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.