†equal contribution; *co-corresponding authors;


33.      Dongjin Seo; Alex M. Schrader; Szu-Ying Chen; Yair Kaufman; Thomas R. Cristiani; Steven H. Page; Peter H. Koenig; Yonas Gizaw; Dong Woog Lee*; Jacob N. Israelachvili*; “Rates of cavity filling by liquids”, PNAS. (2018), in press.

32.      Chanoong Lim†; Sohee Park†; Jinwoo Park; Jina Ko; Dong Woog Lee*; Dong Soo Hwang*;  “Probing Nanomechanical Interaction at the Interface between Biological Membrane and Potentially Toxic Chemical”, Journal of Hazardous Materials (2018) 353: 271-279.



31.      Dong Woog Lee*; Marina Ruths; Jacob N. Israelachvili; “Springer Handbook of Nanotechnology 4th edition: Chapter 28. Surface Forces and Nanorheology of Molecularly Thin Films”, Springer (2017), ISBN: 978-3-662-54355-9.

30.      Szu-Ying Chen; Yair Kaufman; Alex Schrader; Dongjin Seo; Dong Woog Lee; Steven Page; Peter Koenig; Sandra Isaacs; Yonas Gizaw; and Jacob Israelachvili;  “Contact angle and adhesion dynamics and hysteresis on molecularly smooth chemically homogeneous surfaces”, Langmuir (2017) 33(38): 10041-10050.

29.      Sungbaek Seo†; Dong Woog Lee†; Jin Soo Ahn†; Keila Cunha†; Emmanouela Filippidi; Sung Won Ju; Eeseul Shin; Byeong-Su Kim; Zachary A. Levine; Roberto  D. Lins; Jacob N. Israelachvili; J. Herbert Waite; Megan T. Valentine; Joan Emma Shea; and B. Kollbe Ahn; “Significant performance enhancement of polymer resins by bioinspired dynamic bonding”, Adv. Mater. (2017) 29: 1703026.

28.      Dong Woog Lee*; Marina Ruths; Jacob N. Israelachvili; “Nanotribology and Nanomechanics, 4th edition: Chapter 9. Surface Forces and Nanorheology of Molecularly Thin Films”, Springer. (2017), ISBN: 978-3-319-51432-1.

27.      Yair Kaufman; Szu-Ying Chen; Himanshu Mishra; Alex M Schrader; Dong Woog Lee; Saurabh Das; Stephen H Donaldson; Jacob N. Israelachvili; “A Simple to Apply Wetting Model to Predict Thermodynamically Stable and Metastable Contact Angles On Textured/Rough/Patterned Surfaces”, J. Phys. Chem. C (2017) 121(10): 5642-5656..



26.      Qiang Zhao†; Dong Woog Lee†; Kollbe Ahn†; Sungbaek Seo; Yair Kaufman; Jacob Israelachvili; Herbert Waite; “Underwater contact adhesion and microarchitecture in polyelectrolyte complexes actuated by solvent exchange”, Nature Materials (2016) 15: 407-412. [Introduced in UCSB Press Release]

25.      Himanshu Mishra; Alex Schrader; Dong Woog Lee; Adair Gallo Jr.; Szu-Ying Chen; Yair Kaufman; Saurabh Das; Jacob N. Israelachvili; “Time-Dependent Wetting Behavior of PDMS Surfaces with Bioinspired, Hierarchical Structures”, ACS Applied Materials & interfaces (2016) 8(12): 8168-8174. [Highlighted as Front cover]

24.      Xavier Banquy; Dong Woog Lee; Kai Kristiansen; Matt Gebbie; Jacob Israelachvili; “Interaction forces between supported lipid bilayers in the presence of PEGylated polymers”, Biomacromolecules (2016) 17(1): 88–97.



