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Research Fellow, Module Leader
Currie, J., & Brechin, S. (2019). 'Foxy Laddie' - The Sensational Jimi Shandrix Experience
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2018). Grading of British Timber. The Full Circle: The Journal of the Association of Scottish Hardwood Sawmillers, 34-36
A summary of grading of home grown timber for the magazine of the Association of Scottish Hardwood Sawmillers (ASHS).
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2018, June). Strength grading of timber in the UK in 2018. Presented at Timber 2018
This paper summarises the state-of-the-art of strength grading of UK-grown timber. It lists the following information along with the primary references: visual grading grades ...
Forestry Commission Scotland
Applied research and knowledge transfer addressing industry needs – as set out by the SIRT management board. This includes providing information and advice to industry sponsors
To undertake outreach activities to promote the finding of WPIF on behalf of Scottish Forestry.
Royal Academy of Engineering
The proposed project aims to 1) develop an innovative prestressed Bamboo-timber Sandwich Composite Beam; 2)
to improve the I-bone Bamboo-timber Composite Beam with the support of the manufacturing ex...
Enhanced Associate & Research Assistant
Research Fellow, Energy Consultant & Lecturer
0131 455 5013
Professor, Head of Built Environment
Lecturer in Architectural Technology
Associate Lecturer and Research Student
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2018, May). Equipping ourselves for future forests and timber. Presented at Institute of Chartered Foresters National Conference, Edinburgh
Presentation to the Institute of Chartered Foresters National Conference, "Innovation for change - New drivers for tomorrow’s forestry" Edinburgh 2-3 May 2013
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2017, November). Home grown timber now and in the future. Presented at WTS British Timber Seminar
Presentation to the wood technology society "British Timber Seminar" at IOM3, November 2017
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2017, November). Home grown timber now and in the future. Presented at "British Timber Seminar" (Wood Technology Society)
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2017, November). Timber grading update. Presented at SIRT update seminar
The latest news on timber grading standards and how they effect structural timber production in UK and IE
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2017, October). Assessing timber quality. Presented at 1st National Forestry and Aboriculture Student Conference
Presentation about technology for assessing timber quality, at the Royal Forestry Society Future Foresters Technology Day (1st National Forestry and Aboriculture Student Confe...
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2017, October). Assessing timber quality. Presented at Royal Forestry Society Future Technology Conference
The use of technology for assessing and monitoring timber quality in the forest and at harvesting
MacDougall, D. & Currie, J. (2016). At the End of a Perfect Day - Dougie MacDougall of Alturlie and Special Friends
Dougie MacDougall has been a well-know and well-respected figure on the Scottish traditional music scene around Inverness. He has waited until his 88th year to make this recor...
Alshawawreh, L. Architecture of emergencies in the Middle East: Proposed shelter design criteria. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2005914
The number of displaced individuals has been significantly increasing globally during the past decade, reaching over 68 million by end of 2017. The Syrian conflict in the Midd...
Bros Williamson, J. (2017). Review of actual energy demand and envelope performance of the Housing Innovation Showcase 2012. Edinburgh: Internal (Napier)
This document presents a review of four years of delivered energy demand of selected dwellings at the Housing Innovation Showcase (HIS) developed by Kingdom Housing Associatio...
Oliveira, S., Burch, J., Hutchison, K., Adekola, O., Jaradat, S., & Jones, M. (in press). MMC modes of delivery in housing: Effects on Housing Association clients. Project Report. Flagship Group. Flagship Group
The purpose of this report is to review evidence of MMC application in housing with regards to diverse modes of delivery, lending approaches, customer satisfaction and long-te...
Smith, S. (2014). Review and Synthesis of ISO 717 Airborne Criteria. Brussels: Eurogypsum
This review was requested by Eurogypsum on behalf of its member companies and organisations to summarise and review the airborne sound insulation criteria sp...
Smith, S., Hairstans, R., Macdonald, R. & Sanna, F. (2012). A strategic review of the offsite construction sector in Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland: Scottish Government
The offsite construction sector covers a wide spectrum of companies and supply chains across Scotland. This study primarily involved a review of the offsite construction secto...
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...
Scottish Funding Council
Experiment and development of High performing materials that are sustainable, 100% bio-based product, to be used in construction systems. As the materials are natural, it will take a significant step ...
Based on the successful proof-of-concept pioneering timber structures manufactured in the university lab, the proposed project aims to explore the potentials to 1) develop an innovative prestressed Ba...
North Lands Creative is the only open access dedicated glass studio in Scotland and one of a very small number in Europe.
Sustainability, perceived environmental impact and cost prevent the facility ...
This project would facilitate a feasibility study and energy survey for 4 organisations on Orkney, to explore the possibilities of transferring to a low carbon hydrogen fuelled energy system. The over...
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
A recent study undertaken under the Energy Technology Partnership (PJ0208-EUB) identified hydrogen energy solutions for a craft distillery based on the Islands of Orkney. The proposed solution of uti...
Forestry Commission Scotland funds for Innovation Internships, learning journey and Holz Forum Mutual Placemaking Exercise
Timber and construction research
Our aim with aaltspace is to produce an enhanced innovative, lightweight timber framed building system that is visually distinct and beautiful to look at, flexible in use, environmentally considerate...
Construction Scotland Innovation Centre
Thermal pre & post intervention trial evaluation of tenements in Central belt of Scotland. The trials will document and measure the process of surveying the dwelling, conduct U-value, thermography and...
To undertake a structural analysis of a series of timber frame buildings to determine the implication of harmonising to Eurocode 5.
The ongoing research covers the Architectural design and construction of the humanitarian response during and after emer...
This research was funded by the EU Northern Periphery Programme as part of a trans-national project titled: E...
Timber platform frame has evolved as an efficient method of construction for domestic dwellings and
is experiencing continual growth in the UK due to it lending its...
"I am investigating the merchantability and wood properties of Noble fir (Abies...
In most countries, population, poor management of water policies, infrastructure and coas...
If the UK is to address its energy reduction targets, it is vital to understand energy use behaviours and to devise technology that positi...
This project aims to decarbonise the Built Environment of Mexico City through Circular Econ...
"This study will look at addressing the issues concerning environmentally conscious homes and reviewing how efficiently they compare asp...
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...
13 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 ...
8 March 2019
Dan Ridley-Elis, head of the Centre for Wood Science an Technology at Edinburgh Napier University has been made convenor of the European Standards expert group that supports the production of graded t...
7 December 2018
Head of the Centre for Wood Science and Technology, Dan Ridley-Ellis, is on the judging panel for the 2018 Structural Timber Awards.
These awards - covering several categories including s...
18 January 2018
Edinburgh, Glasgow, Falkland, Boat of Garten and Alness
18 February 2019 - 22 February 2019
Boston and New York, U.S.A.
12 November 2018 - 14 November 2018
Glasgow City Heritage Trust, 54 Bell Street, Glasgow, G1 1LQ
30 October 2018
Construction Scotland Innovation Centre
Unit 3B, 3 Watt Place
Hamilton International Technology Park
14 May 2018
Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh
13 April 2018
- CCG(OSM), Glasgow
- New Waverly, Edinburgh
- Merchiston Campus, Edinburgh
- Falkland Estate, Fife
- Carbon Dynamic, Invergordon
- ISC Timber Technology Lab, Edinburgh
26 February 2018 - 2 March 2018
297 Euston Road
London, NW1 3AQ United Kingdom
29 November 2017
37 Castle Terrace
14 November 2017