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Simultaneous Measurement of Temperature and Relative Humidity Using a Dual-Wavelength Erbium-Doped Fiber Ring Laser Sensor

Journal Article
Mądry, M., Alwis, L., Binetti, L., Pajewski, Ł., & Bereś-Pawlik, E. (2019)
Simultaneous Measurement of Temperature and Relative Humidity Using a Dual-Wavelength Erbium-Doped Fiber Ring Laser Sensor. IEEE Sensors Journal, 19(20), 9215-9220. https://doi.org/10.1109/JSEN.2019.2922041
A fiber ring laser sensor setup utilizing FBGs (Fiber Bragg Gratings) for simultaneous measurement of ambient temperature and relative humidity (RH) is presented. Two FBGs are...

Bad vibrations for cyclists in the city

Other
Taylor, M. & Dalton, A. (2017)
Bad vibrations for cyclists in the city. Scotland on Sunday
Article published on risk of nerve damage associated with poor cycling infrastructure in the City of Edinburgh. Research collaboration with Professor Chris Oliver (Edinburgh ...

Quantifying stress-induced anisotropy using inter-void constrictions

Journal Article
Shire, T., O'Sullivan, C., Barreto, D., & Gaudray, G. (2013)
Quantifying stress-induced anisotropy using inter-void constrictions. Géotechnique, 63(1), 85-91. https://doi.org/10.1680/geot.11.t.020
In particulate geomechanics it is common to quantify fabric anisotropy using contact and particle orientations. Measurement of void anisotropy is less common, most likely owin...

A combined experimental and numerical study of the pull-out mechanism of threaded titanium bars embedded in marble blocks

Conference Proceeding
Kourkoulis, S. K., Marinelli, A., & Dakanali, I. (2016)
A combined experimental and numerical study of the pull-out mechanism of threaded titanium bars embedded in marble blocks. In The ECCOMAS Congress 2016 Proceedings (5207-5218
The present study describes the first stage of an ongoing research project aiming to investigate the failure mechanisms activated when reinforcing bars are pulled-out from the...

Electromagnetic waves control for antennas applications

Conference Proceeding
Spada, L. L., & Hao, Y. (2017)
Electromagnetic waves control for antennas applications. In 2017 IEEE-APS Topical Conference on Antennas and Propagation in Wireless Communications (APWC)https://doi.org/10.1109/apwc.2017.8062256
Recently, great interest in controlling and manipulating electromagnetic wave propagation from microwave to optical frequencies, has been emerged. Artificial sheet materials w...

Surface wave cloaking using transformation optics

Conference Proceeding
La Spada, L., & Hao, Y. (2015)
Surface wave cloaking using transformation optics. In 2015 1st URSI Atlantic Radio Science Conference (URSI AT-RASC)doi:10.1109/ursi-at-rasc.2015.7302892
Recently, there has been an increasing interest in the study of manipulating surface waves from microwave to optical frequencies [1, 2], especially for the design of conformal...

Surface Wave Cloak from Graded Refractive Index Nanocomposites

Journal Article
La Spada, L., McManus, T. M., Dyke, A., Haq, S., Zhang, L., Cheng, Q., & Hao, Y. (2016)
Surface Wave Cloak from Graded Refractive Index Nanocomposites. Scientific Reports, 6(1), 29363. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep29363
Recently, a great deal of interest has been re-emerged on the possibility to manipulate surface waves, in particular, towards the THz and optical regime. Both concepts of Tran...

Determination of the Aspect-ratio Distribution of Gold Nanorods in a Colloidal Solution using UV-visible absorption spectroscopy

Journal Article
Kumar, R., Binetti, L., Nguyen, H. T., Alwis, L. S. M., Agrawal, A., Sun, T., & Grattan, K. T. V. (2019)
Determination of the Aspect-ratio Distribution of Gold Nanorods in a Colloidal Solution using UV-visible absorption spectroscopy. Scientific Reports, 9, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-53621-4
Knowledge of the distribution of the aspect ratios (ARs) in a chemically-synthesized colloidal solution of Gold Nano Rods (GNRs) is an important measure in determining the qua...

Identification Of Performance Measures For Municipal Construction Projects In Saudi Arabia

Journal Article
Alsulamy, S., Gupta, N., Sloan, B., & Wamuziri, S. (2014)
Identification Of Performance Measures For Municipal Construction Projects In Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 36(1), 1192-1201
Performance measures are a key management tool that determine success or failure of performance whether at organizational or project level. In municipalities, performance meas...

Determination of hand-transmitted vibration risk

Presentation / Conference
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...

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A micro-scale (DEM) investigation on driven pile cycle behaviour

2014 - 2016
Structures such as bridges or wind turbines develop loads that have to be transmitted to the ground. The loads can be static (self-weight) or dynamic (wind, wave or traffic loads) and may be significa...
Funder: Royal Academy of Engineering | Value: £8,000

Enerwater

2014 - 2018
This project involves the research and development of novel systems to recover and re-distribute energy in food processing and manufacturing premises, especially where there are demands for refrigerat...
Funder: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council | Value: £273,525

Novel portable aluminum-air battery: A green technology for sustainable power generation via circular economy approach

2022 - 2023
The main aim of this research is to produce a high performance portable cellulose-based aluminium-air battery. Based on this aim, several specific objectives are outlined as the following: 1. To proce...
Funder: British Council | Value: £24,020

Golf Scorecard Software & Electronics

2021 - 2022
To digitise the scorecard for game of golf for a company.
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Unlock the Potential of the Rough Gas Facility with Hydrogen Storage

