Research Visit: Stephen Clee


Stephen Clee, cohort 2 student, is current completing a 3 month research visit at Hohai University in Nanjing, China with the College of Harbor, Offshore and Coastal Engineering. This trip has been jointly funded by the WISE CDT, British Council Newton Fund and a Hohai University scholarship.


The purpose of the visit is not only to further his PhD project but to also promote a collaborative relationship between Hohai University, Cardiff University and the WISE CDT programme. At Hohai, Stephen will be further developing his model, using a Chinese study site and data as a validation case to improve the model he has created in the UK. At the same time, he will be able to work with professors and other students to better understand the problems facing our society in relation to coastal engineering.


A research visit is not all work and no play though; in his spare time Stephen is able to enjoy the social and cultural heritage that the city has to offer.


Stephen said: “The experience of being able to visit an international university is highly beneficial both practically and personally – you get to develop your skills and knowledge, work with international academics who are experts in your field and experience a whole new culture at the same time.”