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L Lee

  • Helen C. Kurtz Chair Emeritus, Chemical & Biomolecular Eng
  • Retiree-Faculty Emeritus, Chemical & Biomolecular Eng
  • 488 CBEC
    151 W. Woodruff Ave.
    Columbus, OH 43210

About

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1979
  • ​B.S., National Taiwan University, 1972

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Professor Lee founded the NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for Affordable Nanoengineering of Polymeric Biomedical Devices (CANPBD) in 2004.

He conducted pioneering research in combining nanocomposites and supercritical carbon dioxide to produce high-performance, thermal-insulating nanocomposite foams with the potential to replace solid plastics and conventional foams for significant cost savings in materials and energy.

His innovative combination of polymer-based micro/nanoengineering and nanofluidics led to new materials and devices that have the potential to greatly benefit future medical diagnostic and drug delivery technologies.

For example, his Tissue Nanotransfection (TNT) innovation was named #1 out of 20 life-changing medical breakthroughs for 2017 by Prevention magazine. The device painlessly injects genetic code into the skin, transforming cells into any type of cell desired, enabling the body to repair injuries or damaged organs, even brain tissue. The technology could prove invaluable to injured soldiers or accident victims, or people who have suffered strokes. Details of the study appear in Nature Nanotechnology (August 7, 2017).

He has 18 patents, with 17 patents involving innovative research in polymer nanocomposites and biotechnology successfully licensed to industry.

He is no longer accepting graduate students. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honors

  • May, 2011

    AAPS Innovation Biotechnology Awards.

  • January, 1986-
    December, 2010

    14 Best Paper Awards.

  • May, 2010

    best paper award of the Thermoplastic Materials and Foams Division.

  • January, 2010

    International Award.

  • January, 2010

    Lumley Interdisciplinary Research Award.

  • January, 2008

    Engineering/Technology Award.

  • January, 2008

    Malcolm E. Pruitt Award.

  • January, 2006

    Fellow.

  • May, 2005

    best paper award of the Plastics and Composite Joining SIG.

  • January, 2005

    Research Award.

  • May, 2004

    best paper award of the Thermoset Division.

  • May, 2004

    best paper award of the Plastics and Composite Joining SIG. Mccann of School Business.

  • January, 2002

    Scott Senior Faculty Award.

  • January, 2002

    Finalist, Frank Annunzio Award.

  • January, 2002

    Lumley Interdisciplinary Research Award.

  • January, 2001

    Fellow.

  • January, 2000

    Technology Partnership Alliance Award.

  • January, 2000

    Distinguished Scholar Award.

  • January, 2000

    Annual Research Accomplishment Award.

  • April, 1998

    Maro Future Technology Award.

  • January, 1998

    best paper award in the Processing Category. Scott Community College.

  • January, 1997

    best paper award in the Materials Category. State Technical Institute.

  • January, 1997

    Honorary Professorship.

  • February, 1996

    best paper award in the Processing Category. Southwest Tennessee Community College.

  • January, 1996

    Annual Research Accomplishment Award.

  • February, 1995

    best paper award in the Materials Category. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

  • January, 1995

    Research Award.

  • May, 1991

    best paper award of the Advanced Composites Division.

  • January, 1991

    Research Award.

  • May, 1990

    best paper award of the Thermoset Division.

  • February, 1989

    best overall paper award and the best processing paper award. Heald Business College.

  • January, 1989

    Harrison Faculty Award.

  • January, 1988

    Research Award.

  • February, 1987

    best paper award. Queen of Holy Rosary College.

  • January, 1987

    Innovation in Chemical Engineering.

  • January, 1983-
    December, 1986

    Young Faculty Development Award.

  • May, 1986

    best paper award of the Plastics Analysis Division. Heald Business College.

  • January, 1985

    Research Award.

  • January, 1982

    Young Faculty Award.

