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Mr Ashley Lees


aa5753@coventry.ac.uk

Head of Department
Principal Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Automotive And Manufacturing (MAM)
FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND COMPUTING
Coventry University
Priory Street
Coventry
CV1 5FB
Building: Engineering and Computing Building
Room: EC3-13
Main Duties: Programme Manager for Automotive Engineering

Qualifications

  • M.Sc., Applied Mechanics, Cranfield Institute of Technology
  • B.Sc (Hons), Mechanical Engineering, Birmingham University

Professional Licences and Certifications

  • 1990, Chartered Mechanical Engineer
  • Research Interests

    • Finite Element Analysis
    • Engine Component Design
    • Design for Assembly and Manufacture
    • Battery/Hybrid/Hydrogen Electric Vehicle Design
    • Blast/Explosion Analysis

    Selected Outputs

    • Lees, A. (1997) 'The Analysis and Visualisation of Metal Microstructures'. Advances in Engineering Software 28, 573-580
    • Lees, A., Chowanietz, E., and Frere, P. (1996) 'The design and manufacture of metal micro sensors for automotive applications'. Proceedings of the Conference on Automotive Systems, Sensors and Signaling Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 'Automotive Systems, Sensors and Signaling Institution of Mechanical Engineers'. Held Aug 1996 in UK
    • Yao, L.,Cowanietz, E., McCormick, M., and Lees, A. (1996) 'Design and simulation of high aspect ratio motion sensors'. Microsystem Technologies 2 (4), 191-196
    • Chowanietz, E., Lees, A., McCormick, M., and Yao, L. (1995) 'The design and simulation of high aspect ratio motion sensors'. Proceedings of the HARMST Conference, 'HARMST Conference'. Held 03-05 Jul 1995 in Karlsruhe, Germany
    • Lees, A. (1995) 'The analysis and visualisation of microstructures'. In National Agency for Finite Element Methods and Standards Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Reliability of Finite Element Methods for Engineering Applications, 'Fifth International Conference on Reliability of Finite Element Methods for Engineering Applications'. Held 10-12 May 1995 in Amsterdam, Holland
    • Lees, A., and Frere, P. (1995) 'The design and manufacture of metal micro sensors for automotive applications'. Proceedings of the Third International Conference of the Engineering Integrity Society, 'Third International Conference of the Engineering Integrity Society'. Held 03-05 Apr 1995 in Sheffield, UK. 193-208
    • Lees, A., Chowanietz, E., and Frere, P. (1995) 'The design and manufacture of metal micro sensors for automotive applications'. Proceedings of AUTOTECH 95, 'AUTOTECH 95'. Held 07-09 Nov 1995 in Birmingham, UK
    • Chowanietz, E., and Lees, A. (1995) 'The design and simulation of high aspect ratio microstructures using the LIGA technique'. Proceedings of The First International Conference on Simulation and Design of Microsystems and Microstructures, 'The First International Conference on Simulation and Design of Microsystems and Microstructures'. Held 26-28 Sep 1995 in Southampton, UK
    • Chowanietz, E., Lees, A., McCormick, M., and Frere, P. (1995) 'The application of LIGA microengineering technology to automotive sensors'. In Nwagboso, C. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Road Vehicle Automation, 'Second International Conference on Road Vehicle Automation'. Held 11-13 Sep 1995 in Bolton, UK 1-10
    • Haslett, C., and Lees, A. (1995) 'A strategy for the vibrational analysis of electronic packaging'. In National Agency for Finite Element Methods and Standards Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Reliability of Finite Element Methods for Engineering Applications, 'Fifth International Conference on Reliability of Finite Element Methods for Engineering Applications'. Held 10-12 May 1995 in Amsterdam, Holland
    • McCormick, M., Chowanietz, E., and Lees, A. (1994) 'Microengineering design and manufacture using the LIGA process'. Engineering Science and Education Journal 3 (6), 255-262
    • Chowanietz, E., and Lees, A. (1994) 'Design of microstructures for mechatronic applications using the LIGA technique'. Proceedings of the Institute of Physics Congress, 'Institute of Physics Congress'. Held 1994 in Brighton, UK

    Selected Funding

    • EU Capital and Mobility Project, Micro-engineering – Germany
    • Critical Infrastructure Protection from Explosive Blast, EU JLS, £570,000
    • Chassis Design Analysis, Caterpillar, £15,000
    • Safety Analysis, Salvesen Foods, £11,000
    • Manufacturing Plant Redesign, Walkers Crisps, £7,000
    • Knowledge Transfer Partnership, Planet Fabrications Ltd, Technology Strategy Board, £88,000
    • Knowledge Transfer Partnership, Walkers Foods Plc, Technology Strategy Board, £96,000
    • Knowledge Transfer Partnership, L Gent Ltd, Technology Strategy Board, £100,000

