Lecturer in Civil Engineering
Leung, A., Anastasopoulos, I. X., Augarde, C. E., Barreto, D., Brennan, A. J., Brown, M. J. Z., …Zielinski, M. (2015). An overview of research activities and achievement in Geotechnics from the Scottish Universities Geotechnics Network (SUGN). In Geotechnical Engineering for Infrastructure and Development: XVI European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, 4289-4294. ISBN 9780727760678
Design of geotechnical systems is often challenging as it requires the understanding of complex soil behaviour and its influence on field-scale performance of geo-structures. ...
Pomponi, F., & Piroozfar, P. A. (2014). Double- or Single-Skin Façades for Low-Carbon Office Refurbishments in the UK: A Comparative Case Study
In the UK, 75 % of non-domestic buildings will still exist in 2050, and the reduction of their emissions represents a major challenge for the UK government to meet the greenho...
Pomponi, F., Ip, K., Oxizidis, S. & Piroozfar, P. (2014). Energy and comfort analysis of glazed double skin facades for refurbishments in temperate climates
Double skin facades (DSFs) are gaining momentum in Europe as a low-energy design technique for the refurbishments of office buildings due to their potential to act as...
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...
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...
ENU Development Trust
Wind and solar energy holds a lot of promise when it comes to replace the conventional energy sources such as fossil fuels and coal. However, there is one problem: How do we store solar and wind energ...
18 October 2018
The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) is the leading voice of the highways and transportation infrastructure profession. It has 14,000 members of w...
16 October 2017
15 October 2017
Your daily bike commute may not involve cobbled streets to rattle over like those in Edinburgh but the potholes and broken pavement common to Canadian cities where winter play...
25 April 2019
25 April 2019
On the 25th of April at the request of the international standards organisation, working group 108/SC 4/WG 3 held a meeting to review the evidence in support of a new proposal...
24 April 2019
24 April 2019
Meeting with Victoria Hamilton from Recoil knee pads. Recoil Kneepads were developed in 2013 by Glasgow-based product design engineer Victoria Hamilton. The aim of the desig...
08 April 2019
08 April 2019
Meeting with Graham Duncan (Managing Director) and Steven McKenna (Group Health and Safety Manager) to discuss a vibration exposure project associated with drilling operations...
Lecturer in Energy and Environmental Engineering
PhD Candidate, Lecturer
PhD Research Student
Senior Research Fellow
Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering
Pomponi, F., Ip, K. & Oxizidis, S. (2014). A method to evaluate the life cycle environmental impacts of double skin facades in refurbishments
Refurbishment of existing buildings represents a major challenge for the UK Government to meet the greenhouse gases (GHG) target. Double Skin Façades are one possible solution...
Pomponi, F., Ip, K. & Piroozfar, P. (2013). Assessment of Double Skin Façade Technologies for Office Refurbishments in the United Kingdom
No abstract available.
Barreto, D. (2012). The use of electronic voting systems to enhance deep learning. In McCabe, B., Pantazidou, M. & Phillips, D. (Eds.). Shaking the Foundations of Geo-engineering Education - proceedings of the international conference Shaking the Foundations of Geo-engineering Education (NUI Galway, Ireland, 4-6 July 2012ISBN 978041562127
The present paper introduces a technology-enhanced teaching method that promotes deep learning.
Four stages that correspond to four different student cohorts were used for its...
O'Neill, S., Zhang, H., & Pawelak, M. (2011). An Industrial Knowledge Collaborative CAD System for Scaffolding Structures. In Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computingdoi:10.4203/ccp.96.111
Scaffolds are a form of temporary structure widely used throughout the construction industry for various purposes. Some common uses are to provide access, for storage of mater...
McDougall, J. (2011). Settlement-The Short and the Long of it. In D. Zekkos (Ed.), Geotechnical Characterization, Field Measurement, and Laboratory Testing of Municipal Solid Waste, 76-111. doi:10.1061/41146(395)3
Total settlement in municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills can be considerable, from 25% to 50% of original fill thickness (Bjarngard and Edgers, 1990). Some occurs very quickl...
Usmani, A., Zhang, J., Jiang, Y., Kotsovinos, P., Zhang, J. & May, I. (2010). Using OpenSees for structures in fire. In Structures in Fire - Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference, SiF'10, 919-926. ISBN 978-160595027-3
OpenSees is an open source object oriented software framework developed at UC Berekeley and currently supported by PEER and Nees. OpenSees has so far been focussed on providin...
Barreto, D., O’Sullivan, C., & Zdravkovic, L. (2009). Quantifying the Evolution of Soil Fabric Under Different Stress Paths. In POWDERS AND GRAINS 2009: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MICROMECHANICS OF GRANULAR MEDIA, 181-184. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3179881
It is well recognized that the macro-scale response of soils is anisotropic in terms of strength, stiffness, permeability, etc. The source of this anisotropy is thought to be ...
Kazimoglu, Y. K., McDougall, J., & Pyrah, I. (2004). Moisture retention and movement in landfilled waste. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Problematic Soils: GEOPRPOB 2005, 307-314
O'Sullivan, C., Barreto, D. & Zdravkovic, L. (2007). Specimen generation approaches for DEM simulations. In Burns, S. E., Mayne, P. W. & Santamarina, J. C. (Eds.). Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials, 901-906. ISBN 978-1-58603-908-0
Discrete Element Method (DEM) simulations ofelement tests cam provide significant insight into the micro-mechanics of soil response. It is well established that soil behaviour...
Barreto, D. (2010). Using DEM for the assessment of K0 in soils. In Discrete Element Methods – Simulations of Discontinua: Theory and Applications - proceedings of the fifth international conference on discrete element methods, 440-445. ISBN 978-0-9551179-8-5
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...
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Building-related carbon emissions in the UK total over 200MtCO2e, which is more than 40% of the national figure. The correct measurement of the embodied carbon of structural materials would enable a r...
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...
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...
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 main aim of the project seeks to enhance the resistance of the soil foundation against seismic events with the introducti...
Throughout the U.K, Timber Platform Frame is increasingly being utilized in the high volume, low cost housing market. Here, the client’s desire for full...
Vulnerable Road User (VRU) road safety performance lags behind the improvements achieved among motoris...
Transport Research Institute academic, Richard Llewellyn, has been awarded fellowship of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation.
17 October 2018
Cyclists are at risk of permanent nerve damage because of poor road surfaces, research using an innovative measuring bike has revealed.
15 October 2017
Bike riding on cobbled, poorly maintained or potholed streets could give you permanent nerve damage, that’s the conclusion of a new study from researchers at Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland wh...
14 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
37 Castle Terrace
14 November 2017
30 August 2017
Wakefield, United Kingdom
1 January 1970