UGA Engineering hosts top U.S. Army scientist

Stephen LeeStephen Lee, U.S. Army Research Office Chief Scientist, will discuss the agency’s basic research funding opportunities and needs during a presentation Aug. 21 at the University of Georgia. The presentation, hosted by the UGA College of Engineering, begins at 9 a.m. at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education, Room L.

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory’s Army Research Office (ARO) is the Army’s premier extramural basic research agency in the engineering, physical, information and life sciences.

Lee received a Bachelor of Science from Millsaps College, Jackson, Mississippi, in chemistry and biology and a doctorate of philosophy from Emory University in physical organic chemistry. He was also a Chateaubriand Fellow at the Université Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg, France, studying origin of life chemistry.

Lee’s work at the Army Research Office includes basic research directed towards hazardous materials management, including studies in decontamination, detection, and protection. He has been awarded the Army’s Greatest Invention twice for his work in the development of explosives and chemical agent sensors.

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