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Response of soil bacterial community composition and its associated geochemical parameters to rapid short-term cyclic groundwater-level oscillations: soil column experiments

Journal Article
Xia, X., Cheng, L., Zhu, Y., Liu, Y., Wang, K., Ding, A., …Zuo, L. (2020)
Response of soil bacterial community composition and its associated geochemical parameters to rapid short-term cyclic groundwater-level oscillations: soil column experiments. Vadose Zone Journal, 19(1), https://doi.org/10.1002/vzj2.20011
Groundwater-level oscillations change geochemical conditions, carbon cycling processes and bacterial community composition, and these changes may vary vertically with depth in...

Feasibility Study on the Potential of Fibre Bragg Gratings for Thermal Monitoring of Cylindrical Lithium-Ion Batteries

Conference Proceeding
Alcock, K., Grammel, M., Binetti, L., Gonzales Vila, A., Goh, K., & Alwis, L. (in press)
Feasibility Study on the Potential of Fibre Bragg Gratings for Thermal Monitoring of Cylindrical Lithium-Ion Batteries
Bragg Gratings were used to monitor thermal fluctuations of a Lithium-Ion battery by attaching the sensors outside the casing of the battery. Results are comparable to that ob...

Evaluation of the potential of Fiber Optic Sensors for Structural Health Monitoring of Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Composites

Conference Proceeding
Alwis, L., Bremer, K., Weigand, F., Kuhne, M., Helbig, R., & Roth, B. (in press)
Evaluation of the potential of Fiber Optic Sensors for Structural Health Monitoring of Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Composites
The paper presents an evaluation on the structural and operational potential of fiber optic sensors (FOSs) to be utilized for real-time continuous structural health monitoring...

Design a Monitoring System For Pathogen Detection Using Microfluidic Technology

Conference Proceeding
Kerrouche, A., Lithgow, J., & Alwis, L. (in press)
Design a Monitoring System For Pathogen Detection Using Microfluidic Technology
Waterborne pathogens affect all waters globally and proceed to be a ongoing concern. The act to provide clean water by filtration is effective although has concerns. P...

Investigation on the sensitivity of an etched graded-index multi-mode fiber to refractive index and temperature for mode-multiplexed fiber optic sensor applications

Conference Proceeding
Alwis, L., Bremer, K., & Roth, B. (in press)
Investigation on the sensitivity of an etched graded-index multi-mode fiber to refractive index and temperature for mode-multiplexed fiber optic sensor applications
The work presents an investigation on the utilization of an etched Graded-Index (GI)-Multi-Mode Fiber (MMF) for mode-multiplexed Fiber Optic Sensor (FOS) applications and the ...

Do High Visibility Enforcement Programs Affect Aggressive Driving Behavior? An Empirical Analysis Using Naturalistic Driving Study Data

Journal Article
Pantangi, S. S., Fountas, G., Anastasopoulos, P. C., Pierowicz, J., Majka, K., & Blatt, A. (2020)
Do High Visibility Enforcement Programs Affect Aggressive Driving Behavior? An Empirical Analysis Using Naturalistic Driving Study Data. Accident analysis and prevention, 138, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2019.105361
This paper investigates the effect of High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) programs on different types of aggressive driving behavior, namely, speeding, tailgating, unsafe lane c...

A Probabilistic Design Reuse Index for Engineering Designs

Journal Article
Vasantha, G., Corney, J., Stuart, S., Sherlock, A., Quigley, J., & Purves, D. (in press)
A Probabilistic Design Reuse Index for Engineering Designs. Journal of Mechanical Design, https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4046435
Many companies offer a range of related products that are constructed using similar components and processes. This enables them to meet customer expectations of product variet...

