Lee is Director of Food Innovation at Ohio State, advancing the human condition with food. Lee is appointed chair of the University Senate Rules Committee and was twice elected Chair of Steering that sets the Senate agenda. Lee served 16 years as department chair. He is elected to the IFT Board [2019-2021] and chaired several initiatives of IFT. OSU selected Dr. Lee as a national media contact. He taught the first course at UW-Madison broadcast live on cable TV. Advancement projects included a $4M addition to UW Babcock Hall, a $18M food science building at OSU and a successful campaign of $12M. Dr. Lee was selected as an ACE leadership Fellow for the Wisconsin System in 2009. He advances food commercialization as the PI of a $3M Third Frontier Award. He published 80 scholarly papers and delivered the December 2001 Ohio State Commencement address. He won the 2007 IFT Fellers award, the 2014 IFT Macy award and the 2019 IFT Solberg award. He is a Past-President of the food science honorary Phi Tau Sigma and was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2015.
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