Associate Professor

Lee, Eunsung

Advanced Main Group Chemistry Lab
LAB Website
OFFICE 503-623 / +82-2-880-6682
LAB 503-601,630 / +82-2-880-4376

Research Topic

The Lee group is actively exploring new materials and catalysis to contribute to a sustainable future, focusing on fundamental organometallics and main group chemistry. Our specific interests lie in the synthesis of novel stable organic radicals, with the potential application in organic MRI contrast agents and qubit materials. Additionally, we engage in collaborative efforts with polymer labs to synthesize new metathesis catalysts for cyclic and degradable polymers. Lastly, we integrate MOF and COF chemistry for energy applications, including selective gas separation and the development of conductive materials.


  • 2009 Ph.D. Chemistry, Stanford, USA
  • 2001 M.S. Chemistry, POSTECH, Korea
  • 1999 B.S. Chemistry, POSTECH, Korea


  • 2013-2024 Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor, Department of Chemistry, POSTECH, Korea
  • 2019-2020 Visiting Scholar, CALTECH, Pasadena, USA
  • 2009-2013 Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA


  1. Uncovering Nitrosyl Reactivity at N-Heterocyclic Carbene Center, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2023, 62, e202314978.
  2. Formation of Highly Stable 1,2-Dicarbonyl Organic Radicals from Cyclic (Alkyl)(amino)carbenes, Org. Lett. 2023, 25, 4292.
  3. Persistent Radicals Derived from N-Heterocyclic Carbenes for Material Applications, Acc. Chem. Res. 2022, 55, 2213.
  4. Ambiphilic Singlet Carbenes: Electron Donors and Acceptors, Bull. Korean Chem. Soc. 2022, 43, 1328.
  5. Highly Stable 1,2-Dicarbonyl Radical Cations Derived from N-Heterocyclic Carbenes, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 8527.
  6. Fixation of Dinitrogen at an Asymmetric Binuclear Titanium Complex, Inorg. Chem. 2021, 60, 12813.

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