David A. Lee, Ph.D.

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David A. Lee, Ph.D.


Biographical Information

Dr. David Lee has 29 years of experience serving as a multidisciplinary engineer in space, aircraft, weapons, and sensors; and 12 years leadership in research development, test and evaluation. He has previously taught at Cerro Coso Community College (Ridgecrest, CA) and the University of Nevada (Reno, NV).

Areas of Interest

  • Global Positioning System Engineering
  • Satellite-based Precision Time Transfer
  • System Requirements and Engineering


  • Ph.D., Materials Engineering [Electromagnetic Metamaterials]

          New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

  • M.S., Electrical Engineering [Signal Processing & Control]

           University of Nevada (College of Engineering)

  • B.S., Chemical Engineering [Instrumentation & Process Control]

          University of Nevada (Mackay School of Mines)

Courses Taught

  • Space Communications
  • Digital/Analog Electronics (Cerro Coso Community College - Adjunct Senior Instructor)
  • Process Control & Instrumentation Laboratory (Univ. of Nevada - Graduate Teaching & Research Assistant)


  • Professional Engineer (PE)

Professional Experience

  • Lead Electrical Engineering, The MITRE Corporation
  • Engineering Manager, Bechtel Nevada Department of Energy - Remote Sensing Lab
  • Electronics Engineering, U.S. Navy (Civilian)


  • IEEE, Institute of Navigation


  • AFNWC Team Quarterly Award (1Q FY 18, ICBM Directorate, 2018)
  • Best Paper Award (MITRE, 2016)
  • AFNWC Scowcroft Team Award (ICBM Directorate, 'ALCS-R Requirements', 2016)
  • Program Recognition Award (MITRE, 'GPS Enterprise Modernization', 2013)