Professor Peter Lee

  • Room: Level: 03 Room: 3.07
  • Building: Mechanical Engineering
  • Campus: Parkville


Peter (Vee Sin) Lee is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Melbourne.

Prof Peter Lee obtained his BEng in Mechanical Engineering (1st Class Hons. 1991) and PhD (1996) in Bioengineering from the University of Strathclyde, UK, and continued his post-doc in the same university from 1996–1998. He was a Research Fellow with the Biomaterials Group at the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Singapore from 1998–2001. In 2001, he joined the Defence Medical and Environmental Research Institute, DSO National Laboratories, Singapore, as the Head of the Bioengineering Laboratory. He was appointed as an Adjunct Associate Professor from 2002–2008 at the National University of Singapore, Division of Bioengineering. He joined University of Melbourne as a Senior Lecturer in 2008. 

Research interests

- ability to predict and better understand the mechanism of injury, leading to effective prevention strategies. Research spans all three levels, the human, organs and cells. These investigations use human volunteers and computational models to advance our understanding of clinical symptoms, pathological evidence and injury. Computational studies include models to the human brain, head-neck, spine, knee and foot. 

Rehabilitation Engineering
- biomechanics for lower limb prostheses and orthoses; CAD/CAM and rapid prototyping methods for prosthetic socket manufacturing to improve artificial limb function and amputee acceptance; development of new materials and methods for low cost prostheses.

Recent publications

  1. Dimitroulis G, Austin S, Lee V, Ackland D. A new three-dimensional, print-on-demand temporomandibular prosthetic total joint replacement system: Preliminary outcomes. JOURNAL OF CRANIO-MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY. Churchill Livingstone. 2018, Vol. 46, Issue 8. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2018.05.028
  2. RÖhrle O, Saini H, Lee V, Ackland D. A novel computational method to determine subject-specific bite force and occlusal loading during mastication. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering. Gordon Breach Publishing. 2018. DOI: 10.1080/10255842.2018.1479744
  3. Williamson A, Sims N, Thomas C, Lee V, Stevenson M, Whitton R. Biomechanical testing of the calcified metacarpal articular surface and its association with subchondral bone microstructure in Thoroughbred racehorses. EQUINE VETERINARY JOURNAL. Equine Veterinary Journal. 2018, Vol. 50, Issue 2. DOI: 10.1111/evj.12748
  4. Imbalzano G, Linforth S, Ngo T, Lee V, Phuong T. Blast resistance of auxetic and honeycomb sandwich panels: Comparisons and parametric designs. COMPOSITE STRUCTURES. Pergamon. 2018, Vol. 183. DOI: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2017.03.018
  5. Keenan C, Langenbach SY, Jativa F, Harris T, Li M, Chen Q, Xia Y, Gao B, Schuliga MJ, Jaffar J, Prodanovic D, Tu Y, Berhan A, Lee P, Westall GP, Stewart A. Casein Kinase 1 delta/epsilon Inhibitor, PF670462 Attenuates the Fibrogenic Effects of Transforming Growth Factor-beta in Pulmonary Fibrosis. FRONTIERS IN PHARMACOLOGY. Frontiers Research Foundation. 2018, Vol. 9, Issue JUL. DOI: 10.3389/fphar.2018.00738
  6. Rajagopal V, Holmes WR, Lee V. Computational modeling of single-cell mechanics and cytoskeletal mechanobiology. WILEY INTERDISCIPLINARY REVIEWS-SYSTEMS BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE. 2018, Vol. 10, Issue 2. DOI: 10.1002/wsbm.1407
  7. Ackland D, Robinson D, Lee V, Dimitroulis G. Design and clinical outcome of a novel 3D-printed prosthetic joint replacement for the human temporomandibular joint. CLINICAL BIOMECHANICS. Elsevier Science. 2018, Vol. 56. DOI: 10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2018.05.006
  8. Lavecchia CE, Espino DM, Moerman KM, Tse K, Robinson D, Lee V, Shepherd DET. Lumbar model generator: a tool for the automated generation of a parametric scalable model of the lumbar spine. JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY INTERFACE. The Royal Society Publishing. 2018, Vol. 15, Issue 138. DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2017.0829
  9. Wu W, Fong J, Crocher V, Lee P, Oetomo D, Tan Y, Ackland D. Modulation of shoulder muscle and joint function using a powered upper-limb exoskeleton. JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICS. Pergamon. 2018, Vol. 72. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2018.02.019
  10. Malekipour F, Whitton CR, Lee V. Stiffness and energy dissipation across the superficial and deeper third metacarpal subchondral bone in Thoroughbred racehorses under high-rate compression. JOURNAL OF THE MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF BIOMEDICAL MATERIALS. Elsevier. 2018, Vol. 85. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2018.05.031
  11. Chen WM, Lee V. Validation of an open-sourced strain analysis code to assess fragility in 3D-printed porous structures designed for low-rigidity medical implants. Proceedings - 2017 10th International Congress on Image and Signal Processing, BioMedical Engineering and Informatics, CISP-BMEI 2017. 2018, Vol. 2018-January. DOI: 10.1109/CISP-BMEI.2017.8302258
  12. Ackland D, Robinson D, Redhead M, Lee V, Moskaljuk A, Dimitroulis G. A personalized 3D-printed prosthetic joint replacement for the human temporomandibular joint: From implant design to implantation. JOURNAL OF THE MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF BIOMEDICAL MATERIALS. Elsevier. 2017, Vol. 69. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2017.01.048
  13. Schuliga M, Jaffar J, Berhan A, Langenbach S, Harris T, Waters D, Lee V, Grainge C, Westall G, Knight D, Stewart A. Annexin A2 contributes to lung injury and fibrosis by augmenting factor Xa fibrogenic activity. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-LUNG CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR PHYSIOLOGY. American Physiological Society. 2017, Vol. 312, Issue 5. DOI: 10.1152/ajplung.00553.2016
  14. Mokhtarzadeh H, Yeow CH, Goh JCH, Oetomo D, Ewing K, Lee V. Antagonist muscle co-contraction during a double-leg landing maneuver at two heights. COMPUTER METHODS IN BIOMECHANICS AND BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING. Gordon Breach Publishing. 2017, Vol. 20, Issue 13. DOI: 10.1080/10255842.2017.1366992
  15. Imbalzano G, Tran P, Linforth S, Ngo T, Lee P, Mendis P. Design optimisation of auxetic composite structures under blast loading. ACMSM 24 Conference - ACMSM 24 Conference - Mechanics of Structures and Materials: Advancements and Challenges. 2017.

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