibility of electronics, gas & liquid permeation is very important either on skin or implantable devices. Very recently we developed breathable electronics utilizing nanofiber substrate. As a result, sweat & oxygen or bio liquid circulation does not hindered during long term measurement for many applications.

Research Interests

Ultrathin Device Fabrication; Bio sensors Development; Functional Material Development


1998 - 2006 B.S. Metallurgical Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea

2006 - 2011 Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea

2012 - 2016 Post doctor Graduate school of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

2016 - present Associate Professor Department of Emerging Material Science, Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science & Technology(DGIST)

Selected publications

All-Organic, Solution-Processed, Extremely Conformal, Mechanically Biocompatible, and Breathable Epidermal Electrodes
ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 13(4), 5660-5667
Jeong, Wooseong; Park, Yuri; Gwon, Gihyeok; Song, Jinkyu; Yoo, Seungsun; Bae, Jihoon; Ko, Young Hwii; Choi, Ji-Hyuk; Lee, Sungwon

Enhancing the conductivity of PEDOT:PSS films for biomedical applications via hydrothermal treatment
Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 171, 112717
Jeong, Wooseong; Gwon, Gihyeok; Ha, Jae-Hyun; Kim, Dongha; Eom, Ki-Joo; Park, Ju Hyang; Kang, Seok Ju; Kwak, Bongseop; Hong, Jung-Il; Lee, Shinbuhm; Hyun, Dong Choon; Lee, Sungwon

Extremely flexible and mechanically durable planar supercapacitors: High energy density and low-cost power source for E-skin electronics
Nano Energy, 78, 105356
Yun, Younghun; Nandanapalli, Koteeswara Reddy; Choi, Ji-Hyuk; Son, Wonkyeong; Choi, Changsoon; Lee, Sungwon

Defects-free single-crystalline zinc oxide nanostructures for efficient photoelectrochemical solar hydrogen generation
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 45(51), 27279-27290
Nandanapalli, Koteeswara Reddy; Mudusu, Devika; Lee, Sungwon

Recent advances in graphene monolayers growth and their biological applications: A review
Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, 283, 102225
Mudusu, Devika; Nandanapalli, Koteeswara Reddy; Lee, Sungwon; Hahn, Yoon-Bong


South Korea
Emerging Material Science
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