Lee joined the School of MACE in 2011 and is a Chartered Civil & Structural Engineer with over 11 years of industry experience. He began his studies in Civil Engineering at the University of Strathclyde where he graduated with 1st honours. Following this, he gained his PhD in Structural Engineering from the University of Glasgow in 2000 and subsequently joined the London office of Arup.
He spent 3 years in Arup's building design group working on several large building projects including the iconic Antwerp Law Courts in Belgium and Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, the UKs largest free standing building at the time of completion. After this period, he joined the local authority in Blackpool, taking part in the major regeneration of the UK's most popular holiday resort. At Blackpool he played a key role in the design and delivery of several award winning projects including the innovative Blackpool Central Area Coast Protection Scheme, the largest government funded coastal defence project to date in the UK and recipient of the Institution of Civil Engineers' prestigious Brunel Medal in 2011.
Reflective of his experience in both building and infrastructure design, Lee has various research interests. These include computational modelling and design of reinforced concrete structures, concrete in the marine environment, wave-structure interaction, engineered timber and structural composites.
Lee is a reviewer for several professional and academic journals and is also an active member of his professional institutions having recently served as the Lancashire Branch Chairman of the Institution of Civil Engineers.