College Introduction

The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) has been established at Shenzhen University to provide both undergraduate and postgraduate education, focusing on interdisciplinary teaching and research. As a special platform at Shenzhen University, IAS seeks to


Shern-Long Lee

Ph.D, Assistant Professor


Address: Room 337, Administration Building, Shenzhen University, Nanhai Avenue 3688, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, China, 518060



2006.9-2009.6 Ph.D, Department of Chemistry, National Taiwan University (Advisor: Prof. Chun-hsien Chen)

2003.9-2005.6 M.S., Department of Chemistry, National Sun Yat-Sen University (Advisor: Prof. Hsuan-Jung Huang)

1999.9-2003.6 B.S., Department of Chemistry, National Dong-Hwa University (Advisor: Prof.Hun-Chi Shu)


Research Experience

2017.7–present Assistant Professor, Institute for Advanced Study, Shenzhen University, China

2015–2017 Assistant Research Fellow, Department of Chemistry, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

2012–2015 Marie-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium (Advisor: Prof. Steven De Feyter)

2009–2012 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, National Taiwan University, Taiwan (Advisor: Prof. Chun-hsien Chen)


Research Interest and Teaching

My research involves a wide variety of topics, including microscopy techniques, surface science, materials and analytical chemistry. I taught instrumental analysis, supramolecular chemistry, and electrochemistry in IAS.



2012 Postdoctoral fellowship, Marie Curie Fellowship, from FWO

2010 Yian Dissertation Award, from National Taiwan University

2009 CTCI Fellowship, from China Technical Consultants, Inc. Foundation

2009 Director Honor & Excellent Poster Award, College of Science (Ph.D. dissertation), from National Taiwan University

2009 Dissertation Award of Chinese Chemical Society, from Chinese Chemical Society

2008 Travel Award Winner & Best Poster Prize of ISSS-5, from the Surface Science Society of Japan

2006 Graduate Student Fellowships, from National Tsing Hua University

2004 United Microelectronics Corporation Scholarships, from United Microelectronics Corporation

2003 Presidential Award, from of National Dong Hwa University & Scholarships, from China Steel Inc



1.Lee, S.-L.*; Fang Y.; Velpula, G.; Cometto, F.-P.; Lingenfelder, M.; Müllen, K.; Mali, K.-S.*; De Feyter, S.*“Reversible Local and Global Switching in Multicomponent Supramolecular Networks: Controlled Guest Release and Capture at the Solution/Solid Interface” ACS Nano 2015, 9, 11608.

2.Lee, S.-L.; Adisoejoso, J.; Fang Y.; Tahara, K.; Tobe, Y.*; Mali, K.-S.*; De Feyter, S.*“Efficient Screening of 2D Molecular Polymorphs at the Solution–Solid Interface” Nanoscale 2015, 7, 5344.

3.Lee, S.-L.; Yuan, Z.; Chen, L.; Mali, K.-S.*; Müllen, K.*; De Feyter, S.* “Flow-Assisted 2D Polymorph Selection: Stabilizing Metastable Monolayers at the Liquid-Solid Interface” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 7595.

4.Lee, S.-L.; Yuan, Z.; Chen, L.; Mali, K.-S.*; Müllen, K.*; De Feyter, S.* “Forced to Align: Flow-Induced Long-Range Alignment of Hierarchical Molecular Assemblies from 2D to 3D” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 4117.

5.Lee, S.-L.; Wu, H.-J.; Hsu, Y.-J.; Chen, H.-H.; Hsu, H.-F.*; Chen, C.-h.* “Biaxial Aromatics with Face-on/Edge-on Stacking Adaptability: An STM/STS Study of 1D Nanowires Assembled via Rotatable Ethynyls” Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 14093.

6.Lee, S.-L.*; Hsu, Y.-J.; Wu, H.-J.; Lin, H.-A.; Hsu, H.-F.*; Chen, C.-h.* “Electrical pulse triggered reversible assembly of molecular adlayers” Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 11748.

7.Lee, S.-L.; Lin, H.-A.; Lin, Y.-H.; Chen, H.-H.; Liao, C.-T.; Lin, T.-L.; Chu, Y.-C.; Hsu, H.-F.*; Chen, C.-h.*; Lee, J.-J.; Hung, W.-Y.; Liu, Q.-Y.; Wu, C. “Gearing of Molecular Swirls: Columnar Packing of Nematogenic Hexakis(4-alkoxyphenylethynyl)benzene Derivatives.” Chem.–Eur. J. 2011, 17, 792.

8.Chou C.-M.; Lee, S.-L.; Biju, A. T.; Wang, H.-W.; Wu, Y.-L.; Zhang, G.-F.; Chen, C.-H.; Yang, K.-W.; Lim, T.-S.; Huang, M.-J.; Chen, C.-h.*; Tsai, P.-Y.; Lin, K.-C.; Huang, S.-L.; Luh, T.-Y. * “Polymeric Ladderphanes.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 12579.

9.Lee, S.-L.; Lin, N.-T.; Chen, C.-h.*; Yang, H.-C.*; Luh, T.-Y.* “Oligomeric Tectonics: Supramolecular Assembly of Double Stranded Oligobisnorbornenes.” Chem.–Eur. J. 2009, 15, 11594.

10.Lee, S.-L.; Chi, C.-Y. J.; Huang, M.-J.; Chen, C.-h.*; Li, C.-W.; Pati, K.; Liu, R.-S. “Shear-Induced Long-Range Uniaxial Assembly of Polyaromatic Monolayers at Molecular Resolution.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 10454.