Director of Sustainable Construction
Elaine, C., & Inglis, G. (in press). Just and Sustainable Places: Extending the Boundaries of Socio-environmental Health. In N/A
Background: Ecological public health encompasses the complex relationship between environment and health - protecting the physical environment and its inhabitants from contami...
Singh Jamnal, G., Liu, . X., & Fan, L. (2017). Home automation:HMM based fuzzy rule engine for Ambient intelligent smart space. In Proceedings of The 29th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering
in this paper, we proposed a new type of decision making system to achieve the intelligent goal for automated smart environments. The artificial intelligence techniques, used ...
Pomponi, F., Medina Campos, L., Moncaster, A. & Smith, S. (2017). Bringing pupils into building energy performance: school design, construction and operation. In PLEA Conference Proceedings Volume IIIISBN N/A
Colegio Rochester is school in Colombia with a strong vision for sustainability. This vision permeates the new school building which was the first school in Latin America to b...
Construction Scotland Innovation Centre
The project seeks to undertake industrial research and commercial development bringing to market a new party wall building system that increases the use of Scottish produced offsite construction, sign...
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...
The provision of dedicated research support to the Offsite HUB (Scotland) via a ENU research assistant to:
- coordinate meetings between HUB members and steering committee as appropriate including the...
07 December 2016
The paper reports some of the findings of Frances Ryan's doctoral research. The full study – due to be completed in spring 2017 – takes into account prior research on the buil...
02 February 2017
A great partnership between Hutchinson Networks and The Cyber Academy at Edinburgh Napier University has been showcased within a collaboration project which has build advanced...
20 June 2017
Professor Bill Buchanan was invited to present evidence to the Health and Social Care Committee on Cyber Security risks within Health Care in Scotland. He gave evidence on 20 ...
Programme Leader, Bachelor of Music
Finance and Commercial Director
Pomponi, F. & Inzitari, G. (2017). Zooming in on biomimicry: the potential of tensegrity structures. In PLEA Conference ProceedingsISBN N/A
The foundations of biomimicry lie with the idea that Nature can inspire solutions to complex human problems. Biomimicry in Architecture is a rapidly growing field which also e...
Benyon, D. & Egan, C. (2017). Sustainable HCI: Blending permaculture and user-experience. In DIS '17 Companion Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference Companion Publication on Designing Interactive SystemsISBN 978-1-4503-4991-8
For approximately 10 years the SIGCHI Sustainable HCI (sHCI) and Sustainable Interaction Design (SID) communities have debated the contribution that HCI can make to sustainabi...
Su, S., Smith, S. & McAndrew, S. (2017). Acoustic Hanger. GB 2493005. UK Patent Office
This patent stemmed from research undertaken to investigate the reduction of sound transmission through lightweight floors in apartments. Lightweight floors have commonly been...
Tokede, O., Gupta, N. & Wamuziri, S. (2016). Evaluating the cost of disruption in office retrofit building projects. In Proceedings of 10th ICEC World Congress & Council Meeting, 1086-1098. ISBN n/a
The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the cost of disruption in office retrofit building projects.
This work adopts a positivist approach and evaluates the cost of disrup...
Mifsud, L., Pomponi, F. & Moncaster, A. (2016). Comparative energy and comfort analysis of façade passive strategies for cooling loads reduction in the Mediterranean region. In Proceedings of the 2016 Engineered Transparency Conference
No abstract available.
Ghaleb, B., Al-Dubai, A., Ekonomou, E. & Paechter, B. (2016). Trickle-Plus: Elastic Trickle algorithm for Low-power networks and Internet of Things. In Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), 2016 IEEE, 1-6. doi:10.1109/WCNC.2016.7564654. ISBN 978-1-4673-9814-5
Constrained Low-power and Lossy networks (LLNs) represent the building block for the ever-growing Internet of Things (IoT) that deploy the Routing Protocol for Low Power and L...
Pomponi, F. & Moncaster, A. (2016). Benefits and Challenges of Visualising Embodied and Whole Life Carbon of Buildings
Embodied and whole life carbon of buildings are increasingly gaining attention However, embodied carbon calculation is still far from being common practice for sustainability ...
Pomponi, F. & Moncaster, A. (2016). Circular Economy Research in the Built Environment: A Theoretical Contribution
Circular economy is quickly gaining momentum across numerous research fields. The founding principles of circular economies lie in a different perspective on, and management o...
Bros-Williamson, J., Stinson, J., Reid, A. & Gravrand, D. (2016). Innovative refurbishment strategies for poorly performing housing stock in Scotland, UK. In 41st IAHS WORLD CONGRESS Conference ProceedingsISBN 978-989-98949-4-5
Scotland is currently increasing its housing stock at a rate of less than 1% per year. With 174,000 households registered on local authority waiting lists for new or improved ...
Liu, Q., Li, S., Liu, X. & Nigel Linge, A. (2016). A Method for Electric Load Data Verfication and Repair in home Environment. In Sun, X., Liu, A., Chao, H. C. & Bertino, E. (Eds.). Cloud Computing and Security. ICCCS 2016doi:10.1007/978-3-319-48674-1_22. ISBN 978-3-319-48673-4; 978-3-319-48674-1;
Most people do not have a consciousness of energy saving. For this phenomenon, the governments are building smart grids to take measures for the energy crisis. Electric load d...
