Kelvin Lee '91 named inaugural Biochemical Engineering Journal Young Investigator
Kelvin Lee ’91, the Gore Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Delaware and director of the Delaware Biotechnology Institute, has been received the first Biochemical Engineering Journal Young Investigator Award.
Sponsored by Elsevier’s Biochemical Engineering Journal, this biennial award recognizes outstanding excellence in research by a young member of the biochemical engineering community.
Lee has received a number of awards for his pioneering work in the diagnosis and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, particularly Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, and for his research into the production of protein-based therapeutics and the development of technologies for protein analysis.
He received a B.S.E in chemical engineering from Princeton and a doctorate in Chemical Engineering from Caltech. He spent several years in the Biotechnology Institute at the ETH in Zurich, Switzerland and completed a postdoc in Caltech's Biology Division.
Prior to his current position at the University of Delaware, he served as a member of the faculty of Cornell University, where he held the titles of Samuel C. and Nancy M. Fleming Chair Professor, professor in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, director of the Cornell Institute for Biotechnology and director of the New York State Center for Life Science Enterprise.