Presentations

  • "Unspecified." 2004, Presented at ASME Short Course on Microfluidics,
  • "Society of Plastics Engineers Fundamentals Forum." 2004, Presented at SPE Annual Technical Conference,
  • "Unspecified." 2004, Presented at 20th Annual Meeting of Polymer Processing Society,
  • "Unspecified." 2005, Presented at 2005 Spring Topical Meeting, American Society for Precision Engineering,
  • "Unspecified." 2006, Presented at International Entrepreneurship Conference,
  • "Unspecified." 2006, Presented at Ohio NanoSummit Conference,
  • "Unspecified." 2007, Presented at The 3rd International Nanotechnology Workshop (INC3),
  • "Unspecifed." 2009, Presented at The 6th Workshop on Advanced Forming Technology and Materials Processing,
  • "Unspecified." 2010, Presented at Mid-West Pharmaceutics Graduate Student Meeting,
  • "Unspecified." 2010, Presented at International Polymer Processing Society,
  • "Unspecified." 2011, Presented at Foundations of Nanoscience: Self-assembled Architectures and Devices,
  • "Unspecified." 2011, Presented at The 8th Workshop on Advanced Forming Technology and Materials Processing,
  • "SPE Award Symposium." 2011, Presented at Annual Technical Conference of Society of Plastics Engineers,
  • "Unspecified." 1985, Presented at Founding Meeting of Polymer Processing Society,
  • "Unspecified." 1990, Presented at "Ohio in the Age of Materials" Conference,
  • "Unspecified." 2000, Presented at American Society of Mechanical Engineering Annual Conference,
  • "Unspecified." 2006, Presented at France-US Nanotechnology Workshop,
  • "Unspecified." 2008, Presented at The 5th International Symposium on Nanomanufacturing,
  • "Unspecified." 2009, Presented at The 5th Sino-US Chemical Engineering Workshop,
  • "Unspecified." 2011, Presented at The 6th Sino-US Chemical Engineering Workshop,
  • "Future Directions of Material Processing." 2003, Presented at NSF Grantees Conference,
  • "Unspecified." 2006, Presented at The 1st International Congress on Modeling and Simulation in Polymer Engineering and Science,
  • "Unspecified." 2010, Presented at Nanomedicine Summit 10,
  • "Unspecified." 2010, Presented at The 7th Workshop on Advanced Forming Technology and Materials Processing,
  • "Spring Meeting of Thermoset Press Molding Committee of Society of Plastics Industry." 1985, Presented at Spring Meeting of Thermoset Press Molding Committee of Society of Plastics Industry,
  • "Unspecified." 1986, Presented at Mid America Chinese Joint Annual Convention,
  • "Unspecified." 1989, Presented at The Second International Plastics Conference,
  • "Unspecified." 1989, Presented at Ecole d'Application des Hauts Polymeres (EAHP),
  • "Unspecified." 1990, Presented at SPI Press/Molder Conference,
  • "Unspecified." 1990, Presented at East-America Chinese Science and Technology Convention,
  • "Workshop for Polymer and Composite Manufacturing." 1992, Presented at Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics,
  • "Unspecified." 1997, Presented at Gordon Research Conference on Composites,
  • "Unspecifed." 1997, Presented at Asian Plastics Technical Conference,
  • "Unspecified." 2006, Presented at International Polymer Processing Society,
  • "Unspecified." 2007, Presented at The 4th Workshop on Advanced Forming Technology and Materials Processing,
  • "Unspecified." 2010, Presented at Eighth International Conference on Foam Materials & Technology,
  • "Unspecified." 1994, Presented at International Conference on Design and Manufacturing Using Composites,
  • "Unspecified." 1994, Presented at ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition,
  • "Composites Institute." 1995, Presented at Society of Plastics Industry,
  • "Unspecified." 1999, Presented at US-Israel-Turkey Chemical Engineering Conference,
  • "Unspecified." 1999, Presented at Gordon Research Conference on Computer Aided Engineering in Polymer Processing,
  • "Unspecifed." 2000, Presented at 16th Annual Meeting of Polymer Processing Society,
  • "Unspecified." 2002, Presented at NSF-EC Nanomanufacturing and Processing Workshop,
  • "Unspecified." 2002, Presented at Materials Research Society Spring Conference,
