Dr. Lee is currently a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at Michigan State University. He received his Ph.D. degree in Physics/Materials Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1987. His research activities included the synthesis, manufacturing/processing and time-dependent mechanical behavior of advanced materials, the use of nanostructured chemicals in manipulating the phase transformation kinetics in materials leading to performance enhancement. He is an expert in the area of design and synthesis of nanostructures to control the solidification events in solids.
Professor Lee has more than 60 peer-reviewed research papers, and over 100 national/international presentations. His research group is currently funded by Air Force Research Laboratory, Ford Motor Company, National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research and Semiconductor Research Corporation.