Abraham P. Lee, Ph.D.


Dr. Lee is Professor of the Biomedical Engineering (BME) Department with a courtesy appointment in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Lee’s lab focuses on microfluidic platforms applied to point-of-care and molecular diagnostics, sample preparation and liquid biopsy, artificial cell vesicles for theranostics, cell engineering, single cell processing and analysis, and vascularized organ-on-a-chips. His research has contributed to the founding of several start-up companies and he serves as an advisor to companies and government agencies. He is founding Director of the NSF I/UCRC “Center for Advanced Design & Manufacturing of Integrated Microfluidics” (CADMIM) and also was PI for a DARPA-Industry supported Micro/nano Fluidics Fundamentals Focus (MF3) Center (2006-2013). Dr. Lee is the Editor-in-Chief for the Lab on a Chip journal since January 2017 (leading journal in the field of microfluidics). He owns more than 45 issued US patents and has published more than 100 journal articles. Professor Lee was awarded the 2009 Pioneers of Miniaturization Prize and is an elected fellow of the American Institute of and Medical and Biological Engineering, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Royal Society of Chemistry, the National Academy of Inventors, and the Biomedical Engineering Society. Dr. Lee received his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley and his B.S. degree from National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan.