Leekyoung Hwang

Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Chemistry
University of Wisconsin-Madison



Biographical Sketch

B.S. Chemistry with minor in biology, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea, 2003

M.S. Chemistry, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Taejon, Korea, 2005

Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 2012

Postdoctoral fellow, Chemistry, UW Madison, WI, USA, present



My current research focuses on bio-application using nanoparticles.


Selected Publications

Hwang, L., Zhao, G., Zhang, P., and Rosi, N. L. “Size-Controlled Peptide-Directed Synthesis of Hollow Spherical Gold Nanoparticle Superstructures,” Small, 2011, 7(14), 1939-1942         

Hwang, L., Chen, C. L., and Rosi, N. L. “Preparation of 1-D Nanoparticle Superstructures With Tailorable Thicknesses Using Gold-Binding Peptide Conjugates: New Insights Into Fabrication Process and Mechanism,” Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 185-187

Hwang, L., Na, Y., Lee, J., Do, Y., and Chang, S. “Tetraarylphosphonium Halides as Arylating Reagents in Pd-Catalyzed Heck and Cross Coupling Reactions,” Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2005, 44, 6166-6169

Na, Y., Ko, S., Hwang, L., and Chang, S. “Ruthenium-Catalyzed Hydroesterification of Alkynes and Dienes Based on a Chelation-Approach,” Tetrahedron Letters, 2003, 44 (24), 4475-4478