Associate Professor of Immunology & Infection / Director of Research, School of Applied Sciences
Pitt, J., & Hart, E. (2017). For Flux Sake: The Confluence of Socially- and Biologically-Inspired Computing for Engineering Change in Open Systems. In 2017 IEEE 2nd International Workshops on Foundations and Applications of Self* Systems (FAS*W),doi:10.1109/FAS-W.2017.119
This position paper is concerned with the challenge of engineering multi-scale and long-lasting systems, whose operation is regulated by sets of mutually-agreed, conventional ...
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...
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 ...
Royal Academy of Engineering
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...
Arts & Humanities Research Council
InGSoc (Informing the Good Society: New Directions in Information Policy) is a three-year project, funded by an Arts and Humanities Research Council standard grant. The project, whose common thread is...
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...
Marinelli, A. (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. ISBN 978-618-82844-0-1
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...
Pomponi, F. & Moncaster, A. (2016). Buildings for the biosphere (and their indoors for the technosphere) - A circular economy view for the construction industry
One of the founding principles of the Circular Economy is to foster the focus on longer-lasting products. Arguably, extremely few products in the present days last as long as ...
Nyberg, R. G., Yella, S., Gupta, N. K., & Dougherty, M. (2015). Inter-rater reliability in determining the types of vegetation on railway trackbeds. In J. Wang, W. Cellary, D. Wang, H. Wang, S. Chen, T. Li, & Y. Zhang (Eds.), Web Information Systems Engineering – WISE 2015, 379-390. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-26187-4_36
Vegetation growing on railway trackbeds and embankments can present several potential problems. Consequently, such vegetation is controlled through various maintenance procedu...
Buchanan, W. J. (2015). Edinburgh leading world in beating online crime. The Scotsman
Cyber security surges ahead in the capital, says Bill Buchanan As we become more dependent on the internet by the day, the risks around it also increase, especially from cyber...
O'Connor, S. (2014). The political economy of health. 2014 Global Health Forum Taiwan
Blog: Professor Martin McKee, President of the European Public Health Association and Professor of European Public Health at the London School of Tropical Hygiene & Tropical M...
Nyberg, R., Gupta, N., Yella, S. & Dougherty, M. (2014). Machine Vision For Condition Monitoring Vegetation On Railway Embankments. In Proceedings of 6th IET Conference on Railway Condition Monitoring, RCM, 1-7. ISBN 978-1-84919-913-1
National Railway Administration in Northern Europe do not employ systematic procedures in monitoring the current state of vegetation to form the basis of maintenance decision ...
Miranda Manzanares, M., Castro, J., Sagaseta, C., Cañizal, J. & Da Costa, A. (2013). Foundations of embankments with encased Stone columns. In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Paris 2013
Stone columns are a common improvement technique for foundations of embankments in soft soils. When the soft soil
does not provide enough lateral support, the columns are enca...
HARRISON, I., KERMANI, A. & MUNIR, S. (2013). "Portal Frame”. A portal frame with header and column connector. 2496577 (A). The UK Patent Office
A portal frame, for example a door or window, comprising at least one header 20, at least a first column 30 and at least one frame connector 50 for rigidly connecting the firs...
Miranda Manzanares, M., DaCosta, A. & Cimentada, A. (2012). Caracterización de un árido de cantera y un RCD para empleo en tratamientos del terreno con columnas de grava. In Cimentaciones Y excavaiones profundas (9th National Symposium of geotechnical engineering deep foundations and excavations)., 191-198
Characterisation of a quarry aggregate and an RCD for use in field treatments with gravel columns.
Miranda Manzanares, M. (2012). Influence of gravel density in clay reinforced with stone columns. Laboratory study
Influence of gravel density in clay reinforced with stone columns. Laboratory study.
Humanyun, R., Zhang, H. & Zhang, B. (2012). Digital image processing of weathered stone for determining the optimum cleaning level of stonework. In 14th International Conference and Exhibition on Structural Faults and RepairISBN N/A
In this study, the authors introduced a new image component sampling technique that can be used to evaluate level of cleaning of weathered masonry stone for historic buildings...
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
Dr Alistair Duff visited the Lippmann Papers (Walter Lippman’s personal archives and associated materials) at Yale University in autumn 2011.
Walter Lippmann (1889-1974), although not enjoying a cur...
The concept of context-awareness is widely used in mobile and pervasive computing t...