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Design procedure of chattering attenuation sliding mode attitude control of a satellite system (2014)
Conference Proceeding
Nemati, H., & Hokamoto, S. (2014). Design procedure of chattering attenuation sliding mode attitude control of a satellite system

This study presents a design procedure for a new robust nonlinear control algorithm based on the theory of the terminal sliding mode (TSM) to control the attitude of a satellite system. Since the traditional TSM controllers include a discontinuous fu... Read More about Design procedure of chattering attenuation sliding mode attitude control of a satellite system.

The application of visible wavelength reflectance hyperspectral imaging for the detection and identification of blood stains (2014)
Journal Article
Li, B., Beveridge, P., O'Hare, W. T., & Islam, M. (2014). The application of visible wavelength reflectance hyperspectral imaging for the detection and identification of blood stains. Science and Justice, 54(6), 432-438. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scijus.2014.05.003

© 2014 Forensic Science Society. Current methods of detection and identification of blood stains rely largely on visual examination followed by presumptive tests such as Kastle-Meyer, Leuco-malachite green or luminol. Although these tests are useful,... Read More about The application of visible wavelength reflectance hyperspectral imaging for the detection and identification of blood stains.

Feasibility of using Duraform® flex lattice structures and additive manufacturing for optimising bicycle helmet design safety (2014)
Conference Proceeding
Soe, S., Robinson, M. R., Martin, P. S., Jones, M. D., & Theobald, P. (2014). Feasibility of using Duraform® flex lattice structures and additive manufacturing for optimising bicycle helmet design safety. In Sustainable Design and Manufacturing: SDM-14: Pre-Proceedings, (278-291)

Bicycle helmets are designed to attenuate forces and accelerations experienced by the head during cycling accidents. An essential element of bicycle helmet design is, therefore, the appropriate manufacturing of energy dissipating components. The focu... Read More about Feasibility of using Duraform® flex lattice structures and additive manufacturing for optimising bicycle helmet design safety.

Low temperature hydrothermal synthesis of ZnO nanowires for nanogenerator: Effect of gold electrode on the output voltage of nanogenerator (2014)
Journal Article
Mansoor, A., Iqbal, M., Kiely, J., & Luxton, R. (2014). Low temperature hydrothermal synthesis of ZnO nanowires for nanogenerator: Effect of gold electrode on the output voltage of nanogenerator. Indian Journal of Engineering and Materials Sciences, 21(6), 672-676

A low temperature hydrothermal technique is developed to grow ZnO (diameter 100 nm) nanowires for high output nanogenerator. Vertically aligned ZnO nanowires are grown on indium tin oxide (ITO) coated poly ethylene terephthalate (PET) substrate. Morp... Read More about Low temperature hydrothermal synthesis of ZnO nanowires for nanogenerator: Effect of gold electrode on the output voltage of nanogenerator.

Prenatal exposure to maternal smoking and offspring DNA methylation across the lifecourse: Findings from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) (2014)
Journal Article
Smith, G. D., Smith, A. D., Richmond, R. C., Simpkin, A. J., Woodward, G., Gaunt, T. R., …Relton, C. L. (2015). Prenatal exposure to maternal smoking and offspring DNA methylation across the lifecourse: Findings from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC). Human Molecular Genetics, 24(8), 2201-2217. https://doi.org/10.1093/hmg/ddu739

© The Author 2014. Maternal smoking during pregnancy has been found to influence newborn DNA methylation in genes involved in fundamental developmental processes. It is pertinent to understand the degree to which the offspring methylomeis sensitive t... Read More about Prenatal exposure to maternal smoking and offspring DNA methylation across the lifecourse: Findings from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC).

Dynamic electrical reconfiguration for improved capacitor charging in microbial fuel cell stacks (2014)
Journal Article
Papaharalabos, G., Greenman, J., Stinchcombe, A., Horsfield, I., Melhuish, C., & Ieropoulos, I. (2014). Dynamic electrical reconfiguration for improved capacitor charging in microbial fuel cell stacks. Journal of Power Sources, 272, 34-38. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2014.07.187

A microbial fuel cell (MFC) is a bioelectrochemical device that uses anaerobic bacteria to convert chemical energy locked in biomass into small amounts of electricity. One viable way of increasing energy extraction is by stacking multiple MFC units a... Read More about Dynamic electrical reconfiguration for improved capacitor charging in microbial fuel cell stacks.

