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U-model-based finite-time control for nonlinear valve-controlled hydraulic servosystem (2020)
Journal Article
Yan, H., Li, J., Nouri, H., & Xu, L. (2020). U-model-based finite-time control for nonlinear valve-controlled hydraulic servosystem. Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2020, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/7083639

Valve-controlled servosystems are widely used in dynamic tracking, but, not properly studied, nonlinearity, perturbation of internal parameters, and external disturbance have significant impacts on the control performance and challenge in the control... Read More about U-model-based finite-time control for nonlinear valve-controlled hydraulic servosystem.

Optimisation of the internal structure of ceramic membranes for electricity production in urine-fed microbial fuel cells (2020)
Journal Article
Salar-García, M. J., & Ieropoulos, I. (2020). Optimisation of the internal structure of ceramic membranes for electricity production in urine-fed microbial fuel cells. Journal of Power Sources, 451, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2020.227741

The need to find a feasible alternative to commercial membranes for microbial fuel cells (MFCs) poses an important challenge for the practical implementation of this technology. This work aims to analyse the influence of the internal structure of low... Read More about Optimisation of the internal structure of ceramic membranes for electricity production in urine-fed microbial fuel cells.

The Pre-BRA (pre-pectoral Breast Reconstruction EvAluation) feasibility study: protocol for a mixed-methods IDEAL 2a/2b prospective cohort study to determine the safety and effectiveness of prepectoral implant-based breast reconstruction (2020)
Journal Article
Harvey, K. L., Mills, N., White, P., Holcombe, C., Potter, S., & The Pre-BRA Feasibility Study Steering Group, . (2020). The Pre-BRA (pre-pectoral Breast Reconstruction EvAluation) feasibility study: protocol for a mixed-methods IDEAL 2a/2b prospective cohort study to determine the safety and effectiveness of prepectoral implant-based breast reconstruction. BMJ Open, 10(1), e033641. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-033641

© Author(s) (or their employer(s)) 2020. Re-use permitted under CC BY. Published by BMJ. INTRODUCTION: Implant-based breast reconstruction is the most commonly performed reconstructive technique worldwide. Subpectoral reconstruction with mesh is the... Read More about The Pre-BRA (pre-pectoral Breast Reconstruction EvAluation) feasibility study: protocol for a mixed-methods IDEAL 2a/2b prospective cohort study to determine the safety and effectiveness of prepectoral implant-based breast reconstruction.

Designing Ethical Social Robots - A Longitudinal Field Study with Older Adults (2020)
Journal Article
Van Maris, A., Zook, N., Caleb-Solly, P., Studley, M., Winfield, A., & Dogramadzi, S. (in press). Designing Ethical Social Robots - A Longitudinal Field Study with Older Adults. Frontiers in Robotics and AI, https://doi.org/10.3389/frobt.2020.00001

Emotional deception and emotional attachment are regarded as ethical concerns in human robot interaction. Considering these concerns is essential, particularly as little is known about longitudinal effects of interactions with social robots. We ran a... Read More about Designing Ethical Social Robots - A Longitudinal Field Study with Older Adults.

Long-term bio-power of ceramic microbial fuel cells in individual and stacked configurations (2020)
Journal Article
Gajda, I., Obata, O., Jose Salar-Garcia, M., Greenman, J., & Ieropoulos, I. A. (in press). Long-term bio-power of ceramic microbial fuel cells in individual and stacked configurations. Bioelectrochemistry, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bioelechem.2020.107459

In order to improve the potential of Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs) as an applicable technology, the main challenge is to engineer practical systems for bioenergy production at larger scales and to test how the prototypes withstand the challenges occurr... Read More about Long-term bio-power of ceramic microbial fuel cells in individual and stacked configurations.

Development of efficient electroactive biofilm in urine-fed microbial fuel cell cascades for bioelectricity generation (2020)
Journal Article
Obata, O., Salar-Garcia, M. J., Greenman, J., Kurt, H., Chandran, K., & Ieropoulos, I. (2020). Development of efficient electroactive biofilm in urine-fed microbial fuel cell cascades for bioelectricity generation. Journal of Environmental Management, 258, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.109992

The Microbial fuel cell (MFC) technology harnesses the potential of some naturally occurring bacteria for electricity generation. Digested sludge is commonly used as the inoculum to initiate the process. There are, however, health hazards and practic... Read More about Development of efficient electroactive biofilm in urine-fed microbial fuel cell cascades for bioelectricity generation.

A non-contact impedimetric biosensing system for classification of toxins associated with cytotoxicity testing (2020)
Journal Article
Gasser, A., Eveness, J., Kiely, J., Attwood, D., & Luxton, R. (2020). A non-contact impedimetric biosensing system for classification of toxins associated with cytotoxicity testing. Bioelectrochemistry, 133, 107448. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bioelechem.2019.107448

© 2019 We report on a novel impedance spectroscopy measurement and data analysis technique for cytotoxicity testing. The technique combines non-contact measurement with real-time impedance data analysis based on the toxin dose dependency of the outpu... Read More about A non-contact impedimetric biosensing system for classification of toxins associated with cytotoxicity testing.

Tracking changes in user activity from unlabelled smart home sensor data using unsupervised learning methods (2020)
Journal Article
Caleb-Solly, P., Gupta, P., & McClatchey, R. (2020). Tracking changes in user activity from unlabelled smart home sensor data using unsupervised learning methods. Neural Computing and Applications, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00521-020-04737-6

© 2020, The Author(s). This paper investigates the utility of unsupervised machine learning and data visualisation for tracking changes in user activity over time. This is done through analysing unlabelled data generated from passive and ambient smar... Read More about Tracking changes in user activity from unlabelled smart home sensor data using unsupervised learning methods.

