Vice Chancellor's Research Fellow
Boix, D. M., Goh, K., & McWhinnie, J. (2017). Modelling and control of helicopter robotic landing gear for uneven ground conditions. In Proceedings of 2017 Workshop on Research, Education and Development of Unmanned Aerial Systems (RED-UAS 2017doi:10.1109/RED-UAS.2017.8101644
This paper proposes a method to investigate into helicopter landing on uneven terrain by means of using a scaled articulated robotic landing gear. A mathematical model of an a...
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...
Pomponi, F., Piroozfar, P. & Moncaster, A. (2016). Shortcomings of LCA current practice: the risk of mean values
Industrial ecology can potentially become the science of the circular economy as a recent call for papers of the Journal of Industrial Ecology demonstrates. Well known tools i...
Royal Academy of Engineering
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 ...
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 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...
Research Fellow, Module Leader
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...
Saint, R. M., Garnier, C., Pomponi, F., & Currie, J. (2018). Thermal Performance through Heat Retention in Integrated Collector-Storage Solar Water Heaters: A Review. Energies, 11(6), (1615). doi:10.3390/en11061615
Solar thermal systems are a long-standing technology that is receiving increased attention, in terms of research and development, due to ambitious climate change targets and t...
Pomponi, F., & Campos, L. M. (2018). Embodied and Life Cycle Carbon Assessment of Buildings in Latin America: State-of-the-Art and Future Directions. In F. Pomponi, C. De Wolf, & A. Moncaster (Eds.), Embodied Carbon in Buildings, 483-503. Cham: BioMed Central. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-72796-7_22
This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of the state of the art on embodied carbon and life cycle assessment (LCA) of buildings in the context of Latin America. It revi...
Pomponi, F. & Moncaster, A. (2017). Scrutinising embodied carbon in buildings: the next performance gap made manifest. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. doi:10.1016/j.rser.2017.06.049. ISSN 1364-0321
Life cycle assessment (LCA) is becoming increasingly mainstream as an early-stage design-decision tool for buildings. Still, there are considerable variations in how the metho...
Pomponi, F., Coccia, L. & Upadhyay, A. (2016). Drivers and Barriers in Implementing Information Management Systems in European Micro Enterprises. In Grant, D. B. (Ed.). Logistics, Supply Chain and Operations Management Case Study Collection, 249-261. KoganPage. ISBN 9780749475956
This fascinating case study demonstrates how the Agile approach can be utilised by European micro enterprises which need to adopt wider Information Communication Technologies....
O’Malley, C., Piroozfar, P., Farr, E. R. P. & Pomponi, F. (2015). Urban Heat Island (UHI) mitigating strategies: A case-based comparative analysis. Sustainable Cities and Society. 19, 222-235. doi:10.1016/j.scs.2015.05.009. ISSN 2210-6707
Urbanisation may have been shown to have no effect on climate change, but some researchers suggest that cities are fully capable of responding to it. Urban Heat Islands (UHIs)...
Creutzig, F., Christoph Goldschmidt, J., Lehmann, P., Schmid, E., von Blücher, F., Breyer, C., …Wiegandt, K. (2014). Catching two European birds with one renewable stone: Mitigating climate change and Eurozone crisis by an energy transition. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 38, (1015-1028). doi:10.1016/j.rser.2014.07.028. ISSN 1364-0321
The threat of climate change and other risks for ecosystems and human health require a transition of the energy system from fossil fuels towards renewable energies and higher ...
Susca, T. (2012). Enhancement of life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology to include the effect of surface albedo on climate change: Comparing black and white roofs. Environmental Pollution, 163, (48-54). doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2011.12.019. ISSN 0269-7491
Traditionally, life cycle assessment (LCA) does not estimate a key property: surface albedo. Here an enhancement of the LCA methodology has been proposed through the developme...
Smith, A., & Pitt, M. (2011). Sustainable workplaces and building user comfort and satisfaction. Journal of Corporate Real Estate, 13(3), (144-156). doi:10.1108/14630011111170436. ISSN 1463-001X
Purpose – This paper aims to examine the role of sustainable buildings in providing healthy workplaces in physical and perceptual terms.
Design/methodology/approach – The pape...
Pomponi, F., Medina Campos, L. & Moncaster, A. (2017, June). Bio inspired design: when sun and wind are there to help. Paper presented at 23rd International Sustainable Development Research Society Conference, Bogota', Colombia
Colombia is increasingly acknowledging the role that bioclimatic design of buildings can play within both environmental sustainability — through reductions in energy consumpti...
Susca, T., Fernandez, B., & Lohrey, S. (2013, June). Current State and Barriers for the Development of Renewable Energy in Europe. Paper presented at Dahrendorf Workshop: A European Energiewende as a European Common Good?, Berlin
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Susca, T., Fernandez, B., & Lohrey, S. (2013, June). Current State and Barriers for the Development of Renewable Energy in Europe. Presented at Dahrendorf Workshop: A European Energiewende as a European Common Good?, Berlin
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...
If the UK is to address its energy reduction targets, it is vital to understand energy use behaviours and to devise technology that positi...
The demand for the electric vehicle has increased as the automobile industry,...