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Lecturer in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Spurgeon, S., Goh, K., & Jones, B. (2002, July). An Application of Higher Order Sliding Modes to the Control of a Diesel Generator Set (GENSET). Presented at 7th International Workshop on Variable Structure Systems
Diesel engines have become a common source of power, both for vehicles and for static equipment because they are fuel efficient, robust and reliable. It is important that dies...
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...
Scottish Funding Council
This project will cast films from a nanocellulose (CNF) composite with arabica gum. Arabica gum will be added at different loading concentrations and composites will be assessed for general appearanc...
Although the overall benefits of cycling to health and wellbeing are well understood, the prevalence of several painful and debilitating injuries of the wrist, including ulnar neuropathy and carpal tu...
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...
Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering
Senior Research Fellow
Research Student/Associate Lecturer
PhD Research Student
Lecturer in Architectural Technology
Barreto Gonzalez, D. (2018, December). Entropy coordinates - Useful descriptor for particle siz edistributions and their link to various geotechnical properties
No abstract available.
Taylor, M. (2018, November). Cycle & Mountain Biking Industries Innovation Summit. Presented at Scottish Mountain Biking Conference Innovation Summit
The partners and companies of Cycle Industries
Europe (CIE), Mountain Bike Centre of Scotland
(MTBCoS) and Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland
(DMBinS) invitation to attend...
Stankiewicz, A., Kefallinou, Z., Mordarski, G., Jagoda, Z., & Spencer, B. (2018, July). Surface functionalisation by the introduction of self-healing properties into electroless Ni -P. Poster presented at Electrochemical Methods in Corrosion Research 2018
Ni-P\alginate microgels coatings, as potential metallic protective coatings with self-healing properties, were deposited by the electroless method. The alginate microgels cont...
Bosoc, L., Barreto Gonzalez, D., & Rouainia, M. (2018, June). DEM Modelling of Tunnelling-Induced Settlements – Void Ratio and Rate of Mass Removal Effects. Paper presented at 6th European Conference on Computational Mechanics (Solids, Structures and Coupled Problems)
Barreto Gonzalez, D., & Imre, E. (2017, May). Preliminary study on the relationship between statistical entropy coordinates and the mechanical behaviour of granular materials. Presented at 14th Joint European Thermodynamics Conference
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...
Dimitriadi, V., & Bouckovalas, G. (2013, June). Numerical simulation of seismically induced settlements of shallow foundations on remediated ground against liquefaction. Paper presented at International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering: From Case History to Practice
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.
Kelly, D., McDougall, J., & Barreto, D. (2012, August). Effect of particle loss on soil behaviour. Paper presented at ICSE-6 6th International Conference on Scour and Erosion
Soil particle loss can result in strength and volume reductions which are difficult to predict. This paper investigates the
influence of the removal of fractions of selected p...
Bouckovalas, G., Papadimitriou, A., & Dimitriadi, V. (2012, May). Gravel Drain Performance in Liquefiable Soils: Numerical Simulation and Applicability. Paper presented at 2nd International Conference on Performance-Based Design in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering
Bouckovalas et al. (2009) is the most recent design methodology for drains for liquefaction remediation and is based on the work of Seed and Booker (1977) for infinitely perme...
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...
Barreto, D. (2011, January). Exploring the effects of stress history on the drained and undrained cyclic behaviour of granular materials. Paper presented at 5th International Conference on Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering (5-ICEGE), Santiago, Chile
This paper presents the results of 3D DEM simulations of granular materials subject to cyclic loading. While both the drained and undrained conditions are considered, the effe...
Monitoring the quality of recreational waters such as beaches and rivers is becoming a global concern to protect human health (e.g. the EU Bathing Water Directive (BWD) in Europe). In Scotland, water ...
This project is to assist in the research of cleaning coffee cups to a standard acceptable for public use. The research will be used in the development of a product that can be installed in office sp...
Royal Society of Edinburgh
This is a follow on project, which aims to use statistical entropy concepts to understand the behaviour of granular materials, and will fund a 4-week stay in Hungary to work with Budapest University o...
Zero Waste Scotland
Novel extraction techniques for cellulose form seaweed
Design and construct reaction frame for undertaking vibrotactile threshold testing for hand held power tools.
Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering
The PEER activity aims at the development of a Horizon 2020 large-scale research proposal across the disciplines of computational mechanics and of data science. The planned proposal will address impor...
This research builds on existing cooperation with Dr Emoke Imre from Obuda University in Hungary.
The aim of the project is to visit the institution in Budapest to further research and deliver a lec...
Historic Environment Scotland
Experimental study of the pull-out strength of anchors embedded in rubble walls and evaluation of factors affecting the efficiency of such a strengthening intervention.
Historic Environment Scotland a...
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...
Developing the Nanoguard coating for use in construction and the built environment
Design an mechanism to initiate a blister pack controlled release
The strategic development of technology and organisation to support the company’s growth in design, manufacture and
delivery of water treatment and energy conservation systems
Innovate KTP no. 010118
Around half of all non-renewable resources mankind consumes are used in construction sector, making it one of the least ...
The PhD project studies the area of robotic landing gear. Most aerial vehicles, including helicopters, incorporat...
The main aim of the project seeks to enhance the resistance of the soil foundation against seismic events with the introducti...
A HIGH-TECH bicycle which measures cyclists' exposure to potentially harmful vibrations from uneven road surfaces could be used to check the safety of cycle lanes and other routes. Back problems and ...
25 August 2019
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
Cyclists are at risk of permanent nerve damage because of poor road surfaces, research using an innovative measuring bike has revealed.
15 October 2017
Cyclists who regularly ride on poor road surfaces or cobbles could be at risk of suffering nerve damage in their hands and arms, a new study has found.
12 October 2017
Cyclists who regularly ride on poor road surfaces or cobbles could be at risk of suffering nerve damage in their hands and arms, a new study has found. The study by Edinburgh Napier University found ...
8 October 2017
Cyclists are risking permanent nerve damage due to poor road surfaces, research by Edinburgh Napier University reported in The Scotsman suggests.
7 October 2017
Potholes are not just a danger to your bike - but could also cause permanent nerve damage to you, according to new research. A study by Edinburgh Napier University discovered that Hand Arm Vibration ...
Cyclists are at risk of permanent nerve damage because of poor road surfaces in Scottish cities, research using a innovative measuring bike has revealed.
SIS, Swedish Standards Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
24 April 2019
23 April 2019
The meeting was held at the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre, Hamilton International Technology Park, Blantyre, Scotland.
7 April 2019
Blairhall Primary School, Blairhall, by Dunfermline, Fife.
28 March 2019
Whitecraig Primary School
20 March 2019
Edinburgh Napier University, School of Engineering & the Built Environment, heavy strutures laboratory.
29 April 2018 - 3 May 2018
Wakefield, United Kingdom
1 January 1970