Yuan-Shin Lee


Yuan-Shin Lee has been a professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at NC State University since 1995. He is a registered professional engineer (PE) in mechanical engineering. He is also a certified manufacturing engineer in system integration and control. Dr. Lee received the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award. He also received the 1997 Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), the 1998 Norman Dudley Award from the Taylor & Francis Journals, London, U.K., the 1999 C.A. Anderson Outstanding Faculty Award, the 2000 Alumni Faculty Outstanding Teaching Award from NC State University, the 2001 ALCOA Foundation Engineering Research Achievement Award, the 2006 Technical Innovation Award from IIE, the 2007 IIE Fellow Award, the 2008 ASME Fellow Award, and the 2012 CAD Best Paper Award.

Dr. Lee has served as a Department Editor for IIE Transactions, and an Associate Editor for the Journal of Computer-Aided Design and Applications, the International Journal of Mechtronics and Manufacturing Systems (IJMMS), the Journal of Manufacturing Systems (JMS), the International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering (IJISE), and the Journal of Computer-Aided Drafting, Design and Manufacturing (CADDM). Dr. Lee is a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) and a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).


Ph.D. 1993

Purdue University

MSIE 1990

Master of Science in Industrial Engineering

Purdue University

BSME 1984

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

National Taiwan University

Research Description

Bio-medical manufacturing, Computational geometry for bio-medical design and manufacturing, CAD/CAM/CAE integration, 5-axis sculptured surface NC machining, computer graphics, Rapid prototyping, High Speed Machining, computational intelligence, product realization, Computer-aided process planning, and tool selection and optimization.

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers,
  • Fellow, Institute of Industrial Engineers,
  • Award for Technical Innovation in Industrial Engineering, IIE,
  • Career/PYI Award,
  • Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer, SME,