Dr Chun Hean Lee
 Senior Lecturer (Infrastructure & Environment)
telephone:
01413305392
email:
ChunHean.Lee@glasgow.ac.uk
Research interests
Biography
I am a Senior Lecturer for the James Watt 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.
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 proofofconcept development of a new system of first order conservation laws for computational solid dynamics (http://ukacm.org/wpcontent/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.
Research Interest
My research interests are in computational mechanics, with special emphasis on the development, analysis and application of nonconventional 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 reformulated 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 thermoelasticity, fluid structure interaction and electromechanics. I am also interested in developing new computational methods for modelling of protection systems subjected to hypervelocity impact. The applications include high strain rate material failure, gas pipe explosions/implosions and spacecraft shielding.
Grants
 EPSRC DTP Integrated Placement PhD Scholarship, 20232027 Title: SPH for Dynamic fracture. In collaboration with the SPH developer Fifty2 Technology. PI.
 EPSRC DTP PhD Scholarship, 20192022 Title: A firstorder conservation law framework for large strain contact dynamics. PI.
 H2020 Marie Curie ETN, 20172021 Title: Industrial decisionmaking on complex production technologies supported by simulationbased engineering (ProTechTion). Total budget: €3.83 M. Estimated budget allocated to Swansea University: €546.5 K. CoI at Swansea University.
 Sêr Cymru National Research Network Early Career Personal Fellowship award, 20152018 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:
 Jaugielavicius, Tadas [The development of SPH algorithm for fast dynamics brittle fracture]
 Liu, Xiaowei [Dynamic response of fibre reinfonced concrete structures]
 Richardson, Thomas [Multimaterial modelling for shock hydrodynamics]
 Alfarisy, Dewangga [Efficient Bayesian methods for mechanical property identification of viscoelastic materials]
I am also looking for selfmotivated students to work on PhD research in Computational Mechanics. Below is a list of potential PhD topics:
 Development of a monolithic firstorder conservation law framework for Fluid Structure Interaction. Details can be found here.
Completed PhD topics:
 A novel Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian Formulation written in terms of firstorder conservation laws for solid dynamics. (T. B. J. Di Giusto, awarded in 2024)
 A firstorder conservation law framework for large strain contact dynamics (C. J. Runcie, thesis awarded in 2023)
 An Updated Reference Lagrangian SPH algorithm for large strain computational dynamics and its extension to dynamic fracture (P. R. R. de Campos, thesis awarded in 2022. Paulo has been awarded Roger Owen PhD thesis 2023, the UK best PhD thesis 2023 in the field of computational mechanics)
 A first order hyperbolic framework for thermoelasticity (A. Ghavamian, thesis awarded in 2020)
 A vertex centred finite volume algorithm for fast dynamics: Total and Updated Lagrangian descriptions (O. I. Hassan, awarded in 2019)
 An upwind cell centred finite volume method for large strain explicit solid dynamics in OpenFOAM (J. Haider, thesis awarded in 2018)
Teaching
 Mechanis of Structures 2A
 Integrated System Design Project 4
Additional information
 MEng project coordinator (ENG5041P) for Civil Engineering Discipline. 2023Present.
 Honourary Research Associate, Zienkiewicz Institute for Modelling, Data and AI, Swansea University. 2018Present.

Member of the SPHERIC network representing University of Glasgow. 2021present.

Executive committee member of the UK Association of Computational Mechanics (UKACM). 20202023.

BEng project coordinator (ENG4110P) for Civil Engineering Discipline. 20222023.