Senior Research Fellow
Vones, K., Allan, D., Lambert, I., & Vettese, S. (2018). 3D-printing ‘Ocean plastic’–Fostering childrens’ engagement with sustainability. Materials Today Communications, 16, (56-59). doi:10.1016/j.mtcomm.2018.04.001. ISSN 2352-4928
Ocean plastic pollution has been identified as one of the biggest environmental threats of our time. As large islands of plastic waste such as the Pacific Gyre amass through t...
Onyianta, A. J., Dorris, M., & Williams, R. (2017). Aqueous morpholine pre-treatment in cellulose nanofibril (CNF) production: comparison with carboxymethylation and TEMPO oxidisation pre-treatment methods. Cellulose, doi:10.1007/s10570-017-1631-0. ISSN 0969-0239
In this study, pulped cellulose fibres were pre-treated with aqueous morpholine prior to mechanical disruption in the production of cellulose nanofibrils (CNF). The properties...
Fausti, P., García, T. C., Ingelaere, B., Machimbarrena, M., Monteiro, C. R. A., Santoni, A., …Smith, S. (2014). Design and Acoustic Performance of Building Constructions for Multi-Storey Housing: Compendium. In B. Rasmussen, & M. Machimbarrena (Eds.), COST Action TU0901 – Building acoustics throughout Europe. Volume 1: Towards a common framework in building acoustics throughout Europe, 213-257. COST European Cooperation in Science and Technology
This chapter provides an overview of the range of construction types
found across Europe to meet various sound insulation requirements for separating (party) walls and floors....
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
The objective of this research study is to develop a prototype model for gathering and reusing ocean plastic in-situ. The proposal is to visit a number of beachside locations along the Scottish West C...
Royal Academy of Engineering
The population in Africa is growing rapidly, and thus the urbanization is accelerated. The need for detailed information on the performance of materials is a crucial part of the decision-making proces...
Africa is the continent with the highest number of displaced people due to wars, humanitarian crises, resource scarcity, and extreme climate events. Emergency sheltering always sets out with the best ...
20 September 2016
20 September 2016
Timber is a versatile, natural, material with a wide range of properties. When properly understood, responsibly sourced, and produced through modern forestry and manufacturin...
Research Fellow, Energy Consultant & Lecturer
Dean of Applied Sciences
Vones, K. (2012). Foreign Bodies – The Creation of Symbiotic Jewellery through the Development and Application of Stimulus-Responsive Smart Materials and Microelectromechanical Systems. Advances in science and technology. 81, 49-54. doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/ast.81.49. ISSN 1662-0356
With the increased prevalence of digital technologies in our everyday lives, the questions posed to the contemporary craft practitioner regarding creation of an emotionally re...
Szczygieł, B. & Turkiewicz, A. (2008). The effect of suspension bath composition on the composition, topography and structure of electrolessly deposited composite four-component Ni–W–P–ZrO2 coatings. Applied Surface Science. 254(22), 7410-7416. doi:10.1016/j.apsusc.2008.05.342. ISSN 0169-4332
Composite four-component Ni–W–P–ZrO2 coatings were electrolessly deposited from a bath with different concentrations of aminoacetic acid (glycine—the complexing agent), sodium...
Vones, K. (2013). Towards the Posthuman: Materiality and process in the creation of stimulus-responsive jewellery objects. In All Makers Now?ISBN 978-0-9544187-9-3
The idea of creating a jewellery organism that comes alive on the
body has fascinated and inspired my research ever since learning
about the potential inherent in smart materi...
Vones, K. (2013). Technological Microcosms – Considering Materiality and Collaborative Practice in the Creation of Wearable Futures. In Praxis and Poetics - Research Through Design 2013, 59-62. ISBN 978-0-9549587-9-4
Khokhar, A., Chui, Y., & Smith, I. (2012). Influence of stiffness of between-joists bracing on vibrational serviceability of wood floors. In P. Quenneville (Ed.), Proceedings of World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2012), 362-369
Floors with repetitive parallel wood joists overlain by wood panel sheathing behave as orthotropic two-way structures since their along-joist stiffness is much higher than acr...
Khokhar, A., & Zhang, H. (2012). The Use of Torsion Test Method to Evaluate the Shear Properties of Timber Joists. In P. Quenneville (Ed.), Proceedings of World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2012), 746
No abstract available.
Khokhar, A., & Zhang, J. (2012). The Use of Torsion Test Method to Evaluate the Shear Properties of Timber Joists. In P. Quenneville (Ed.), Proceedings of the World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2012)
This paper presents details of the experimental method and test results from a series of torsion tests undertaken to evaluate the shear modulus and shear strength of solid tim...
Khokhar, A. M., Zhang, H., & Ridley-Ellis, D. (2009). The shear strength and failure modes of timber joists obtained from the torsion test method. In A. Ceccotti (Ed.), 11th World Conference on Timber Engineering 2010 (WTCTE 2010), 3509-3516
This paper presents details of the experimental method and test results from a series of torsion tests undertaken to evaluate the shear strength of timber joists. The failure...
Reichert, T., & Ridley-Ellis, D. (2009). Computational issues regarding lattice models for wood. In A. Ceccotti (Ed.), 11th World Conference on Timber Engineering 2010 (WCTE 2010), 2127-2132
This paper describes means to overcome some of the computational issues related to lattice models. The first is the use of a solution technique, different from a Newton-Raphso...
Ridley-Ellis, D. J., Owen, J. S., & Davies, G. (2001). Flexural behaviour of Rectangular Hollow Sections with circular side wall openings. In R. Puthli, & S. Herion (Eds.), Tubular Structures IX : Proceedings of the Ninth International Symposium and Euroconference, Dusseldorf, Germany, 3-5 April 2001:, 339-348
The influence of circular web openings on the flexura behaviour of Rectangular Hollow Sections is introduced. The results of full-scale laboratory tests in three and four-poi...
Scottish Funding Council
The purpose of this follow-on project is to conduct in-situ post-occupancy energy analyses on refurbished four-in-a block dwellings that have been upgraded to high sustainability standards using: inno...
The purpose of this follow-on project is to conduct a suite of research and development testing on an innovative insulation product, focused around a live project. The insulation product, Retrofoam, u...
The feasibility study will provide building energy performance specifications and recommendations on suitable renewable technology designs for a portable accommodation unit in rural Perthshire. It wi...
The main aim of the project seeks to enhance the resistance of the soil foundation against seismic events with the introducti...
"This study will look at addressing the issues concerning environmentally conscious homes and reviewing how efficiently they compare asp...
Stirling Court Hotel – University of Stirling
19 September 2016