Professor and Director of Centre for Timber Enginnering
Asif, R. (2017). Quantum Encrypted Signals on Multiuser Optical Fiber Networks: Simulation Analysis of Next Generation Services and Technologies. In NoF 2017 Conference Proceedings
Data encryption is gaining much attention these days from the research community and industry for transmitting secure information over access networks, i.e. 'fiber-to-the-home...
Pomponi, F. (2017). So much for COP23 – there’s a whole class of carbon emissions we’re totally ignoring. The Conversation, UK
Article published on 'The Conversation' on embodied carbon of buildings.
Ukwandu, E., Buchanan, W., & Russell, G. (2017). Performance Evaluation of a Fragmented Secret Share System. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Cyber Situational Awareness, Data Analytics and Assessment (Cyber SA 2017)doi:10.1109/CyberSA.2017.8073396
There are many risks in moving data into public storage environments, along with an increasing threat around large-scale data leakage. Secret sharing scheme has been proposed ...
Society for Research into Higher Education
Teaching-focused academics in UK Life Science departments may experience anxiety about their continued ability to teach undergraduates at Honours level, and postgraduates at Masters and doctoral level...
The overarching aim of this study is to investigate how universities are preparing IT students for the global labour market. The focus of this study is entrepreneurship which is now given high priorit...
Our website evaluated extremely positively among patients, family members and clinicians in NHS Lothian and our model is unquestionably of utility Scotland-wide.The underpinning research and iterative...
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...
09 June 2016
Simon Powers will write an article about "defection" (as the term is used in game theory), for the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science, edited by To...
13 February 2017
Director of Sustainable Construction
Vice Chancellor's Research Fellow
Lecturer in Cybersecurity and Networks
Vice Chancellor's Research Fellow
Vettese, S. (2017). 3D printable recycled textiles : material innovation and a resurrection of the forgotten ‘shoddy’ industry. In Loughborough University Textile Design Research Group INTERSECTIONS Conference 2017ISBN not known
This paper will disseminate an interdisciplinary project, undertaken at Edinburgh Napier University between the Design and Advanced Materials. Several 3D printable materials a...
Ma, F., Liu, X., Yang, Y., Yao, W., Cai, J., & Wang, F. (2017). ESBSC: Energy-Aware Service Brokering Strategy in Clouds. In Proceedings of the IEEE 41st Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC)doi:10.1109/compsac.2017.120
One of the key features of cloud computing is on demand resource provision. Unfortunately, different cloud service providers often have different standards, which makes the jo...
O 'Dowd, A. (2017). SKiN Designing pseudo-physiology into personal technology devices to create enhanced interactions through visceral signifiers and behaviours
The majority of technology is now personal. Humans, in turn, are expected to and have personal relationships with their devices. The issue is that humans are biological beings...
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...
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...
Bros Williamson, J., Stinson, J., Garnier, C. & Currie, J. (2017). Discrepancies between theoretical and actual heating demand in Scottish modern dwellings. In PLEA 2017 Proceedings - Design to Thrive, 361 to 368. ISBN 978-0-9928957-5-4
The study reports on the differences between the actual heat consumption profiles of twelve dwellings monitored for four years and their predicted heat demand profiles as calc...
Hart, E., Sim, K., Gardiner, B., & Kamimura, K. (2017). A Hybrid Method for Feature Construction and Selection to Improve Wind-Damage Prediction in the Forestry Sector. In GECCO '17 Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, 1121-1128. doi:10.1145/3071178.3071217
Catastrophic damage to forests resulting from major storms has resulted in serious timber and financial losses within the sector across Europe in the recent past. Developing r...
Asif, R. & Buchanan, W. J. (2017). Seamless Cryptographic Key Generation via Off-the-Shelf Telecommunication Components for End-to-End Data Encryption. In International Conference on Internet of Things (iThings-2017)ISBN 978-1-5090-5880-8
Quantum key distribution (QKD) systems have already attained much attention for providing end-to-end data encryption to the subscribers. However, it is very important that the...
Urquhart, N. & Hart, E. (in press). Creating optimised employee travel plans. In TBCISBN TBC
The routing of employees who provide services such as home health or social care is a complex problem. When sending an employee between two addresses , there may exist more th...
