Deakin, M., Mora, L. & Reid, A. (2017). Smart specialisation strategies in the post-linear era of research and innovation. In Ketikidis, P. & Solomon, A. (Eds.). Proceedings of the 10th International Conference for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development, 529-539. ISBN 978-960-9416-11-5
Smart specialisation can be considered an entrepreneurial discovery process which makes it possible to identify where regions can benefit from specialising in specific areas o...
Vettese, S. (2017). 3D printable recycled textiles : material innovation and a resurrection of the forgotten ‘shoddy’ industry. In Loughborough University Textile Design Research Group INTERSECTIONS Conference 2017ISBN not known
This paper will disseminate an interdisciplinary project, undertaken at Edinburgh Napier University between the Design and Advanced Materials. Several 3D printable materials a...
Esteban-Altabella, J., McDougall, J., Colomer-Mendoza, F., Gallardo, A. & Edo-Alcon, N. (2017). Review and application of a settlement model for landfills. In International Waste and Landfill Symposium ProceedingsISBN 978-88-6265-010-6
The geotechnical behavior and settlement in landfills has been changing for many years. This behavior in fact depends on many factors and, therefore, making forecasts is compl...
This is a Data Labs project which will investigate Blockchain technology - with Spiritus, the project will be ground-breaking in the implementation of a private blockchain within a large-scale healthc...
Scottish Funding Council
This project aims to review an assess existing remote sensing technologies in order to improve and adapt technologies currently used in other fields to civil engineering applications. The two main aim...
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...
20 September 2016
20 September 2016
Timber is a versatile, natural, material with a wide range of properties. When properly understood, responsibly sourced, and produced through modern forestry and manufacturin...
17 May 2017
The Cyber Academy and MBM Commercial hosted a highly successful conference event with over 120 delegates which outlined some of the current issues of law and cyber security.
22 August 2017
Zonefox, a spin-out of The Cyber Academy within the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University, officially launched their move into new offices in Edinburgh. They have...
Director of Sustainable Construction
Professor and Director of Centre for Timber Enginnering
Finance and Commercial Director
Director of School Support Service & Academic Registrar
Senior Acoustic Consultant
Vice Chancellor's Research Fellow
Romdhani, I., Mirza, N., King, P., Abdelshafy, M. & A. Alghamdi, A. (in press). Reliable Multipath Multi-channel Route Migration over Multi Link-Failure in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks. In Proceedings of WiMob'2017ISBN n/a
The route recovery algorithm is a crucial part of
an ad hoc routing protocol. Designing an efficient and fast route
recovery mechanism scheme without incurring extra overheads...
Bishop, C., Esteves, A. & Mcgregor, I. (in press). Head-Mounted Displays as Opera Glasses: Using Mixed-Reality to Deliver an Equalitarian User Experience During Live Events. In Proceedings of 19th ICMI ConferenceISBN n/a
This paper explores the use of head-mounted displays (HMDs) as a way to deliver a front row experience to any audience member during a live event. To do so, it presents a two-...
Ghaleb, B., Al-Dubai, A. & Romdhani, I. (2017). Drizzle: Adaptive and Fair Route Maintenance Algorithm for Low-power and Lossy Networks in IoT. In 2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 1-6. doi:10.1109/ICC.2017.7996819. ISBN 978-1-4673-8999-0
Low-power and Lossy Networks (LLNs) have been a key component in the Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm. Recently, a standardized algorithm, namely Trickle algorithm, is adopte...
Salayma, M., Al-Dubai, A., Romdhani, I. & Nasser, Y. (2017). New Dynamic, Reliable and Energy Efficient Scheduling for Wireless Body Area Networks (WBAN). In 2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)doi:10.1109/ICC.2017.7996898. ISBN 978-1-4673-8999-0
Wireless body area networks (WBANs) facilitate
efficient and cost-effective e-health care and well-being
applications. The WBAN has unique challenges and features
compared to ...
Pitt, J. & Hart, E. (in press). For Flux Sake: The Confluence of Socially- and Biologically-Inspired Computing for Engineering Change in Open Systems. In tbaISBN tba
This position paper is concerned with the challenge of engineering multi-scale and long-lasting systems, whose operation is regulated by sets of mutually-agreed, conventional ...
O 'Dowd, A. (2017). SKiN Designing pseudo-physiology into personal technology devices to create enhanced interactions through visceral signifiers and behaviours
The majority of technology is now personal. Humans, in turn, are expected to and have personal relationships with their devices. The issue is that humans are biological beings...
Thuemmler, C., Alois, P., Jell, T. & Keow Lim, A. (2017). Information Technology – Next Generation: The Impact of 5G on the Evolution of Health and Care Services. In Latifi, S. (Ed.). Information Technology-Next Generation, 811-817. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-54978-1_100. ISBN 978-3-319-54977-4
As more and more details of 5G technology specifications unveil and standards emerge it becomes clear that 5G will have an enabling effect on many different verticals includin...
