Dan Lee was spotlighted in EEWeb's "Featured Engineer"


EEWeb Featured Engineer: Daniel Lee
Daniel Lee - Professor, Electrical and Systems Engineering; University of Pennsylvania


How did you get into electronics/ engineering and when did you start?

Actually, I was a physics major for both my undergraduate and PhD degrees; however, I took several electrical engineering courses out of interest during my time as a student. Those courses served me well for my robotics-related research, and I now teach a number of EE courses to a new generation of students looking to get started in electronics and electrical engineering. As they say, teaching a subject is the best way of learning it.

What are your favorite hardware tools that you use?

Designing and constructing robotic systems requires a variety of hardware tools—everything from machining chassis to constructing microcontroller boards. I don’t have as much time to spend in the lab these days, so that odd smell of melting solder mixed with machine oil is nostalgic for me.

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