PhD Research Student
Spurgeon, S., Goh, K., & Jones, B. (2002, July). An Application of Higher Order Sliding Modes to the Control of a Diesel Generator Set (GENSET). Presented at 7th International Workshop on Variable Structure Systems
Diesel engines have become a common source of power, both for vehicles and for static equipment because they are fuel efficient, robust and reliable. It is important that dies...
Barreto Gonzalez, D. (2018, December). Entropy coordinates - Useful descriptor for particle siz edistributions and their link to various geotechnical properties
No abstract available.
Stankiewicz, A., Kefallinou, Z., Mordarski, G., Jagoda, Z., & Spencer, B. (2018, July). Surface functionalisation by the introduction of self-healing properties into electroless Ni -P. Poster presented at Electrochemical Methods in Corrosion Research 2018
See file for abstract.
Scottish Funding Council
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...
Royal Society of Edinburgh
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...
Zero Waste Scotland
Novel extraction techniques for cellulose form seaweed
Lecturer in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Bosoc, L., Barreto Gonzalez, D., & Rouainia, M. (2018, June). DEM Modelling of Tunnelling-Induced Settlements – Void Ratio and Rate of Mass Removal Effects. Paper presented at 6th European Conference on Computational Mechanics (Solids, Structures and Coupled Problems)
Barreto Gonzalez, D., & Imre, E. (2017, May). Preliminary study on the relationship between statistical entropy coordinates and the mechanical behaviour of granular materials. Presented at 14th Joint European Thermodynamics Conference
Vasantha, G., Wodehouse, A., Corney, J., Maclachlan, R., & Jagadeesan, A. (2016, June). Industrial challenges in patent management and crowdsourcing patent landscapes for engineering design innovation. Paper presented at 23rd Innovation and Product Development Management Conference
Innovation is critical to sustain in prevailing competitive business environments. Industries need effective innovation strategies in-practice to develop and deliver novel pro...
Vasantha, G. A., & Chakrabarti, A. (2013, January). Designers’ perception on information processes. Paper presented at The 4th International Conference on Research Into Design
This paper discusses designers’ perception on information processes.
La Spada, L., Bilotti, F., & Vegni, L. (2012, April). Sensor design for cancer tissue diagnostics. Paper presented at SPIE Photonics Europe
In this paper, the design of a metamaterial-based sensor, operating in the mid-infrared frequency range, is proposed. The sensor consists of a planar array of complementary ci...
Alibakhshikenari, M., Khalily, M., Virdee, B. S., Hwang See, C., Abd-Alhameed, R. A., & Limiti, E. (in press). Mutual-Coupling Isolation Using Embedded Metamaterial EM Bandgap Decoupling Slab for Densely Packed Array Antennas. IEEE Access,
This article presents a unique technique to enhance isolation between transmit/receive radiating elements in densely packed array antenna by embedding a metamaterial (MTM) ele...
Alibakhshikenari, M., Virdee, B. S., Ojaroudi Parchin, N., Khalily, M., Shukla, P., Quazzane, K., …Limiti, E. (in press). Isolation Enhancement of Densely Packed Array Antennas with Periodic MTM-Photonic Bandgap for SAR and MIMO Systems. IET Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation, https://doi.org/10.1049/iet-map.2018.5747
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...
Fonseca, J., Riaz, A., Bernal-Sanchez, J., Barreto Gonzalez, D., McDougall, J., Miranda Manzanares, M., …Dimitriadi, V. (in press). Particle-scale interaction in sand-rubber mixtures and their influence on energy dissipation mechanisms. Géotechnique Letters,
Sand-rubber mixture (SRm) behaviour is affected by rubber content (RC) whilst dissipation in sands is caused by inter-particle sliding. Dissipation in SRm is as, or more signi...
La Spada, L., Spooner, C., Haq, S., & Hao, Y. (2019). Curvilinear MetaSurfaces for Surface Wave Manipulation. Scientific Reports, 9(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-36451-8
Artificial sheet materials, known as MetaSurfaces, have been applied to fully control both space and surface waves due to their exceptional abilities to dynamically tailor wav...
Alibakhshikenari, M., Khalily, M., Virdee, B. S., See, C. H., Abd-Alhameed, R., & Limiti, E. (2019). Mutual Coupling Suppression Between Two Closely Placed Microstrip Patches Using EM-Bandgap Metamaterial Fractal Loading. IEEE Access, 7, 23606 - 23614. https://doi.org/10.1109/access.2019.2899326
An approach is proposed to reduce mutual coupling between two closely spaced radiating elements. This is achieved by inserting a fractal isolator between the radiating element...
La Spada, L. (2019). Metasurfaces for Advanced Sensing and Diagnostics. Sensors, 19(2), 355. doi:10.3390/s19020355
Interest in sensors and their applications is rapidly evolving, mainly driven by the huge demand of technologies whose ultimate purpose is to improve and enhance health and sa...
Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering
The PEER activity aims at the development of a Horizon 2020 large-scale research proposal across the disciplines of computational mechanics and of data science. The planned proposal will address impor...
This research builds on existing cooperation with Dr Emoke Imre from Obuda University in Hungary.
The aim of the project is to visit the institution in Budapest to further research and deliver a lec...
Historic Environment Scotland
Experimental study of the pull-out strength of anchors embedded in rubble walls and evaluation of factors affecting the efficiency of such a strengthening intervention.
Historic Environment Scotland a...
This project aims to review an assess existing remote sensing technologies in order to improve and adapt technologies currently used in other fields to civil engineering applications. The two main aim...
Developing the Nanoguard coating for use in construction and the built environment
Design an mechanism to initiate a blister pack controlled release
The strategic development of technology and organisation to support the company’s growth in design, manufacture and
delivery of water treatment and energy conservation systems
Innovate KTP no. 010118
The project will investigate the effectiveness of adding crumbed rubber to the site soil as a means of improving soil resilience to wheel loads, resisting erosion and hence reducing maintenance burden...
To evaluate and understand the rheological behaviour of CGI Pyroguard technologies to inform new product development
and appropriately measure current production.
Innovate KTP no. 010023
To look at the feasibility of redesigning an electronic device with specific properties to meet offshore performance standard. This will require materials analysis and design, electronics analysis and...
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...
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
This project involves the research and development of novel systems to recover and re-distribute energy in food processing
and manufacturing premises, especially where there are demands for refrigerat...
Around half of all non-renewable resources mankind consumes are used in construction sector, making it one of the least sustainable industries in the wor...
Cyclists are at risk of permanent nerve damage because of poor road surfaces, research using an innovative measuring bike has revealed.
15 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.
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. The study by Edinburgh Napier University found ...
8 October 2017
Cyclists are risking permanent nerve damage due to poor road surfaces, research by Edinburgh Napier University reported in The Scotsman suggests.
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 are at risk of permanent nerve damage because of poor road surfaces in Scottish cities, research using a innovative measuring bike has revealed.
The meeting was held at the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre, Hamilton International Technology Park, Blantyre, Scotland.
7 April 2019
Blairhall Primary School, Blairhall, by Dunfermline, Fife.
28 March 2019
Whitecraig Primary School
20 March 2019