Chi Hwan Lee receives Early Career Research award

Chi Hwan Lee, Assistant Professor of the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering, received the Early Career Research award, recognized in the 2020 College of Engineering’s Faculty Excellence Awards.
Chi Hwan Lee, Assistant Professor of the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering, received the Early Career Research award, recognized in the 2020 College of Engineering’s Faculty Excellence Awards.

The award recognizes Lee for the introduction of leading-edge technologies such as wearable biomedical devices, battery-free wireless sensors and silicon nanoneedle patches, resulting in widespread applications that push the boundaries of next-generation engineering research and education.

As a Purdue faculty member since 2015, Lee has developed a highly innovative and productive program in wearable biomedical devices with potential to address key human health issues. Applications range from prosthetics control and human­robot interactions to wearable, real-time physiological monitoring systems. Lee also is developing functional nanomaterials for applications involving intracellular measurement of pH, temperature, pressure, strain, and electrophysiologic signals.

His inventions, four of which have received patents, have attracted honors, such as the National Institute of Health Trailblazer Award, in 2019.

Read more about the 2020 College of Engineering's Faculty Excellence Awards, learn about the contributions of other outstanding recipients, and view a digital program here.