Dr. Patrick C. Lee received his M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto in 2001 and 2006, respectively. Then he pursued Postdoctoral study in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Minnesota under Prof. Chris Macosko. Dr. Lee began his professional career at The Dow Chemical Company in 2008. He was a Research Scientist and Team Lead in Dow’s Core Research and Development organization. Dr. Lee joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Vermont as an assistant professor in 2014, then joined the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at The University of Toronto starting July 1st, 2018. Since joining U of Toronto, he created the research platform on the lightweight composite structures.
Dr. Lee has 42 research journal papers, 92 refereed conference papers, 2 book chapters, and 15 filed or issued patent applications. He is the PI or co-PI on domestically and internationally awarded grants from various government agencies and industries. Among his honors, Dr. Lee received the US National Science Foundation Early Faculty Career Development Award (CAREER) in 2018, the PPS Morand Lambla award in 2018, the Hanwha Advanced Materials Non-Tenured Faculty Award in 2017, 3 “best paper” awards from the Society of Plastics Engineer (2005, 2 in 2011). He also ANTEC TPM&F 2019 as the Technical Program Chair.