23.      Alex M. Schrader; Stephen. H. Donaldson Jr.; Jinsuk Song; Chi-Yuan Cheng; Dong Woog Lee; Songi Han; Jacob N. Israelachvil; “Correlating steric-hydration forces with water dynamics through surface force and diffusion NMR measurements in a lipid-DMSO-H2O system”, PNAS (2015) 112(34): 10708–10713.

22.      Dong Woog Lee†*; Kai Kristiansen†; Stephen H. Donaldson, Jr.; Nicholas Cadirov; Xavier Banquy; Jacob N. Israelachvili*; “Real-time intermembrane force measurements and imaging of lipid domain morphology during hemifusion”, Nature Communications (2015) 6:7238. doi: 10.1038/ncomms8238 [Introduced in UCSB Press Release]

21.      Dong Woog Lee; Xavier Banquy; Kai Kristiansen; Younjin Min; Arun Ramachandran; Joan M. Boggs; Jacob N. Israelachvili; “Adsorption mechanism of myelin basic protein on model substrates and its bridging interaction between the two surfaces”, Langmuir (2015) 31(10): 3159–3166.

20.      Chanoong Lim†; Dong Woog Lee†; Jacob N. Israelachvili; YongSeok Jho; Dong Soo Hwang; “Contact time- and pH- dependent adhesion and cohesion of low molecular weight chitosan coated surfaces”, Carbohydrate Polymers (2014) 117(6): 887-894.

19.      Stephen Donaldson Jr.; Anja Røyne; Kai Kristiansen; Michael Rapp; Saurabh Das; Matthew Gebbie; Dong Woog Lee; Markus Valtiner; Jacob Israelachvili; “Developing a general interaction potential for hydrophobic and hydrophilic interactions”, Langmuir (2015) 31: 2051-2064. [Highlighted as Front cover]



18.      Kollbe Ahn†; Dong Woog Lee†; Jacob Israelachvili; Herbert Waite; “Surface-initiated self-healing of polymers in aqueous media”, Nature Materials (2014) 13: 867-872. [Introduced in UCSB Press Release, Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), Santa Barbara News-Press, and Chemistry World (RSC)]

17.      Xavier Banquy; Joanna Burdyńska; Dong Woog Lee; Krzysztof Matyjaszewski; Jacob Israelachvili; “Bioinspired bottle-brush polymer exhibits low friction and Amontons-like behavior”, Journal of the American Chemical Society (2014) 136(17): 6199-6202. [Introduced in Spotlights on Recent JACS Publications and Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN)]

16.      Xavier Banquy; Dong Woog Lee; Saurabh Das; Jack Hogan; Jacob N. Israelachvili; “Shear induced aggregation of mammalian synovial fluid components under boundary lubrication conditions”, Advanced Functional Materials (2014), 24(21): 3152–3161.

15.      Dong Woog Lee; Xavier Banquy; Kai Kristiansen; Yair Kaufman; Joan Boggs; Jacob Israelachvili; “Lipid domains control myelin basic protein adsorption and membrane interactions between model myelin lipid bilayers”, PNAS. (2014) 111(8): E768-E775. [Introduced in UCSB Press Release]

14.      Dong Woog Lee; Xavier Banquy; Saurabh Das; Nicholas Cadirov; Jacob Israelachvili; “Effects of molecular weight of grafted hyaluronic acid on wear initiation”, Acta Biomaterialia (2014) 10(5): 1817-1823.



13.      George W. Greene; Dong Woog Lee; Jing Yu; Saurabh Das; Xavier Banquy; Jacob N. Israelachvili; “Polymer Adhesion, Friction and Lubrication: Chapter 3. Lubrication and Wear Protection of Natural (Bio) Systems”, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (2013), ISBN: 978-0-470-91627-8.

