Ph.D., Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Since 1990, James D. Lee has been Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the George Washington University. He has also been an active researcher in various areas of mechanical engineering. He has BS(1964), MS(1967), and Ph.D.(1971) degrees from National Taiwan University, Rice University, and Princeton University, respectively. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Washington, DC and a member of ASME, Sigma Xi
He has been teaching and/or doing research in universities (Purdue U., West Virginia U., U. of Akron, U. of Minnesota and GWU), industry (The General Tire and Rubber Company), and US government laboratories (NIST and NASA). His research fields include continuum mechanics, microcontinuum physics, liquid crystals, fracture mechanics, composite materials, finite element and meshless methods, control, robotics, and metal forming process, etc. Most recently, he has been doing research on multi-physics micromorphic theory to bridge the gap between atomistic model and continuum field theory.
He has been a principal investigator of research grants awarded by NASA and NSF. He has directed eight doctoral dissertations and many master theses. He has published more than 100 technical papers including 60 referred journal articles.

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