Lee E. Weiss

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


Emeritus Research Professor
The Robotics Institute of the School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University

Courtesy Appointments: Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Electrical and Computer Engineering

    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 a founding member of Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Institute. In the early years of the Institute his research focused on visual servo control of robots, flexible manufacturing systems, and micro-electro mechanical systems (MEMS). He then went on to pioneer numerous methodologies and systems for additive manufacturing. However, he always went back to his roots in bioengineering, and over the last 40 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 38 issued U.S. patents, has 193 peer-reviewed publications, and founded several biomedical start-up companies.

Sample Publications

Shape Deposition Manufacturing (1994-1999)

Thermal Spray Shape Deposition (1990-1995)

Rapid Tooling (1989-1994)

Computer-Aided Surgery (2000-2005)

Leg Drives for Mars Rover (1987)

Structured Highlight Inspection (1988-1990)

Visual Servoing and Adaptive Control (1979-1987)

Flexible Assembly (1979-1986)