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A Shed Resource: A look at Wood Recycling in the UK (2020)
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-making companies. This paper is a perspective of the wood recycling indust... Read More about A Shed Resource: A look at Wood Recycling in the UK.

Photogrammetry method to evaluate shear modulus of laminated glass beams in torsion tests (2019)
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 the shear modulus of laminated structural glass beams in torsion tests. The e... Read More about Photogrammetry method to evaluate shear modulus of laminated glass beams in torsion tests.

Collaborative Innovation: Reflections on Research for Smart Textiles in a Theatre and Performance Context (2019)
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 (accessed March 2019), which promotes diversification and innovation as one of... Read More about Collaborative Innovation: Reflections on Research for Smart Textiles in a Theatre and Performance Context.

Experimental assessment of stiffness and damping in rubber-sand mixtures at various strain levels (2019)
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 investigated. Testing ranged from small strain, in resonant column apparatus, to la... Read More about Experimental assessment of stiffness and damping in rubber-sand mixtures at various strain levels.

Surface functionalisation by the introduction of self-healing properties into electroless Ni-P coatings (2018)
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 contained nickel chloride and sodium hypophosphite. It was proven that the redu... Read More about Surface functionalisation by the introduction of self-healing properties into electroless Ni-P coatings.

Graphene-Oxide and Hydrogel Coated FBG-Based pH Sensor for Biomedical Applications (2018)
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 coating and the fibre. Two methods of deposition of GO were analysed i.e., evapo... Read More about Graphene-Oxide and Hydrogel Coated FBG-Based pH Sensor for Biomedical Applications.

Investigating the fracture behavior of Portland limestone: an experimental study (2018)
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 the structural behavior of this natural building stone, commonly used in bot... Read More about Investigating the fracture behavior of Portland limestone: an experimental study.

Surface functionalisation by the introduction of self-healing properties into electroless Ni -P (2018)
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 contained nickel chloride and sodium hypophosphite. It was proven that the redu... Read More about Surface functionalisation by the introduction of self-healing properties into electroless Ni -P.

3D-printing ‘Ocean plastic’–Fostering childrens’ engagement with sustainability (2018)
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 the forces of intercontinental currents (Law et al., 2010), remote beaches i... Read More about 3D-printing ‘Ocean plastic’–Fostering childrens’ engagement with sustainability.

Aqueous morpholine pre-treatment in cellulose nanofibril (CNF) production: comparison with carboxymethylation and TEMPO oxidisation pre-treatment methods (2017)
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 of the morpholine pre-treated CNF (MCNF) were closely compared with CNF ob... Read More about Aqueous morpholine pre-treatment in cellulose nanofibril (CNF) production: comparison with carboxymethylation and TEMPO oxidisation pre-treatment methods.

Schmuckmachen im 21. Jahrhundert (2017)
Exhibition / Performance
Vones, K. Schmuckmachen im 21. Jahrhundert. Exhibited at Vienna. 5 October 2017 - 12 November 2017. (Unpublished)

This exhibition took place in Gallery V&V in Vienna and was curated by Birgit Laken and Anarkik3D founder Ann Marie Shillito on a theme od 3D printed jewellery

Electroless Ni-P\alginate microgels coatings with self-healing properties (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Stankiewicz, A., Winiarski, J., Zielinska, K., & Barker, M. (2017). Electroless Ni-P\alginate microgels coatings with self-healing properties. In Proceedings of EuroCorr 2017

Self-healing coatings, offering corrosion protection on an alloy steel substrate, were fabricated by electroless co-deposition of a Ni-P matrix together with alginate microgels incorporating nickel saltsand sodium hypophosph... Read More about Electroless Ni-P\alginate microgels coatings with self-healing properties.

3D printable fillament utilising waste Scottish textiles and leather f (2016)
Physical Artefact
Vettese, S., & hindle, C. 3D printable fillament utilising waste Scottish textiles and leather f. [Materials]

The project team (including Colin Hindle from Advanced Materials and Research Assistant Ari Loughlin) created a prototype 3D printable filament utilising waste textiles (selvedge cut from looms provided by the companies Bute, Calzeat and Begg and Co... Read More about 3D printable fillament utilising waste Scottish textiles and leather f.