12.      Jacob N. Israelachvili; Kai Kristiansen; Matthew A. Gebbie; Dong Woog Lee; Stephen H. Donaldson Jr.; Saurabh Das; Michael Rapp; Xavier Banquy; Markus Valtiner; Jing Yu; “The Intersection of Interfacial Forces and Electrochemical Reactions”, The Journal of Physical Chemistry B (2013) 117(51): 16369-16387. [Highlighted as Front cover]

11.      Dong Woog Lee; Chanoong Lim; Jacob N. Israelachvili; Dong Soo Hwang; “Strong adhesion and cohesion of chitosan in aqueous solutions”, Langmuir (2013) 29(46): 14222-14229.

10.      Dong Woog Lee; Xavier Banquy; Jacob Israelachvili; “Stick-slip friction and wear of articular joints”, PNAS. (2013) 110(7): E567-E574. [Introduced in Santa Barbara News-press, UCSB Press Release, and National Public Radio (NPR)]



9.      Xavier Banquy†; Kai Kristiansen†; Dong Woog Lee†; Jacob N. Israelachvili; “Adhesion and hemifusion of cytoplasmic myelin lipid membranes are highly dependent on the lipid composition”, Biophysica et Biochimica Acta–Biomembranes (2012) 1818(3): 402-410.

8.      George W. Greene; Bruno Zappone; Xavier Banquy; Dong Woog Lee; Olle Söderman; Daniel Topgaard; Jacob N. Israelachvili1; “Hyaluronic acid – collagen network interactions during the dynamic compression and recovery of cartilage”, Soft matter (2012) 8(38): 9906 – 9914.

7.      Prajnaparamita Dhar; Elizabeth Eck; Jacob N. Israelachvili; Dong Woog Lee; Younjin Min; Arun Ramachandran; Alan J. Waring; Joseph A. Zasadzinski; “Lipid-Protein Interactions Alter Line Tensions and Domain Size Distributions in Lung Surfactant Monolayers”, Biophysical Journal (2012) 102(1): 56-65.

6.      Beng Joo Reginald Thio; Milka O. Montes; Mahmoud A. Mahmoud; Dong-Woog Lee; Dongxu Zhou; Arturo A. Keller; “Mobility of Capped Silver Nanoparticles under Environmentally Relevant Conditions”, Environmental Science & Technology (2012) 46(13): 6985–6991.



5.      Dong Woog Lee†; Younjin Min†; Prajnaparamita Dhar; Arun Ramachandran; Jacob N. Israelachvili; Joseph A. Zasadzinski; “Relating Domain Size Distribution to Line Tension and Molecular Dipole Density in Model Cytoplasmic Myelin Lipid Monolayers”, PNAS. (2011) 108(23): 9425–9430. [Introduced in UCSB Press Release and Santa Barbara News-Press]

4.      George W. Greene; Xavier Banquy; Dong Woog Lee; Daniel D. Lowrey; Jing Yu; Jacob N. Israelachvili; “Reply to McCutchen: Clarification of hydrodynamic and boundary lubrication mechanisms in joints”, PNAS. (2011) 108(33): E462.

3.      Min Y; Alig, TF; Lee DW; Boggs JM; Israelachvili, JN; Zasadzinski, JA.; “Critical and Off-Critical Miscibility Transitions in Model Extracellular and Cytoplasmic Myelin Lipid Monolayers”, Biophysical Journal (2011) 100(6): 1490-1498.

2.      George W. Greene†; Xavier Banquy†; Dong Woog Lee†; Daniel D. Lowrey; Jing Yu; Jacob N. Israelachvili; “Adaptive mechanically controlled lubrication mechanism found in articular joints”, PNAS. (2011) 108(13): 5255–5259. [Highlighted as from the cover]



1.      Byoung Yeon Won; Dong Woog Lee; Sung Chul Shin; Hyun C. Yoon; Hyun Gyu Park; “A DNA intercalation-based electrochemical method for detection of Chlamydia trachomatis utilizing peroxidase-catalyzed signal amplification”, Biosensors and Bioelectronics (2008) 24(4): 665-669.