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Low-Carbon Permeable Pavement Drainage Infrastructure: Potential Applications for Stormwater Management (2019)
Book Chapter
Tota-Maharaj, K., & Aziba, A. (2019). Low-Carbon Permeable Pavement Drainage Infrastructure: Potential Applications for Stormwater Management. In E. O. Nnadi (Ed.), Stormwater: Sources, Monitoring and Management, (269- 313). Nova Science Publishers

Rapid urbanisation and industralisation across the world is demanding infrastructure and construction to increase especially within the transportation sectors. The large amounts of construction materials required for construction and maintenance of p... Read More about Low-Carbon Permeable Pavement Drainage Infrastructure: Potential Applications for Stormwater Management.

Making a brick fly – a novel UAV airframe for survey applications (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Wright, S. (2019, November). Making a brick fly – a novel UAV airframe for survey applications. Presented at Commercial UAV Show 2019, Excel, London

In this talk, Steve Wright presents the development and test of a novel UAV for the placement and subsequent retrieval of monitoring equipment in remote brownfield locations, for application in monitoring of threatened wildlife in insecure areas.

Experimental evaluation of residual tensile strength of hybrid composite aerospace materials after low velocity impact (2019)
Journal Article
Damghani, M., Ersoy, N., Piorkowski, M., & Murphy, A. (2019). Experimental evaluation of residual tensile strength of hybrid composite aerospace materials after low velocity impact. Composites Part B: Engineering, 179, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2019.107537

Although much work has considered hybridised Carbon and Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymers to positively influence the performance of composite structures when subjected to transverse impact loading, there is limited understanding considering low energy... Read More about Experimental evaluation of residual tensile strength of hybrid composite aerospace materials after low velocity impact.

Validating a scale to measure engineers’ perceived self-efficacy for engineering education outreach. (2019)
Journal Article
Fogg-Rogers, L., & Moss, T. (2019). Validating a scale to measure engineers’ perceived self-efficacy for engineering education outreach. PLoS ONE, 14(10), 25. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0223728

Education outreach in schools has been identified as a critical route to influence children’s perceptions and capabilities for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics careers. Evidence suggests that providing non-teaching professionals like... Read More about Validating a scale to measure engineers’ perceived self-efficacy for engineering education outreach..

Dynamic mesh framework for morphing wings CFD (2019)
Thesis
Abdessemed, C. Dynamic mesh framework for morphing wings CFD. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/1490739

In this work, a framework to perform high fidelity Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis of dynamically morphing airfoils and wings is presented. An unsteady parametric method to model the deforming motion is proposed and then implemented in a... Read More about Dynamic mesh framework for morphing wings CFD.

Modelling of a sustainable refugee camp drainage system for stormwater management (2019)
Journal Article
Opeyemi Ajibade, O., Tota-Maharaj, K., Hills, C. D., & MacLeod, C. (in press). Modelling of a sustainable refugee camp drainage system for stormwater management. Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, https://doi.org/10.1039/C9EW00350A

A novel decentralised Sustainable Refugee Camp Drainage System (SRCDS) has been developed for the effective management of stormwater in the Dadaab refugee camp, Kenya. The SRCDS uses the principle of Best Management Practices (BMPs) for runoff genera... Read More about Modelling of a sustainable refugee camp drainage system for stormwater management.

Intersections Exhibition 2019: Collaborations in Textile Design Research (2019)
Exhibition / Performance
Morgan, L., Winters, A., O'Nascimento, R., & Woods, E. Intersections Exhibition 2019: Collaborations in Textile Design Research. 12 September 2019 - 14 September 2019. (Unpublished)

Intersections celebrates the breadth of creative collaborations in textile design research. Centred around the four themes of textiles and architecture, textiles and interactions, textile materialities and processes, as well as critical textiles, th... Read More about Intersections Exhibition 2019: Collaborations in Textile Design Research.

Marimo machines: oscillators, biosensors and actuators (2019)
Journal Article
Phillips, N., Draper, T. C., Mayne, R., & Adamatzky, A. (2019). Marimo machines: oscillators, biosensors and actuators. Journal of Biological Engineering, 13(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s13036-019-0200-5

Background The green algae balls (Aegagropila linnaei), known as Marimo, are large spherical colonies of live photosynthetic filaments, formed by rolling water currents in freshwater lakes. Photosynthesis therein produces gas bubbles that can attach... Read More about Marimo machines: oscillators, biosensors and actuators.

