Faculty Profile

Dr. Woo Lee

GEORGE MEADE BOND PROFESSOR, CHEMICAL ENGINEERING & MATERIAL SCIENCE, DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER FOR MICROCHEMICAL SYSTEMS
Building: Burchard Building
Room: B-308B
Phone: 201.216.8307
Fax: 201.216.8306
Email: wlee@stevens.edu
Website
School:  Schaefer School of Engineering & Science
Department:  Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
Program:  Materials Science
Research Center:  New Jersey Center for MicroChemical Systems (NJCMCS) / Center for Healthcare Innovation
Laboratory:  Woo Lee's Group: Nano-Micro-Bio
Education
  • Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering) - 1990, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • M.S. (Chemical Engineering) - 1987, Auburn University
  • B.S. (Chemical Engineering) - 1985, University of Maryland
Research

My research interest resides with creating new devices using nanotechnology and microfluidics for transformative use.  My group is currently developing: (1) microfluidic-based 3D human tissue and tumor models that can be used for preclinical drug evaluation and personalized medicine and (2) wearable graphene-based biosensors for health monitoring applications. These are student-centric efforts that are aimed at envisioning as well as realizing the transformative use of our devices. My group has produced four winners of the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame Graduate Student Award in the past four consecutive years. One of the students co-founded FlexTraPower, Inc. in 2013 to commercialize our inkjet-printed graphene technology for wearable sensor applications. My research is primarily supported by NIH, NSF, and DoD.

