David Lee

David Lee
Professor of Practice
Tompkins 101B | Office Hours: W: 10:00 - 11:00 am; R: 3:00 - 4:00 pm
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Professor David Lee has been teaching physics, materials analysis, and biomedical engineering since obtaining his Ph.D. in Experimental Physics from Ohio State University in 2002. He currently directs Biomedical Engineering Capstone Courses and is developing lab and project based activities throughout the four year undergraduate program. His interests include: developing project and laboratory based curriculum for educating undergraduate biomedical engineers, and developing assistive and adaptive devices for underserved markets. He is also collaborating with Prof. Guillermo Gutierrez on a project bringing personalized medicine to mechanical ventilator control via machine learning and big-data analysis.


  • B.A., Maryville College, 1982
  • M.S., San Jose State University, 1995
  • Ph.D., Ohio State University, 2002
  • Applying Scrum Project Management Methods in Biomedical and Electrical and Computer Engineering Capstone Design Courses. David Timothy Lee, Carl E. Wick Sr., and Hernan Figueroa in 2018 ASEE Mid-Atlantic Section Spring Conference Proceedings. https://peer.asee.org/29456
  • Jed Johnson, Andy Niehaus, Sylvain Nichols, David Lee, Justin Koespel, David Anderson, and John Lannutti. Electrospun PCL in Vitro: a Microstructural Basis for Mechanical Property Changes. J. Biomaterials Science. 20(467-481)2009.
  • Jeremy Gaumer, Aakrit Prasad, David Lee, John J. Lannutti. Structure-Function Relationships and Source-to-Ground Distance in Electrospun Polycaprolactone, Acta Biomaterialia. DOI 10.1016/j.actbio.2009.01.021 (2009).
  • D.T. Lee, J.P. Pelz, and Bharat Bhushan, Scanning capacitance microscopy for thin film measurements, Nanotechnology 17(1484-1491) 2006.
  • D.T. Lee, J.P. Pelz, and Bharat Bhushan, Instrumentation for direct, low frequency scanning capacitance microscopy, and analysis of position dependent stray capacitance, Review of Scientific Instruments 73(3525-3533) 2002.
  • D.T. Lee, J.P. Pelz, and Bharat Bhushan, Review of Scientific Instruments 73(3525-3533) 2002 was selected for the October 7, 2002 issue of the Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology. http://www.vjnano.org 
  • J.E. Zengel, D.T. Lee, M.L.C. Van Veelen, and D.R. Mosier. E_ects of Calcium Channel Blockers on Stimulation-Induced Changes in Transmitter Release at the Frog Neuromuscular Junction. Synapse. 15, pp. 251-262 (1993).
  • Reviewer of conference papers for American Society for Engineering Education