Colabella, S., D'Amico, B., Hoxha, E., & Fivet, C. (in press). Structural Design with Reclaimed Materials: an Elastic Gridshell out of Skis. In Proceedings of the IASS Annual Symposium 2017 “Interfaces: architecture.engineering.science”
This paper presents the design and construction of a 36m2 gridshell, the rigidity of which is achieved through the bending of an initially flat grid of 210 reclaimed skis. The...
Datta, S., Zekkos, D., Fei, X. & McDougall, J. (in press). Experimental Assessment and Modelling of Coupled Biochemical-Physical-Mechanical Biodegradation Process of a Municipal Solid Waste Sample from Michigan. In Coupled Phenomena in Environmental Geotechnics, 6. ISBN NA
ABSTRACT: Municipal solid waste (MSW) is biodegradable in landfills under anaerobic conditions. The evolution of the
biochemical, physical and mechanical characteristics of MS...
Allan, D. (in press). Make What You Desire: An Interactive Blending of the Digital and the Analogue. In NA
3D printing technology has the potential to democratize the manufacturing process. 3D printers have become more affordable so almost anyone can access them either at home, wor...
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...
Children's Hospice Association Scotland
The aim of the scoping exercise is to inform the development of an education strategy for CHAS relating to the delivery of palliative care for babies, children and young people (BCYP) and their famili...
The Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland became operational in 2005. It plays an integral role in guaranteeing the rights of patients with mental disorder as originally identified in the Millan Princip...
V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation
The challenge that climate change poses to humanity and the natural environment is critical and well documented. Faced with such an unprecedented challenge, three responses are needed: drastic cuts in...
Medical Research Council
Risks of developing many adult illnesses are set down as we develop in the womb, hence the environment we experience during fetal life needs to be ‘just right’. Understanding how the fetal environmen...
The Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance
This event aims to inspire women into cybersecurity roles by bringing together the cyber women from across the UK in the form of a poster competition. The event will be held in collaboration with Edin...
National Institute for Health Research
The impact of parental drug misuse on children and families is a major public health problem . Parental drug misuse is closely associated with poor parenting, poor child development and increased r...
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 ...
Morgan Stanley is seeking a data science resource / support to augment its Technology Information Risk Team within the Technology and Data division. The key challenge involves an investigation of the ...
Arts & Humanities Research Council
Sustainable landscape management in rural areas requires the creation of opportunities that treat landscapes in the context of their historical, cultural and social factors. The growing popularity of ...
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
The proposed research project seeks to examine the ways colony-based photographers represented and celebrated the success of the colonial-based enterprises in Southeast Asian at the turn of the 20th c...
Scottish Funding Council
Developing the Nanoguard coating for use in construction and the built environment
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...
In platform timber frame construction, timber walls and diaphragms provide the overall stability for the structure to resist forces that are generated...
Resilient bars provide cheap, effective sound insulation. They are increasingly popular
in timber floor/...
"I am investigating the merchantability and wood properties of Noble fir (Abies procera), Norway spru...
Around half of all non-renewable resources mankind consumes are used in construction sector, making it one of the least sustainable industries in the...
The dynamic response of structural timber flooring systems can cause vibrational serviceability problems in terms of discomfort experienced by the...
Wind is an important source of renewable energy and is widely available, despite the changing condition. In recent years a...
Printing has a long and illustrious history as a craft industry. This study explores the effects of tec...
01 January 1970
01 January 1970
On Friday 17th November we will be holding a seminar to update you on the latest research on timber. The morning session is open to all and will include summaries on two rece...
04 November 2016
This paper explores the potential impact of BREXIT on the Scottish financial services sector. For the purpose of this discussion the assumption is that Scotland remains part o...
30 June 2016
This week the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) and the Archives and Records Association (ARA) published a series of 24 fact sheets on the ...
08 August 2016
Sir, Jim Brunsden and Alex Barker, in “City of London eyes ‘equivalence’ as post-Brexit link with EU” (July 26), make the point that relating to the EU on the basis of “equiva...
19 April 2017
03 April 2017
The Safer Roads, Safer Vehicles, Safer Road Users, Safer Speeds Conference was held in Stirling on 3 April 2017. The conference saw over 75 industry practitioners from a mixt...
19 December 2016
On 30th November 2016 Edinburgh Napier University hosted the 2016 Annual Lecture of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST). The speaker was Professor S...