Experience
  • Professor and Department Director, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Research Staff Member, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, July 1992 to July 1997
  • Research Scientist, United Technologies Research Center, February 1990 to July 1992
Honors & Awards
  • Master of Engineering (Honoris Causa): Stevens Institute of Technology, 2008
  • Academic Research Award: Printed Electronics USA Conference, 2011.
Professional Societies
  • Fellow: The American Ceramic Society since 2004.
  • Government Panels:  NSF-DMR, NIH-ISD, NIH-NIAID, ESF-Graphene
  • Member: AAAS, ACerS, BEMS, Tau Beta Pi, Omega Chi Epsilon
  • List of Ph.D. Advisees:
    • Prof. Ying Zhang, Tennessee Technological University
    • Dr. Gi-Youl Kim, Genus
    • Prof. Hao Li, University of Missouri - Columbia
    • Dr. Jinil Lee, Samsung Electronics
    • Dr. Limin He, Aerospace Materials Research Center, China
    • Dr. Yi-Feng Su, Florida State University
    • Prof. Haibiao Chen, Beijing University
    • Dr. Hongwei Qiu, Leidos
    • Dr. Joung-Hyun “Helen” Lee, Columbia University
    • Dr. Andrew Inhen, Naval Air Warfare Center
    • Dr. Yexin Gu, iCell Bioscience
Patents & Inventions
  • U.S. Patent 8810996
  • U.S. Patent 8936689
  • U.S. Patent 7238420 
  • U.S. Patent 6808760 
  • U.S. Patent 6322889
  • U.S. Patent 5843533
  • U.S. Patent 5709936
  • U.S. Patent 5672420
  • U.S. Patent 4920086
Selected Publications
Journals
  1. Y.W. Bae, W.Y. Lee, T.M. Besmann, P.J. Blau, K.L. More, and D.N. Braski. (1995). "Self-lubricating, TiN-MoS2 Composite Coatings Produced by Simultaneous Deposition from Ti((CH3)2N)4/NH3/MoF6/H2S Gas Mixtures", Chemical Vapor Deposition of Refractory Metals and Ceramics III: Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc., 363 231-236.
  2. Y.W. Bae, W.Y. Lee, T.M. Besmann, P.J. Blau, and L. Riester. (1995). "Synthesis and Selected Micro-mechanical Properties of Titanium Nitride Thin Films by the Pyrolysis of Tetrakis Titanium in Ammonia", Chemical Vapor Deposition of Refractory Metals and Ceramics III: Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc., 363 245-250 .
  3. W.Y. Lee, T.M. Besmann, and M.W. Scott. (1994). "Preparation of MoS2 Thin Films by Chemical Vapor Deposition", J. Mater. Res., 9 (6), 1474.
  4. W.Y. Lee. (1993). "Effects of Initial Substrate Surface on Microstructure of Si3N4 Deposited by LPCVD", Evolution of Surface and Thin Film Microstructure; Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc., 280 665-668 .
  5. W.Y. Lee and J.R. Strife. (1993). "Effects of SiF4 and NH3 Concentrations on the Low-Pressure CVD of Polycrystalline α-Si3N4", J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 76 542.
  6. W.Y. Lee, J.R. Strife, and R.D. Veltri. (1992). "Low-Pressure Chemical Vapor Deposition of α-Si3N4 from NH3 and SiF4: Nucleation and Growth Characteristics", J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 75 2803.
  7. W.Y. Lee, J.R. Strife, and R.D. Veltri. (1992). "Low-Pressure Chemical Vapor Deposition of α-Si3N4 from NH3 and SiF4: Kinetic Characteristics", J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 75 2200.
  8. W.Y. Lee, J.R. Strife, and R.D. Veltri. (1992). "Kinetic Characteristics of Si3N4 CVD", Chemical Vapor Deposition of Refractory Metals and Ceramics II: Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc., 250 47-52 .
  9. S.O. Hay, R.D. Veltri, W.Y. Lee, and W.C. Roman. (1991). "In-Situ CARS Detection of H2 in the CVD of Si3N4", Proceedings of the SPIE Symposium on Laser Spectroscopy, 1435 51.
  10. W.Y. Lee, W.J. Lackey, P.K. Agrawal, and G.B. Freeman. (1991). "Simultaneous Chemical Vapor Deposition of Boron Nitride and Aluminum Nitride", J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 74 2649.
  11. W.Y. Lee, W.J. Lackey, G.B. Freeman, P.K. Agrawal, and D.J. Twait. (1991). "Preparation of Dispersed Phase Ceramic BN+AlN Composite Coatings by Chemical Vapor Deposition", J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 74 2136.
  12. W.Y. Lee, W.J. Lackey, and P.K. Agrawal. (1991). "Kinetic Analysis of Chemical Vapor Deposition of Boron Nitride", J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 74 2642.
  13. W.Y. Lee, W.J. Lackey, and P.K. Agrawal. (1991). "Kinetic and Thermodynamic Analyses of Chemical Vapor Deposition of Aluminum Nitride", J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 74 1821.
  14. G.B. Freeman, W.Y. Lee, W.J. Lackey, J.H. Hanigofsky, and K.L. More. (1991). "Grain Structure and Growth of Dispersed Phase BN+AlN Coatings Grown Via Chemical Vapor Deposition", Evolution of Thin-Film and Surface Microstructure: Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc., 202 155-160 .
  15. J.A. Hanigofsky, K.L. More, W.J. Lackey, W.Y. Lee, and G.B. Freeman. (1991). "Composition and Microstructure of Chemically Vapor Deposited BN, AlN, BN+AlN Composites", J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 74 301.
  16. W.Y. Lee, W.J. Lackey, and P.K. Agrawal. (1990). "Dispersed Phase BN+AlN Composites Prepared by CVD", Proceedings of the 11th Inter. Conf. on Chemical Vapor Deposition, 580-588.
  17. D.J. Twait, W.J. Lackey, A.W. Smith, W.Y. Lee, and J.A. Hanigofsky. (1990). "Thermodynamic Analysis of Chemical Vapor Deposition of BN+AlN Composite Coatings", J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 73 1511.
  18. G.B. Freeman, W.Y. Lee, and W.J Lackey. (1990). "Microstructural Study of Dispersed Phase Ceramic BN-AlN Composite Coatings by Chemical Vapor Deposition", Proceedings of the XII International Congress for Electron Microscopy, 1026.
  19. W.Y. Lee, R.H. Raythatha, and B.J. Tatarchuk. (1989). "Pillared Clay Catalysts Containing Mixed-Metal Complexes: I. Preparation and Characterization", J. Catalysis, 115 159.
  20. W.Y. Lee and B.J. Tatarchuk. (1988). "M÷ssbauer Studies of High Surface Area Pillared Clays Containing Mixed Metal Complexes", Hyperfine Interactions, 41 661.
Courses
  • CHE 342 Heat and Mass Transfer
  • BME 342 Transport in Biological Systems
  • MT 602 Principles of Inorganic Materials Synthesis