  • "Unspecified." 2005, Presented at NanoAPP Conference,
  • "Special Injection Molding Session." 2007, Presented at Annual Technical Conference of Society of Plastics Engineers,
  • "Polymer Analysis Founder’s Award Symposium." 2007, Presented at Annual Technical Conference of Society of Plastics Engineers,
  • "Unspecified." 2009, Presented at Advances on Microfluidics and Nanofluidics Symposium,
  • "Unspecified." 1984, Presented at The International Polymer Processing Group (IPPG) Meeting,
  • "Unspecified." 1995, Presented at The 9th International Conference on Numerical Methods in Thermal Problems,
  • "Unspecified." 1996, Presented at 12th Annual Meeting of Polymer Processing Society,
  • "Unspecified." 1996, Presented at Annual Meeting of Edison Polymer Innovation Corporation,
  • "Unspecified." 2002, Presented at 18th Annual Meeting of Polymer Processing Society,
  • "Unspecified." 2002, Presented at Ninth International Conference on Composites Engineering (ICCE/9),
  • "Unspecified." 2002, Presented at IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced manufacturing Technologies and Education in the 21st Century,
  • "Unspecified." 2003, Presented at Second CAPCE-ARC Rheology Workshop,
  • "Future Directions of Nanomanufacturing." 2004, Presented at NSF Grantees Conference,
  • "Unspecified." 2005, Presented at 21st Annual Meeting of Polymer Processing Society,
  • "Unspecified." 2006, Presented at Biomedical Engineering Society Pre-Conference Workshop on Nanobio-engineering: Nanoscale Tools and Approaches,
  • "Unspecified." 2006, Presented at The 3rd Academic Workshop on Advanced Forming Technology and Materials Processing,
  • "Unspecified." 1989, Presented at Akron Molding '89,
  • "Unspecified." 1999, Presented at Midwest American Chemistry Society Conference,
  • "Unspecified." 2003, Presented at Gordon Research Conference on Computer Aided Engineering in Polymer Processing,
  • "Unspecifed." 2006, Presented at Nebraska Research Expo,
  • "Unspecified." 1982, Presented at National Technical Conference of SPE,
  • "Unspecified." 1984, Presented at Joint Meeting of Central Ohio AIChE and SPE,
  • "Unspecified." 1996, Presented at International Conference on Porous Media and Their Applications,
  • "Unspecified." 2005, Presented at NanoChina 2005,
  • "Unspecified." 2000, Presented at Composite Fabrication Association Conference,
  • "Unspecified." 2001, Presented at The First World Congress Nanocomposites 2001,
  • "Unspecifed." 2001, Presented at 17th Annual Meeting of Polymer Processing Society,
  • "Unspecified." 2001, Presented at International Symposium on Engineering Plastics (EP’2001),
  • "Unspecified." 1992, Presented at 3rd AIM Conference on Advanced Topics in Polymer Science,
  • "Unspecified." 1992, Presented at Conference on Advances in Fiber Reinforced Composites Technology,
  • "Unspecified." 1992, Presented at Conference for the Manufacturing Processes for Composite Materials,
  • "Unspecified." 1995, Presented at NUMIFORM ‘95,
  • "Unspecifed." 2003, Presented at 3rd International Nanocomposites Forum,
  • "Unspecified." 2005, Presented at International Symposium for Nanomanufacturing,
  • "Unspecified." 2005, Presented at Fall Conference of Material Research Society,
  • "Unspecified." 2007, Presented at American Chemistry Society Spring Conference,
  • "Unspecified." 2008, Presented at The 5th Workshop on Advanced Forming Technology and Materials Processing,

Papers in Proceedings

2009

  • Jean, Y.C.; Chen, H.M.; Lee, L.J.; Yang, J. et al. "Positronium chemistry in polymeric membrane systems." (4 2009).
  • Y.C. Jean, H.M. Chen, L.J. Lee, J. Yang, X. Gu, W.S. Hung, K.R. Lee, J.Y. Lai, Y.M. Sun and C.C. Hu "Positronium Chemistry in Polymeric Membrane Systems." (1 2009).
  • Jean, Y.C.; Chen, H.M.; Lee, L.J.; Yang, J. et al. "Positronium Chemistry in Polymeric Membrane Systems." (1 2009).
  • Jean, Y.C.; Chen, H.M.; Lee, L.J.; Yang, J. et al. "Positronium Chemistry in Polymeric Membrane Systems." in 9th International Workshop on Positron and Positronium Chemistry. (1 2009).

2005

  • J. Guan and L. J. Lee "Generating Highly Ordered and Stretched DNA Arrays." (1 2005).