Dr Michael Clee
Telephone: (01792) 295250
Room: Academic Office - A117
First Floor
Engineering East
Bay Campus

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. .

  • 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)

  • EGF300 Research Project

    This research project module will cover the entire year and be completed in the summer period within the student¿s employing company. It will involve flexible learning and will incorporate many elements of the prior learning into a substantial research project where there is significant scope for individual direction. It will be directed and supported by both industrial and academic supervisor. Assessment will be by a combination of progress report, an oral presentation made to the academic and industrial supervisors as well as other employees and a final substantive project report.

  • EGF304 Finite Element Analysis

    This module provides a concise introduction to the elementary concepts and methods of finite element analysis, with applications to heat flow, solid mechanics, structural mechanics and other engineering problems. It also provides practice in using finite element software/codes.

  • EGF306 Manufacturing Optimisation and Automation

    The module addresses business drivers and how these define the design of a manufacturing system. The module also includes methods for developing and optimising manufacturing processes and systems and the implementation of automation and robotics to manufacturing.

  • EGF307 Systems Engineering

    The modules introduces systems to engineering students, and covers aspects of systems engineering, electrical power systems, fluid power systems, risk management for systems and sustainability of systems.

  • EGF312 Power Systems

    This module aims to introduce the component of a Power Network and discuss their operation in both balanced and unbalanced conditions

  • EGF313 Power Engineering

    The module introduces circuit topologies and switching techniques for power electronics systems.

  • EGF316 Advanced Structural Analysis

    This module includes: section properties; unsymmetrical bending; stresses in thick cylinders; rotating discs; theories of failure; stress concentration effects; fatigue and linear elastic fracture mechanics.

  • EGF317 Communications

    Enabling students to secure strong understanding of the current communication technologies, both from the theoretical and experimental point of views.

  • EGF319 Digital Communications

    This module presents the basic theory needed and used to implement most of the modern optical communication systems currently in use. It considers noise, optimum filtering, modulation formats and their optimal under various constraints and the design of an optimum receiver. The module also gives an exposure into formation theory, coding and coded modulation. It forms a good basis for communication system design and for possible exposure into more specialized advanced topics in communication. Key focus will on digital communications including optimum receiver design, synchronization, channel capacity, spread spectrum and error detection/corrections

  • EGF320 Fluid Flow

    This module aims extend the knowledge to solve the problems and explain physical phenomena that involves internal and external flows. The module will cover (i) dimensional analysis and modelling; (ii) flow through piping networks and pump selection, flow rate and velocity measurement; (iii) prediction of lift and drag for flows over common geometries, (iv) fluid kinematics and differential analysis of fluid flow.


  • Automation of ladle hook engagement (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Andrew Tappenden
  • 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