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About Christopher Lee

Areas of Interest: Structural dynamics, stability and vibration analysis, structural health monitoring and damage detection, mechanics of biopolymers.
Prior to joining the Olin College faculty, Dr. Lee was a lead engineer in the New Technologies Engineering Division at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He was responsible for supporting lab programs through computational analysis and vibration measurements. His projects ranged from buildings (vibration signature based system identification) to micro-devices (portable bio-pathogen and chemical detectors, accelerometers, adaptive optics arrays) to medical systems (catheter-based device for the treatment of cerebral aneurysms, retinal prosthesis, novel breast cancer imaging system). He has co-patented a carbon-nanotube based acoustic sensor. His primary research interests are in the area of structural dynamics. Current and past projects include energy harvesting devices, grasping landing gear for UAV’s, structural health monitoring, and the mechanics of DNA.
Dr. Lee has a B.S.E. degree in mechanical engineering from Cornell University. He has M.S.E. degrees in both mechanical and aerospace engineering and a Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan.


Present Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Olin College of Engineering

Curriculum Vitae

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  • Dynamics
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Systems
  • Mechanics of Solids and Structures
  • Dynamics of Mechanical and Aerospace Structures

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