Luke Lee

Luke Lee

Professor & Director, Graduate Programs
Stockton
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Chambers 221
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I’m Dr. Luke Lee, Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of the Pacific. I believe anyone can learn anything with a positive attitude and effort, plus good coaching. In the classroom I try to make engineering/science concepts a little easier to comprehend by breaking it down step-by-step and creating an active and engaging learning environment. I also post engineering tutorials on my YouTube channel (youtube.com/structurefree) to support the students I work with and beyond.

I arrived at the University of the Pacific in 2008 and can’t imagine a better learning community of students and faculty. My primary areas of teaching are structural design, engineering mechanics, structural analysis, and engineering risk analysis. I also make time for scholarship with an emphasis in FRP composite materials, infrastructure rehabilitation, and engineering education. I have co-authored two textbooks, one in civil engineering materials with McGraw Hill and another in earthquake engineering with CRC Press.

I have degrees in Civil/Structural Engineering from UCLA (BS), UC Berkeley (MS), and UC San Diego (PhD) where I conducted research on structural rehabilitation, damage detection, and durability characterization of FRP composites. In my spare time I’m a volunteer sports coach, baller, runner, and personal chauffer for my children.

Education

PhD, Structural Engineering, Univeristy of California, San Diego 2005

MS, Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1998

BS, Civil Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 1997

Registered Professional Engineer, State of Louisiana

Teaching Interests
  • Structural Analysis and Design
  • Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites
  • Structural Dynamics
Research Focus
  • Infrastructure Renewal
  • Durability of FRP Composites
  • Risk Assessment of Engineered Systems
  • Engineering Education

Selected Publications

Estrada, H. and L. S. Lee (2017). Introduction to Earthquake Engineering, CRC Press/Taylor and Francis, Boca Raton, FL. ISBN, 9781498758260.

Lee, L.S., Estrada, H. and Khazaeli, M. (2016). "Screencast Tutorials, YouTube, and a Flipped Classroom in Mechanics of Materials," Invited Presentation, 7th North American Materials Education Symposium, University of California, Berkeley, March 17-18, 2016.

Saviz, C., Lee, L.S., and Litton, G. (2016). "Where is Everybody? Participation in Online Student Evaluation of Instruction." in Proc. of the 123rd ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, LA, June 26-29, 2016, 10 pp.

Estrada H. and Lee, L. S. (2016). "Characterization of Multifunctional Nanocomposites with Respect to Their Electrical Properties," in Composites: Advances in Manufacturing and Characterization, S. Syngellakis Editor. WIT Press, Southampton, UK, 2016, pp 211 - 224. (ISBN:  9781784661670).

Lee, L.S., Hackett, R., and Estrada, H. (2015).  "Evaluation of a Flipped Classroom in Mechanics of Materials."  in Proc. of the 122nd ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, WA, June 14-17, 2015. 11 pp.

Lee, L.S. and H. Estrada, (2015).  "Chapter 6 - Time Dependent Reliability Analysis of FRP Rehabilitated Pipes", in Karbhari, V. (Ed.), Rehabilitation of Pipelines Using Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites, 1st Edition, Karbhari, V (ed.), Elsevier. (ISBN: 9780857096845).

Estrada, H., Borja, D.H., and Lee, L. (2014). "Sustainability in Infrastructure Design", Esempi di Architettura, vol. 1, no. 2 (pag. 119-135)

Trovillion, J., Lee, L. S., Estrada, H., Tusz, M., Kumar, A. and Stephenson, L.D. (2014). "Impact Resistance of Self-Healing Composite Materials", in Proc. of the SAMPE 2014 Technical Conference, Seattle, WA, June 2-5, 2014, 15 pp.

Lee, L.S. and Estrada, H. (Assoc. Eds.) (2013). "Section I: Composites Primer", in M. Zoghi (Ed.), The International Handbook of FRP Composites in Civil Engineering, CRC Press Ltd. ISBN 978-0-84932-013-2.

Estrada, H. and Lee, L.S. (2013). "Chapter 6: Life Cycle Costs of Composite Materials", in M. Zoghi (Ed.), The International Handbook of FRP Composites in Civil EngineeringSection I: Composites Primer, CRC Press Ltd.

Lee, L.S. and Estrada, H. (2013). "Chapter 19 - Durability Issues," in M. Zoghi (Ed.), The International Handbook of FRP Composites in Civil EngineeringSection III: Externally Bonded FRP Composite Systems for Rehabilitation, CRC Press Ltd.  ISBN 978-0-84932-013-2.

Trovillion, J., Estrada, H., Lee, L.S., Tusz, M., Kumar, A. And Stephenson, L.D. (2013).  "Electrical Properties of Carbon Nanotube Loaded Resins", in Proc. of the SAMPE 2013 Technical Conference, Long Beach, CA, May 6-9, 2013.

Trovillion, J., Estrada, H., Lee, L.S., Tusz, M., Kumar, A. And Stephenson, L.D. (2013).  "Comparison of Carbon Nanotube Dispersion in Resins Using Microfluidization and Sonication Processes", in Proc. of the SAMPE 2013 Technical Conference, Long Beach, CA, May 6-9, 2013.

Kupwade Patil, K., Cardenas, H., Gordon, K., and Lee, L., (2012). "Corrosion Mitigation in Reinforced Concrete Beams via Electrokinetic Nanoparticle Treatment", ACI Materials Journal., V.109, No. 6, November-December 2012, pp. 617-626.

Basha, E. and Lee, L.S. (2012).  "Sensors and Structures: Outcomes from a Project-Based Multi-Disciplinary Graduate Course", Proceedings of the American Society of Engineering Education, San Antonio, TX, June 10-13, 2012.

Lee, L.S., Jain, R., Stephenson, L. and Ramirez, C. (2012). "Chapter 1: Introduction", in Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites for Infrastructure Applications, Jain R. and Lee, L.S. (Eds.), Springer Science + Business Media, Dordrecht, The Netherlands. ISBN 978-94-007-2356-6.

Estrada H., D. Borja, and L.S. Lee. (2012). "Chapter 2: Sustainability in Infrastructure Design Specifications", in Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites for Infrastructure Applications, Jain R. and Lee, L.S. (Eds.), Springer Science + Business Media, Dordrecht, The Netherlands. ISBN 978-94-007-2356-6.

Jain, R. and Lee, L.S. (Eds.). (2012).  Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites for Infrastructure Applications - Focusing on Innovation, Technology Implementation, and Sustainability, Springer Science + Business Media, Dordrecht, The Netherlands. ISBN 978-94-007-2356-6.

Lee, L.S. (2011). "Chapter 4 - Rehabilitation and Service Life Estimation of Bridge Superstructure," in V.M. Karbhari and L.S. Lee (Eds.), Service Life Estimation and Extension of Civil Engineering Structures, Woodhead Publishing Ltd., Cambridge, England, ISBN 978-1-84569-398-5.

Karbhari, V.M. and Lee, L.S. (Eds.). (2011). Service Life Estimation and Extension of Civil Engineering Structures, Woodhead Publishing Ltd., Cambridge, England, ISBN 978-1-84569-398-5.