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Collaborative Innovation: Reflections on Research for Smart Textiles in a Theatre and Performance Context

Conference Proceeding
Robertson, S., Taylor, S., & Bletcher, J. (2019)
Collaborative Innovation: Reflections on Research for Smart Textiles in a Theatre and Performance Context. https://doi.org/10.17028/rd.lboro.9741296.v1
This paper presents interdisciplinary research initiated through collaboration in the area of smart textiles, prompted by the Scottish Textile Industry’s 10-year Strategy (acc...

Experimental assessment of stiffness and damping in rubber-sand mixtures at various strain levels

Conference Proceeding
Bernal-Sanchez, J., Mcdougall, J., Barreto, D., Marinelli, A., Dimitriadi, V., Anbazhagan, P., & Miranda, M. (2019)
Experimental assessment of stiffness and damping in rubber-sand mixtures at various strain levels. In Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering for Protection and Development of Environment and Constructions, (1403-1410
The dynamic properties of shredded rubber-soil mixtures (ShRm), comprising a sub-rounded quartz sand combined with small rubber shreds at 0, 10, 20, 30% by mass, were investig...

Surface functionalisation by the introduction of self-healing properties into electroless Ni-P coatings

Journal Article
Stankiewicz, A., Kefallinou, Z., Mordarski, G., Jagoda, Z., & Spencer, B. (2019)
Surface functionalisation by the introduction of self-healing properties into electroless Ni-P coatings. Electrochimica Acta, 297, 427-434. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2018.12.026
Ni-P∖alginate microgels coatings, as potential metallic protective coatings with self-healing properties, were deposited by the electroless method. The alginate microgels cont...

Graphene-Oxide and Hydrogel Coated FBG-Based pH Sensor for Biomedical Applications

Journal Article
Binetti, L., Stankiewicz, A., & Alwis, L. S. M. (2018)
Graphene-Oxide and Hydrogel Coated FBG-Based pH Sensor for Biomedical Applications. Proceedings, 2(13), 789. https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2130789
A hydrogel coated fibre grating-based pH sensor for biomedical applications has been realised, where Graphene Oxide (GO) had been used to enhance the bonding between the coati...

Investigating the fracture behavior of Portland limestone: an experimental study

Journal Article
Marinelli, A., & Stewart, M. (2018)
Investigating the fracture behavior of Portland limestone: an experimental study. Procedia Structural Integrity, 10, 104-111
An experimental investigation of the mechanical and fracture characteristics of the ‘Grove Whitbed’ Portland limestone is undertaken with the aim to enhance understanding of t...

Surface functionalisation by the introduction of self-healing properties into electroless Ni -P

Presentation / Conference
Stankiewicz, A., Kefallinou, Z., Mordarski, G., Jagoda, Z., & Spencer, B. (2018, July)
Surface functionalisation by the introduction of self-healing properties into electroless Ni -P. Poster presented at Electrochemical Methods in Corrosion Research 2018
Ni-P\alginate microgels coatings, as potential metallic protective coatings with self-healing properties, were deposited by the electroless method. The alginate microgels cont...

3D-printing ‘Ocean plastic’–Fostering childrens’ engagement with sustainability

Journal Article
Vones, K., Allan, D., Lambert, I., & Vettese, S. (2018)
3D-printing ‘Ocean plastic’–Fostering childrens’ engagement with sustainability. Materials Today Communications, 16, 56-59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mtcomm.2018.04.001
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...

Aqueous morpholine pre-treatment in cellulose nanofibril (CNF) production: comparison with carboxymethylation and TEMPO oxidisation pre-treatment methods

Journal Article
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, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10570-017-1631-0
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...

3D printable fillament utilising waste Scottish textiles and leather f

Physical Artefact
Vettese, S., & hindle, C. 3D printable fillament utilising waste Scottish textiles and leather f

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Vettese, S., & hindle, C. 3D printable fillament utilising waste Scottish textiles and leather f
The project team (including Colin Hindle from Advanced Materials and Research Assistant Ari Loughlin) created a prototype 3D printable filament utilising waste textiles (selve...

Design and Acoustic Performance of Building Constructions for Multi-Storey Housing: Compendium.

Book Chapter
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, 213-244. 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....
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Nanocellulose arabica gum composites

2019 - 2020
This project will cast films from a nanocellulose (CNF) composite with arabica gum. Arabica gum will be added at different loading concentrations and composites will be assessed for general appearanc...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

CupClean - fast coffee cup cleaner

2019 - 2019
This project is to assist in the research of cleaning coffee cups to a standard acceptable for public use. The research will be used in the development of a product that can be installed in office sp...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,958

Nano cellulose from residue seaweed

2018 - 2019
Novel extraction techniques for cellulose form seaweed
Funder: Zero Waste Scotland | Value: £68,226

Circular design of emergency sheltering for Africa: a holistic approach

2018 - 2019
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 ...
Funder: Royal Academy of Engineering | Value: £38,887

Informational Database for Sustainable and Energy Efficient materials in sub-Saharan Africa

2018 - 2019
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...
Funder: Royal Academy of Engineering

Thermal Performance of Nanoguard

2017 - 2017
Developing the Nanoguard coating for use in construction and the built environment
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,858

Medicene Device

2016 - 2016
Design an mechanism to initiate a blister pack controlled release
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,874

Redesign of an electrical device and metallurgy re-engineering

2015 - 2015
To look at the feasibility of redesigning an electronic device with specific properties to meet offshore performance standard. This will require materials analysis and design, electronics analysis and...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,980

1st choice Locksmiths - Feasibility study on automated window closure system

2015 - 2015
The customer has experience in the locksmith sector and has identified an opportunity for developing a system that will automatically control the closure of windows to prevent theft and break in. An i...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,498

Follow-on voucher 4-in-a-block Retrofit Project

2013 - 2015
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...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £40,000