Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Dr. Ida Lee

Areas of Interest



Dr. Ida Lee, Assistant Research Professor, is affiliated with Professor Mongi Abidi in the Imaging, Robotics, and Intelligent Systems Laboratory.

Dr. Lee is also a guest scientist at Molecular Bioscience Group/Chemical Science Division and Nanosciences and Devices Group/Bioscience Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Dr. Lee has been conducting research in the field of Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) of Photosystem I reaction center (PSI), PSI-proteoliposomes, metallocatalyst nanoparticles, bacteriorhodopsin, molecular quantum-dot cellular automata (QCA), and MEMS sensor arrays for biological and chemical agents detection.

In addition to her research duties, Dr. Lee teaches graduate course at UTK (Special Topic: ECE 692 Nano/Bio Electronics and Sensors) in the Spring. The purpose of this course is to introduce the special topics in nanoscale science and engineering that are related to electronics, bioelectronics and sensors. Topics are aligned with societal needs and existing faculty's expertise in this Department. Recent breakthroughs in nanobiosystems and self-assembly are introduced as a general background for students to function in a multidisciplinary team. Prof. Lee is responsible of lecturing most of the topics. In addition, Prof. Jayne Wu is introducing the connections/communication between the nano and the micro device, manipulation of bio/nanoparticles by microdevice, and related sensor applications. Prof. Hairong Qi is introducing signal processing for nanosensor and biosensor.

Dr. Lee is a member of National Physics Honor Society (???) and the Order of the Engineer. She is an IEEE Senior Member and IEEE Nanotechnology Council member representing the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society. She was the Session Chair of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 2Nd Nanomechanics: Sensor & Actuator Conference 2005, Session VIII: Thermal Effects, and Session Chair of Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting 2004, Symposium Y: Materials, Mechanisms, and Systems for Chemical and Biological Detection and Remediation; Session Y3: Detection Materials. She had been interviewed by MicroMagazine ("MicroOutlook 2000," Nov/Dec 1999 issue) to discuss future challenges for the semiconductor and microelectronics industry. She was the secretary of the American Vacuum Society (AVS) Tennessee Valley Chapter, 1994-1996.

Dr. Lee holds two patents and is author or co-author of over 80 publications and conference proceedings.


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