Research Fellow, Energy Consultant & Lecturer
Senior Research Fellow
Vones, K. Schmuckmachen im 21. Jahrhundert. Exhibited at Vienna. 5 October 2017 - 12 November 2017. (Unpublished)
This exhibition took place in Gallery V&V in Vienna and was curated by Birgit Laken and Anarkik3D founder Ann Marie Shillito on a theme od 3D printed jewellery
Binetti, L., Stankiewicz, A., & Alwis, L. S. M. (2018). Graphene-Oxide and Hydrogel Coated FBG-Based pH Sensor for Biomedical Applications †. Proceedings, 2, 789. doi:10.3390/proceedings2130789
A hydrogel coated fibre grating-based pH sensor for biomedical applications has been realised, where Graphene Oxide (GO) had been used to enhance the bonding between the coati...
Marinelli, A., & Stewart, M. (2018). Investigating the fracture behavior of Portland limestone: an experimental study. Procedia Structural Integrity, 10, 104-111
An experimental investigation of the mechanical and fracture characteristics of the ‘Grove Whitbed’ Portland limestone is undertaken with the aim to enhance understanding of t...
Royal Academy of Engineering
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 ...
Zero Waste Scotland
Novel extraction techniques for cellulose form seaweed
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
The objective of this research study is to develop a prototype model for gathering and reusing ocean plastic in-situ. The proposal is to visit a number of beachside locations along the Scottish West C...
Dean of Applied Sciences
Vones, K., Allan, D., Lambert, I., & Vettese, S. (2018). 3D-printing ‘Ocean plastic’–Fostering childrens’ engagement with sustainability. Materials Today Communications, 16, (56-59). doi:10.1016/j.mtcomm.2018.04.001. ISSN 2352-4928
Ocean plastic pollution has been identified as one of the biggest environmental threats of our time. As large islands of plastic waste such as the Pacific Gyre amass through t...
Onyianta, A. J., Dorris, M., & Williams, R. (2017). Aqueous morpholine pre-treatment in cellulose nanofibril (CNF) production: comparison with carboxymethylation and TEMPO oxidisation pre-treatment methods. Cellulose, doi:10.1007/s10570-017-1631-0. ISSN 0969-0239
In this study, pulped cellulose fibres were pre-treated with aqueous morpholine prior to mechanical disruption in the production of cellulose nanofibrils (CNF). The properties...
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2014). Stand-up comedy for researchers. In I. Daly, & A. Brophy Haney (Eds.), 53 interesting ways to communicate your research, 57-58. The Professional and Higher Partnership Ltd
Effective researchers need both to conduct high-quality research and to communicate it - to subject specialists, researchers in other fields, research participants, business, ...
Fausti, P., García, T. C., Ingelaere, B., Machimbarrena, M., Monteiro, C. R. A., Santoni, A., …Smith, S. (2014). Design and Acoustic Performance of Building Constructions for Multi-Storey Housing: Compendium. In B. Rasmussen, & M. Machimbarrena (Eds.), COST Action TU0901 – Building acoustics throughout Europe. Volume 1: Towards a common framework in building acoustics throughout Europe, 213-257. COST European Cooperation in Science and Technology
This chapter provides an overview of the range of construction types
found across Europe to meet various sound insulation requirements for separating (party) walls and floors....
Vones, K. (2012). Foreign Bodies – The Creation of Symbiotic Jewellery through the Development and Application of Stimulus-Responsive Smart Materials and Microelectromechanical Systems. Advances in science and technology, 81, 49-54. doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/ast.81.49
With the increased prevalence of digital technologies in our everyday lives, the questions posed to the contemporary craft practitioner regarding creation of an emotionally re...
Szczygieł, B. & Turkiewicz, A. (2008). The effect of suspension bath composition on the composition, topography and structure of electrolessly deposited composite four-component Ni–W–P–ZrO2 coatings. Applied Surface Science. 254(22), 7410-7416. doi:10.1016/j.apsusc.2008.05.342. ISSN 0169-4332
Composite four-component Ni–W–P–ZrO2 coatings were electrolessly deposited from a bath with different concentrations of aminoacetic acid (glycine—the complexing agent), sodium...
Stankiewicz, A., Winiarski, J., Zielinska, K., & Barker, M. (2017). Electroless Ni-P\alginate microgels coatings with self-healing properties. In Proceedings of EuroCorr 2017
Self-healing coatings, offering corrosion protection on an alloy steel substrate, were fabricated by electroless co-deposition of a Ni-P matrix together with alginate microgel...
Vones, K. (2013). Towards the Posthuman: Materiality and process in the creation of stimulus-responsive jewellery objects. In All Makers Now?ISBN 978-0-9544187-9-3
The idea of creating a jewellery organism that comes alive on the
body has fascinated and inspired my research ever since learning
about the potential inherent in smart materi...
Vones, K. (2013). Technological Microcosms – Considering Materiality and Collaborative Practice in the Creation of Wearable Futures. In Praxis and Poetics - Research Through Design 2013, 59-62. ISBN 978-0-9549587-9-4
Khokhar, A., Chui, Y., & Smith, I. (2012). Influence of stiffness of between-joists bracing on vibrational serviceability of wood floors. In P. Quenneville (Ed.), Proceedings of World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2012), 362-369
Floors with repetitive parallel wood joists overlain by wood panel sheathing behave as orthotropic two-way structures since their along-joist stiffness is much higher than acr...
Khokhar, A., & Zhang, H. (2012). The Use of Torsion Test Method to Evaluate the Shear Properties of Timber Joists. In P. Quenneville (Ed.), Proceedings of World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2012), 746
No abstract available.
Khokhar, A., & Zhang, J. (2012). The Use of Torsion Test Method to Evaluate the Shear Properties of Timber Joists. In P. Quenneville (Ed.), Proceedings of the World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2012)
This paper presents details of the experimental method and test results from a series of torsion tests undertaken to evaluate the shear modulus and shear strength of solid tim...
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...
Scottish Funding Council
Developing the Nanoguard coating for use in construction and the built environment
Design an mechanism to initiate a blister pack controlled release
Fast Fix have a patented design for a construction block that offers highly flexible construction potential in disaster and war zones. Using recyclable plastics would make the product lighter, cheap t...
The customer has experience in the locksmith sector and has identified an opportunity for developing a system that will automatically control the closure of windows to prevent theft and break in. An i...
To further develop, optimise and upscale a current lab based technology for innovative surface coatings techniques into a
full scale production process.
Innovate KTP no. 009703
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...
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...
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...
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.
"This study will look at addressing the issues concerning environmentally conscious homes and reviewing how efficiently they compare asp...
The main aim of the project seeks to enhance the resistance of the soil foundation against seismic events with the introducti...
Stirling Court Hotel – University of Stirling
19 September 2016