Lee Waite, P.E., Ph.D.

Box # 148, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

5500 Wabash Avenue

Terre Haute, Indiana 47803




Iowa State University          Biomedical Engineering          1987          PhD       

Iowa State University          Biomedical Engineering          1985          MS        

Iowa State University          Mechanical Engineering          1980          BS        



1998 - present  Head, Department of Applied Biology and Biomedical Engineering,

Director, Eli Lilly / Guidant Applied Life Sciences Research Center,

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, Indiana, USA. 


1993-1994 Visiting Associate Professor of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Kanazawa, Japan.


1987-1998 Assistant/Associate Professor of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, Indiana, USA.


1980-83 Design Engineer at Fisher Controls International Inc.  Responsibilities included technical design, project management, and interface with drafting, marketing, manufacturing, sales and purchasing personnel, Marshalltown, Iowa, USA.



Professor - July 2002

Associate Professor - July 1993

Assistant Professor - November 1987



Invited by the German ambassador to the US to the symposium “Prospects for European Integration” Washington D.C. from November 17-19, 2006.


2006, 2007 - Visiting lecturer in cardiovascular physiology. Eight hours of cardiovascular physiology lectures for first year medical students. Indiana University Medical School; Terre Haute, Indiana.


2005-2007 - Invited to serve on the 5 member selection committee for the 2004-05 and 2005-06 selection cycles of the German Academic Exchange Service scholarships for study and research in Germany.


2004 – present – President of the Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium; the oldest continually running bioengineering symposium in the US.


1998 – present – President and co-founder of the Atsina Charity Medical Clinic (ACMC) Inc.  The Atsina Charity Medical Clinic is a non-profit medical clinic in Accra, Ghana.  The mission of the clinic is to provide medical care to the poor and destitute of Ghana.


1997 – present – Executive Board member of the Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium. 


Two time invited participant in the German Academic Exchange Service program, "Germany Today." Twenty Americans are invited each year at DAAD expense. The programs that I attended took place in Bonn, Dresden and Berlin, June 22 - July 8, 1992, and in Bonn, Brussels, Munich and Berlin, June 16 - Jun 28, 2002.


Arranged and escorted a summer study exchange program with Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, P. R. China. June-July 1991.


Chairman of the Rose-Hulman Foreign Studies Committee, 1990 - 1996. This committee has the responsibility for developing and administering study abroad (Ireland, England, Germany, Hungary), summer work abroad programs (Germany, Sweden, Finland, Denmark), and summer study abroad programs.


Invited lectures in Japan:

Engineering education in the USA and the role of technology in curricular innovation at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology; December 3, 1993 at Kanazawa Institute of Technology.


Ethical Issues in Engineering; May 20, 1994; Kanazawa Institute of Technology Research Group on Science, Technology, Society and Policy; Tokyo, Japan


Engineering Education in America; August 5, 1994, Seminar for 300 high school teachers from across Japan, Kanazawa, Japan.




State of Iowa registered Professional Engineer (P.E. 10375, 1984)

Iowa State University "Premium for Academic Excellence" award (1983)

Foreign Languages – German, fluent

                                    - Japanese (1 year of study in Kanazawa, Japan; )

                                    - Russian (1 semester at Iowa State Univ., 1 quarter  at RHIT)

Birthdate - 1/23/1957

Private Pilot since 1989

Skydiving -32 jumps

July 1997 - Climbed to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro



2001-2006  Eli Lilly and Company,
Eli Lilly and Company Applied Life Sciences Research Center, $150,000


1995-2000 Eli Lilly and Company,
Eli Lilly and Company Applied Life Sciences Research Center, $125,000


1992-94 National Science Foundation, 
Instrumentation and Laboratory Improvement Grant, "A classroom of the future to teach the dynamics sequence," P. Cornwell, J. Fine, D. Logan, D. Purdy, D. Stienstra, L. Waite, $100,000.


1991-93 American Heart Association, Indiana Affiliate

In vivo determination of lactate using a polarographic, enzyme coupled, catheter tip electrode - $23,989.



