Daeyeon Lee is a Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. Daeyeon received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Seoul National University in 2001 and received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering/Program in Polymer Science and Technology at MIT in 2007, co-supervised by Robert E. Cohen and Michael F. Rubner.
After his Ph.D., Daeyeon was a postdoctoral fellow in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University, where he worked with David A. Weitz. Daeyeon joined the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania in 2009. Daeyeon has won numerous awards and recognitions including the 2010 Victor K. LaMer Award from the ACS Colloid and Surface Chemistry Division, the NSF CAREER Award (2011), the 2011 Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association Young Investigator Award, the 2012 KIChE President Young Investigator Award, the 2013 3M Nontenured Faculty Award, the 2013 AIChE NSEF Young Investigator Award, the 2014 Unilever Young Investigator Award for Outstanding Young Investigator in Colloid and Surfactant Science, and the 2017 Soft Matter Lectureship Award.