Woo Lee

Professor and Department Chair for Chemistry and Chemical Biology

School: School of Engineering and Science

Department: Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Building: McLean Hall

Room: 515C

Phone: (201) 216-8307

Fax: (201) 216-8306

Email: wlee@stevens.edu

Website

Education
  • PhD (1990) Georgia Institute of Technology (Chemical Engineering)
  • MS (1987) Auburn University (Chemical Engineering)
  • BS (1985) University of Maryland (Chemical Engineering)
Research

My research interest resides with creating new devices using nanotechnology and microfluidics for transformative use. My lab is currently exploring two major frontiers of research: (1) microfluidic-based 3D human tissue and tumor models that can be used for preclinical drug evaluation and personalized medicine and (2) wearable graphene oxide (GO)-based biosensors for mobile health. These are student-centric efforts that are aimed at envisioning the transformative use of our ideas. My laboratory has produced 7 winners of the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame Graduate Student Award over the past decade. One of the students co-founded Bonbouton to commercialize our sensor technology. Also, several undergraduate and high school students perform research every year in my laboratory with notably one of them, David Monteiro, receiving the prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship in 2013.

Experience

Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Stevens Institute of Technology, 2020 - present

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Stevens Institute of Technology, 1997- present

George Meade Bond Chair of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Stevens Institute of Technology, 2009-2019

Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Stevens Institute of Technology, 2001-2005

Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Stevens Institute of Technology, 1997-2001

Research Staff Member, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, July 1992 to July 1997

Research Scientist, United Technologies Research Center, February 1990 to July 1992

Honors and Awards

Master of Engineering (Honoris Causa): Stevens Institute of Technology, 2008
Academic Research Award: Printed Electronics USA Conference, 2011

Professional Societies
  • The American Ceramic Soceity Fellow
  • New York Academy of Science Member
  • AAAS – American Association for the Advancement of Science Member
Grants, Contracts, and Funds

41 grants and contracts received primarily from ARDEC, DOE, NIH, NSF, and ONR.

Patents and Inventions

22 U.S Patents awarded

Selected Publications
Journal Article
  1. Chen, Z.; Zilberberg, J.; Lee, W. (2020). Pumpless Microfluidic Device with Open Top Cell Culture under Oscillatory Shear Stress. Biomedical Microdevices (vol. 22, pp. 1-10). Biomedical Microdevices.
  2. Jin, Y.; Zheng, Y.; Podkolzin, S.; Lee, W. (2020). Band Gap of Reduced Graphene Oxide Tuned by Controlling Functional Groups. J. Mater. Chem. C (vol. 8, pp. 4885–4894 ). Journal of Materials Chemistry C.
  3. Jin, Y. (2019). Crosslinking Stabilizes Electrical Resistance of Reduced Graphene Oxide in Humid Environmen. Langmuir (vol. 35, pp. 5427-5434). Langmuir.
  4. Chen, Z.; Zilberberg, J. (2019). Pumpless Platform for High-throughput Dynamic Multicellular Culture and Chemosensitivity Evaluation. Lab on a Chip (vol. 19, pp. 254-261). Lab on a Chip.
  5. Choudary, S.; Zilbeberg, J. M. (2018). Human Ex Vivo 3D Bone Model Recapitulates Osteocyte Response to Metastatic Prostate Cancer. Scientific Reports (vol. 8, pp. 17975 ). Scientific Reports.
  6. Su, Y. F.; Kim, H.; Kovenklioglu, S.; Lee, W. (2007). Microfluidic-based emulsion, mixing and crystallization. Journal of Solid State Chemistry (9 ed., vol. 180, pp. 2625-2629).
Courses

BME342 Transport in Biological Systems
ChE342 Heat and Mass Transfer
ChE345 Reactor Design
E344 Materials Processing
Mt602 Synthesis of Materials