High-Gain Metasurface in Polyimide On-Chip Antenna Based on CRLH-TL for Sub-Terahertz Integrated Circuits

Journal Article
Alibakhshikenari, M., Virdee, . B. S., See, C. H., A. Abd-Alhameed, R., Falcone, . F., & Limiti, E. (in press)
High-Gain Metasurface in Polyimide On-Chip Antenna Based on CRLH-TL for Sub-Terahertz Integrated Circuits. Scientific Reports,
This paper presents a novel on-chip antenna using standard CMOS-technology based on metasurface implemented on two-layers polyimide substrates with a thickness of 500μm. The a...

Design and Optimization of a Slotted Monopole Antenna for Ultra-wide Band Body Centric Imaging Applications

Journal Article
Danjuma, I. M., Akinsolu, M. O., See, C. H., Abd-Alhameed, . R. A., & Liu, B. (in press)
Design and Optimization of a Slotted Monopole Antenna for Ultra-wide Band Body Centric Imaging Applications. IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology,
This paper presents a cost-efficient design, optimization and physical implementation of a compact slotted ultra-wideband (UWB) monopole antenna for body-centric imaging appli...

The joint effect of weather and lighting conditions on injury severities of single-vehicle accidents

Journal Article
Fountas, G., Fonzone, A., Gharavi, N., & Rye, T. (in press)
The joint effect of weather and lighting conditions on injury severities of single-vehicle accidents. Analytic Methods in Accident Research,
This study seeks to identify and analyze variations in the effect of contributing factors on injury severities of single-vehicle accidents across various lighting and weather ...

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Harmonisation of Timber Frame to Eurocode 5

2018 - 2019
To undertake a structural analysis of a series of timber frame buildings to determine the implication of harmonising to Eurocode 5.
Funder: Forestry Commission Scotland | Value: £10,000

Continental Style Zebra Crossings

2018 - 2020
This project is to assess the feasibility of making continental style zebra crossings legal on Scotland's roads and to test their impact on pedestrian safety, attitudes and experience. Scotland provi...
Funder: Rees Jeffreys Road Fund | Value: £18,480

Holistic Energy and Resource Integration for Distilling

2018 - 2019
Traditionally energy balance in distilling has focused around process function or operation. The intention of this study is to develop a holistic approach; which includes aspects such as availability ...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Revealing fair and actionable knowledge from data to support women's inclusion in transport systems

2018 - 2021
Current transport systems do not sufficiently take into account physical and social characteristics of women in the design of products and services, and in fostering women’s employability in the indus...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £155,408

Retrofit Evaluation of Non Domestic Buildings in Scotland prior to 4th Generation Heat Networks

2018 - 2022
The development of a 4th generation smart heating and cooling network is an emerging technology to supply low carbon heat. However, the technology relies on low-temperature flow delivery temperatures ...
Funder: Energy Technology Partnership | Value: £65,000

Development of an innovative grid-scale energy storage to push UK and China renewables

2018 - 2020
Wind and solar energy holds a lot of promise when it comes to replace the conventional energy sources such as fossil fuels and coal. However, there is one problem: How do we store solar and wind energ...
Funder: ENU Development Trust | Value: £25,819

Secondary Glazing SME support

2018 - 2019
The project is designed to reduce material wastage, develop new surveying, and installation processes and develop a suite of new products (or sub-product types) that can be more readily applied to a s...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Actions demonstrate how Park4SUMP will lead to achieve sustainable transport in urban areas by strategically integrating innovative parking management solutions into SUMP policies

2018 - 2022
Parking management should be an important part of sustainable urban mobility planning (SUMP) but unfortunately, it is one the most underdeveloped segments. Most EU member states lack national level po...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £187,417

SIRT 2018-19 (WP1&2)

2018 - 2019
Our research activities are focused on understanding the physical and mechanical properties of wood and how these affect its performance in different applications. Our main aim is to better understand...
Funder: Forestry Commission Scotland | Value: £99,000

Inverted Hydro-generation

2018 - 2018
Inverted hydro-electrical generation concept realisation and proof of concept evaluation.
Funder: Energy Technology Partnership | Value: £10,000

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Dynamic response of timber floors reinforced with transverse bridging spine systems

2020 - date
Abel Munoz Herraez | Director of Studies: Dr Aamir Khokhar | Second Supervisor: Prof Robert Hairstans

Development of numerical tools for modelling hydrogen and gas mixtures in subsurface storage

2020 - date
Richard Wallace | Director of Studies: Dr Zuansi Cai | Second Supervisor: Dr John McDougall

Experimental and Numerical Investigation on Biological Remediation in Soils.