Pomponi, L., Sablone, E., Rusconi Clerici, L., Consalez, L. & Pomponi, F. (2017). Transforming challenges into opportunities in social housing: a case study from Italy. In Brotas, L., Roaf, S. & Nicol, F. (Eds.). PLEA Conference Proceedings Volume IIIISBN N/A
Social housing often aims to provide sheltering for people on low incomes or with particular needs. This results in a constraints-dominated context where environmental and soc...
Pomponi, F., Medina Campos, L., Moncaster, A. & Smith, S. (2017). Bringing pupils into building energy performance: school design, construction and operation. In PLEA Conference Proceedings Volume IIIISBN N/A
Colegio Rochester is school in Colombia with a strong vision for sustainability. This vision permeates the new school building which was the first school in Latin America to b...
Pomponi, F. & Inzitari, G. (2017). Zooming in on biomimicry: the potential of tensegrity structures. In PLEA Conference ProceedingsISBN N/A
The foundations of biomimicry lie with the idea that Nature can inspire solutions to complex human problems. Biomimicry in Architecture is a rapidly growing field which also e...
Bros Williamson, J., Stinson, J., Garnier, C. & Currie, J. (2017). Discrepancies between theoretical and actual heating demand in Scottish modern dwellings. In PLEA 2017 Proceedings - Design to Thrive, 361 to 368. ISBN 978-0-9928957-5-4
The study reports on the differences between the actual heat consumption profiles of twelve dwellings monitored for four years and their predicted heat demand profiles as calc...
Romdhani, I., Nabil, D., Medjek, F. & Tandjaoui, D. (in press). Trust-Based Defence Model Against MAC Unfairness Attacks for IoT. In Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on Wireless and Mobile CommunicationsISBN na
The vulnerability of IoT networks makes channel
access security a serious problem. The IEEE 802.15.4 MAC
(Media Access Control) layer faces the risk of attacks from
The proposed research is a direct response to the European Commission's Active and Healthy Ageing initiative, with an
overarching goal to improve the quality of life of older people. By pursuing 15 di...
Economic and Social Research Council
Integration of health and social care services is happening across the United Kingdom. Integrating services is important as it puts more focus on supporting the lives – not just the health – of indivi...
Chief Scientists Office
This study concerns the impact of a diagnosis of mental illness on young people and their families. One in ten adolescents suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder and there is increasing awareness t...
Scottish Institute for Policing Research
This project will entail a systematic literature review of police methods in visible policing to establish the current evidence base in relation to how these affect public confidence. This review will...
Society of Applied Microbiology
SFAM students and graduates into work grant
SUNRISE will develop, implement, assess and facilitate learning about new, collaborative ways to address common mobility challenges at the neighbourhood level. Towards this aim, 6 cities will foster c...
The Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance
This event aims to inspire women into cybersecurity roles by bringing together the cyber women from across the UK in the form of a poster competition. The event will be held in collaboration with Edin...
National Institute for Health Research
The impact of parental drug misuse on children and families is a major public health problem . Parental drug misuse is closely associated with poor parenting, poor child development and increased r...
Gazi Bay in southern Kenya has the potential to become a world-leading centre of excellence in the integration of ecosystem science and community development. Work there, led by scientists from Kenya ...
Morgan Stanley is seeking a data science resource / support to augment its Technology Information Risk Team within the Technology and Data division. The key challenge involves an investigation of the ...
University of Stratchlyde (Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre)
This project aims to investigate the first phase to manufacture chemicals from starch waste, namely acetone, butanol, ethanol, succinic acid and/or D-amino acid oxidase. Edinburgh Napier University (E...
Society for Research into Higher Education
Teaching-focused academics in UK Life Science departments may experience anxiety about their continued ability to teach undergraduates at Honours level, and postgraduates at Masters and doctoral level...
In platform timber frame construction, timber walls and diaphragms provide the overall stability for the structure to resist forces that are generated...
Timber platform frame has evolved as an efficient method of construction for domestic dwellings and
is experiencing continual growth in the UK due to it lending its...
The dynamic response of structural timber flooring systems can cause vibrational serviceability problems in terms of discomfort experienced by the...
"I am investigating the merchantability and wood properties of Noble fir (Abies procera), Norway spruce (Picea abies), western hemlock (Tsuga heterophyll...
Resilient bars provide cheap, effective sound insulation. They are increasingly popular
in timber floor/...
Decline in supplies of old growth wood coupled with increased demand for structural timber by the construction industry led to creation of engine...
Around half of all non-renewable resources mankind consumes are used in construction sector, making ...