A small-scale air-cathode microbial fuel cell for on-line monitoring of water quality (2014)
Journal Article
Di Lorenzo, M., Thomson, A. R., Schneider, K., Cameron, P. J., & Ieropoulos, I. (2014). A small-scale air-cathode microbial fuel cell for on-line monitoring of water quality. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 62, 182-188. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bios.2014.06.050

The heavy use of chemicals for agricultural, industrial and domestic purposes has increased the risk of freshwater contamination worldwide. Consequently, the demand for efficient new analytical tools for on-line and on-site water quality monitoring h... Read More about A small-scale air-cathode microbial fuel cell for on-line monitoring of water quality.

Pd-Ir alloy as an anode material for borohydride oxidation (2014)
Journal Article
Merino-Jimenez, I., Janik, M. J., Ponce De Leon, C., & Walsh, F. C. (2014). Pd-Ir alloy as an anode material for borohydride oxidation. Journal of Power Sources, 269, 498-508. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2014.06.140

A Pd-Ir alloy (1:1) coated on microfibrous carbon (11 μm diameter) supported on a titanium plate was evaluated as an electrode for the anodic oxidation of borohydride. The hydrogen generated, due to the parallel reaction of borohydride hydrolysis, wa... Read More about Pd-Ir alloy as an anode material for borohydride oxidation.

Controlling for peak power extraction from microbial fuel cells can increase stack voltage and avoid cell reversal (2014)
Journal Article
Boghani, H. C., Papaharalabos, G., Michie, I., Fradler, K. R., Dinsdale, R. M., Guwy, A. J., …Premier, G. C. (2014). Controlling for peak power extraction from microbial fuel cells can increase stack voltage and avoid cell reversal. Journal of Power Sources, 269, 363-369. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2014.06.059

Microbial fuel cells (MFCs) are bioelectrochemical systems which can degrade organic materials and are increasingly seen as potential contributors to low carbon technologies, particularly in energy recovery from and treatment of wastewaters. The theo... Read More about Controlling for peak power extraction from microbial fuel cells can increase stack voltage and avoid cell reversal.

Ceramic MFCs for energy conversion in practical applications (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Gajda, I., Stinchcombe, A., Greenman, J., Melhuish, C., & Ieropoulos, I. (2014, December). Ceramic MFCs for energy conversion in practical applications. Paper presented at Euro-mediterranean Hydrogen Technologies Conference 2014 (EmHyTeC2014)

Physiological inspiration for self-management in smart grid systems opportunities and challenges (2014)
Conference Proceeding
Insaurralde, C. C., & Strasser, T. (2014). Physiological inspiration for self-management in smart grid systems opportunities and challenges. https://doi.org/10.1109/smc.2014.6974498

© 2014 IEEE. Technologies, concepts and architectures for renewable energy are currently in the thick of engineering researches. Technological application examples are sustainable electric supplies and emission-free buildings where infrastructures of... Read More about Physiological inspiration for self-management in smart grid systems opportunities and challenges.

Knowledge is power: Audience preferences for engagement and learning at a science festival (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Fogg Rogers, L. (2014, December). Knowledge is power: Audience preferences for engagement and learning at a science festival. Paper presented at Engage 2014 - Captivating places; Captivating ideas; Captivating people: Unlocking the potential of curiosity-driven engagement, Bristol, UK

Engagement is a two-way process, but does that interaction need to occur with every contact? Lectures have been discredited as one-way transmission, but when employed within a range of engagement formats, they may fulfill audience needs to inspire cu... Read More about Knowledge is power: Audience preferences for engagement and learning at a science festival.

