He, R., Zhang, H., See, C. H., Su, Y., Ma, Y., Kong, D., …Abd-Alhameed, R. (2018). A 1 x 8 Linear Ultra-Wideband Phased Array With Connected Dipoles and Hyperbolic Microstrip Baluns. IEEE Access, 6, 52953-52968. https://doi.org/10.1109/access.2018.2868779
A 1×8 linear single polarized ultra-wideband connected dipole phased array with wide angle scan range is proposed. The dipoles in the array are connected with each other in E-...
Alibakhshikenari, M., Virdee, B. S., See, C. H., Abd-Alhameed, R., Ali, A., Falcone, F., & Limiti, E. (2018). Wideband printed monopole antenna for application in wireless communication systems. IET microwaves, antennas & propagation, 12(7), 1222-1230. https://doi.org/10.1049/iet-map.2017.0894
Empirical results of an electrically small printed monopole antenna is described with fractional bandwidth of 185% (115 MHz–2.90 GHz) for return-loss better than 10 dB, peak g...
Alibakhshikenari, M., Virdee, B. S., Shukla, P., See, C. H., Abd-Alhameed, R. A., Falcone, F. J., & Limiti, E. (2018). Meta-surface wall suppression of mutual coupling between microstrip patch antenna arrays for THZ-band applications. Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters, 75, 105-111. https://doi.org/10.2528/pierl18021908
This paper presents a novel 2D meta-surface wall to increase the isolation between microstrip patch radiators in an antenna array that is operating in the teraherz (THz) band ...
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
La Spada, L., & Vegni, L. (in press). Electromagnetic Nanoparticles for Sensing and Medical Diagnostic Applications. Materials, 11(4), 603. doi:10.3390/ma11040603
A modeling and design approach is proposed for nanoparticle-based electromagnetic devices. First, the structure properties were analytically studied using Maxwell’s equations....
McDougall, J., Fleming, I., Thiel, R., Dewaele, P., Parker, D., & Kelly, D. (2018). Estimating degradation-related settlement in two landfill-reclaimed soils by sand-salt analogues. Waste Management, doi:10.1016/j.wasman.2018.04.013. ISSN 0956-053X
Landfill reclaimed soil here refers to largely degraded materials excavated from old landfill sites, which after processing can be reinstated as more competent fill, thereby r...
Wodehouse, A., Vasantha, G., Corney, J., Jagadeesan, A., & MacLachlan, R. (2018). Realising the affective potential of patents: a new model of database interpretation for user-centred design. Journal of Engineering Design, 29(8-9), 484-511. https://doi.org/10.1080/09544828.2018.1448056
This research sets out a new interpretation of the patent database using affective design parameters. While this resource contains a vast quantity of technical information, it...
Bridle, H., Kerrouche, A., & Desmulliez, M. (2018). Megasonic elution of waterborne protozoa enhances recovery rates. Science Matters, doi:10.19185/matters.201712000007
Waterborne pathogens represent a major concern for human and animal health making monitoring of water essential to prevent outbreaks. Sample preparation is critical to assess ...
Bustamante, H., Alwis, L. S. M., Grattan, K. T. V., Sun, T., Vorreiter, L., & González, J. (2017). Innovation in corrosion monitoring in sewers - use of novel photonic sensors for humidity measurements in gravity sewers. Water e-journal, 2(4), 1-6. doi:10.21139/wej.2017.038
Humidity plays a key role in microbiologically induced corrosion of concrete gravity sewers. Minor reductions in humidity can reduce corrosion rates. No reliable long lived (>...
Vedreño Santos, F., Odavic, M., Guan, Y., Azar, Z., Thomas, A., Li, G., & Zhu, Z. (2017). Design considerations for high-power converters interfacing 10 MW superconducting wind power generators. IET Power Electronics, 10(12), (1461-1467). doi:10.1049/iet-pel.2016.0512. ISSN 1755-4543
The design of power electronic converters for the integration of wind generated power into the grid is more and more important due to a new class of Superconducting Generators...
Dimitriadi, V. E., Bouckovalas, G. D., Chaloulos, Y. K., & Aggelis, A. S. (2018). Seismic liquefaction performance of strip foundations: Effect of ground improvement dimensions. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 106, (298-307). doi:10.1016/j.soildyn.2017.08.021. ISSN 0267-7261
Evidence from field case studies, as well as from experimental and theoretical research, suggest that the detrimental effects of seismic liquefaction on the performance of sur...
See, C. H., Abd-Alhameed, R. A., Ghani, A., Ali, N. T., Excell, P. S., McEwan, N. J., & Balzano, Q. (2017). Calibration model for detection of potential demodulating behaviour in biological media exposed to RF energy. IET Science, Measurements and Technology, 11(7), 900-906. https://doi.org/10.1049/iet-smt.2017.0105
Potential demodulating ability in biological tissue exposed to radio-frequency (RF) signals intrinsically requires an unsymmetrical diode-like non-linear response in tissue sa...
Taylor, M., Edgar, A., & Raine, M. (in press). Cycling pavement assessment using hand-arm vibration exposure. Infrastructure Asset Management,
A defective pavement surface discourages cyclists from selecting certain routes and vibration exposure is a noticeable consequence of reduced path surface quality. Current as...
La Spada, L., & Vegni, L. (2017). Near-zero-index wires. Optics express, 25(20), 23699-23708. doi:10.1364/oe.25.023699
In this work, near-zero-index material boundary properties have been exploited to achieve new electromagnetic functionalities. The extraordinary guiding properties of a cylind...
La Spada, L., Haq, S., & Hao, Y. (2017). Modeling and design for electromagnetic surface wave devices: Modeling and design for electromagnetic surface wave devices. Radio Science, 52(9), 1049-1057. doi:10.1002/2017rs006379
A great deal of interest has reemerged recently in the study of surface waves. The possibility to control and manipulate electromagnetic wave propagations at will opens many n...
Guan, Y., Zhu, Z. Q., Azar, Z., Thomas, A. S., Vedreño-Santos, F., Li, G., & Odavic, M. (2017). Comparison of Electromagnetic Performance of 10-MW Superconducting Generators With Different Topologies for Offshore Direct-Drive Wind Turbines. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 27(7), (1-11). doi:10.1109/tasc.2017.2732289. ISSN 1051-8223
This paper compares the electromagnetic performance of 10MW superconducting (SC) generators with three different topologies, i.e., iron-cored stator and rotor (ISIRT), iron-co...
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