Title: Physicist, Engineer
Location: Cupertino, California, United States
Chok-Kau Lee, Physicist and Engineer, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in nuclear engineering.
Dr. Lee always enjoyed the possibilities that science and engineering afforded him, but became involved in nuclear and electrical engineering after he realized he wanted to concentrate on applying mathematical equations to the field. Dr. Lee’s career was also informed by the oil crisis in the 1970s with countries realizing fossil fuel was a finite resource and that finding different methods would alleviate the strain on the reserves. In his career, he recalls the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 as being one of the major highlights. It was during this time that he became the senior author for the third chapter of the Effects Manuel One. In addition, he is proud of his work and contributions to work on ocean therapy conversion. This is a method to respond to naturally occurring weather events like hurricanes and devastating storms in the Gulf region that are a result in winds picking up hot air off the ocean surface.
Dr. Lee prepared for his career by earning a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Francisco State University in 1972. He continued at the University of California, Berkeley to receive a Master of Science in nuclear engineering in 1973. Following this, Dr. Lee earned a PhD in nuclear engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles in 1979. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of California. His achievements include developing scaling laws for Cratering & Ejecta in near surface nuclear explosions. He developed a scaling law for blast effects in a rectangular enclosure, verification and validation of a hydrocode for blast and shock effects in explosion calculations.
Since 2000, Dr. Lee has been a senior scientist at Weidlinger Associate Inc. He had previously worked in a similar role at Logicon RDA and as a scientist with the Research & Development Associates. Earlier in his career, Dr. Lee was an engineer with the Nuclear Services Corp. and a draftsman with the ThermXchanger Inc. Dr. Lee has maintained affiliation with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Physical Society, the American Geophysical Union and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.
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