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WEISS: Lee Weiss, PhD, professor emeritus at Carnegie Mellon University, the epitome of a scholar and a gentle man. Best-brother-ever-could-be to Connie Sukernek and brother-in-law to Peter Sukernek; uncle to Jay and Kelly Sukernek; and great-uncle to John, Nick and Will Sukernek. Lee will be missed by loving cousins (Schmee to some!) and his many friends and colleagues. Dr. Weiss was a founding member of Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute. In the early years of the Institute his research focused on visual servo control of robots, flexible manufacturing systems, and micro-electro mechanical systems (MEMS). He then went on to pioneer numerous methodologies and systems for additive manufacturing. However, he always went back to his roots in bioengineering, and over the last 45 years he has sought to apply his diverse background to create technology-based solutions to address challenging problems in translational clinical medicine, including development of devices for interventional radiology, fetal heart monitoring, cardiac pacing, angioplasty, MEMS-based drug delivery, and computer-aided surgery. And, for the past 25 years until present, his research has focused on the biological foundations for and translational aspects of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. He holds 37 issued U.S. patents, has 161 peer-reviewed publications, and founded several biomedical start-up companies. (From CMU’s home page.) Graveside service and interment were held on Friday, July 2, 2021, at Homewood Cemetery. If you would like to make a donation in Lee’s memory, please consider the JAA (jaapgh.org). Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated. schugar.com PJC

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