PROF Peter Lee

PROF Peter Lee




  • Peter (Vee Sin) Lee is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Melbourne.

    Prof Peter Lee obtained his BEng in Mechanical Engineering (1st Class Hons. 1991) and PhD (1996) in Bioengineering from the University of Strathclyde, UK, and continued his post-doc in the same university from 1996–1998. He was a Research Fellow with the Biomaterials Group at the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Singapore from 1998–2001. In 2001, he joined the Defence Medical and Environmental Research Institute, DSO National Laboratories, Singapore, as the Head of the Bioengineering Laboratory. He was appointed as an Adjunct Associate Professor from 2002–2008 at the National University of Singapore, Division of Bioengineering. He joined University of Melbourne as a Senior Lecturer in 2008. 

    Research interests

    - ability to predict and better understand the mechanism of injury, leading to effective prevention strategies. Research spans all three levels, the human, organs and cells. These investigations use human volunteers and computational models to advance our understanding of clinical symptoms, pathological evidence and injury. Computational studies include models to the human brain, head-neck, spine, knee and foot. 

    Rehabilitation Engineering
    - biomechanics for lower limb prostheses and orthoses; CAD/CAM and rapid prototyping methods for prosthetic socket manufacturing to improve artificial limb function and amputee acceptance; development of new materials and methods for low cost prostheses.   


Selected publications


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Additional Grant Information

  • 2012: P. Lee, 'Biomechanics of knee bracing: Understanding knee injury protection criteria', Research Collaboration Grant, University of Melbourne, $20K 

    2011: A. Fosang, F. Rogerson, P. Lee and X. Zhang, 'Biomechanical testing of wildtype and mutant mouse cartilage by atomic force spectroscopy',
    Interdisciplinary Seed Grant, Bio21, University of Melbourne

    2011: K. Miller, M. Galea, P. Lee and R. MacIsaac, 'The F-AsTex: A new tool for measurement of tactile discrimination in the foot', Interdisciplinary Seed Grant, Melbourne Neurosciences Institute (MNI), University of Melbourne

    2009: P. Lee, 'The role of microfractures in osteoarthritis', Early Career Researcher Grant, University of Melbourne, $40K

    2008: P. Lee, 'Nano-impact testing on cartilage', Joint Research Project, University of Melbourne, $4K   


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Strathclyde 1996
  • BEng (Hon), University of Strathclyde 1991


Available for supervision

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