# Dr Chun Hean Lee

**Lecturer**(Infrastructure & Environment)

**telephone**:
01413305392

**email**:
ChunHean.Lee@glasgow.ac.uk

## Research interests

## Biography

I graduated with a BEng in Civil Engineering from Swansea University in 2007, followed by a PhD from the same institution. My PhD focused on the proof-of-concept development of a new system of first order conservation laws for computational solid dynamics (http://ukacm.org/wp-content/uploads/phdThesis/2012_CHLee.pdf). After graduating in 2012, I joined the EU funded “ASTUTE” project. In 2015, I was appointed as a Ser Cymru Research Fellow of the Zienkiewicz Centre for Computational Engineering at Swansea University.

I am currently a lecturer for the School of Engineering and a member of the Glasgow Computational Engineering Centre (https://www.gla.ac.uk/research/az/gcec/), a subgroup of the Infrastructure and Environment Research Division.

## Research Interest

My research interests are in **computational mechanics**, with special emphasis on the development, analysis and application of **non-conventional computational methods** for **large strain fast solid dynamics**. Specifically, a new computational paradigm is established on the basis of a new set of physical laws. These laws can be re-formulated as a system of **first order conservation laws**, with a similar structure to the mathematical equations used in CFD. The new approach lays the foundation for a unified modelling of multiple physics problems, including thermo-elasticity, fluid structure interaction and electromechanics. I am also interested in developing new computational methods for modelling of protection systems subjected to hyper-velocity impact. The applications include high strain rate material failure, gas pipe explosions/implosions and spacecraft shielding.

## Grants

**H2020 Marie Curie ETN, 2017-2021**Title:*Industrial decision-making on complex production technologies supported by simulation-based engineering (ProTechTion)*. Total budget: €3.83 M. Estimated budget allocated to Swansea University: €546.5 K, Co-I at Swansea University.

**Sêr Cymru National Research Network Early Career Personal Fellowship award, 2015-2018**Title:*Bridging the gap between computational fluid and solid dynamics: embedding advanced technologies into Welsh industries through massive parallelisation*, £150.0 K, PI.

## Supervision

**Current PhD students**

**A first order conservation laws for computational contact mechanics**

**A new computational tool for Fluid Structure Interaction in OpenFOAM**

**SPH for dynamic fracture**

I am also looking for self-motivated students to work on PhD research in Computational Mechanics. Below is a list of potential PhD topics:

**A novel computational framework for soft smart materials in mobile soft robotic applications**

**A unified computational framework for Fluid Structure Interaction**

**Arbitrary Lagragian Eulerian formulation for computational solid dynamics**

**A first order conservation law formulation for fast dynamic fracture**

**A first order hyperbolic framework for thermo-elasticity (**awarded in 2020**)**

**A vertex centred finite volume algorithm for fast dynamics: Total and Updated Lagrangian descriptions**(awarded in 2019)

**An upwind cell centred finite volume method for large strain explicit solid dynamics in OpenFOAM**(thesis, awarded in 2018)

## Teaching

- Mechanis of Structures 2A

## Additional information

- Honourary Research Associate, Zienkiewicz Centre for Computational Engineering (ZCCE), Swansea University, 2018-Present.

- Executive committee member of the UK Association of Computational Mechanics (UKACM).