Research Fellows & Staff

Dr. Chong-Yong LeeChong Lee 250 250


Research Fellow, Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, University of Wollongong


Bachelor of Science (Hons) - Chemistry, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Masters of Science (Materials Chemistry), Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
PhD (Electrochemistry), Monash University, Australia


Lee completed his PhD at Monash University (Australia) under the supervision of Prof. Alan M. Bond. Followed by a short postdoc stint in the Bond group, he was then moved to the Materials Science and Engineering department, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany) worked as a postdoc with Prof. Patrik Schmuki, synthesized nanostructured inorganic materials for energy applications.

He joined Reisner group at the Chemistry Department, University of Cambridge (UK) in 2013. Initially appointed as a Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) postdoc research associate, he was then awarded a competitive Intra-European Marie Curie research fellowship, investigated enzymes based semi-biological approach for fuel productions.

He joined IPRI in 2015, taking up a University of Wollongong Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellowship position.

Research Interests

Lee has significant research experience in the fields of electrochemistry, nanomaterials, oxide semiconductors, metalloenzymes, catalysis and solar fuels. His current research interests are the development of new materials for clean energy conversion and storage applications. In particular, he employed electrochemical and photoelectrochemical approaches for activation of small molecules such as H2O, O2, CO2 and formic acid to valuable fuels.  


Interested in the Energy program?

Email Dr. Chong-Yong Lee or phone +61 2 4221 5441


Last reviewed: 8 July, 2016