Bruce Lee

Dr. Lee – Group Leader

Group Biography

The Lee group research is focused on applying biologically-inspired molecular designs with chemistry, polymer engineering and materials science principles in developing advanced and functional materials for various biomedical applications. Current projects include applying biomimetic structural designs to create tough hydrogels that can potentially function as tissue adhesives or extracellular matrices for tissue repair and regeneration, and hydrogel actuators and smart adhesives.

Prior to joining Michigan Tech, Dr. Lee helped found a start-up company, Nerites Corporation, which aimed at commercializing biomimetic bioadhesive and antifouling technologies. Nerites Corporation was acquired by Kensey Nash Corporation (part of Royal DSM) in 2011.

Dr. Lee was awarded the Young Investigator Award  by the Office of Naval Research in 2016 and the Bhakta Rath Research Award in 2019.

Currently, our lab is seeking PhD and MS graduate students focused in the areas of polymer chemistry, adhesive science, and material science.

Please consider submitting manuscript to “Gels | Special Issue : Tough Hydrogels for Biomedical Applications 2.0 (mdpi.com)“, a special issue of Gels (ISSN 2310-2861). Deadline for manuscript submissions: September 30, 2021.