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High Performance Metasurface-Based On-Chip Antenna for Terahertz Integrated Circuits

Conference Proceeding
Alibakhshikenari, M., Virdee, B. S., See, C. H., A. Abd-Alhameed, R., Falcone, F., & Limiti, E. (in press)
High Performance Metasurface-Based On-Chip Antenna for Terahertz Integrated Circuits

Improved Adaptive Impedance Matching for RF Front-End Systems of Wireless Transceivers

Journal Article
Alibakhshikenari, M., Virdee, B. S., Shukla, . P., See, C. H., Abd-Alhameed, R., Falcone, F., & Limiti, . E. (2020)
Improved Adaptive Impedance Matching for RF Front-End Systems of Wireless Transceivers. Scientific Reports, 10(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-71056-0
In this paper an automatic adaptive antenna impedance tuning algorithm is presented that is based on quantum inspired genetic optimization technique. The proposed automatic qu...

Study on Improvement of the Performance Parameters of a Novel 0.41-0.47 THz On-Chip Antenna Based on Metasurface Concept Realized on 50um GaAs-Layer

Journal Article
Alibakhshikenari, M., Virdee, B. S., See, C. H., Shukla, P., Salekzamankhani, S., Abd-Alhameed, R., …Limiti, E. (2020)
Study on Improvement of the Performance Parameters of a Novel 0.41-0.47 THz On-Chip Antenna Based on Metasurface Concept Realized on 50um GaAs-Layer. Scientific Reports, 10(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-68105-z
A feasibility study is presented on the performance parameters of a novel on-chip antenna based on metasurface technology at terahertz band. The proposed metasurface on-chip a...

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. (2020)
Mutual Coupling Reduction of Dual-Band Uni-Planar MIMO System Using Neutralization Line Technique. The Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society Journal, 35(2), 176-186
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...

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...

Iterative solutions to classical second-order ordinary differential equations

Journal Article
Robin, W. (2019)
Iterative solutions to classical second-order ordinary differential equations. Journal of Innovative Technology and Education, 6(1), 1-12
An elementary scheme is detailed for introducing certain basic concepts in the solution of (especially) the basic second-order ordinary differential equations of classical mat...

Optimal Advance Angle for Aided Maximum-Speed-Node Design of Switched Reluctance Machines

Journal Article
Rocca, R., Giulii Capponi, F., Papadopoulos, S., De Donato, G., Rashed, M., & Galea, M. (2020)
Optimal Advance Angle for Aided Maximum-Speed-Node Design of Switched Reluctance Machines. IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, 35(2), 775-785. https://doi.org/10.1109/tec.2019.2959823
In the design processes of Switched Reluctance Machines that operate in wide constant power speed ranges, the maximum power available at maximum speed must be evaluated for ev...

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...

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...
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Construction on Peat

2020 - 2021
Housing Construction on Peatland: Opening up Opportunities and Minimising Disruption through Innovation – Phase 1 Feasibility of Proposed Solutions
Funder: Construction Scotland Innovation Centre | Value: £34,590

Mortice Lock Prototype Development

2019 - 2020
The company has designed a new lock on CAD (computer aided design) which is about 95% complete, the design needs to completed by an expert to the British standards requirements and so as the lock is ...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Nanocellulose arabica gum composites

2019 - 2020
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...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

BikeSenz: getting to grips with cyclists' comfort.

2019 - 2019
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...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,999

Monitoring Of Railway Related Infrastructure Using Optical Fibre Sensors

2019 - 2020
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...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,930

Design a smart system for pathogens detection in bathing waters

2019 - 2022
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 ...
Funder: Data Lab | Value: £38,822

CupClean - fast coffee cup cleaner

2019 - 2019
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...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,958

Statistical mechanis of particle breakage, fragmentation and shape evolution during shearing of granular materials

2019 - 2019
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...
Funder: Royal Society of Edinburgh | Value: £300

Nano cellulose from residue seaweed

2018 - 2019
Novel extraction techniques for cellulose form seaweed
Funder: Zero Waste Scotland | Value: £68,226

Reactec vibrotactile threshold testing

2018 - 2018
Design and construct reaction frame for undertaking vibrotactile threshold testing for hand held power tools.
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,948
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Advanced numerical simulation of soil liquefaction

2018 - date
Mr James Leak | Director of Studies: Dr Daniel Barreto Gonzalez | Second Supervisor: Dr Vicky Dimitriadi

Design, modelling and control of a rotorcraft landing gear for uneven ground conditions

2016 - 2020
The PhD project studies the area of robotic landing gear. Most aerial vehicles, including helicopters, incorporat...
Daniel Melia Boix | Director of Studies: Dr Keng Goh | Second Supervisor: Gareth Smith

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

Investigations into the application of engineered bamboo for future hybrid beams

2015 - 2020
Around half of all non-renewable resources mankind consumes are used in construction sector, making it one of the least ...
Niaz Gharavi | Director of Studies: Dr Johnson Zhang | Second Supervisor: Dr Kenneth Leitch

Cyclic performance of rubber-soil mixtures to enhance seismic protection

2015 - 2020
The main aim of the project seeks to enhance the resistance of the soil foundation against seismic events with the introduction ...
Dr Juan Bernal-Sanchez | Director of Studies: Dr John McDougall | Second Supervisor: Dr Daniel Barreto Gonzalez

The use of torsion test method to evaluate the shear modulus and the shear strength of timber joists

2005 - 2011
Dr Aamir Khokhar | Director of Studies: Dr Johnson Zhang

2001 - 2007
Dr Neil Shearer | Director of Studies: Alan Davidson | Second Supervisor: Janos Hajto
9 results

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 ...

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 ...

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...

Cyclists risk nerve damage from potholes and rough roads, study finds

15 October 2017
Cyclists are at risk of permanent nerve damage because of poor road surfaces, research using an innovative measuring bike has revealed.

Cobbles, potholes, and rough roads can cause nerve damage for cyclists, study finds

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.

Cobbles, potholes, and rough roads can cause nerve damage for cyclists, study finds

8 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 ...

Risk of poorly-maintained roads to cyclists' health highlighted

7 October 2017
Cyclists are risking permanent nerve damage due to poor road surfaces, research by Edinburgh Napier University reported in The Scotsman suggests.

Is your commute causing you permanent nerve damage?

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 risk nerve damage from uneven street surfaces

7 October 2017
Cyclists are at risk of permanent nerve damage because of poor road surfaces in Scottish cities, research using a innovative measuring bike has revealed.