Lee E. Weiss

Carnegie Mellon University
3113 Newell-Simon Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

  Research Professor, The Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

  Courtesy Appointments: Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering,  The Institute for Complex Engineered Systems, and The McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine

  Ph.D in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 1984
  M.S. in Bioengineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 1976
  B.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 1972

  Industry Positions:
  Biomedical Engineer, ARCO Medical Products Company (1976-1979)
  Electrical Engineer, Fischback and Moore (1973-1974

Lee Weiss was the first student in the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University. In the early years of the Institute, which was founded in 1979, his research focused on robotic visual servo control, flexible manufacturing systems, and micro-electro mechanical systems (MEMS). He then went on to pioneer numerous systems for additive manufacturing. However, he always went back to his roots in bioengineering, and over the last 39 years he has sought to apply his diverse background to create technology-based solutions to address challenging problems in clinical medicine, including development of devices for interventional radiology, fetal heart monitoring, cardiac pacing, angioplasty, MEMS-based drug delivery, and computer-aided surgery. His current research focuses on tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. He holds 35 issused U.S. patents, has 160 peer-reviewed publications (see Google Scholar Profile), and has founded several biomedical start-up companies.

(Sample Publications)

bioMEMS (1987-2009)

Leg Drives for Mars Rover (1987)