Livingstone, A., Patlakas, P., Milne, M., Smith, S. & Hairstans, R. (2016). Multi-dimensional data fitting for the structural design of a simple timber connection. In Pöll, M., Fadai, A., Winter, W. & Eberhardsteiner, J. (Eds.). WCTE 2016 e-book : containing all full papers submitted to the World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2016), 2037-2044. ISBN 978-3-903024-35-9
This paper presents a novel method of automating the structural design of timber connections and ensuring
code compliance within a Building Information Modelling (BIM) context...
Swafford, N. T., Iglesias-Guitian, J. A., Koniaris, C., Moon, B., Cosker, D., & Mitchell, K. (2016). User, metric, and computational evaluation of foveated rendering methods. In SAP '16 Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Applied Perceptiondoi:10.1145/2931002.2931011
Perceptually lossless foveated rendering methods exploit human perception by selectively rendering at different quality levels based on eye gaze (at a lower computational cost...
Gazi Bay in southern Kenya has the potential to become a world-leading centre of excellence in the integration of ecosystem science and community development. Work there, led by scientists from Kenya ...
Innovative Offsite manufacturing project on an energy efficient wall structure
Scottish Funding Council
Traditionally energy balance in distilling has focused around process function or building. The intention of this project, focussing on Strathearn Distillery, is to develop a holistic approach which i...
The Melville Trust for Cure and Care of Cancer
It is recognised that teenagers and young people with cancer (and their families) require specialist expert care from allied health professionals (AHPs) (National Institute for Health and Clinical Exc...
Dovecot and the ENU team are exploring innovative digital solution for visitors to experience the work of weavers without disturbing the concentrated work required for tapestry weaving. With the creat...
Novel offsite construction process for manufacture of housing
Marine Alliance for Science & Technology for Scotland (Hosted by St Andrew's University)
Long-duration recorders are commercially available for week-scale terrestrial sound monitoring, but expensive and large, thus difficult to disguise in colonies. We have an active collaboration with th...
The company is looking for an innovative means of creating a permanently installed communication system that visually enhances the building, can adaptively communicate and that is sensitive to the sit...
'EverythingPast' is a global project that will link together and make accessible public, private and personal archive through a unique map-led interface. The website will create an unprecedented multi...
Given the knowledge, infrastructure and resource that resides within Scotland, there is a real opportunity here to be a key player in the global offsite construction market. The emphasis now is to sca...
Citizen Bank is looking to work with the University to explore the potential of using technology as a mechanism to aid in community participation. This collaboration seeks to explore the technical req...
City of Edinburgh Council
To develop an energy benchmarking, management and implementation strategy for a diverse building estate to meet the Council’s overarching sustainability strategy – ‘Sustainable Edinburgh 2020’ and bey...
At present the Information Technology profession appears to be dogged by high profile project failure, high...
The concept of context-awareness is widely used in mobile and pervasive computing t...
Advocates of game-based learning argue that computer games have the
potential to transform university education, moti...
"There is a paucity of knowledge relating to the effects of ENM on the male reproductive system. Thu...
This research focuses on an analysis of the changes in the Libyan Higher Education Institutions (LHEI...
This thesis considers the role of community media in contemporary media policy developments of Anglophone Sub-Saharan ...
Mergers are a fact of life in the private sector and are increasingly becoming a factor in the public se...
Wind is an important source of renewable energy and is widely available, despite the changing condition. In recent years a...
Resilient bars provide cheap, effective sound insulation. They are increasingly popular
in timber floor/...
This thesis investigates the potential of using wind turbine to offset electricity
demand for dwellings or public building....
Timber platform frame has evolved as an efficient method of construction for domestic dwellings and
is experiencing continual growth in the UK due to it lending its...
This PhD is concerned with the role of online information in the creati...
23 September 2017
Building: Craigsbank Parish Church
Composer: Katrina Burton
Performer: Joanna Stark (BMus year 3)
Inspired by the modernist design of Craigsbank, Dr Kathy Ch...
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...
02 June 2016
02 June 2016
Frances Ryan is at Dartington Hall in Totnes, Devon, today as an invited speaker at Cilip’s 5th annual Discover Academic Research, Training, and Support (DARTS) conference.
19 June 2016
19 June 2016
Professor Hazel Hall gave an invited seminar on social media for academic profile building at the Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII) at the Unive...
21 April 2016
21 April 2016
The MAZI project was an exhibitor at the Netfutures 2016 conference in Brussels in April. The conference, attracting over 1,000 attendees, aims to maximize competitivenes...
02 May 2017
02 May 2017
The “Academics Online” workshop on Tuesday 2 May, organised by Dr Ivana Rihova and Dr Nathalia Tjandra from the Business School, allowed the 40 participating academics, ECRs a...
19 October 2017
19 October 2017
As a composer Katrina’s work is informed by a variety of visual stimuli: painting, sculpture, photography, dance and architecture. During her PhD studies she was awarded a num...
30 November 2017
30 November 2017
Following the success of her site-specific composition for Craigsbank Parish Church, presented on September 23rd 2017 as part of Edinburgh Doors open Day, Katrina has been inv...