    Selected Professional Activities

    • External examiner
    • Periodic Reviewer
    • Journal Reviewer

    Mr Ashley Lees

    Head of DepartmentPrincipal Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering
    Mechanical Automotive And Manufacturing (MAM)
    FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND COMPUTING
    Coventry University
    Priory Street
    Coventry
    CV1 5FB
    Building: Engineering and Computing Building
    Room: EC3-13
    Main Duties: Programme Manager for Automotive Engineering

    Qualifications

    • M.Sc., Applied Mechanics, Cranfield Institute of Technology
    • B.Sc (Hons), Mechanical Engineering, Birmingham University

    Professional Licences and Certifications

  • 1990, Chartered Mechanical Engineer
  • Research Interests

    • Finite Element Analysis
    • Engine Component Design
    • Design for Assembly and Manufacture
    • Battery/Hybrid/Hydrogen Electric Vehicle Design
    • Blast/Explosion Analysis

    Selected Outputs

    • Lees, A. (1997) 'The Analysis and Visualisation of Metal Microstructures'. Advances in Engineering Software 28, 573-580
    • Lees, A., Chowanietz, E., and Frere, P. (1996) 'The design and manufacture of metal micro sensors for automotive applications'. Proceedings of the Conference on Automotive Systems, Sensors and Signaling Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 'Automotive Systems, Sensors and Signaling Institution of Mechanical Engineers'. Held Aug 1996 in UK
    • Yao, L.,Cowanietz, E., McCormick, M., and Lees, A. (1996) 'Design and simulation of high aspect ratio motion sensors'. Microsystem Technologies 2 (4), 191-196
    • Chowanietz, E., Lees, A., McCormick, M., and Yao, L. (1995) 'The design and simulation of high aspect ratio motion sensors'. Proceedings of the HARMST Conference, 'HARMST Conference'. Held 03-05 Jul 1995 in Karlsruhe, Germany
    • Lees, A. (1995) 'The analysis and visualisation of microstructures'. In National Agency for Finite Element Methods and Standards Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Reliability of Finite Element Methods for Engineering Applications, 'Fifth International Conference on Reliability of Finite Element Methods for Engineering Applications'. Held 10-12 May 1995 in Amsterdam, Holland
    • Lees, A., and Frere, P. (1995) 'The design and manufacture of metal micro sensors for automotive applications'. Proceedings of the Third International Conference of the Engineering Integrity Society, 'Third International Conference of the Engineering Integrity Society'. Held 03-05 Apr 1995 in Sheffield, UK. 193-208
    • Lees, A., Chowanietz, E., and Frere, P. (1995) 'The design and manufacture of metal micro sensors for automotive applications'. Proceedings of AUTOTECH 95, 'AUTOTECH 95'. Held 07-09 Nov 1995 in Birmingham, UK
    • Chowanietz, E., and Lees, A. (1995) 'The design and simulation of high aspect ratio microstructures using the LIGA technique'. Proceedings of The First International Conference on Simulation and Design of Microsystems and Microstructures, 'The First International Conference on Simulation and Design of Microsystems and Microstructures'. Held 26-28 Sep 1995 in Southampton, UK
    • Chowanietz, E., Lees, A., McCormick, M., and Frere, P. (1995) 'The application of LIGA microengineering technology to automotive sensors'. In Nwagboso, C. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Road Vehicle Automation, 'Second International Conference on Road Vehicle Automation'. Held 11-13 Sep 1995 in Bolton, UK 1-10
    • Haslett, C., and Lees, A. (1995) 'A strategy for the vibrational analysis of electronic packaging'. In National Agency for Finite Element Methods and Standards Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Reliability of Finite Element Methods for Engineering Applications, 'Fifth International Conference on Reliability of Finite Element Methods for Engineering Applications'. Held 10-12 May 1995 in Amsterdam, Holland
    • McCormick, M., Chowanietz, E., and Lees, A. (1994) 'Microengineering design and manufacture using the LIGA process'. Engineering Science and Education Journal 3 (6), 255-262
    • Chowanietz, E., and Lees, A. (1994) 'Design of microstructures for mechatronic applications using the LIGA technique'. Proceedings of the Institute of Physics Congress, 'Institute of Physics Congress'. Held 1994 in Brighton, UK

    Selected Funding

    • EU Capital and Mobility Project, Micro-engineering – Germany
    • Critical Infrastructure Protection from Explosive Blast, EU JLS, £570,000
    • Chassis Design Analysis, Caterpillar, £15,000
    • Safety Analysis, Salvesen Foods, £11,000
    • Manufacturing Plant Redesign, Walkers Crisps, £7,000
    • Knowledge Transfer Partnership, Planet Fabrications Ltd, Technology Strategy Board, £88,000
    • Knowledge Transfer Partnership, Walkers Foods Plc, Technology Strategy Board, £96,000
    • Knowledge Transfer Partnership, L Gent Ltd, Technology Strategy Board, £100,000

    Selected Professional Activities

    • External examiner
    • Periodic Reviewer
    • Journal Reviewer