Reduction of Pollutant Toxicity Levels in Produced Water from Crude Oil Production Processes (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Tota-Maharaj, K., & Ngene, S. (2018). Reduction of Pollutant Toxicity Levels in Produced Water from Crude Oil Production Processes

Produced water from crude oil production process is imbued with various contaminants which makes it unsafe for discharge into the environment without adequate treatment. The weight fractions of these contaminants vary from one well to another dependi... Read More about Reduction of Pollutant Toxicity Levels in Produced Water from Crude Oil Production Processes.

From Responsive Design to Sustainable Systems: Digital Laser Processing across the Textile Production Cycle (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Morgan, L., Matthews, J., Shen, J., & Tyrer, J. (2018, July). From Responsive Design to Sustainable Systems: Digital Laser Processing across the Textile Production Cycle. Poster presented at Integrating Design with Sustainable Technology, The 91st Textile Institute World Conference, University of Leeds, Leeds , UK

Addressing environmental concerns in the textile industry has led to a growing field of research into material and process innovation. Digital technologies can facilitate on-demand manufacture and improve textile processes, resulting in waste reducti... Read More about From Responsive Design to Sustainable Systems: Digital Laser Processing across the Textile Production Cycle.

Innovative Technologies for Sustainable Textile Coloration and Surface Design (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Morgan, L., Prajapati, C., Shen, J., Tyrer, J., & Smith, E. (2018, April). Innovative Technologies for Sustainable Textile Coloration and Surface Design. Presented at 10th International Conference on Fiber and Polymer Biotechnology, Balneário Camboriú, Brazil

The environmental impact of textile dyeing and finishing is of paramount concern in the textile industry. Research into two emerging textile processing technologies, laser processing and enzyme biotechnology, were investigated as a means of applying... Read More about Innovative Technologies for Sustainable Textile Coloration and Surface Design.

Interdisciplinary Textile Design Research for Material Innovation: Synthesising Design, Science and Industry Collaboration (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Morgan, L. (2017). Interdisciplinary Textile Design Research for Material Innovation: Synthesising Design, Science and Industry Collaboration

Within the landscape of contemporary textile design research lies a rich site for collaboration, with the opportunity to draw on specialist knowledge across disciplines. This paper argues that Integrating textile design practice with specialist scien... Read More about Interdisciplinary Textile Design Research for Material Innovation: Synthesising Design, Science and Industry Collaboration.

Textile Led Sustainable Innovation for Sportswear (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Morgan, L., Kane, F., Tyrer, J., & Shen, J. (2016, December). Textile Led Sustainable Innovation for Sportswear. Presented at The End of Fashion, College of Creative Arts, Massey University Wellington, New Zealand

Textiles design research: from chemistry to craft, towards sustainable design innovation (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Kane, F., Morgan, L., Akiwowo, K., & Tyrer, J. (2016). Textiles design research: from chemistry to craft, towards sustainable design innovation. https://doi.org/10.7190/ead/2015/66

Academic research in textile design has traditionally been dominated by technical studies situated with science and engineering knowledge frameworks. Increasingly textile designers are undertaking research into technical areas with creative intention... Read More about Textiles design research: from chemistry to craft, towards sustainable design innovation.

Laser-dyeing for Sustainable Textile Design (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Morgan, L., Tyrer, J., Kane, F., & Shen, J. (2015, June). Laser-dyeing for Sustainable Textile Design. Paper presented at 13th International Wool Research Conference (IWRC-13) And AATCC Sustainability Symposium, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou, China

Current industry standards for dyeing woollen textiles use high temperatures and long processing times to aid dye diffusion. The consumption of water, energy and chemicals used in dyeing and finishing processes have been identified as key challenges... Read More about Laser-dyeing for Sustainable Textile Design.

The effect of CO2 laser irradiation on surface and dyeing properties of wool for textile design (2014)
Conference Proceeding
Morgan, L., Tyrer, J., & Kane, F. (2014). The effect of CO2 laser irradiation on surface and dyeing properties of wool for textile design. https://doi.org/10.2351/1.5063061

The consumption of water and energy used in current dyeing and finishing processes in the textile industry pose significant environmental concern. By offering alternative solutions to traditional textile wet processing through laser technology, there... Read More about The effect of CO2 laser irradiation on surface and dyeing properties of wool for textile design.

Laser Enhanced Dyeing of Wool for Textile Design (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Morgan, L., Tyrer, J., Kane, F., & Shen, J. (2014, November). Laser Enhanced Dyeing of Wool for Textile Design. Paper presented at Transitions: Re-thinking Textiles and Surfaces, University Of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, U.K

A laser assisted dyeing technique for wool based textiles, allowing surface pattering of the textile substrate, is presented in this paper. Laser technology can offer digital design capabilities combined with the ability for bespoke or short run prod... Read More about Laser Enhanced Dyeing of Wool for Textile Design.