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Heat island effects in urban life cycle assessment: Novel insights to include the effects of the urban heat island and UHI‐mitigation measures in LCA for effective policy making

Journal Article
Susca, T., & Pomponi, F. (2020)
Heat island effects in urban life cycle assessment: Novel insights to include the effects of the urban heat island and UHI‐mitigation measures in LCA for effective policy making. Journal of Industrial Ecology, https://doi.org/10.1111/jiec.12980
Urbanization often entails a surge in urban temperature compared to the rural surroundings: the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect. Such a temperature increase triggers the format...

The current status of smart city research: exposing the division

Book Chapter
Mora, L., Reid, A., & Margarita, A. (2019)
The current status of smart city research: exposing the division. In Smart Cities in the Post-algorithmic Era: Integrating Technologies, Platforms and Governance, (17-35). Edward Elgar Publishing

Isolation Enhancement of Densely Packed Array Antennas with Periodic MTM-Photonic Bandgap for SAR and MIMO Systems

Journal Article
Alibakhshikenari, M., Virdee, B. S., Shukla, P., See, C. H., Abd-Alhameed, R., Falcone, F., …Limiti, E. (2020)
Isolation Enhancement of Densely Packed Array Antennas with Periodic MTM-Photonic Bandgap for SAR and MIMO Systems. IET Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation, 14(3), 183-188. https://doi.org/10.1049/iet-map.2019.0362
A metamaterial photonic bandgap (MTM-PBG) periodic structure is used as a decoupling frame to improve the isolation between transmit–receive (T/R) sections of densely packed a...

Determination of the Aspect-ratio Distribution of Gold Nanorods in a Colloidal Solution using UV-visible absorption spectroscopy

Journal Article
Kumar, R., Binetti, L., Nguyen, H. T., Alwis, L. S. M., Agrawal, A., Sun, T., & Grattan, K. T. V. (2019)
Determination of the Aspect-ratio Distribution of Gold Nanorods in a Colloidal Solution using UV-visible absorption spectroscopy. Scientific Reports, 9, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-53621-4
Knowledge of the distribution of the aspect ratios (ARs) in a chemically-synthesized colloidal solution of Gold Nano Rods (GNRs) is an important measure in determining the qua...

Mutual Coupling Reduction of Dual-Band Uni-Planar MIMO System Using Neutralization Line Technique

Journal Article
Saleh, A. M., Nagem, . T. A., Abd-Alhameed, R., Noras, J., & See, C. H. (in press)
Mutual Coupling Reduction of Dual-Band Uni-Planar MIMO System Using Neutralization Line Technique. The Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society Journal,
This paper presents a low–profile dual-band (2×2) MIMO antenna that works at 2.4GHz, 5.2GHz and 5.8GHz for wireless local area networks (WLAN) applications. A neutralization l...

Expanding the portfolio of tribo-positive materials: aniline formaldehyde condensates for high charge density triboelectric nanogenerators

Journal Article
Zhao, P., Soin, N., Kumar, A., Shi, L., Guan, S., Tsonos, C., …Luo, J. (2020)
Expanding the portfolio of tribo-positive materials: aniline formaldehyde condensates for high charge density triboelectric nanogenerators. Nano Energy, 67, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nanoen.2019.104291
The rapid uptake of energy harvesting triboelectric nanogenerators (TENGs) for self-powered electronics requires the development of high-performance tribo-materials capable of...

Antenna for Ultra-Wideband Applications with Non-Uniform Defected Ground Plane and Offset Aperture-Coupled Cylindrical Dielectric Resonators

Journal Article
Zebiri, C., Sayad, D., Elfergani, I., Kosha, J., Mshwat, W., See, C. H., …Abd-Alhameed, R. (2019)
Antenna for Ultra-Wideband Applications with Non-Uniform Defected Ground Plane and Offset Aperture-Coupled Cylindrical Dielectric Resonators. IEEE Access, 7, 166776-166787. 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...

