Research Activities (roles in project)
Role: PCAST Consultant, Member of PCAST Team
This role involves; being an expert consultant for the PCAST technique; supporting and mentoring the prosthetist; training and supporting in-country personnel; building their capacity to improve the mobility and quality of life of people with lower limb amputation through face-to-face and on-line learning; assisting with the ethical aspects of the project.
Expertise and Experience (relevant to the project)
Peter is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Melbourne. He is also the Deputy Head of Department for Research. Prof. Lee’s research interests lie in rehabilitation engineering and biomechanics of the human body. His research contributes to a wide range of interdisciplinary fields in biomedical engineering, including biomaterials, medical devices and rehabilitation engineering. He specialises in musculoskeletal biomechanics and he been actively working in the area of low–cost artificial limbs using a portable and easy-to-use prosthetic socket fitting system.
Prof. Lee obtained his Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering and PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Strathclyde, UK, where he continued his postdoctoral studies. Prior to joining the University of Melbourne, Professor Lee held several senior positions in Singapore including the: Singapore Institute of Materials Research and Engineering; Singapore Defence Medical and Environmental Research Institute; and National University of Singapore, Division of Bioengineering.
Prof. Lee is the Director of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre for Medical Implant Technologies and the Chief Investigator in the ARC Training Centre for Personalised Therapeutic Technologies. He is currently the Associate Editor for Medicine in Novel Technology and Devices (Elsevier), Frontiers in Pharmacology, Translational Pharmacology (Frontiers), and Deputy Editor for Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research (Springer Nature). His laboratory has made significant impact in applying interdisciplinary and multi-scaled solutions for complex biomedical problem, taking research through the full value chain from design, clinical trials to commercialization. His team developed the titanium 3D-printed Melbourne Temporal Mandibular Joint prosthesis, using comprehensive biomechanical measurements to build computational models to represent the underlying physiology of the human jaw when actual measurements could not be obtained directly from patients. The titanium prosthesis was commercialised by the start-up company, OMX Solutions Pty Ltd in 2015 and has been fitted into more than 100 patients since. As Director of the ARC Training Centre for Medical Implant Technologies he leads the largest industry-university-hospital partnership in Australia focusing on orthopaedic and maxillofacial implants to train a new generation of interdisciplinary engineers in biomechanics, materials and manufacturing for the orthopaedic and maxillofacial implant industry
Education or Training
PhD (Bioengineering), Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical Engineering)