Abraham (Abe) P. Lee is the William J. Link Professor and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering with an appointment in mechanical and aerospace engineering. His current research focuses on the development of “digital” micro/nano fluidic chips for applications that include: point-of-care diagnostics, nanomedicine for early detection and treatment and biosensors to detect environmental and terrorism threats. His research has contributed to the founding of several start-up companies, and he owns more than 40 issued U.S. patents. Prior to joining UCI in 2002, Lee was a senior technology advisor in the Office of Technology and Industrial Relations at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). He previously served as the program manager in the Microsystems Technology Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). He earned a B.S. in power mechanical engineering from National Tsing Hua University in 1986 and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from UC Berkeley in 1992. In 2009, Lee was awarded the Pioneers of Miniaturization Prize. He is an elected fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.