Diagnostic tool and online resource providing mathematics support for non-specialists (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Henderson, K., Gwynllyw, R., Walsh, E., Haslam, O., O'Flynn, P., Elvidge, D., & Golden, K. (2019). Diagnostic tool and online resource providing mathematics support for non-specialists. In ICERI2019 Proceedings, (7756-7764). https://doi.org/10.21125/iceri.2019

We report on the development of a diagnostic tool to provide support for non-mathematics students. This tool has been designed to aid the transition onto university courses where mathematics is required during the course, but is not a pre-requisite.... Read More about Diagnostic tool and online resource providing mathematics support for non-specialists.

Eye Centre Localisation with Convolutional Neural Network Based Regression (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Zhang, W., & Smith, M. (in press). Eye Centre Localisation with Convolutional Neural Network Based Regression

This paper introduces convolutional neural network regression models based on the Inception-v3 and the DenseNet architectures for accurate and real-time eye centre localisation. At a normalised error of e < 0.05, the proposed method yields an accurac... Read More about Eye Centre Localisation with Convolutional Neural Network Based Regression.

Well-posedness of semilinear heat equations in L1 (2019)
Journal Article
Laister, R., & Sierżęga, M. (in press). Well-posedness of semilinear heat equations in L1. Annales de l'Institut Henri Poincare (C) Non Linear Analysis, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anihpc.2019.12.001

The problem of obtaining necessary and sufficient conditions for local existence of non-negative solutions in Lebesgue spaces for semilinear heat equations having monotonically increasing source term f has only recently been resolved (Laister et al.... Read More about Well-posedness of semilinear heat equations in L1.

Experiential avoidance and cognitive fusion mediate the relationship between body evaluation and unhelpful body image coping strategies in individuals with visible differences (2019)
Journal Article
Zucchelli, F., White, P., & Williamson, H. (2020). Experiential avoidance and cognitive fusion mediate the relationship between body evaluation and unhelpful body image coping strategies in individuals with visible differences. Body Image, 32, 121-127. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2019.12.002

Psychological flexibility, the capacity to be open to any internal stimuli and act in accordance with valued ends, has been identified as an explanatory variable in how people cope with body concerns. The role of psychological flexibility is unexplor... Read More about Experiential avoidance and cognitive fusion mediate the relationship between body evaluation and unhelpful body image coping strategies in individuals with visible differences.

Optimisation of Low Temperature Combustion Technology, for Future Drive Cycles, using a Factorial Design of Experiments (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Van Niekerk, A. S., Kay, P. J., Drew, B., & Larsen, N. (in press). Optimisation of Low Temperature Combustion Technology, for Future Drive Cycles, using a Factorial Design of Experiments

Automotive manufacturers are facing increased pressure to meet more stringent emissions legislation and new legislative driving cycles. One technology that has the potential to meet future legislation is Low Temperature Combustion (LTC), which has th... Read More about Optimisation of Low Temperature Combustion Technology, for Future Drive Cycles, using a Factorial Design of Experiments.

A teleoperation framework for mobile robots based on shared control (2019)
Journal Article
Luo, J., Lin, Z., Li, Y., & Yang, C. (2020). A teleoperation framework for mobile robots based on shared control. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 5(2), 377-384. https://doi.org/10.1109/lra.2019.2959442

Mobile robots can complete a task in cooperation with a human partner. In this letter, a hybrid shared control method for a mobile robot with omnidirectional wheels is proposed. A human partner utilizes a six degrees of freedom haptic device and elec... Read More about A teleoperation framework for mobile robots based on shared control.

Initial trail results of a magnetic biosensor for the rapid detection of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Virus (PRRSV) infection (2019)
Journal Article
Barnett, J. M., Monnier, B. M., Tyler, S., West, D., Ballantine-Dykes, H., Regan, E., …Luxton, R. (2020). Initial trail results of a magnetic biosensor for the rapid detection of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Virus (PRRSV) infection. Sensing and Bio-Sensing Research, 27, 100315. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbsr.2019.100315

© 2019 The resonant coil magnetometer quantifies paramagnetic particles (PMPs) and has been used to develop magneto-immunoassays in a range of formats. The advantage of magneto-immunoassays is that they are relatively inexpensive, portable, easy to p... Read More about Initial trail results of a magnetic biosensor for the rapid detection of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Virus (PRRSV) infection.

Effect of hot cracking on the mechanical properties of Hastelloy X superalloy fabricated by laser powder bed fusion additive manufacturing (2019)
Journal Article
Han, Q., Gu, Y., Soe, S., Lacan, F., & Setchi, R. (2020). Effect of hot cracking on the mechanical properties of Hastelloy X superalloy fabricated by laser powder bed fusion additive manufacturing. Optics and Laser Technology, 124, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.optlastec.2019.105984

Nickel-based superalloys such as Hastelloy X (HX) are widely used in gas turbine engine applications and the aerospace industry. HX is susceptible to hot cracking, however, when processed using additive manufacturing technologies such as laser powder... Read More about Effect of hot cracking on the mechanical properties of Hastelloy X superalloy fabricated by laser powder bed fusion additive manufacturing.