Department of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringOUR PEOPLE
Stephen K L LEE 李建龍
PhD, University of Southampton
Adjunct Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Associate Director of Advanced Engineering Materials Facility (AEMF)


Prof. Lee obtained his Ph.D. from University of Southampton. He was a senior material and product development engineer at Winnipeg division of Boeing Commercial Airplane Co, and was involved in the design and manufacturing of advanced composite materials for aircraft structures and also involved in the development of high performance composite structure for defense applications. 

Prof. Lee joined the Structures, Materials and Propulsion Laboratory, Institute for Aerospace Research, National Research Council (NRC) of Canada as an assistant research officer and was promoted to senior research officer in 1992. He was a board member (director) of the Canadian Association for Composite Structures and Materials and served as an advisory committee member to the Aerospace Industry of Association of Canada (AIAC).  In 1994, Prof. Lee was nominated and appointed as a Canadian panel member on composite materials under The Technology Cooperation Program (TTCP) between the defense departments of Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.  Prof. Lee also served on consultant missions for the Advisory Group for Aerospace Research and Development (AGARD) of NATO.

In 1996 Prof. Lee joined The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and is the associate director of the Advanced Engineering Material Facility. He has been responsible for research cooperation between the university, government and other research organizations in Hong Kong and in China. Prof. Lee has published over 100 technical reports, conference and journal papers and also co-author a chapter in a handbook.
 
Teaching Activities
 
MECH 6910J       Composite Materials Technology   
MESF 6910H       Composite and Nano-composites
 
Research Interests

Areas of Research Interest:
  • Material characterization of composite materials,
  • Design and fabrication of integrated composite structure,
  • Manufacture of aircraft composite structure using out-of-autoclave processes
 
 
Research Projects

Professor Lee has managed many research projects as Project Manager and Principal Investigator since he joined HKUST in 1996. Some of the major projects are listed below:

  • Development of Advanced Aircraft Structures based on Nano-composite materials, Innovation and Technology Fund, 2013-2015.
  • High Performance Material Systems and Technology for Concrete Structure Repair, Research contract funded by the Housing Society, 2005-2007.
  • Wood Fibre Reinforced Plastic Composite for Construction industry, DAG/RGC.004, 2004-2005.
  • Development of Ductile Composite Reinforcement Bars for Reinforced Concrete Structures, DAG/RGC.004, 2004-2005.
  • Development of Laminated Film for Model Airplane, Research Contract Funded by Radar Co, 2002-2004.
  • Advanced Composite materials for Infrastructure Repair, Co-operative Research Center Financially Supported by RGC, 2000-2005.
  • Smart Curing of Advanced Composite Materials, DAG/RGC.98, 1998-2000.
  • Investigation and Recommendation of Mosaic Tile System, A Consultancy Agreement with Architectural Services Department of Hong Kong, 1997-1998.

