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Lecturer in Engineering Design
Maeda, S., Taylor, M., Anderson, L. C., & McLaughlin, J. (2019, April). Determination of hand-transmitted vibration risk. Poster presented at Occupational Hygiene 2019
Hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) is a debilitating industrial disease induced by exposure to vibrating machinery. As an irreversible condition, monitoring, controlling and r...
Taylor, M. (2019, April). Wearable technology and workplace epidemiology: a practical example from the field of hand-arm vibration. Poster presented at The 12th UK/Ireland 1-day Meeting on Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology
This work investigates the application of wearable technology for the collection of exposure data relevant to the study of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome. Wearable technology des...
Vasantha, G., Wodehouse, A., Corney, J., Maclachlan, R., & Jagadeesan, A. (2016, June). Industrial challenges in patent management and crowdsourcing patent landscapes for engineering design innovation. Paper presented at 23rd Innovation and Product Development Management Conference
Innovation is critical to sustain in prevailing competitive business environments. Industries need effective innovation strategies in-practice to develop and deliver novel pro...
Scottish Funding Council
Student Placement Innovation Voucher as continuation of earlier Standard Innovation Voucher in partnership with Geo-Info Ltd.
This project aims to extend the earlier project by assessing the performan...
Vasantha, G. A., & Chakrabarti, A. (2013, January). Designers’ perception on information processes. Paper presented at The 4th International Conference on Research Into Design
This paper discusses designers’ perception on information processes.
La Spada, L., Bilotti, F., & Vegni, L. (2012, April). Sensor design for cancer tissue diagnostics. Paper presented at SPIE Photonics Europe
In this paper, the design of a metamaterial-based sensor, operating in the mid-infrared frequency range, is proposed. The sensor consists of a planar array of complementary ci...
Nilsson, M., Binnie, D., & Armitage, A. (2004, May). Pedestrian detection using low-resolution thermal imager versus visual imager. Paper presented at PREP 2004, Baltimore, USA
No abstract available.
Zhao, P., Soin, N., Kumar, A., Shi, L., Guan, S., Tsonos, C., …Jack, L. (in press). Expanding the portfolio of tribo-positive materials: aniline formaldehyde condensates for high charge density triboelectric nanogenerators. Nano Energy,
The rapid uptake of energy harvesting triboelectric nanogenerators (TENGs) for self-powered electronics requires the development of high-performance tribo-materials capable of...
Zebiri, C., Sayad, D., Elfergani, . I., Kosha, J., Mshwat, W., See, C. H., …Abd-Alhameed, . R. (in press). Antenna for Ultra-Wideband Applications with Non-Uniform Defected Ground Plane and Offset Aperture-Coupled Cylindrical Dielectric Resonators. IEEE Access, https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2949527
A new compact Cylindrical Dielectric Resonator Antenna (CDRA) with a defected ground for ultra-wideband applications is presented. The structure is based on two cylindrical di...
See, C. H., Kosha, J., Mshwat, W. A., Abd-Alhameed, R. A., Ong, F. L., McEwan, N. J., & Excell, P. S. (2019). Design of Mobile Band Subsurface Antenna for Drainage Infrastructure Monitoring. IET microwaves, antennas & propagation, 13(13), 2380-2385. https://doi.org/10.1049/iet-map.2019.0243
This paper presents an underground subsurface wireless sensor for drainage infrastructure water level monitoring. It operates from 800 to 2170 MHz to cover the required GSM850...
Kirkwood, L. A., Taylor, M. D., Ingram, L. A., Malone, E., & Florida-James, G. D. (2019). Elite mountain bike enduro competition: a study of rider hand-arm vibration exposure. Journal of Science and Cycling, 8(1), 18-25
Limited information is currently available regarding the hand-arm vibration (HAV) exposure 5 for professional off-road cyclists. Previous reports have suggested that commuting...
Alibakhshikenari, M., Khalily, M., Virdee, B. S., Hwang See, C., Abd-Alhameed, R. A., & Limiti, E. (2019). Mutual-Coupling Isolation Using Embedded Metamaterial EM Bandgap Decoupling Slab for Densely Packed Array Antennas. IEEE Access, 9, 51827-51840. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2909950
This article presents a unique technique to enhance isolation between transmit/receive radiating elements in densely packed array antenna by embedding a metamaterial (MTM) ele...
Alibakhshikenari, M., Virdee, B. S., Shukla, P., See, C. H., Abd-Alhameed, R., Khalily, M., …Limiti, E. (2019). Beam-Scanning Leaky-Wave Antenna Based on CRLH-Metamaterial for Millimeter-Wave Applications. IET Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation, 13(8), 1129-1133. https://doi.org/10.1049/iet-map.2018.5101
This paper presents empirical results of an innovative beam scanning leaky-wave antenna (LWA) which enables scanning over a wide angle from -35o to +34.5o between 57 GHz and 6...
La Spada, L., Spooner, C., Haq, S., & Hao, Y. (2019). Curvilinear MetaSurfaces for Surface Wave Manipulation. Scientific Reports, 9(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-36451-8
Artificial sheet materials, known as MetaSurfaces, have been applied to fully control both space and surface waves due to their exceptional abilities to dynamically tailor wav...
Alibakhshikenari, M., Khalily, M., Virdee, B. S., See, C. H., Abd-Alhameed, R., & Limiti, E. (2019). Mutual Coupling Suppression Between Two Closely Placed Microstrip Patches Using EM-Bandgap Metamaterial Fractal Loading. IEEE Access, 7, 23606 - 23614. https://doi.org/10.1109/access.2019.2899326
An approach is proposed to reduce mutual coupling between two closely spaced radiating elements. This is achieved by inserting a fractal isolator between the radiating element...
La Spada, L. (2019). Metasurfaces for Advanced Sensing and Diagnostics. Sensors, 19(2), 355. doi:10.3390/s19020355
Interest in sensors and their applications is rapidly evolving, mainly driven by the huge demand of technologies whose ultimate purpose is to improve and enhance health and sa...
Professor Setsuo Maeda, one of the world’s most respected experts in human response to vibration, has been appointed as Reactec’s chief scientific liaison – relocating from Japan to Edinburgh for the ...
28 July 2019
Scientists from Edinburgh Napier University (Dr. Luigi La Spada) in collaboration with Queen Mary University of London and UK Industries (Qinetiq Group Ltd) have successfully developed a new design me...
11 March 2019
SIS, Swedish Standards Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
24 April 2019
Wakefield, United Kingdom
1 January 1970