Dr Stephen Clee

Job: Research Associate

Employer: Cardiff University

PhD Thesis: 3D Hydrodynamic and Morphodynamic Modelling of Offshore Sandbanks

PhD Supervisors: Professor Shunqi Pan and Dr Catherine Wilson


Stephen was a WISE CDT doctoral student between 2015-2019 and was based at Cardiff University.  He successfully defended his PhD thesis on 28th January 2021.  Prior to joining WISE, Stephen completed an MEng in Civil and Environmental Engineering a Cardiff University, graduating in 2013.   His dissertation was entitled “An Analysis of the CO2 reduction potential of Wave Energy Systems”.

During his undergraduate programme Stephen completed several projects, including designing a hotel, designing a car park and a wind turbine. Stephen also completed coursework related to the remediation of contaminated land, alternative energy systems and wave analysis. He has also completed modules in diverse fields including environmental law, business, accounting, economics and management in industry.

Work Experience

As part of the MEng course Stephen undertook a 7 month placement with Wedge Galvanisers working to create a map of their drainage system and sample the waste to ensure that it complied with national and EU standards for contaminants.

During the WISE CDT 1st year Postgraduate School, Stephen completed modules including Software Programming, Mathematical Modelling of Wastewater Treatment Processes, Computational Fluid Dynamics and Environmental Processes. He has completed several projects such as writing a genetic algorithm, designing and calibrating a water supply network and optimising a reservoir.

Research Interests

Modelling the effects of sandbanks on coastal morphology and sediment transport processes


2017 Summer School Research Presentation

2017 Summer School Research Poster