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SPR biosensor based on polymer multi-mode optical waveguide and nanoparticle signal enhancement

Journal Article
Gabriela Walter, J., Eilers, A., Alwis, L., Wilhelm Roth, B., & Bremer, K. (2020)
SPR biosensor based on polymer multi-mode optical waveguide and nanoparticle signal enhancement. Sensors, 20(10), https://doi.org/10.3390/s20102889
We present a surface plasmon resonance (SPR) biosensor that is based on a planar-optical multi-mode (MM) polymer waveguide structure applied for the detection of biomolecules ...

Analysis of a wooden specimen's mechanical properties through acoustic measurements in the very near field

Journal Article
Pantelić, F., Mijić, M., Šumarac Pavlović, D., Ridley-Ellis, D., & Dudeš, D. (2020)
Analysis of a wooden specimen's mechanical properties through acoustic measurements in the very near field. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 147(4), EL320-EL325. https://doi.org/10.1121/10.0001030
This paper presents the method for prediction of some basic mechanical parameters of a wood specimen by using simple instrumentation. The standard acoustic method for assessme...

The Mechanical and Resonance Assessment of Large Clear Samples of UK-Grown Beech Wood

Journal Article
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2019)
The Mechanical and Resonance Assessment of Large Clear Samples of UK-Grown Beech Wood. Pro Ligno, 15(4), 32-39
The paper presents the results of non-destructive longitudinal resonance (impulse excitation technique), and mechanical flexural testing, of a batch of European beech wood (Fa...

Off-site and industrialised timber construction

Book
Hairstans, R. (2019)
Off-site and industrialised timber construction. (2nd). BMTRADA
Many prefer the versatility of timber frame for panelised, volumetric and hybrid built off-site systems. Other suitable methods include timber post and beam, ‘mass’ constructi...

Timber products for retrofit in the UK – market potential, applications analysis and next steps

Presentation / Conference
Duncheva, D. M., Calcagno, C., & Hairstans, P. R. (2019, September)
Timber products for retrofit in the UK – market potential, applications analysis and next steps. Presented at Seminar on wood products in the round, Wood Technology Society of IOM3, organised by Daniel Ridley-Ellis

Post-disturbance haulout behaviour of harbour seals

Journal Article
Paterson, W. D., Russell, D. J., Wu, G., McConnell, B., Currie, J. I., McCafferty, D. J., & Thompson, D. (2019)
Post-disturbance haulout behaviour of harbour seals. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 29(S1), 144-156. https://doi.org/10.1002/aqc.3092
1. The impact of anthropogenic activity associated with the construction of a proposed tidal turbine on harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) was investigated using controlled distur...

Quantification of chemical changes taking place in spruce wood structure following long period thermal treatment

Presentation / Conference
Popescu, C., Ridley-Ellis, D., & Popescu, M. (2019, August)
Quantification of chemical changes taking place in spruce wood structure following long period thermal treatment. Paper presented at 2DCOS-10, The 10th International Symposium on Two-dimensional Correlation Spectroscopy, Changchun, China
Wood is a natural composite polymer containing different amounts of cellulose, lignin and hemicelluloses and some other low molecular compounds (i.e. extractives). Due to its ...

Edinburgh Climate Festival 2019 - Sandy Brechin Band

Exhibition / Performance
Currie, J., & Brechin, S. Edinburgh Climate Festival 2019 - Sandy Brechin Band. 6 July 2019. (Unpublished)

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Currie, J., & Brechin, S. Edinburgh Climate Festival 2019 - Sandy Brechin Band. 6 July 2019. (Unpublished
The Edinburgh Climate Festival is a free, family friendly & community-led event taking place for the first time in the Meadows on Saturday 6th July. It aims at celebrating and...

Architecture of emergencies in the Middle East: Proposed shelter design criteria

Thesis
Alshawawreh, L. Architecture of emergencies in the Middle East: Proposed shelter design criteria. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2005914
The number of displaced individuals has been significantly increasing globally during the past decade, reaching over 68 million by end of 2017. The Syrian conflict in the Midd...

The accelerated urban growth in Mexico City. Figures and future scenarios

Presentation / Conference
Karen Hernandez Garcia, A. (2019, June)
The accelerated urban growth in Mexico City. Figures and future scenarios. Paper presented at XVII Symposium of Mexican students and studies in the UK
Mexico City has experienced an accelerated and disorganised urban growth over time, triggering a deficit of housing stock, job opportunities, public transport and infrastructu...
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Home Grown Demonstrator

2020 - 2021
This project is to act as forerunner to the larger Edinburgh Home Demonstrator project to identify areas of innovation and supply chain integration aligned with the economic strategy for Scotland’s f...
Funder: Forestry Commission Scotland | Value: £26,000