Post-disturbance haulout behaviour of harbour seals

Journal Article
Paterson, W. D., Russell, D. J., Wu, G., McConnell, B., Currie, J. I., McCafferty, D. J., & Thompson, D. (2019)
Post-disturbance haulout behaviour of harbour seals. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 29(S1), 144-156. https://doi.org/10.1002/aqc.3092
1. The impact of anthropogenic activity associated with the construction of a proposed tidal turbine on harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) was investigated using controlled distur...

Design of Mobile Band Subsurface Antenna for Drainage Infrastructure Monitoring

Journal Article
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...

Antennas for Emerging 5G Systems

Journal Article
Sayidmarie, K. H., McEwan, N. J., Excell, P. S., Abd-Alhameed, R. A., & See, C. H. (2019)
Antennas for Emerging 5G Systems. International Journal of Antennas and Propagation, 2019, 1-3. https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/9290210
5G will support significantly faster mobile broadband speeds and extensive mobile data usage, as well as enabling the full potential of the Internet of Things. From virtual re...
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Research informed teaching of sustainable development in South Africa: The case of 'Local' Building Materials and their Environmental impacts

2019 - 2021
The study examines the properties and benefits of selected local materials (such as clay and recycled elements) and whether their use as construction materials enhances environmental protection. The r...
Funder: Royal Academy of Engineering | Value: £10,000

Circular design of emergency sheltering for Africa: a holistic approach

2018 - 2019
Africa is the continent with the highest number of displaced people due to wars, humanitarian crises, resource scarcity, and extreme climate events. Emergency sheltering always sets out with the best ...
Funder: Royal Academy of Engineering | Value: £38,887

Informational Database for Sustainable and Energy Efficient materials in sub-Saharan Africa

2018 - 2019
The population in Africa is growing rapidly, and thus the urbanization is accelerated. The need for detailed information on the performance of materials is a crucial part of the decision-making proces...
Funder: Royal Academy of Engineering

ONLINE-S3

2016 - 2018
This project aims to develop an e-policy platform augmented with a toolbox of applications and online services, which will assist national and regional authorities in the EU in elaborating or revising...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £270,288

Follow-on voucher 4-in-a-block Retrofit Project

2013 - 2015
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...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £40,000

Follow-on voucher Retrofoam Testing Case Study

2013 - 2015
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...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £15,434

CIVITAS CAPITAL

2013 - 2016
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...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £62,823

An off-grid feasibility analysis

2013 - 2014
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...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,001

Tabuk University Research

2012 - 2014
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...
Funder: Tabuk University | Value: £93,000

A Proctor Group - KTP

2012 - 2014
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.
Funder: Innovate UK | Value: £114,793
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Retrofit Evaluation of Non Domestic Buildings in Scotland prior to connection to 4th generation district heating

2018 - date
Antoine Reguis | Director of Studies: Prof John Currie

Interdisciplinary systematic approach for anticipatory decision making in cities

2018 - date
Mr Ricardo Weigend | Director of Studies: Dr Francesco Pomponi | Second Supervisor: Dr Bernardino D'Amico

The influence of illuminated road studs on safe driving behaviour

2015 - date
The aim of this research is to identify and quantify the changes to driver behaviour, with a specific emphasis on safety, that result f...
Richard Llewellyn | Director of Studies: Dr Jonathan Cowie | Second Supervisor: Mike Maher

The feasibility study of development and implementation of smart energy system for 100% renewable energy and transport solutions for Sri Lanka

2015 - date
Mr Wattala Fernando | Director of Studies: Dr Kamyab Givaki | Second Supervisor: Prof Naren Gupta

Impact of environmental performance in dilapidation on dwellings

2012 - date
"This study will look at addressing the issues concerning environmentally conscious homes and reviewing how efficiently they compare asp...
Mr Julio Bros Williamson | Director of Studies: Prof John Currie | Second Supervisor: Dr Celine Garnier

Smart energy monitoring technology to achieve low carbon homes

2007 - 2015
If the UK is to address its energy reduction targets, it is vital to understand energy use behaviours and to devise technology that positi...
Dr Jon Stinson | Director of Studies: Prof Sean Smith | Second Supervisor: Prof John Currie

2000 - 2007
Dr Kathryn Stewart | Director of Studies: Mike Maher | Second Supervisor: Austyn Smyth