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LecRyszard

Professor of Biomedical Technology Development, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Ryszard Lec
Office: Bossone 626
Phone: 215-895-1334
Email: r.lec@coe.drexel.edu
Degrees:

M.Sc., University of Warsaw, Electrical Engineering, 1969
Ph.D., University of Warsaw, Microelectronics, 1978

Research Interests

Medical and biomedical sensors, surface acoustic wave (SAW) devices, new sensing mechanisms, sensor intelligence and micromachining

Bio

Dr. Ryszard M. Lec is a Professor at the School of Biomedical 
Engineering, Science and Health Systems, and the Department of 
Electrical and Computer Engineering at Drexel University. Dr. Lec 
received his Ph.D. degree from Warsaw University, Poland in 1978. In 
1980/81 he was Visiting Scientist at the Department of Electrical 
Engineering at the University of Maine. He then joined the Institute of 
Fundamental Technological Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences in 
Warsaw, where he was Head of the Ultrasonic Spectroscopy Laboratory 
from 1981 to 1986. From 1986 to 1990 he was Visiting Professor in the 
ECE Department at the University of Maine. From 1991 to 1998 he was 
Research Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the 
University of Maine, and Technical Leader of the Industrial Process 
Control Sensor System Program in the College of Engineering at the 
University of Maine.

Dr. Lec has been active in the areas of material science and 
instrumentation for more than 20 years. Specifically, his research 
efforts have been devoted to the study of viscoelastic, acousto-optic 
(AO) and ultrasonic properties liquid and solid media with the focus on 
biomedical applications. In addition, he has developed several 
associated electronic instrumentation including ultrasonic 
spectrometers, AO Q-switches and filters, and acoustic resonant 
systems. Since the middle of the eighties his interest has been 
directed on the application of acoustic, piezoelectric, ultrasonic and 
optical technologies for the development of sensors. In particular, he 
has designed and fabricated a variety of sensors for the medical, 
biochemical, chemical, and environmental industries. These included 
immunosensors, micro-viscometers, gas sensors and sensors for 
monitoring the kinetics of chemical reactions, etc. Recently, his 
research interests were extended to include the utilization of 
artificial intelligence for the development of smart sensors. He has 
been a leader and/or member of a variety of interdisciplinary research 
teams.

Dr. Lec has been active in the area of engineering education for more 
than 15 years. His interests have been in the development of 
cross-disciplinary curricula, the integration of research into the 
curricula, and novel concepts in design projects including hands-on 
experience; teamwork and computer aided design tools. Currently, he is 
introducing three new undergraduate and graduate courses in biosensors 
into the Biomedical Engineering curriculum at Drexel University. This 
effort includes the development of a Virtual Biosensor Laboratory 
accessible via Internet. Dr. Lec has been adviser to several master and 
doctoral students. He has also advised undergraduate students in the 
NSF sponsored program "Research Experience for Undergraduates", and 
high school students in the "Upward Bound Program". In 1993 he was 
formally recognized as a successful innovator in science, mathematics 
and engineering education by the National Science Foundation.Dr. Ryszard M. Lec is a Professor at the School of Biomedical 
Engineering, Science and Health Systems, and the Department of 
Electrical and Computer Engineering at Drexel University. Dr. Lec 
received his Ph.D. degree from Warsaw University, Poland in 1978. In 
1980/81 he was Visiting Scientist at the Department of Electrical 
Engineering at the University of Maine. He then joined the Institute of 
Fundamental Technological Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences in 
Warsaw, where he was Head of the Ultrasonic Spectroscopy Laboratory 
from 1981 to 1986. From 1986 to 1990 he was Visiting Professor in the 
ECE Department at the University of Maine. From 1991 to 1998 he was 
Research Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the 
University of Maine, and Technical Leader of the Industrial Process 
Control Sensor System Program in the College of Engineering at the 
University of Maine.

Dr. Lec has been active in the areas of material science and 
instrumentation for more than 20 years. Specifically, his research 
efforts have been devoted to the study of viscoelastic, acousto-optic 
(AO) and ultrasonic properties liquid and solid media with the focus on 
biomedical applications. In addition, he has developed several 
associated electronic instrumentation including ultrasonic 
spectrometers, AO Q-switches and filters, and acoustic resonant 
systems. Since the middle of the eighties his interest has been 
directed on the application of acoustic, piezoelectric, ultrasonic and 
optical technologies for the development of sensors. In particular, he 
has designed and fabricated a variety of sensors for the medical, 
biochemical, chemical, and environmental industries. These included 
immunosensors, micro-viscometers, gas sensors and sensors for 
monitoring the kinetics of chemical reactions, etc. Recently, his 
research interests were extended to include the utilization of 
artificial intelligence for the development of smart sensors. He has 
been a leader and/or member of a variety of interdisciplinary research 
teams.

Dr. Lec has been active in the area of engineering education for more 
than 15 years. His interests have been in the development of 
cross-disciplinary curricula, the integration of research into the 
curricula, and novel concepts in design projects including hands-on 
experience; teamwork and computer aided design tools. Currently, he is 
introducing three new undergraduate and graduate courses in biosensors 
into the Biomedical Engineering curriculum at Drexel University. This 
effort includes the development of a Virtual Biosensor Laboratory 
accessible via Internet. Dr. Lec has been adviser to several master and 
doctoral students. He has also advised undergraduate students in the 
NSF sponsored program "Research Experience for Undergraduates", and 
high school students in the "Upward Bound Program". In 1993 he was 
formally recognized as a successful innovator in science, mathematics 
and engineering education by the National Science Foundation.