2020 - date
Alexander Mccomas | Director of Studies: Dr Daniel Barreto Gonzalez | Second Supervisor: Dr John McDougall

Pathogen detection in bathing waters using microfluidic technology, image processing and deep learning.

2019 - date
Muhammad Ilyas | Director of Studies: Dr Abdelfateh Kerrouche | Second Supervisor: Alistair Lawson

An evaluation of the use of natural elements to benefit midwives’ health and wellbeing when implemented into the indoor environments of clinical settings

2019 - date
Natalie Bain-Reguis | Director of Studies: Dr Andrew Smith | Second Supervisor: Prof Caroline Hollins-Martin

Group activity and travel scheduling with shared autonomous vehicles

2019 - date
Akinwole Obafemi | Director of Studies: Dr Grigorios Fountas | Second Supervisor: Dr Achille Fonzone

Assessing alternative refridgerants for cooling

2019 - date
Stephanie Nwachokor | Director of Studies: Dr Zuansi Cai | Second Supervisor: Prof Tariq Muneer

Biogenic construction materials for a circular economy and climate change mitigation: scalability and sustainability

2018 - date
Jim Hart | Director of Studies: Dr Francesco Pomponi | Second Supervisor: Dr Bernardino D'Amico

Analysis on the latest bicycle sharing schemes in China

2018 - date
Yusong Zhang | Director of Studies: Prof Tom Rye | Second Supervisor: Dr Jonathan Cowie

A feasibility study for the development of sustainable theoretical framework for smart air-conditioning

2018 - date
Tosin Oye | Director of Studies: Dr Keng Goh | Second Supervisor: Prof Naren Gupta
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Winner of the RISE award for Design, Innovation and Creativity

30 September 2019
The RISE Awards are the highlight of the annual Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society (SEEDS) Conference – and this year’s ceremony saw Edinburgh Napier’s Bernardino D'Amico and France...

Cyclists: why uneven roads and potholes are endangering your health

25 August 2019
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 ...

Norco Factory Team Mechanic Lewis Kirkwood Thinks Mountain Biking Could be Giving us Bad Vibrations

6 August 2019
A recent study from Edinburgh Napier University suggests that mountain bikers are experiencing more intense vibrations than a construction worker who has spent a day on a jackhammer. The study was car...

Japanese vibration expert joins Scottish monitoring firm Reactec

28 July 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 ...

Invited Keynote Speach by Professor Davis at National Active Travel Conference

11 June 2019
Keynote speech to Scotland's premier annual active travel conference. Summarised Evidence Review findings from recent studies of most effective interventions to increase active travel and increase phy...

Invited presentation by Professor Davis to the Active Scotland Development Group

10 June 2019
Invited presentation to the Active Scotland Development Group quarterly meeting which had a focus on transport for this meeting.

University academic to insist "no such thing as a tree" (to foresters)

13 March 2019
Dan Ridley-Ellis, the Head of the Centre for Wood Science and Technology, will be giving the Royal Forestry Society's Lawrence Pilling Memorial Lecture at the Worcestershire Federation of Young Farmer...

Curvilinear MetaSurfaces for wave manipulation: a closer step to invisibility cloak

11 March 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...

Edinburgh Napier University playing key role for structural timber throughout Europe

8 March 2019
On the 19th and 20th of March, Dan Ridley-Ellis, head of the Centre for Wood Science and Technology, will chair his first meeting as convenor of a key timber standards committee. This CEN task group ...

Chief Medical Officer's highlights Chair of Transport & Health

13 December 2018
The Scotsman article by the Chief Medical Officer for her annual summary of the year included identification of my post of Professor of Transport & Health.