The effects of wastewater types on power generation and phosphorus removal of microbial fuel cells (MFCs) with activated carbon (AC) cathodes (2014)
Journal Article
Santoro, C., Babanova, S., Artyushkova, K., Atanassov, P., Greenman, J., Cristiani, P., …Ieropoulos, I. (2014). The effects of wastewater types on power generation and phosphorus removal of microbial fuel cells (MFCs) with activated carbon (AC) cathodes. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 39(36), 21796-21802. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2014.09.167

© 2014 Cost-effective activated carbon (AC) material was investigated for the development of gas-diffusion cathode employed in membraneless single chamber microbial fuel cells (SCMFCs) treating different feeding solutions. The electrocatalytic activi... Read More about The effects of wastewater types on power generation and phosphorus removal of microbial fuel cells (MFCs) with activated carbon (AC) cathodes.

An improved photometric stereo through distance estimation and light vector optimization from diffused maxima region (2014)
Journal Article
Ahmad, J., Sun, J., Smith, L., & Smith, M. (2014). An improved photometric stereo through distance estimation and light vector optimization from diffused maxima region. Pattern Recognition Letters, 50, 15-22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.patrec.2013.09.005

© 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. Although photometric stereo offers an attractive technique for acquiring 3D data using low-cost equipment, inherent limitations in the methodology have served to limit its practical application, particularly... Read More about An improved photometric stereo through distance estimation and light vector optimization from diffused maxima region.

The challenge of rescheduling nursing staff: Informing the development of a mathematical model decision tool (2014)
Report
Clark, A., Moule, P., Brodie, L., & Topping, A. (2014). The challenge of rescheduling nursing staff: Informing the development of a mathematical model decision tool

Executive Summary: This report presents the findings and recommendations from a preliminary investigation into how an NHS organisation manages sudden nursing staff shortfalls. Unexpected staff absences, which can occur on a daily basis, can impact on... Read More about The challenge of rescheduling nursing staff: Informing the development of a mathematical model decision tool.

6-DOF extension of memory-based passivation approach for stable haptic interaction (2014)
Journal Article
Jafari, A., & Ryu, J. H. (2015). 6-DOF extension of memory-based passivation approach for stable haptic interaction. Intelligent Service Robotics, 8(1), 23-34. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11370-014-0161-y

© 2014, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. This paper extends previously proposed memory-based passivity approach (MBPA) to 6 degrees-of-freedom (DOF) haptic interactions. By introducing 6-DOF virtual proxy and virtual object, connected with haptic i... Read More about 6-DOF extension of memory-based passivation approach for stable haptic interaction.

The geometry of r-adaptive meshes generated using optimal transport methods (2014)
Journal Article
Walsh, E., Budd, C. J., Russell, R. D., & Walsh, E. (2015). The geometry of r-adaptive meshes generated using optimal transport methods. Journal of Computational Physics, 282, 113-137. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcp.2014.11.007

© 2014 Elsevier Inc. The principles of mesh equidistribution and alignment play a fundamental role in the design of adaptive methods, and a metric tensor and mesh metric are useful theoretical tools for understanding a method's level of mesh alignmen... Read More about The geometry of r-adaptive meshes generated using optimal transport methods.

Effect of fibre wrinkling to the spring-in behaviour of L-shaped composite materials (2014)
Journal Article
Çinar, K., Çınar, K., & Ersoy, N. (2015). Effect of fibre wrinkling to the spring-in behaviour of L-shaped composite materials. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 69, 105-114. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2014.10.025

© 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. To determine the amount of deformation resulting from fibre wrinkling at corner regions, a set of experiments have been conducted. As known in the conventional lay-up method, the prepregs are laid sequentiall... Read More about Effect of fibre wrinkling to the spring-in behaviour of L-shaped composite materials.

Scaling of fracture response in over-height compact tension tests (2014)
Journal Article
Xu, X., Wisnom, M. R., Mahadik, Y., & Hallett, S. R. (2015). Scaling of fracture response in over-height compact tension tests. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 69, 40-48. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2014.11.002

An experimental investigation into in-plane scaled Over-height Compact Tension (OCT) [45/90/-45/0]4s carbon/epoxy laminates was carried out to study the scaling of fracture response. The dimensions of the baseline specimens were scaled up and down by... Read More about Scaling of fracture response in over-height compact tension tests.