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 Funding Council
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...
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 ...
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...
Lecturer in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Alibakhshikenari, M., Khalily, M., Virdee, B. S., Ali, A., Shukla, P., See, C. H., …Limiti, E. (2019). Double-Port Slotted-Antenna with Multiple Miniaturized Radiators for Wideband Wireless Communication Systems and Portable Devices. Progress in Electromagnetics Research C: PIER C, 90, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.2528/pierc18011204
Proof-of-concept is presented of a novel slot antenna structure with two excitation ports. Although this antenna provides a wide impedance bandwidth, its peak gain and optimum...
Stankiewicz, A., Kefallinou, Z., Mordarski, G., Jagoda, Z., & Spencer, B. (2019). Surface functionalisation by the introduction of self-healing properties into electroless Ni-P coatings. Electrochimica Acta, 297, 427-434. doi:10.1016/j.electacta.2018.12.026
Ni-P∖alginate microgels coatings, as potential metallic protective coatings with self-healing properties, were deposited by the electroless method. The alginate microgels cont...
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...
Datta, S., Zekkos, D., Fei, X., & McDougall, J. (in press). Waste composition-dependent HBM model parameters based on degradation experiments. Environmental Geotechnics, https://doi.org/10.1680/jenge.18.00014
Municipal solid waste (MSW) is biodegradable in landfills under anaerobic conditions. The evolution of the hydro-biochemical-mechanical (HBM) processes during degradation is ...
Papanicolopulos, S., Gulib, F., & Marinelli, A. (2019). A novel efficient mixed formulation for strain-gradient models. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 117(8), 926-937. doi:10.1002/nme.5985
Various finite elements based on mixed formulations have been proposed for the solution of boundary value problems involving strain-gradient models. The relevant literature, h...
Jiang, M. D., Yang, Z. X., Barreto, D., & Xie, Y. H. (2018). The influence of particle-size distribution on critical state behavior of spherical and non-spherical particle assemblies. Granular Matter, 20(80), doi:10.1007/s10035-018-0850-x
This paper presents an investigation into the effects of particle-size distribution on the critical state behavior of granular materials using Discrete Element Method (DEM) si...
Adesokan, D., Fleming, I., Hammerlindl, A., & McDougall, J. (2019). Strategies for 1D compression testing of large particle sized Tire Derived Aggregate (TDA). Geotechnical Testing Journal, 42(5), doi:10.1520/gtj20170091
Laboratory testing of a mass of large particle sized Tire Derived Aggregate (TDA) to assess performance related properties such as void ratio, compressive creep and hydraulic ...
Alibakhshikenari, M., Virdee, B. S., Shukla, P., See, C. H., Abd‐Alhameed, R., Khalily, M., …Limiti, E. (2018). Interaction Between Closely Packed Array Antenna Elements Using Meta‐Surface for Applications Such as MIMO Systems and Synthetic Aperture Radars. Radio Science, 53(11), 1368-1381. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018rs006533
The paper presents a technique to enhance the isolation between adjacent radiating elements that is common in densely packed antenna arrays. Such antennas provide frequency be...
Taylor, M. D., Edgar, A., & Raine, M. (in press). Scottish cycling pavement assessment using hand-arm vibration exposure. Infrastructure Asset Management, 1-53. doi:10.1680/jinam.17.00014
A defective pavement surface discourages cyclists from selecting certain routes, and vibration exposure is a noticeable
consequence of reduced path surface quality. Current as...
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...
Alibakhshikenari, M., Virdee, B., Shukla, P., See, C., Abd-Alhameed, R., Khalily, M., …Limiti, E. (2018). Antenna Mutual Coupling Suppression Over Wideband Using Embedded Periphery Slot for Antenna Arrays. Electronics, 7(9), 198. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics7090198
This paper presents a new approach to suppress interference between neighbouring radiating elements resulting from surface wave currents. The proposed technique will enable th...
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
Design and construct reaction frame for undertaking vibrotactile threshold testing for hand held power tools.
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
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...
The PhD project studies the area of robotic landing gear. Most aerial vehicles, including helicopters, incorporate fixed landing gear systems which require a reasonably ...
The main aim of the project seeks to enhance the resistance of the soil foundation against seismic events with the introducti...
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.
SIS, Swedish Standards Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
24 April 2019
23 April 2019
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
Edinburgh Napier University, School of Engineering & the Built Environment, heavy strutures laboratory.
29 April 2018 - 3 May 2018
Wakefield, United Kingdom
1 January 1970