Waite, L. and Fine, J., Applied Biofluid Mechanics. (2007) McGraw-Hill, In press for May 2007.


Waite. L., and Waite, G. (Co-Eds.),  Applied Cell and Molecular Biology for Engineers. (2007) McGraw-Hill.  In press for June 2007.


Chen, H. K., Waite, G., Miller, P., Hughes, E., Waite, L., 2007, Monitoring temperature and light exposure of biosamples exposed to ultraviolet and low energy radiation.  Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation, Vol. 43, In Press.


Waite, L. (2006) “Biomedical fluid mechanics education in US biomedical engineering program.” Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society, Chicago, IL, October 11-14, 2006.

Trobaugh, Derek W., Walter X. Balcavage, Ellen F. Hughes, Lee. R. Waite, Gabi Nindl Waite.  2006  Quantitative Studies On Biological Water  Oxidation: A Novel Mechanism Of T Cells and Antibodies.  Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation, Vol. 42, page 310-315.


Waite, G. N., L.R. Waite, E.F. Hughes, W.X. Balcavage, 2005.  Biophotonic hydrogen peroxide production by antibodies, T cells, and T-cell membranes.  Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications.  Vol. 338, No. 2, pp. 1110-1117.


Waite, L. Biofluid Mechanics in Cardiovascular Systems. First edition.  McGraw-Hill, December 2005.


Nindl, G., Hess, W., Waite, L., and Balcavage, W. A photochemical microreactor used to analyze hydrogen peroxide (H202) production of T lymphocytes” Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation, Volume 41, p. 187.


Sathe, C., Nindl, G., Waite, L.  Catheter-tip sensor to monitor production of hydrogen peroxide in small biosamples. Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation, Volume 41, p. 193.


Szabo, G., Soans, D., Graf, A., Beller, C., Waite, L., Hagl, S., A new computer model of mitral valve hemodynamics during ventricular filling, 2004, European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Surgery 26 (2004) 239–247.


Nindl, G., Peterson, N., Hughes, E., Waite, L., and Johnson, M., 2004, Effect of hydrogen peroxide on proliferation, apoptosis and interleukin-2 production of Jurkat cells, Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation, Volume 40, p. 123-128.


Johnson, M., Waite, L, and Nindl, G., 2004, Noninvasive treatment of inflammation using electromagnetic fields: current and emerging therapeutic potential, Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation, Volume 40, p. 469 – 474.


Waite, L. R. & Nindl, G.  2003, Human embryonic stem cell research:  an ethical controversy in the US & Germany. Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation, Volume 39, p. 567-572.


Sharma, H.A., Balcavage, W. X., Waite, L. R., Johnson, M. T., Nindl, G.  2003, Characterization of a real time H2O2 monitor for use in studies on H2O2 production by antibodies and cells. Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation, Volume 39, p. 554-560.


Soans, D., Szabo, G., Bolind, C., Waite, L., 2002, A variable valve area, lumped-parameter model of left ventricular filling.  Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation, Volume 38, p. 483-488.


Boozer, M., Finch, A., Waite, L., 2002, Investigation of the relationship between arch height and rearfoot motion during running.  Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation, Volume 38, p. 203-207.


Franck, C. ,Waite, L. , 2002.  Mathematical Model of a variable aperture mitral valve. Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation, Volume 38,  p. 327-331.


Waite, L. R., Schulz, S., Szabo, G., Vahl, C. F., 2000. A lumped parameter model of left ventricular filling - pressure waveforms.  Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation, Volume 36, p. 75-80.


Waite, L. R., Wu, Y., Farr, J., 1998.  Automatic determination of patellofemoral kinematic parameters through x-ray image processing.  Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation, Volume 34, p. 321-326.


Waite, L.R., Gao, J.X., 1996.  Patellofemoral Joint Study via Image Processing.  Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation, Volume 32, p. 151-160.