Selected Publications
 
  • Y. H. Cui, S. Lee, and J. Tao (2008), “Effects of Alkaline and Silane Treatments on the Water-Resistance Properties of Wood-Fiber-Reinforced Recycled Plastics Composites” Journal of Vinyl &  Additive Technology, DOI 10.1002. pg 211-220.
  • Y. H. Cui, M. S. Cheung, B. Noruziaan, S. Lee and J. Tao (2008), “Development of Ductile Composite Reinforcement Bars for Reinforced Concrete Structures”, Journal of Materials and Structures: 41: 1509-1518.
  • Z.F. Chen, S. Lee, M. Ng, J.M. Tang, L.L. Wan, M. Liu and L. Lee (2008)  “Evaluation of CFRP, GFRP and BFRP Material Systems for the Strengthening of RC Slabs”, Journal of Reinforced Plastic and Composites, Vol.27.No.12 pp.1233-1244.
  • Y. H. Cui, S. Lee, M. S. Cheung, B. Noruziaan, and J. Tao (2008),  “ Fabrication and interfacial modification of Wood/Recycled Plastic Composite Materials”, Journal of Composite: Part A Applied Science and Manufacturing,Vol.39.pp.655-661.
  • Z.F. Chen, S. Lee, M. Ng, J.M. Tang, L.L. Wan, M. Liu and L. Lee (2008) “Study of Design Configurations for Strengthening RC Slabs using BFRP”,  Journal of Science and Engineering of Composite Materials,Vol. No.3.pp.120-131.
  • C.K.Y. Leung, Z.F. Chen, S.Lee, M. Ng, J.Tang, and M. Xu (2007) “ Effect of Size on the failure of Geometrically Similar Concrete Beams Strengthened in Shear with FRP Strips,” . ASCE/ Journal of Composites in Construction, Vol.11, No.5 pp487-496.
  • S. Lee and S. Moy, (2007) “Prediction of Flexural Strength of RC Beams strengthened with Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer”, 14, Journal of Science and Engineering of Composite Materials, pp.169-180.
  • S. Lee and S. Moy,(2007)  “A method for predicting the flexural strength of RC beams strengthened with carbon fibre reinforced polymer”, Vol. 26, no.14, Journal of Reinforced Plastic and Composites, pp.1383-1401.
  • C.K.Y. Leung, Z. L. Yang, Y. Xu, P. Tong, and S. Lee., (2005 )“Delamination Detection in Composites with Embedded Fiber Optic Sensor”, A: Physical,Volume,      119,Issue 2, pp. 336-344.
  • Y. Xu, C. K. Y. Leung, P. Tong, Y. Jiang, and S. Lee, (2005 )“Interfacial Delamination Detection in Bonded Repair with Fiber Optical Interferometric Sensor”,  Composites Science and Technology, Vol.65, pp.1428-1435.
  • Y. Xu, C. K. Y. Leung, Z. L. Yang, P. Tong and S. Lee, (2003) “A new fiber optic based method for delamination detection in composites”, Structural Health Monitoring, V. 2, No. 3, pp. 205-223.
  • Z.L. Yang and S. Lee, (2002) “Design of Heating Cycle for Thick Composite Laminate using Curing Process for Thin Laminates”, Journal of Reinforced Plastic and Composites, Vol.21 no.17., pp.1543-1560.
  • S. C. Ng and S. Lee, (2002) “A study of Flexural Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Beam Strengthened with Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Plastic (CFRP)” Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, Vol. 21, No. 10, pp. 919-938.
  • Z. L. Yang and S. Lee, (2001) “Optimized Curing of Thick Section of Composite Laminates” Journal of Materials and Manufacturing Process, Vol. 16, No. 4. pp. 1543-1560.
  • S. Lee, T. Xiong , T. Benak and J. Heath, (1997) “Design, Analysis and Manufacture of Hat-Stiffened Composite Panel” Special edition, Journal of Science and Engineering of Composite Materials, pp. 37-49.
  • T. Dickson, M. Munro and S. Lee, (1995) “Selection of An In-Plane Shear Test Method Based on the Shear Sensitivity of Laminate Tensile Modulus” Journal of Composite, U.K. Vol. 26, No.1. pp. 236-148.
  • M. Munro and S.Lee, (1995) “Modeling of In-plane Shear Modulus of Composite Materials for Aerospace Applications” The Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, Vol. 14, No. 5. pp. 471-494.
  • T. Dickson, S. Lee and M. Munro, (1995) “Development of a Consolidation Technique for Autoclave Curing of Filament Wound Thin-Walled Tubes” Journal of Materials and Manufacturing Processes Vol. 10. No.1.pp. 1-10.
  • F. Elaldi, S. Lee and R. F. Scott, (1995) “Manufacture of Composite Panels with J-shape Stiffeners” Journal of Materials and Manufacturing Processes, Vol. 10. No.1. pp. 27-36.
  • S. Lee, F. Elaldi, H. Villalobos and R. F. Scott, (1995) “Design and Manufacture of Stiffened Composite Panels” Journal of Science and Engineering of Composite Materials, Vol. No.2, pp.121-129.
  • R. F. Scott, S. Lee, C. Poon and P. G. Gaudert, (1991) “Impact and Compression Response of Composite Materials Containing Fortifiers” Journal of Polymer Engineering, Vol. 31 No. 18. September pp. 168-179.
  • S. Lee, M. Munro and R. F. Scott, (1990) “Evaluation of Three In-Plane Shear Test Methods for Advanced Composite Materials" Composites, Vol. 21. No.6, November. pp. 495-502.
  • S. Lee and M. Munro, (1990) “Evaluation of Testing Techniques for the Iosipescu Test for Advanced Composite Materials” The Journal of Composite Materials, U.S.A. Vol. 24 No. 4 .April. pp.419-440.
  • S. Lee, P. C. Gaudert, R. V. Dainty and R. F. Scott, (1989 )“Characterization of the Fracture Toughness Property (G1C) of Composite Laminates Using the Double Canti-lever Beam Specimen” The Journal of Polymer Composites, U.S.A. Vol.10,No.5  October. pp. 305-312.
  • A. Fahr, S. Lee, S, Tanary and Y. Haddad, (1989) “Determination of Strength in Adhesively Bonded Steel Specimens by Acoustic  Ultrasonic Techniques” Journal of Materials Evaluation, U.S.A. Vol.47 No.2, February.pp 233-240.
  • C. Poon, R. F. Scott and S. Lee, (1988) “Testing of New Generation Carbon Fibre/ Toughened Epoxy Systems” The Journal of Polymer Composites, U.S.A., Vol. 9, No.5 October. 210. pp. 210-221.
  • S. Lee, R. F. Scott, P. C. Gaudert, W. H. Ubbink and C. Poon, (1988) “Mechanical Testing of Toughened Resin Composite Materials” The Journal of Composites, U.K. Vol.19. No.4, July. pp. 300-310.
  • S, Lee and M. Munro, (1986) “Evaluation of In plane Shear Test Methods for Advanced Composite Materials by the Decision Analysis Technique” The Journal of Composites, January, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp.13-22.
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