Dr Yeaw Chu Lee
Profiles

Dr Yeaw Chu Lee

Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering

School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, Heriot-Watt University (2011-2012)
  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds (2000-2004)
  • M.Eng. (Hons.) in Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds (1996-1999)

Professional membership

  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Teaching interests

  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Software Engineering and Computing
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Aerodynamics
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics

Research interests

  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Multi-phase flows
  • Free-surface flows
  • Soft matter liquids
  • Interfacial flows
  • Thin liquid films
  • Rivulets
  • Droplets
  • Sprays
  • Coating
  • Rheology
  • Marangoni effects
  • Wetting and de-wetting contact lines
  • Mixing and sloshing
  • Splat morphologies
  • Cold and thermal sprays
  • Laser spots and melts
  • Evaporation of liquids
  • Solidification of liquids and phase change of crystal structures
  • Porous media flow
  • Ferro-magnetic fluids
  • Continuous oscillatory baffled reactors
  • Marine biology - tropical and cold water corals and coralline algae
  • Homogenisation and upscaling
  • Non-linear partial differential equations
  • Multigrid methods and convergence acceleration
  • Minimisation and optimisation
  • Adaptive local mesh refinement
  • Adaptive time integration
  • Smoothed particle hydrodynamics
  • Algorithms
  • Machine learning and evolutionary algorithms
  • High performance computing

Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Kyle R, Lee YC & Früh W-G 2020 'Propeller and vortex ring state for floating offshore wind turbines during surge' Renewable Energy 155, 645-657 , DOI
Jimeno G, Lee YC & Ni X-W 2019 'Smoothed particle hydrodynamics – A new approach for modeling flow in oscillatory baffled reactors' Computers & Chemical Engineering 124, 14-27 , DOI
Jimeno G, Lee YC & Ni X-W 2018 'On the evaluation of power density models for oscillatory baffled reactors using CFD' Chemical Engineering and Processing - Process Intensification 134, 153-162 , DOI
Ehigiamusoe NN, Maxutov S & Lee YC 2018 'Modeling surface tension of a two-dimensional droplet using smoothed particle hydrodynamics' International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids 88, (7) 334-346 , DOI
Ahmed G, Sellier M, Lee YC, Jermy M & Taylor M 2015 'Rheological effects on the levelling dynamics of thin fluid films' International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow 25, (8) 1850-1867 , DOI
Brown CJ, Lee YC, Nagy ZK & Ni X 2014 'Evaluation of crystallization kinetics of adipic acid in an oscillatory baffled crystallizer' CrystEngComm 16, (34) 8008-8008 , DOI
Ahmed G, Sellier M, Lee YC, Jermy M & Taylor M 2013 'Modeling the spreading and sliding of power-law droplets' Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 432, 2-7 , DOI
Slade D, Veremieiev S, Lee YC & Gaskell PH 2013 'Gravity-driven thin film flow: The influence of topography and surface tension gradient on rivulet formation' Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification 68, 7-12 , DOI
Veremieiev S, Thompson HM, Scholle M, Lee YC & Gaskell PH 2013 'Corrigendum to “Electrified thin film flow at finite Reynolds number on planar substrates featuring topography” [International Journal of Multiphase Flow 44 (2012) 48–69]' International Journal of Multiphase Flow 48, 82-82 , DOI
Veremieiev S, Thompson HM, Scholle M, Lee YC & Gaskell PH 2012 'Electrified thin film flow at finite Reynolds number on planar substrates featuring topography' International Journal of Multiphase Flow 44, 48-69 , DOI
Lee YC, Thompson HM & Gaskell PH 2011 'Three-dimensional thin film and droplet flows over and past surface features with complex physics' Computers & Fluids 46, (1) 306-311 , DOI
Cowling NP, Gaskell PH, Lee YC & Thompson HM 2011 'Towards the efficient numerical solution of three-dimensional thin film flows on real surfaces: an evaluation of finite-difference-based schemes' Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science 225, (8) 1886-1902 , DOI
Lee YC, Thompson HM & Gaskell PH 2011 'Dynamics of thin film flow on flexible substrate' Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification 50, (5-6) 525-530 , DOI
Veremieiev S, Thompson HM, Lee YC & Gaskell PH 2011 'Inertial two- and three-dimensional thin film flow over topography' Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification 50, (5-6) 537-542 , DOI
Lee YC, Emerson DR, Gaskell PH, Gu XJ & Thompson HM 2011 'Parallel computing as a vehicle for engineering design of complex functional surfaces' Advances in Engineering Software 42, (5) 228-236 , DOI
Lee YC & Gaskell PH 2011 'Multi-level adaptive solution of anisotropic porous media flow with strong discontinuous jumps in permeability' Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science 225, (4) 853-868 , DOI
Gaskell PH, Lee YC & Thompson HM 2010 'Thin Film Flow Over and Around Surface Topography: a General Solver for the Long-Wave Approximation and Related Equations' CMES-COMPUTER MODELING IN ENGINEERING & SCIENCES 62, (1) 77-112 Author Site
Veremieiev S, Thompson HM, Lee YC & Gaskell PH 2010 'Inertial thin film flow on planar surfaces featuring topography' Computers & Fluids 39, (3) 431-450 , DOI
Lee YC, Thompson HM & Gaskell PH 2009 'FILMPAR: A parallel algorithm designed for the efficient and accurate computation of thin film flow on functional surfaces containing micro-structure' Computer Physics Communications 180, (12) 2634-2649 , DOI
Richard Glass C, Walters KFA, Gaskell PH, Lee YC, Thompson HM, Emerson DR & Gu X-J 2009 'Recent advances in computational fluid dynamics relevant to the modelling of pesticide flow on leaf surfaces' Pest Management Science 66, (1) 2-9 , DOI
Lee YC, Thompson HM & Gaskell PH 2009 'Thin film flow over flexible membranes containing surface texturing: Bio-inspired solutions' Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology 223, (3) 337-345 , DOI
Koh YY, Lee YC, Gaskell PH, Jimack PK & Thompson HM 2009 'Droplet migration: Quantitative comparisons with experiment' The European Physical Journal Special Topics 166, (1) 117-120 , DOI
Sellier M, Lee YC, Thompson HM & Gaskell PH 2009 'Thin film flow on surfaces containing arbitrary occlusions' Computers & Fluids 38, (1) 171-182 , DOI
Lee YC, Thompson HM & Gaskell PH 2008 'The efficient and accurate solution of continuous thin film flow over surface patterning and past occlusions' International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids 56, (8) 1375-1381 , DOI
Lawes M, Lee Y, Mokhtar AS & Woolley R 2007 'Laser Ignition of Iso-Octane Air Aerosols' Combustion Science and Technology 180, (2) 296-313 , DOI
Lee YC, Thompson HM & Gaskell PH 2007 'An efficient adaptive multigrid algorithm for predicting thin film flow on surfaces containing localised topographic features' Computers & Fluids 36, (5) 838-855 , DOI
ATZLER F, DEMOULIN FX, LAWES M, LEE Y & MARQUEZ N 2006 'BURNING RATES AND FLAME OSCILLATIONS IN GLOBALLY HOMOGENEOUS TWO-PHASE MIXTURES (FLAME SPEED OSCILLATIONS IN DROPLET CLOUD FLAMES)' Combustion Science and Technology 178, (12) 2177-2198 , DOI
LAWES M, LEE Y & MARQUEZ N 2006 'Comparison of iso-octane burning rates between single-phase and two-phase combustion for small droplets' Combustion and Flame 144, (3) 513-525 , DOI
Conference Papers
Gaskell PH, Lee YC, Slade D & Veremieiev S 2012 'Three-dimensional thin film flow problems solved accurately and efficiently: Rivulet formation, merger and evolution' 2612-2624
Slade D, Veremieiev S, Lee YC & Gaskell PH 2012 'Rivulet evolution in gravity-driven thin-film flows'
Veremieiev S, Gaskell PH, Lee YC & Thompson HM 2011 'Predicting three-dimensional inertial thin film flow over micro-scale topography' 833-838 , DOI
Lee YC, Thompson HM & Gaskell PH 2009 'Adaptive multigrid solutions of thin film flows over topography' 353-358 , DOI
Lee YC, Emerson DR, Gaskell PH, Gu XJ & Thompson HM 2009 'Parallel computing as a vehicle for engineering design of functional surfaces'
Lee YC & Gaskell PH 2009 'The efficient and accurate solution of porous media flow problems with strongly discontinuous coefficients' 249-254 , DOI
Reports
Atzler F, Lawes M, Lee Y, Marquez N & Woolley R 2000 Flame development and interactions between the flame and droplet speeds in two phase flow.