Research interests:

  • Autonomous Flight – control and applications.
  • Advanced propulsion for Aerospace Application
  • Flight Simulation
  • Renewable Energies
  • Sports and exercise biomechanics
  • Specialised biomechanical instrumentation
  • Modern Pedagogical methods.

Research activities:

  • Design and development of strength and biomechanical power evaluation of elite athletes
  • Development of biomechanical instrumentation
  • Design of Autonomous - Remote Piloted Vehicles for specialist surveying activities.

Dr Clee has worked as a Design Consultant with:


  • EG-165 Engineering Design 1

    This course follows a series of case studies as given in the course text. This covers a wide range of subjects including conceptual design, innovation, standardisation, reliability, safety, failure, ergonomics, materials and management. Additionally, the students will take part in the compulsory design activity and respective Engineering Application 1 activities.

  • EG-318 Computer Aided Product Design

    Students engaged in this module will be expected to use design skills learnt in previous undergraduate levels to design a manufacturable product that could be placed within the market sphere. Working in teams you will be expected to step outside the 'normal' engineering sphere to ensure that the designs can compete within all aspects of the product market. .

  • EGA113 Case Studies in Materials

    This module is based around four separate case studies in Materials and Sports Materials. Each case study will focus on a particular engineering material, component or structure. Within each case study, students will be presented with some initial material, along with suggested links to further information. Students will then undertake independent study either individually or in groups, with a final report presented on the findings. In some case studies, presentations will be part of the assessment. The specific case studies will include engineering design, materials selection for engineering applications, failure analysis, materials characterisation techniques and investigation of material for solar cell.

  • EGA230 Computer Aided Engineering (Aerospace)

    This module deals with the significance of computers in numerical analysis. Integration by MATLAB and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) - (a) Review of MATLAB programming techniques; (b) Introduction of FEA and the techniques to implement FEA by using Solidworks including stress analysis of one-dimensional beam structures and two dimensional structures, etc. Module Aims: competence in SOLIDWORKS to implement FEA method and MATLAB to solve mathematical problems (Review)

  • EGA317 Product Design Laboratory 3

    Module presented at University of Wales Trinity St David (formally Swansea Metropolitan University)

  • EGH305 Advanced Engineering Structures

    This module covers the fundamentals of linear elasticity and the stress analysis of the thin-walled structural components which are commonly employed across Engineering but especially in the design of modern wings and fuselages. In particular, the bending, shearing and twisting of thin-walled beams with open, closed or multi-cell cross-sections is studied in detail. The stiffening effect of stringers is investigated. Taper and end constraints are discussed. Numerous examples demonstrate the application of the theory. The module teaches the analytical skills, but also develops the students' feeling for thin-walled structures.


  • Automation of ladle hook engagement (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Andrew Tappenden
  • The relationship between a rower’s postural stability and/or bilateral asymmetry of the lower limbs and instability of a rowing shell. (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Nicholas Owen
  • The Effect on the Baking Process of Simultaneous Multiple Heat Transfer Mechanisms (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Mr Christopher Weirman

Academic History

Date Qualification Location
2017 Chartered Physicist College of Engineering, Swansea University
2017 Chartered Engineer College of Engineering, Swansea University

External Responsibilities

  • Member, Association of Aerospace Universities

    2017 - Present

  • Member, Engineering Professors Council

    2017 - Present

  • External Examiner, Wolverhampton University

    2016 - Present

  • External Examiner, University of West of England

    2016 - Present

  • External Examiner, Salford University

    2012 - 2016

  • External Examiner, Manchester Metropolitan University

    2012 - 2016

  • External Examiner, Brighton University

    2011 - 2015

  • External Examiner, University of Hertfordshire

    2010 - 2014

  • External Examiner, Glyndwr University

    2010 - 2014

  • External Examiner, British Hellenic College - Athens Greece

    2006 - 2011