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Faculty

Dr. Kyongbum Lee

  • Chair, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Tufts University
  • Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Tufts University

Research Profile: Modeling, Optimization and Control of Batch Processes by Use of Tendency Models; Nonlinear Model Predictive Control and Identification; Statistical Process and Controller Monitoring; Interaction of Design and Control.

My research is ultimately aimed at better understanding cellular metabolism and its role in shaping biological function. Current research activities in my laboratory fall into the following thrust areas: models to understand and simulate metabolic reaction networks; methods to detect, identify, and quantify small molecule metabolites in complex biological samples; identification of enzyme targets for metabolic disease therapy; and engineering pathways for biosynthesis of complex biomolecules.

Education:

  • Post-doc, Massachusetts General Hospital and Shriners Hospital for Children, Boston, MA, 2002
  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002
  • B.S., Stanford University, 1995

Honors and Awards:

  • 2010 Graduate Teaching and Mentoring Award, Tufts University
  • 2010 Best Professor Award, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Tufts University
  • 2008 Invitation to UEF Emerging Leaders Alliance Leadership Training Program
  • 2007 Invitation to the National Academies Keck Futures Conference
  • 2007 Best Professor Award, Chemical and Biological Department, Tufts University
  • 2006 Jay Bailey Young Investigator Award for Best Paper in Metabolic Engineering
  • 2005 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship for Semester Research Leave

Courses Taught:

  • CHBE 21 - Fluid Dynamics
  • CHBE 102 - Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • CHBE 167 - Metabolic and Cellular Engineering
SRI Director
Dr. Christos Georgakis
Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Gordon Senior Faculty Fellow of Systems Engineering
Tufts University
Affiliated Faculty at Tufts
Dr. Kyongbum Lee
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Tufts University
Dr. Nikhil Nair
Asistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Tufts University
Affiliated Faculty Outside Tufts
Dr. Bhavik Bakshi
Professor , Departmants of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Ohio State University
Dr. Dominique Bonvin
Professor, Automatic Control Laboratory École Polytechnique Fédéral de Lausanne (EPFL) Switzerland
Dr. B. Erik Ydstie
Professor, Departmant of Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Professor of Electrical Engineering by Courtesy, CMU , and Professor II of Electrical Engineering at NUST, Trondheim, Norway
Contact SRI
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(617) 627-3991 [FAX]
Christos.Georgakis@tufts.edu