Waite, L.R., Kawabata, H.K., 1994.  A comparison between American and Japanese Engineering Curricula.  Proceedings of the Japanese Society of Engineering Education annual meeting, pages 43-46.  (Published in Japanese only).


Weinzapfel, B., Ball, M.D., Waite, L.R., Lim, S.P., 1993.  Tracking plasma lactate concentration in vivo with a catheter-tip l-lactate sensor.  Proceedings of the AAMI 28th annual exposition and meeting, page 94.


Waite, L.R., Weinzapfel, B., Waite, R.I., Lim, S.P., 1992.  A catheter tip sensor for measurement of lactate.  Proceedings of the AAMI 27th annual exposition and meeting, page 89.


Waite, R.I., Waite, L.R., Lim, S.P., and Spieker, C. 1991.  An enzyme-coupled electrode for measurement of lactate and lactic acid.  Biomedical Instrumentation and Technology, Biomedical Instrumentation and Technology, Vol. 25, p. 461-64.


Fine, J.M., and Waite, L.R., 1991.  A new course in spatial problem solving.  Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computational Graphics and Visualization Techniques, Sesimbra, Portugal, p. 275-283.


Fine, J.M., and Waite, L.R., 1991.  Spatial problem solving in an integrated first-year curriculum.  The Mathematica Journal, Vol. 1, p. 62-67.


Lash, J.M., Bohlen, G.B., and Waite, L.R., 1991.  Mechanical characteristics and active tension generation in rat intestinal arterioles.  American Journal of Physiology, 260:H1561-H1574.


Waite, L.R., Ford, S.P., Young, D.F., and Conley, A.J., 1990.  Use of ultrasonic Doppler waveforms to estimate changes in uterine artery blood flow and vessel compliance.  Journal of Animal Science, Vol. 68, p. 2450-2458.


Waite, L.R., Ford, S.P., Young, D.F., and Conley, A.J., 1990.  Use of Doppler ultrasound for early pregnancy diagnosis in dairy cattle.  Proceedings of the 7th meeting of the European Society of Biomechanics, p. 63.


Waite, L.R., Young, D.F., Ford S.P., 1989.  Microcomputer based analyzer for the assessment of Doppler ultrasound blood velocity waveforms.  Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation, Vol. 25, p. 113-118.


Waite, L. R., and Young, D. F.  1987.  Interpretation of flow waveforms in bovine uterine arteries.  Proceedings, 40th Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology  p. 153.


Weerappuli, D. P., Young, D. F., Rogge, T. R., Ford, S. P., Conley, A. J., Waite, L. R.  1986.  Computer simulation of blood flow in bovine uterine arteries.  ASME 1986 Advances in Bioengineering, pp. 84-85.



2003 to present - Axiomed Spine Corporation - Engineering Review of the FreedomTM Lumbar Replacement Disc Device Design – I serve on the Axiomed technical advisory panel for this device.


Barnes & Thornberg - biomedical fluid mechanics questions, August 2005.


Bamberger, Foreman Oswald and Hahn, LLP - biomechanics of shoulder dystocia, February - May 2001.


Wright, Shagley & Lowery - CSX rail car accident investigation, February - March 2000


Tofaute & Spelman - biomechanics of reflex sympathetic dystrophy, Jan. – Aug. 1995.


Trueblood Law Firm - investigation of an improper design of an in-home traction device, December 1994 - January 1995.



"Method and means for detecting pregnancy in domestic farm animal species" (U.S. Patents 4,869,260 and 4,744,368)



Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium (RMBS), President

American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)

American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME)

Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)



BE 550 - Biomedical Instrumentation

BE 530 - Biomechanics

BE531 - Biomechanics II

BE 525 - Biomedical Fluid Mechanics

BE200 – Introduction to Biomedical Engineering

EM 103 - Introduction to Design

EM 104 - Graphical Communication

EM 120 - Statics

EM 202 - Dynamics

EM 203 - Mechanics of Materials

EM 301 - Fluid Mechanics

ME 304 - Machine Dynamics

ME421 - Mechanical Engineering Senior Lab