Biomedical Engineering Professor to Chair the Micro- and Nano- Biotechnology Section of Upcoming IEEE Conference

Abraham "Abe" Lee, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at the University of California, Irvine is the theme chair of Micro and Nano Biotechnology at the 26th annual International Conference of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS). In the past, EMBS was largely known for technology associated with hearing aids, neuro probes, electrical probes and transducers. More recently, members of the society have become more interested in the fields of prosthetics, micro- and nano- technology in bioengineering. EMBS has also been instrumental in developing guidelines for the curriculum in the rapidly developing discipline of Biomedical Engineering nationwide.

This year's annual conference will be held September 1, 2004 through September 5, 2004 in San Francisco, California. This year's tracks will focus on state of the art nano and micro bio-technology with an eye toward later applications to medical bioengineering. General conference information can be found at the conference web site.More information on Professor Lee's Micro and Nano Biotechnology track can be found here.

Professor Abe Lee's research group is currently focusing on in developing the micro-scale and nano-scale platform technologies for the interrogation and manipulation of biological and physiological activities. Lee is known for his pioneering work in the development of SMP actuators, MHD micro- fluidics systems and BioMEMS applied towards interventional neuroradiology. His current research includes integrated micro- and nano-fluidic chip processors for the manipulation and self-assembly of biomolecules and other synthesized nanoparticles.