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Effective and Fast-Screening Route to Evaluate Dynamic Elastomer-Filler Network Reversibility for Sustainable Rubber Composite Design

Journal Article
Xia, T., Wemyss, A. M., Salehiyan, R., Heeley, E. L., Hu, X., Tang, F., …Wan, C. (2023)
Effective and Fast-Screening Route to Evaluate Dynamic Elastomer-Filler Network Reversibility for Sustainable Rubber Composite Design. ACS sustainable chemistry & engineering, 11, 17857-17869. https://doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.3c06752
The introduction of self-healing and reprocessability into conventional vulcanized rubbers has been recognized as a promising strategy to promote elastomer circularity. Howeve...

Facilitators and benefits of implementing lean premise design: A case of Hong Kong high-rise buildings

Journal Article
Lam, E. W., Chan, A. P., Olawumi, T. O., Wong, I., & Kazeem, K. O. (2023)
Facilitators and benefits of implementing lean premise design: A case of Hong Kong high-rise buildings. Journal of Building Engineering, 80, Article 108013. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2023.108013
Defective design, poor stakeholder participation, and a mismatch between design provisions and end-user requirements cause most building construction waste. However, lean buil...

Design for Additive Manufacturing and Finite Element Analysis of Fe-Mn Biodegradable Fracture Fixation Plate with Varying Porosity Levels

Conference Proceeding
Shaikh, M., Kahwash, F., Lu, Z., Alkhreisat, M., & Shyha, I. (2024)
Design for Additive Manufacturing and Finite Element Analysis of Fe-Mn Biodegradable Fracture Fixation Plate with Varying Porosity Levels. In Industrializing Additive Manufacturing: Proceedings of AMPA2023 (239-254). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-42983-5_17
Fracture fixation plates are osteosynthesis implants used to fix fractured bones in a human body. They are either left in the body or required to be removed after a bone heali...

Carbon impact & mitigation of housing developments on peatlands in the UK - A case study

Conference Proceeding
Bernal-Sanchez, J., & Gaspari, A. (2023)
Carbon impact & mitigation of housing developments on peatlands in the UK - A case study. In Proceedings of the ISSMGE TC215 9th International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics 25-28 June 2023 (361-371). https://doi.org/10.53243/ICEG2023-216
Peatlands are a key asset in the drive to reduce annual carbon emissions due to their potential as a carbon sink. This is especially important in Scotland where 25% of the lan...

Preparation of flexible dielectric nanocomposites using nanocellulose and recycled alum sludge for wearable technology applications

Journal Article
Sun, D., Saw, L., Onyianta, A., 'rourke, Lu, Z., Wilson, C., …Shyha, I. (2022)
Preparation of flexible dielectric nanocomposites using nanocellulose and recycled alum sludge for wearable technology applications. Materials, Methods & Technologies, 16, 149-159
With the rapid development of wearable technology, flexible dielectric materials with environmental-friendly, low-cost and high-energy efficiency characteristics are in increa...

Advanced FE framework for magnetoactive polymers including viscoelastic and elastodynamics effects

Presentation / Conference
Kadapa, C., & Hossain, M. (2022, August)
Advanced FE framework for magnetoactive polymers including viscoelastic and elastodynamics effects. Paper presented at EUROMECH Colloquium on Mechanics of Soft Active Polymers, Southampton, United Kingdom

A Shed Resource: A look at Wood Recycling in the UK

Presentation / Conference
Cramer, M., & Ridley-Ellis, D. (2020, September)
A Shed Resource: A look at Wood Recycling in the UK. Paper presented at Timber 2020, Online
The secondary timber value chain was explored by interviewing companies involved in wood recycling. The interviewees include community wood recyclers, chip producers and board...

Photogrammetry method to evaluate shear modulus of laminated glass beams in torsion tests

Presentation / Conference
Uheida, K. (2019, November)
Photogrammetry method to evaluate shear modulus of laminated glass beams in torsion tests. Presented at SRPe Annual Conference 2019, Glasgow
An exhibition and demonstration at the annual Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering Conference on the use of photogrammetry and machine vision techniques to evaluate th...

