Lecturer in Energy and Environmental Engineering
D'Amico, B., & Pomponi, F. (2017). BEETLE²
BEETLE², (Built Environment Efficiency Tool for Low Environmental Externalities) is a tool aimed at promoting an efficient and effective use of resources in the built environm...
D'Amico, B., Pomponi, L., Montaruli, M., Alshawawreh, L., Snaddon, S., Moghayedi, A., …Pomponi, F. (2019, September). Post-Disaster Post-Conflict Emergency Shelters: A Holistic Approach. Poster presented at RISE Awards 2019
The constrained environment dominating Post-disaster Post-sheltering design solutions often results in a lack of consideration of sustainability and social dimensions. Neglect...
Maeda, S., Taylor, M., Anderson, L. C., & McLaughlin, J. (2019, April). Determination of hand-transmitted vibration risk. Poster presented at Occupational Hygiene 2019
Hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) is a debilitating industrial disease induced by exposure to vibrating machinery. As an irreversible condition, monitoring, controlling and r...
Royal Academy of Engineering
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...
Scottish Funding Council
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...
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...
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 Civil Engineering
PhD Candidate, Lecturer
PhD Research Student
Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering
Taylor, M. (2019, April). Wearable technology and workplace epidemiology: a practical example from the field of hand-arm vibration. Poster presented at The 12th UK/Ireland 1-day Meeting on Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology
This work investigates the application of wearable technology for the collection of exposure data relevant to the study of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome. Wearable technology des...
Barreto Gonzalez, D. (2018, December). Entropy coordinates - Useful descriptor for particle siz edistributions and their link to various geotechnical properties
No abstract available.
Taylor, M. (2018, November). Cycle & Mountain Biking Industries Innovation Summit. Presented at Scottish Mountain Biking Conference Innovation Summit
The partners and companies of Cycle Industries
Europe (CIE), Mountain Bike Centre of Scotland
(MTBCoS) and Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland
(DMBinS) invitation to attend...
Taylor, M. (2018, November). Scottish cycling infrastructure and public health: a study of cyclist hand-arm vibration exposure. Paper presented at 1st Annual Cycling Research Board Meeting
The management of pavement surfaces for walking and cycling is currently a labour intensive task and relies upon user reporting defects and direct visual inspection. Local au...
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)
Meade, S., Stewart, K., & Maher, M. (2018, May). Measurement of Cycling Risk and Quantitative Policy. Paper presented at Scottish Transport Applications and Research (STAR) Conference 2018
The SiN (Safety-in-numbers) effect has become prevalent within cycling research in recent years and describes the phenomenon whereby cycling accident risk may fall when the vo...
Taylor, M., Edgar, A. & Raine, M. (2017, May). Cyclist exposure to hand-arm vibration and pavement surface improvement in the City of Edinburgh. Paper presented at Scottish Transport Applications and Research Conference, Technology and Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde
In the city of Edinburgh, pavement surfaces utilised as either shared space or dedicated cycle-paths use a broad range of materials and surface finishes. A poor pavement surf...
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
Sherriff, G. & Llewellyn, R. (2016, May). The Use Of Equality Impact Assessments In Scottish Local Authority Transport Projects. Paper presented at 12th Scottish Transport Applications and Research Conference, Glasgow, UK
Kelly, D., McDougall, J., & Barreto, D. (2012, August). Effect of particle loss on soil behaviour. Paper presented at ICSE-6 6th International Conference on Scour and Erosion
Soil particle loss can result in strength and volume reductions which are difficult to predict. This paper investigates the
influence of the removal of fractions of selected p...
Barreto, D. (2011, January). Exploring the effects of stress history on the drained and undrained cyclic behaviour of granular materials. Paper presented at 5th International Conference on Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering (5-ICEGE), Santiago, Chile
This paper presents the results of 3D DEM simulations of granular materials subject to cyclic loading. While both the drained and undrained conditions are considered, the effe...
O'Sullivan, C., Cui, L., & Barreto, D. (2009, November). Radial periodic boundaries for axi-symmetric DEM simulations: development, implementation and validation. Paper presented at International Conference on Particle-Based Methods: Particles, Barcelona, Spain
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...
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