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Ultrasound Technology for Optimisation Water Sample Preparation

Presentation / Conference
Kerrouche, A. (2021, June)
Ultrasound Technology for Optimisation Water Sample Preparation. Paper presented at CAWR 2021: International Conference on Advances in Water Resources, London

An Investigation of the Effects of Drill Operator Posture on Vibration Exposure and Temporary Threshold Shift of Vibrotactile Perception Threshold

Journal Article
Taylor, M., Maeda, S., & Miyashita, K. (2021)
An Investigation of the Effects of Drill Operator Posture on Vibration Exposure and Temporary Threshold Shift of Vibrotactile Perception Threshold. Vibration, 4(2), 395-405. https://doi.org/10.3390/vibration4020025
The present study involved performing an experiment to clarify whether vibration measurement values on the tool handle, in accordance with ISO 5349-1, can assess risk from wor...

A definition and valuation of the UK offsite construction sector: ten years on

Journal Article
Taylor, M. (in press)
A definition and valuation of the UK offsite construction sector: ten years on. International journal of construction management, https://doi.org/10.1080/15623599.2020.1829783
Ten years on the offsite construction (OSC) industry continues to be held high as a panacea to the inefficiencies, labour shortages and environmental impact of the constructio...

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...

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. (2020)
High Performance Metasurface-Based On-Chip Antenna for Terahertz Integrated Circuits. https://doi.org/10.1109/IWMTS49292.2020.9166324
This paper presents a simple prototype of a metasurface-based on-chip antenna operating in 0.3-0.32 THz. The proposed structure is constructed from two layers of polyimide-sub...

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. (2020)
A Probabilistic Design Reuse Index for Engineering Designs. Journal of Mechanical Design, 142(10), 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...

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Computational analysis of a novel and clean hydrogen thermal engine

2021 - 2021
The existing partnership aims at revealing the key physical mechanisms that govern highly complex systems of reacting flows, like those met in modern thermal engines, with an emphasis on renewable fue...
Funder: Royal Society of Edinburgh | Value: £9,966

IV: wearable IoT sensor design for sound & light control and location & position tracking

2021 - 2021
This project focusses on creating a system which will improve performers control over the audio/visuals/special effects of an attraction. This will be done by creating an easy-to-use system featuring ...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Development of improved nanocellulose based rheology modifiers for personal care products

2021 - 2021
With an ever increasing push towards sustainability and environmentally friendly products, Unilever is actively evaluating bio-based functional materials for use in Home and Personal Care products (HP...
Funder: University of Stratchlyde (Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre) | Value: £24,828

Shinty Caman

2021 - 2021
Interface request The ancient art of making shinty sticks – or camans – in Scotland is under threat of dying out. Investigate the required properties and characterise the properties of Shinty stick...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Seaweed CNF reinforced composites for cycle seat padding

2021 - 2021
This is for an Innovation voucher to enable comparative testing of seaweed CNF based composites with existing silicone based material used in seat padding for cycling. The industrial partner is Endura...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £13,043

Bike Saddle Design

2020 - 2021
With an increased number of people taking to their bikes through the current Covid 19 pandemic and cycling being seen as part of the transport and delivery solutions in the future, particularly when a...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

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
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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

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 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

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 | Second Supervisor: Dr Dan Ridley-Ellis

2001 - 2007
Dr Neil Shearer | Director of Studies: Alan Davidson | Second Supervisor: Janos Hajto
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Dr Mark Taylor Appointed to BSI Working Group on Human Exposure to Mechanical Vibration and Shock

5 October 2020
Dr Mark Taylor (Lectuer in Civil Engineering) has been nominated to represent Edinburgh Napier University at a British Standards Institution Working Group (GME/21/6).

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.