Carnegie Mellon University

Lee Weiss

Lee Weiss

Courtesy Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Professor, Robotics Institute

Address 5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Lee Weiss was a founding member of Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Institute. In the early years of the Institute his research focused on visual servo control of robots, flexible manufacturing systems, and micro-electro mechanical systems (MEMS). He then went on to pioneer numerous methodologies and systems for additive manufacturing. However, he always went back to his roots in bioengineering, and over the last 39 years he has sought to apply his diverse background to create technology-based solutions to address challenging problems in clinical medicine, including development of devices for interventional radiology, fetal heart monitoring, cardiac pacing, angioplasty, MEMS-based drug delivery, and computer-aided surgery. His current research focuses on tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. He holds 37 issued U.S. patents, has 161 peer-reviewed publications, and founded several biomedical start-up companies.