Peter Lee (engineer)

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Professor Peter Leslie Lee (born 1954) is an Australian engineer, academic, and higher education administrator, and a recognized authority within the field of process control. He served as Vice-Chancellor of Southern Cross University.


Lee was educated in Melbourne, Australia, and holds a BEng (Chem) Degree from RMIT and was awarded a PhD from Monash University.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Lee has wide experience in higher education administration in Australia, including service with Curtin University of Technology, Monash University, the University of South Australia and the University of Queensland.[1] Lee served as Vice-Chancellor of Southern Cross University in northern New South Wales from 2009 to 2016,[2][3][4] and has also served as Chair of the Australian Regional Universities Network.[5]

Honours and awards[edit]

Lee was awarded the Centenary Medal in 2001;[6] the Institute of Engineers Australia Excellence Award in 1998; and the Sheddon Pacific Medal for Excellence in 1993.[7]


  • Bao, J.and Lee, P.L. 2007. Process Control: The Passive Systems Approach. London and New York: Springer.
  • Lee, P. L., Newell, R.B. and Cameron, I.T. 1998. Process Control and Management. London: Blackie Academic and Professional.
  • Lee, P.L. 1993. Nonlinear Process Control. London and New York: Springer.
  • Newell, R.B. and Lee, P.L. 1989. Applied Process Control: A Case Study. New York and Sydney: Prentice-Hall.

Online articles:


  1. ^ a b "About Professor Peter Lee". Southern Cross University. 18 June 2012. Retrieved 18 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Professor Peter Lee". DiscoverSCU. Southern Cross University. 2012. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Peter Lee to replace Paul Clark as SCU Vice-Chancellor". Far North Coaster. 22 April 2009. Retrieved 18 March 2015. 
  4. ^
  5. ^ "Regional universities". ABC Radio Bush Telegraph. ABC Local Radio. 21 May 2014. 
  6. ^ Australian Honours Listing,
  7. ^ "Peter Lee". Ambassadors. Engineers Australia. 
Academic offices
Preceded by
Paul Clark
Succeeded by
Adam Shoemaker
Vice-Chancellor of Southern Cross University
2009 – 2016