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Research Fellow, Energy Consultant & Lecturer
Alwis, L. S. M., Bustamante, H., Bremer, K., Roth, B., Sun, T. & Grattan, K. T. V. (2017). A pilot study: Evaluation of sensor system design for optical fibre humidity sensors subjected to aggressive air sewer environment. In 2016 IEEE SENSORS,doi:10.1109/icsens.2016.7808482. ISBN 978-1-4799-8287-5
Research has identified that humidity plays a fundamental role on the conversion of hydrogen sulphide into sulphuric acid during corrosion of concrete in gravity sewers and th...
Mora, L. & Bolici, R. (2017). How to become a smart city: learning from Amsterdam. In Bisello, A., Vettorato, D., Stephens, R. & Elisei, P. (Eds.). Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions: Results of SSPCR 2015, 251-266. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-44899-2_15. ISBN 978-3-319-44898-5, 978-3-319-44899-2,
This exploratory study has been carried out to better understand the development process of strategies that allow large European cities to become smart. This aim is achieved t...
Deakin, M. & Reid, A. (2017). The embedded intelligence of smart cities: urban life, citizenship and community. International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age. 4(4), 62-74. doi:10.4018/IJPADA.2017100105. ISSN 2334-4520
This paper reviews Mitchell’s thesis on the transition from the city of bits to e-topia. The review finds it wanting and suggests the problems encountered with the thesis rest...
V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation
The challenge that climate change poses to humanity and the natural environment is critical and well documented. Faced with such an unprecedented challenge, three responses are needed: drastic cuts in...
Edinburgh World Heritage
12 Closes is a 4 year project partnership with Edinburgh World Heritage to re-invigorate and redesign a series of the Royal Mile's pedestrian closes. The projects will be developed through a process o...
Scottish Funding Council
The purpose of this follow-on project is to conduct in-situ post-occupancy energy analyses on refurbished four-in-a block dwellings that have been upgraded to high sustainability standards using: inno...
29 March 2016
The Transport Minister Derek Mackay has commissioned an independent review of the current system of managing the timing and quality of works in the road carried out by utility...
Associate Professor in Festival and Event Management
Senior Acoustic Consultant
Vice Chancellor's Research Fellow
Director of Sustainable Construction
Pomponi, F. & Moncaster, A. (2017). Scrutinising embodied carbon in buildings: the next performance gap made manifest. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. doi:10.1016/j.rser.2017.06.049. ISSN 1364-0321
Life cycle assessment (LCA) is becoming increasingly mainstream as an early-stage design-decision tool for buildings. Still, there are considerable variations in how the metho...
Mora, L., Bolici, R. & Deakin, M. (2017). The First Two Decades of Smart-City Research: A Bibliometric Analysis. Journal of Urban Technology. 24(1), 3-27. doi:10.1080/10630732.2017.1285123. ISSN 1063-0732
This paper reports on the first two decades of research on smart cities by conducting a bibliometric analysis of the literature published between 1992 and 2012. The analysis s...
Bremer, K., Weigand, F., Zheng, Y., Alwis, L. S., Helbig, R. & Roth, B. (2017). Structural Health Monitoring Using Textile Reinforcement Structures with Integrated Optical Fiber Sensors. Sensors. 2017(17), 345. doi:10.3390/s17020345
Optical fiber-based sensors " embedded " in functionalized carbon structures (FCSs) and textile net structures (TNSs) based on alkaline-resistant glass are introduced for the ...
Deakin, M. & Reid, A. (2016). Smart cities: Under-gridding the sustainability of city-districts as energy efficient-low carbon zones. Journal of Cleaner Production. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.12.054. ISSN 0959-6526
This paper reviews the literature on smart cities. Offering a critical synthesis of the material, it advances a Triple Helix inspired account of smart cities as future interne...
O’Malley, C., Piroozfar, P., Farr, E. R. P. & Pomponi, F. (2015). Urban Heat Island (UHI) mitigating strategies: A case-based comparative analysis. Sustainable Cities and Society. 19, 222-235. doi:10.1016/j.scs.2015.05.009. ISSN 2210-6707
Urbanisation may have been shown to have no effect on climate change, but some researchers suggest that cities are fully capable of responding to it. Urban Heat Islands (UHIs)...
Fraser, R. & Carreno, M. Improving the safety of school travel via bus warning signage in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Paper presented at European Transport Conference 2011, Glasgow
Following two fatal accidents involving local school children who were alighting school buses in September 2008, Aberdeenshires local authority has progressed a number of demo...
Al-Atawi, A. M. & Saleh, W. (2012). Tabuk study final report. Edinburgh, Scotland: Transport Research Institute
Tabuk study final report.
The purpose of this follow-on project is to conduct a suite of research and development testing on an innovative insulation product, focused around a live project. The insulation product, Retrofoam, u...
The mission of CIVITAS CAPITAL is to contribute significantly to the goals of the EU's Transport White Paper by capitalising systematically on the results of CIVITAS and creating an effective "value c...
The feasibility study will provide building energy performance specifications and recommendations on suitable renewable technology designs for a portable accommodation unit in rural Perthshire. It wi...
The project is to investigate & model travel behaviour & investigate attitudes for HH in Saudi Arabia (SA) taking. Although there have been a large number of research investigations in the area of tr...
To develop high performance floor and wall insulation products based on novel nanotechnology Aerogel materials that enhance the thermal performance of hard to treat buildings.
COMPASS will investigate ICT solutions for improving passenger co-modality for long-distiance, rural and urban travel.
This research will investigate the nature of interactions between people and experience-oriented technologies such as new-media artw...
Niche tourism refers to how a specific tourism product can be tailored to meet the needs of a particular audience/market segment. Locations...
If the UK is to address its energy reduction targets, it is vital to understand energy use behaviours and to devise technology that positi...
This research focuses upon measures targeting individuals’ future vehicle purchasing ...
"This study will look at addressing the issues concerning environmentally conscious homes and reviewing how efficiently they compare asp...