Luke Lee

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Arnold & Barbara Silverman Distinguished Professor, Bioengineering
Co-Director, Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center

408C Stanley Hall
Mailcode 1762

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Research Interests

Dr. Lee’s research interests are biophotonics, quantum nanoplasmonics, in-vivo nanoscopy, single cell biophysics, quantitative systems biology, SERS, molecular diagnostics, BioMEMS, soft-state Biological Application Specific Integrated Circuits (BASICs), neural interfaces, and systematic neurological science and engineering by Biologically-inspired Photonics & Optofluidic Electronics Technology and Science (BioPOETS).


  • 2000 Ph.D., UC Berkeley, Applied Physics (major) & Bioengineering (minor)

Major Awards

  • 2014 Fulbright Scholar
  • 2010-present Arnold and Barbara Silverman Distinguished Professor of Bioengineering, UC Berkeley
  • 2010 Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry
  • 2010 HoAm Prize
  • 2009 IEEE William J. Morlock Award for Excellence in Biomedical Technology
  • 2005-2010 Lester John & Lynne Lloyd Distinguished Professor, Bioengineering, UC Berkeley
  • 2005 National Academies Keck Futures Initiative Award
  • 2005 Lester John and Lynne Dewar Lloyd Distinguished Professorship
  • 2005 Research Professorship Award, Science Foundation Ireland
  • 2003 NSF Career Awards
  • 2004 National Academy of Engineering Invitee to ‘Japan-America Frontiers’ Symposium
  • 2003 National Academy of Engineering Invitee to ‘Japan-America Frontiers’ Symposium
  • 2000 National Academy of Engineering Invitee to ‘Frontiers’ Symposium
  • 1999 Distinguished Achievement Award of TRW
  • 1989 TRW Roll of Honor

Professional Experience

  • 2006-present Faculty Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • 2005-present Professor, Bioengineering, UC Berkeley
  • 2004-2005 Associate Professor, Bioengineering, UC Berkeley
  • 2001-present Director, Biomolecular Nanotechnology Center, UC Berkeley
  • 1999-present Co-Director, Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center, UC Berkeley
  • 1999-2004 Assistant Professor, Bioengineering, UC Berkeley
  • 1990-1996 Member of Technical Staff, Conductus Inc., Sunnyvale, CA
  • 1986-1990 Member of Technical Staff, TRW Space & Technology, Redondo Beach, CA