In vivo in uterus non-invasive methods to predict placental insufficiency and adverse pregnancy outcomes in antiphospholipid syndrome (2014)
Conference Proceeding
Girardi, G., Fraser, J., Bertolaccini, M. L., Lennen, R., Vontell, R., & Hutchison, G. (2014). In vivo in uterus non-invasive methods to predict placental insufficiency and adverse pregnancy outcomes in antiphospholipid syndrome. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.placenta.2014.06.184

Objectives: To use MRI-based methods to non invasively detect placental insufficiency and predict fetal outcomes in obstetric antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) Methods and result: A) Ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxide (USPIO) nanoparticles conjug... Read More about In vivo in uterus non-invasive methods to predict placental insufficiency and adverse pregnancy outcomes in antiphospholipid syndrome.

Stand-up comedy for researchers (2014)
Book Chapter
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2014). Stand-up comedy for researchers. In I. Daly, & A. Brophy Haney (Eds.), 53 interesting ways to communicate your research, 57-58. The Professional and Higher Partnership Ltd

Effective researchers need both to conduct high-quality research and to communicate it - to subject specialists, researchers in other fields, research participants, business, government, the third sector, or the public, not to mention potential emplo... Read More about Stand-up comedy for researchers.

Design and Acoustic Performance of Building Constructions for Multi-Storey Housing: Compendium. (2014)
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. The typical construction system, material properties and key influencing... Read More about Design and Acoustic Performance of Building Constructions for Multi-Storey Housing: Compendium..

Technological Microcosms – Considering Materiality and Collaborative Practice in the Creation of Wearable Futures (2013)
Conference Proceeding
Vones, K. (2013). Technological Microcosms – Considering Materiality and Collaborative Practice in the Creation of Wearable Futures. In Praxis and Poetics - Research Through Design 2013. , (59-62)

With the increased prevalence of digital technologies in our everyday lives, the questions posed to the contemporary craft practitioner regarding creation of an emotionally resonant interaction between the digitally enhanced object and its wearer hav... Read More about Technological Microcosms – Considering Materiality and Collaborative Practice in the Creation of Wearable Futures.

Towards the Posthuman: Materiality and process in the creation of stimulus-responsive jewellery objects (2013)
Conference Proceeding
Vones, K. (2013). Towards the Posthuman: Materiality and process in the creation of stimulus-responsive jewellery objects. In All Makers Now?

The idea of creating a jewellery organism that comes alive on the body has fascinated and inspired my research ever since learning about the potential inherent in smart materials almost ten years ago. While smart materials have been known to scientis... Read More about Towards the Posthuman: Materiality and process in the creation of stimulus-responsive jewellery objects.

Foreign Bodies – The Creation of Symbiotic Jewellery through the Development and Application of Stimulus-Responsive Smart Materials and Microelectromechanical Systems (2012)
Journal Article
Vones, K. (2012). Foreign Bodies – The Creation of Symbiotic Jewellery through the Development and Application of Stimulus-Responsive Smart Materials and Microelectromechanical Systems. Advances in science and technology, 81, 49-54. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/ast.81.49

With the increased prevalence of digital technologies in our everyday lives, the questions posed to the contemporary craft practitioner regarding creation of an emotionally resonant interaction between the digitally enhanced object and its wearer hav... Read More about Foreign Bodies – The Creation of Symbiotic Jewellery through the Development and Application of Stimulus-Responsive Smart Materials and Microelectromechanical Systems.

The Use of Torsion Test Method to Evaluate the Shear Properties of Timber Joists (2012)
Conference Proceeding
Khokhar, A., & Zhang, J. (2012). The Use of Torsion Test Method to Evaluate the Shear Properties of Timber Joists. In P. Quenneville (Ed.), Proceedings of the World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2012)

This paper presents details of the experimental method and test results from a series of torsion tests undertaken to evaluate the shear modulus and shear strength of solid timber joist. The variation of shear modulus within and between test samples,... Read More about The Use of Torsion Test Method to Evaluate the Shear Properties of Timber Joists.