Professor Peter D. Lee

Peter is Professor of Materials Science and Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Technologies in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He has worked on microstructural characterisation and modelling for over 30 years in both Industry (at Alcan International, 1988-93) and in academia (at Imperial College  1994-2011, Manchester 2011-18 and UCL 2018-current). He has an undergraduate degree in Engineering Science, MSc (University of Toronto), and a D.Phil in Materials Science (Oxford). His research has produced over 350 publications and he has led a number of large projects funded by the UK Research Councils, Industry and the European Union. This research has been recognised by more than 20 major awards, including the Grunfeld Medal and Prize, a Royal Society Paul Instrument Fund Award, and numerous best paper awards. In 2013, the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education was awarded to Manchester for the work of the facility Lee co-directed, on ‘New Techniques in X-Ray Imaging of Materials Critical for Power, Transport and Other Key Industries’.

Peter D. Lee