Fred Lee, University Distinguished Professor, has been identified as one of the top three engineering authors in an international pool of more than two million published researchers.
Lee's ranking is based on the H-index, a scale that measures both the quantity and quality of a researcher's work based on the researcher's output and the number of times his or her papers have been cited. According to Microsoft Academic Search, Lee has an H-index value of 49, which indicates that 49 of his publications have each been cited by at least 49 other papers.
In sum, Lee has published more than 243 journal articles and 619 refereed technical papers. His research has been featured in such journals as IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, and IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics.
Lee is an internationally recognized leader in power electronics research. He is the director of the Center for Power Electronics (CPES), which works to improve the performance, reliability, and cost-efficiency of electric energy processing systems using an integrated system approach. The center has been successful in bringing multiple technologies to market, including a multi-phase voltage regulator module (VRM) that has powered every microprocessor manufactured since 1998.
Lee was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2011, an elite group of engineers that provides engineering leadership as a service to the United States government. In 2012, Lee was inducted into the Virginia Tech Faculty Entrepreneur Hall of Fame and elected to the Academia Sinica, Taiwan's top academic institution.
Lee joined the Virginia Tech faculty in 1977. He received his B.S. in electrical engineering from the National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Duke University.