SHELTERs: Sustainable Homes Enabling the Long Term Empowerment of Refugees

2020 - 2023
This project addresses this major moral, humanitarian, and knowledge gap by following on from a highly successful seed-funded project, which developed—through participatory design and interdisciplinar...
Funder: Royal Academy of Engineering | Value: £299,712

OnGen

2020 - 2020
The collaboration will see the number low carbon energy generation technology scenarios, the joint work will explore the performance parameters of these technologies through the use of real-world inst...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,923

CSIC Mass Timber Commercialisaton

2019 - 2021
Edinburgh Napier University to investigate and undertake the following tasks: • Collate, analyse and summarise their research base on mass timber and its viability as a construction technique for the ...
Funder: Construction Scotland Innovation Centre | Value: £69,786

Wood Products Innovation Fund - Outreach

2019 - 2020
To undertake outreach activities to promote the finding of WPIF on behalf of Scottish Forestry.
Funder: Forestry Commission Scotland | Value: £9,999

Innovative Engineered Bamboo-Timber Composite Materials

2019 - 2020
The proposed project aims to 1) develop an innovative prestressed Bamboo-timber Sandwich Composite Beam; 2) to improve the I-bone Bamboo-timber Composite Beam with the support of the manufacturing ex...
Funder: Royal Academy of Engineering | Value: £39,070

SIRT 2019-20 (WP1&2)

2019 - 2020
Our research activities are focused on understanding the physical and mechanical properties of wood and how these affect its performance in different applications. Our main aim is to better understand...
Funder: Forestry Commission Scotland | Value: £96,000

Industrial Nature

2019 - 2019
Experiment and development of High performing materials that are sustainable, 100% bio-based product, to be used in construction systems. As the materials are natural, it will take a significant step ...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,965

Bamboo-Timber Composite Materials for Structural Use

2019 - 2019
Based on the successful proof-of-concept pioneering timber structures manufactured in the university lab, the proposed project aims to explore the potentials to 1) develop an innovative prestressed Ba...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,998

North Lands Creative

2019 - 2019
North Lands Creative is the only open access dedicated glass studio in Scotland and one of a very small number in Europe. Sustainability, perceived environmental impact and cost prevent the facility ...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,995
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Transition to circular refurbishment: Enviornmental impacts of high rise residential buildings in Mexico City

2018 - date
This project aims to decarbonise the Built Environment of Mexico City through Circular Econ...
Miss Ana Karen Hernandez Garcia | Director of Studies: Dr Suha Jaradat | Second Supervisor: Dr Francesco Pomponi

Retrofit Evaluation of Non Domestic Buildings in Scotland prior to connection to 4th generation district heating

2018 - date
Antoine Reguis | Director of Studies: Prof John Currie

Enhancing storm surge resilience for coastal habitat

2016 - date
In most countries, population, poor management of water policies, infrastructure and coastal development together with poor disaster mitigation poli...
Ms Anitha Karthik | Director of Studies: Dr Luca Mora | Second Supervisor: Prof Sean Smith

The delusion of innovations? An investigation into micro-level competency barriers to an effective macro-level diffusion of Bulding Information Modelling in the UK

2015 - date
Melanie Robinson | Director of Studies: Dr Celine Garnier | Second Supervisor: Prof John Currie

Architecture of emergencies in the Middle East: Proposed shelter design criteria

2015 - 2019
The ongoing research covers the Architectural design and construction of the humanitarian response during and after emer...
Miss Lara Alshawawreh | Director of Studies: Prof Sean Smith | Second Supervisor: John Wood

Automated code compliance for structural timber design for Building Information Modelling

2014 - date
Mr Andrew Livingstone | Director of Studies: Prof Robert Hairstans | Second Supervisor: Prof Sean Smith

Potential of noble fir, Norway spruce, western red cedar and western hemlock grown for timber production in Great Britain

2013 - 2018
"I am investigating the merchantability and wood properties of Noble fir (Abies...
David Gil-Moreno | Director of Studies: Dr Dan Ridley-Ellis

Impact of climate change and envelope performance dilapidation on dwellings

2012 - 2019
"This study looks at addressing the issues concerning environmentally conscious homes and reviewing how efficiently they comp...
Dr Julio Bros Williamson | Director of Studies: Prof John Currie | Second Supervisor: Dr Celine Garnier

Smart energy monitoring technology to achieve low carbon homes

2007 - 2015
If the UK is to address its energy reduction targets, it is vital to understand energy use behaviours and to devise technology that positi...
Dr Jon Stinson | Director of Studies: Prof Sean Smith | Second Supervisor: Prof John Currie

Performance measurement and mathematical modelling of integrated solar water heaters

2005 - 2009
Dr Celine Garnier | Director of Studies: Prof John Currie | Second Supervisor: Dr Tom Grassie

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