2021 - 2022
The proposed university-industry collaboration on modelling of hydrogen storage in Rough gas field is an innovative research directive. This would provide evidence-based decision making for the future...
Funder: Royal Academy of Engineering | Value: £42,519

Computational analysis of a zero-carbon hydrogen fuelled thermal engine for heavy duty transport applications

2021 - 2022
Two types of transport which are currently challenging to decarbonize and electrify are heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) and ships. HDVs and ships are predominantly powered by compression ignition (CI) engi...
Funder: Durham University | Value: £39,481

Nanocellulose arabica gum composites

2019 - 2020
This project will cast films from a nanocellulose (CNF) composite with arabica gum. Arabica gum will be added at different loading concentrations and composites will be assessed for general appearanc...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

PiezoACT membranes: Piezo-Active Nanofibrous Self-decontaminating Facemasks/Filters using Solution Blow Spinning in Egypt

2022 - 2022
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, facemasks have been in short supply in particular for health care workers who should be fully safeguarded to protect health system from being overwhelmed. The...
Funder: British Council | Value: £79,920

Development of a European collaborative proposal on big data and machine learning techniques for engineering numerical simulations

2018 - 2018
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...
Funder: Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering

PhD, An Investigation of the Influence of Construction Methods on the Dynamic Response of Long Span Residential Timber Floors

2021 - 2024
This PhD project will investigate the influence of optimum effectiveness of construction parameters and level of fixity to obtain satisfactory vibrational performance timber floors built with long spa...
Funder: Scottish Government | Value: £30,000
7 results

Novel Processing and Characterisation of Anodes for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs)

2001 - 2007
Solid oxide fuel cells are an important strand of future energy provision, offering high efficiency, compactness and ...
Dr Neil Shearer | Director of Studies: Alan Davidson | Second Supervisor: Janos Hajto

Design, modelling and control of a rotorcraft landing gear for uneven ground conditions

2016 - 2020
The PhD project studies the area of robotic landing gear. Most aerial vehicles, including helicopters, incorporat...
Daniel Melia Boix | Director of Studies: Dr Keng Goh | Second Supervisor: Gareth Smith

Cyclic performance of rubber-soil mixtures to enhance seismic protection

2015 - 2020
The main aim of the project seeks to enhance the resistance of the soil foundation against seismic events with the introduction ...
Dr Juan Bernal-Sanchez | Director of Studies: Dr John McDougall | Second Supervisor: Dr Daniel Barreto Gonzalez

The feasibility study of development and implementation of smart energy system for 100% renewable energy and transport solutions for Sri Lanka

2015 - date
Mr Wattala Fernando | Director of Studies: Dr Kamyab Givaki | Second Supervisor: Prof Naren Gupta

Numerical and experimental investigation on particle size distribution and variability effects on soil behaviour using DEM and grading entropy concepts

2018 - date
Mr James Leak | Director of Studies: Dr Daniel Barreto Gonzalez | Second Supervisor: Dr Vicky Dimitriadi

The use of torsion test method to evaluate the shear modulus and the shear strength of timber joists

2005 - 2011
Dr Aamir Khokhar | Director of Studies: Prof Johnson Zhang | Second Supervisor: Dr Dan Ridley-Ellis

Investigations into the application of engineered bamboo for future hybrid beams

2015 - 2020
Around half of all non-renewable resources mankind consumes are used in construction sector, making it one of the least ...
Niaz Gharavi | Director of Studies: Prof Johnson Zhang | Second Supervisor: Dr Kenneth Leitch
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Visiting professor in Wireless Communication - Royal Academy of Engineering

31 August 2022
Dr Junaid Syed has been appointed Visiting Professor to the School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment. The grant is 3 years which is funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering from Se...

Dr See becomes a full member of the EPSRC Peer Review College

18 May 2021
Dr Chan H. See has been promoted from the EPSRC Associate College to Full College membership.

Dr Mark Taylor Appointed to BSI Working Group on Human Exposure to Mechanical Vibration and Shock

6 October 2020
Dr Mark Taylor (Lectuer in Civil Engineering) has been nominated to represent Edinburgh Napier University at a British Standards Institution Working Group (GME/21/6).

Cyclists: why uneven roads and potholes are endangering your health

26 August 2019
A HIGH-TECH bicycle which measures cyclists' exposure to potentially harmful vibrations from uneven road surfaces could be used to check the safety of cycle lanes and other routes. Back problems and ...

Japanese vibration expert joins Scottish monitoring firm Reactec

29 July 2019
Professor Setsuo Maeda, one of the world’s most respected experts in human response to vibration, has been appointed as Reactec’s chief scientific liaison – relocating from Japan to Edinburgh for the ...

Curvilinear MetaSurfaces for wave manipulation: a closer step to invisibility cloak

11 March 2019
Scientists from Edinburgh Napier University (Dr. Luigi La Spada) in collaboration with Queen Mary University of London and UK Industries (Qinetiq Group Ltd) have successfully developed a new design me...

Cyclists risk nerve damage from potholes and rough roads, study finds

16 October 2017
Cyclists are at risk of permanent nerve damage because of poor road surfaces, research using an innovative measuring bike has revealed.

Cobbles, potholes, and rough roads can cause nerve damage for cyclists, study finds

13 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.

Cobbles, potholes, and rough roads can cause nerve damage for cyclists, study finds

9 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 ...

Is your commute causing you permanent nerve damage?

8 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 ...