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...
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Higher-Order Shell Finite Elements for Morphoelastic Shells

2023 - 2025
The aim of this project is to develop state-of-the-art shell finite element models for computational morphoelasticity for modelling the deformation behaviour and pattern formation due to growth (or at...
Funder: Royal Society | Value: £5,794

Novel portable aluminum-air battery: A green technology for sustainable power generation via circular economy approach

2022 - 2023
The main aim of this research is to produce a high performance portable cellulose-based aluminium-air battery. Based on this aim, several specific objectives are outlined as the following: 1. To proce...
Funder: British Council | Value: £24,020

Sintering improvement and electrical property tuning of lead-free AgNbO3-based ceramics for energy storage applications

2022 - 2023
With the environment and climate degrading, it is critical to accelerate the development of reliable energy storage equipment to enable the continued use of renewable energy. Dielectric capacitors are...
Funder: Royal Society | Value: £19,009

PiezoACT membranes: Piezo-Active Nanofibrous Self-decontaminating Facemasks/Filters using Solution Blow Spinning in Egypt

2022 - 2022
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, facemasks have been in short supply in particular for health care workers who should be fully safeguarded to protect health system from being overwhelmed. The...
Funder: British Council | Value: £79,920

Development of improved nanocellulose based rheology modifiers for personal care products

2021 - 2021
With an ever increasing push towards sustainability and environmentally friendly products, Unilever is actively evaluating bio-based functional materials for use in Home and Personal Care products (HP...
Funder: University of Stratchlyde (Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre) | Value: £24,828

Shinty Caman

2021 - 2021
Interface request The ancient art of making shinty sticks – or camans – in Scotland is under threat of dying out. Investigate the required properties and characterise the properties of Shinty stick...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Seaweed CNF reinforced composites for cycle seat padding

2021 - 2021
This is for an Innovation voucher to enable comparative testing of seaweed CNF based composites with existing silicone based material used in seat padding for cycling. The industrial partner is Endura...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £13,058

An Innovative Method for Producing Ultra-High Elastic Piezoelectric Nanofibrous Composites Layers using Solution-Blowing Technique

2020 - 2021
The project has an ambitious aim to develop an innovative semi-industrial system based on a solution-blowing spinning (SBS) technique to produce ultra-high elastic piezoelectric (UHEP) nano-structures...
Funder: British Council | Value: £59,479

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
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Cyclic performance of rubber-soil mixtures to enhance seismic protection

2015 - 2020
The main aim of the project seeks to enhance the resistance of the soil foundation against seismic events with the introduction ...
Dr Juan Bernal-Sanchez | Director of Studies: Dr John McDougall | Second Supervisor: Dr Daniel Barreto Gonzalez

Impact of climate change and envelope performance dilapidation on dwellings

2012 - 2019
"This study looks at addressing the issues concerning environmentally conscious homes and reviewing how efficiently they comp...
Dr Julio Bros Williamson | Director of Studies: Prof John Currie | Second Supervisor: Dr Celine Garnier

Photogrammetric and stereo vision techniques for evaluating material properties in timber and timber-based composite structures

2010 - 2016
Dr Ahmed Mohamed | Director of Studies: Prof Johnson Zhang | Second Supervisor: Prof Abdy Kermani

Moisture conditions in external timber cladding: field trials and their design implications

2004 - 2011
This research was funded by the EU Northern Periphery Programme as part of a trans-national project titled: E...
Dr Ivor Davies | Director of Studies: Charles Fairfield | Second Supervisor: Alastair Stupart

The Toxicological Effects of PM10 Components On Lung Cells

2001 - 2004
Prof Gary Hutchison

Novel Processing and Characterisation of Anodes for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs)

2001 - 2007
Solid oxide fuel cells are an important strand of future energy provision, offering high efficiency, compactness and ...
Dr Neil Shearer | Director of Studies: Alan Davidson | Second Supervisor: Janos Hajto