Robert Lee


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Ohio State University

e-mail: Lee.146 []


Director of the Simulation Innovation and Modeling Center

College of Engineering


Department Address: Laboratory Address:


ECE Department ElectroScience Laboratory

2015 Neil Avenue 1330 Kinnear Road

Columbus, OH 43210 Columbus, OH 43212

Phone: (614)-535-5491


FAX: (614)-292-7596




















Robert Lee received his BSEE in 1983 from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA and his MSEE and Ph.D. in 1988 and 1990, respectively, from the University of Arizona in Tucson. From 1983 to 1984, he worked for Microwave Semiconductor Corporation in Somerset, NJ as a Microwave Engineer. From 1984 to 1986, he was a Member of the Technical Staff at Hughes Aircraft Company in Tucson, Arizona where he worked on microwave IMPATT diode oscillators and amplifiers. From 1986 to 1990, he was a research assistant at the University of Arizona. In addition, during the summers of 1987 through 1989, he was a visiting scientist at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM where he worked on electromagnetic modeling for the particle beam fusion accelerator program. Since 1990, he has been a faculty member at The Ohio State UniversityProfessor Lee teaches courses in the area of electromagnetics, and his major research interests are in the development and application of finite element and finite difference methods to electromagnetics-related applications. He has published over 80 journal papers in this area.


Positions Held at Ohio State:

Assistant Professor: 1990-1997

Associate Professor: 1997-2001

Professor: 2001 to Present

Graduate Studies Chair: 2005-2006

Department Chair: 2007-2014

SIMCenter Director: 2013-Present


Honors and Distinction:


         University of Arizona Graduate Merit Award, 1989

         First Place in URSI Student Paper Contest, 1990

         Lumley Research Award, College of Engineering, The Ohio State University, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2009

         URSI Young Scientist Award, 1996

         ISI Highly Cited List

         IEEE Fellow