John Lee is a professor of mechanical engineering at San Jose State University (SJSU). His research focuses primarily on microfluidics for applications in biomedical engineering and electronic displays. At SJSU he established and continues to teach hands-on laboratory courses in microfluidics and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). Dr. Lee also teaches courses in biomechanics, manufacturing process control, and finite element analysis, as well as mechanical engineering fundamentals including mechanical design, dynamics, and fluid mechanics.

Prior to joining SJSU he worked in the semiconductor industry as a systems engineer at Applied Materials, and conducted research in micro fuel cell technology as a postdoctoral research associate at Stanford University. His graduate studies at M.I.T. involved machine design, process development, and discrete droplet control for a 3-D Printing process based on selective joining of ceramic and metal powder layers.


Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1996
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 1990