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Biomedical Engineering Professor Lee Waite Named German Research Ambassador

November 26, 2012

  Waite, Lee   
Biomedical Engineering Professor Lee Waite,
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Biomedical Engineering Professor Lee Waite, Ph.D., is spending this academic year as a research ambassador for the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), helping promote research in Germany among peers and students.

Waite is among 29 North American scholars and scientists selected after conducting advanced long-term research projects in Germany. DAAD Research ambassadors help inspire and inform others about the opportunities to conduct research, receive funding for projects and launch collaborative initiatives with colleagues in Germany.

In 2008-09, Waite was a Senior Fulbright Scholar at the Experimental Heart Surgery Laboratory at Germany's University of Heidelberg. He has also taught at Kanazawa Institute of Technology in Kanazawa, Japan, and is president and co-founder of the Atsina Charity Medical Clinic in Accra, Ghana. His research interests include modeling blood flow, instrumentation and sports biomechanics.

A member of the Rose-Hulman faculty since 1987, Waite helped found the institute's Department of Applied Biology and Biomedical Engineering and served as department head for 13 years before stepping down in 2011 to dedicate more time to teaching, research and writing. He is also former president and current webmaster of the Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium, the longest continually operating biomedical engineering conference in North America. He is author or co-author of several books including the textbook, "Applied Biofluid Mechanics."

Waite is married to Gabi N. Waite, who is associate professor of integrative physiology at the Indiana University School of Medicine and also a DAAD research ambassador.

Joining the Waites as research ambassadors are professors from such U.S. colleges and universities as Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Harvard Medical School, Georgetown University, Indiana University, Purdue University, University of Illinois, Texas A&M University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Wisconsin, University of Miami and UCLA.

                Learn more about DAAD's research ambassador program.