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  • Nana Hyung Ran Lee

    Nana Hyung Ran Lee

    Visiting Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

    BioDr. Lee brings years of experience as Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream and Director of Graduate Professional Development and Mentorship at the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, and is a leader in innovative course creation and implementation for curriculum-embedded graduate professional development and design thinking. She has co-authored a book “Success After Graduate School” and brings both industry research expertise and front-of-room teaching skill to her work. Dr. Lee is also an involved member of the life design community. She participated in the Life Design Studio in June of 2018 with the University of Toronto team and has since been practicing our tools in her undergraduate, graduate courses and workshops. She piloted her Design Thinking for Scientists (DTS) course in 2019 with participation from graduate students from multidisciplinary home departments, including Biochemistry, Genetics, Immunology and Bioengineering and mentors from industry and other communications faculty from MIT. With her experience in teaching, public speaking, research, design thinking and mentorship, Dr. Nana Lee is excited to be part of the team as a Visiting Assistant Professor with the Life Design Lab!

  • Larry John Leifer

    Larry John Leifer

    Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOur "designXlab" at the Stanford Center for Design Research (CDR) has long (30+ years) been focused on Engineering Design Team dynamics at global collaboration scale working with corporate partners in my graduate course ME310ABC. In our most recent studies we have added Neuroscience visualization of brain activity using fMRI and fNIRS. In doing so we have launched "NeuroDesign" as a professional discipline.

  • Sanjiva Lele

    Sanjiva Lele

    Edward C. Wells Professor of the School of Engineering and Professor of Mechanical Engineering

    BioProfessor Lele's research combines numerical simulations with modeling to study fundamental unsteady flow phemonema, turbulence, flow instabilities, and flow-generated sound. Recent projects include shock-turbulent boundary layer interactions, supersonic jet noise, wind turbine aeroacoustics, wind farm modeling, aircraft contrails, multi-material mixing and multi-phase flows involving cavitation. He is also interested in developing high-fidelity computational methods for engineering applications.

  • Marc Levenston

    Marc Levenston

    Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and, by courtesy, of Radiology (Radiological Sciences Laboratory)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy lab's research involves the function, degeneration and repair of musculoskeletal soft tissues, with a focus on meniscal fibrocartilage and articular cartilage. We are particularly interested in the complex interactions between biophysical and biochemical cues in controlling cell behavior, the roles of these interactions in degenerative conditions such as osteoarthritis, and development of tissue engineered 3D model systems for studying physical influences on primary and progenitor cells.

  • Adrian Lew

    Adrian Lew

    Professor of Mechanical Engineering

    BioProf. Lew's interests lie in the broad area of computational solid mechanics. He is concerned with the fundamental design and mathematical analysis of material models and numerical algorithms.

    Currently the group is focused on the design of algorithms to simulate hydraulic fracturing. To this end we work on algorithms for time-integration embedded or immersed boundary methods.