Engineering & Applied Science

  • School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

    B4 7ET Birmingham

    United Kingdom

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2017

Acidity-reactivity relationships in catalytic esterification over ammonium sulfate-derived sulfated zirconia

Rabee, A. I. M., Mekhemer, G. A. H., Osatiashtiani, A., Isaacs, M. A., Lee, A. F., Wilson, K. & Zaki, M. I., 5 Jul 2017, In : Catalysts. 7, 7, 204.

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Propylamines
Lewis Acids
ammonium sulfates
Esterification
Ammonium Sulfate

Fast bragg grating inscription in PMMA polymer optical fibres: impact of thermal pre-treatment of preforms

Marques, C. A. F., Pospori, A., Demirci, G., Çetinkaya, O., Gawdzik, B., Antunes, P., Bang, O., Mergo, P., André, P. & Webb, D. J., 18 Apr 2017, In : Sensors. 17, 4, 8 p., 891.

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Optical Fibers
Plastic optical fibers
Bragg gratings
preforms
Polymethyl Methacrylate

Fast pyrolysis oil fuel blend for marine vessels

Chong, K. J. & Bridgwater, A. V., May 2017, In : Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy. 36, 3, p. 677-684 8 p.

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Fuel oils
pyrolysis
Oils
Pyrolysis
vessel

Lessons to be learned and recommendations for long-term sustainability of post-disaster housing projects

Wedawatta, G. & Ingirige, B., 31 Aug 2017, NBRO Newsletter, 39, p. 3-4.

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Putting together environmental sustainability and profitability in logistics and supply chains

Evangelista, P. (ed.), Huge-Brodin, M. (ed.), Sweeney, E. (ed.) & Morvillo, A. (ed.), 1 Oct 2017, In : International Journal of Business and Systems Research. 11, 4

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2016

A community based participatory research study into why some girls don't 'Do' engineering

Andrews, J. & Clark, R., 30 Jun 2016, In : International Journal of Engineering Education. 32, 6, p. 2415-2425 11 p.

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engineering
community
career
lack
gender

Crowdsourcing, citizen science or volunteered geographic information? The current state of crowdsourced geographic information

See, L., Mooney, P., Foody, G., Bastin, L., Comber, A., Estima, J., Fritz, S., Kerle, N., Jiang, B., Laakso, M., Liu, H. Y., Milčinski, G., Nikšieč, M., Painho, M., Pődör, A., Olteanu-Raimond, A. M. & Rutzinger, M., May 2016, In : ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. 5, 5, 55.

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citizen
science
Internet
source of information
incentive

Integrating multiple spatial datasets to assess protected areas: lessons learnt from the Digital Observatory for Protected Areas (DOPA)

Dubois, G., Bastin, L., Bertzky, B., Mandrici, A., Conti, M., Saura, S., Cottam, A., Battistella, L., Martínez-López, J., Boni, M. & Graziano, M., 15 Dec 2016, In : ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. 5, 12, 242.

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Observatories
protected area
Biodiversity
observatory
Conservation

Long-term sustainability of post-disaster housing reconstruction projects

Wedawatta, G. & Ingirige, B., 31 Aug 2016, NBRO Newsletter, 34, p. 4 1 p.

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Real-time intensity domain characterization of fibre lasers using spatio-temporal dynamics

Sugavanam, S., Tarasov, N. & Churkin, D. V., 25 Feb 2016, In : Applied Sciences. 6, 3, 15 p., 65.

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Fiber lasers
fiber lasers
methodology
Radiation
Ring lasers

The surface chemistry of nanocrystalline MgO catalysts for FAME production: an in situ XPS study of H2O, CH3OH and CH3OAc adsorption

Montero, J. M., Isaacs, M. A., Lee, A. F., Lynam, J. M. & Wilson, K., Apr 2016, In : Surface science. 646, p. 170-178 9 p.

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Surface chemistry
Methanol
X ray photoelectron spectroscopy
methyl alcohol
chemistry

Using apparent activation energy as a reactivity criterion for biomass pyrolysis

Carrier, M., Auret, L., Bridgwater, A. & Knoetze, J. H., 20 Oct 2016, In : Energy and Fuels. 30, 10, p. 7834-7841 8 p.

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Lignin
Biomass
Pyrolysis
Activation energy
Cellulose
2015

A survey of semantic web services formalisms

Wang, H. H., Gibbins, N., Payne, T., Patelli, A. & Wang, Y., Oct 2015, In : Concurrency and Computation. 27, 15, p. 4053-4072 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Semantic Web Services
Semantic Web
Web services
Web Services
OWL-S

Comprehensive characterization of Napier grass as a feedstock for thermochemical conversion

Mohammed, I. Y., Abakr, Y. A., K. Kazi, F., Yusup, S., Alshareef, I. & Chin, S. A., Dec 2015, In : Energies. 8, 5, p. 3403-3417 15 p.

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Biomass
Feedstocks
Nitrogen
Heating
Pyrolysis

Controlled synthesis of poly(neopentyl p-styrene sulfonate) via reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer polymerisation

Fraga Domínguez, I., Kolomanska, J., Johnston, P., Rivaton, A. & Topham, P. D., May 2015, In : Polymer International. 64, 5, p. 621-630 10 p.

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Styrene
Polymerization
Monomers
Molecular weight
Thermolysis

High rate growth of nanocrystalline diamond films using high microwave power and pure nitrogen/methane/hydrogen plasma

Tang, C. J., Fernandes, A. J. S., Granada, M., Leitão, J. P., Pereira, S., Jiang, X. F., Pinto, J. L. & Ye, H., Dec 2015, In : Vacuum. 122, Part B, p. 342-346 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Diamond films
Methane
hydrogen plasma
diamond films
Hydrogen

Life cycle assessment in the food supply chain: a case study

McCarthy, D., Matopoulos, A. & Davies, P., 2015, In : International Journal of Logistics. 18, 2, p. 140-154 15 p.

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Food supply
Supply chains
Life cycle
Poultry
Environmental impact

Preparation and property testing of compatibilized poly(l-lactide)/thermoplastic polyurethane blends

Suthapakti, K., Molloy, R., Punyodom, W., Nalampang, K., Leejarkpai, T., Topham, P. D. & Tighe, B. J., Aug 2015, In : Macromolecular Symposia. 354, 1, p. 299-304 6 p.

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Polyurethanes
Phase locked loops
Thermoplastics
preparation
Testing

Silica promoted self-assembled mesoporous aluminas. Impact of the silica precursor on the structural, textural and acidic properties

López Pérez, L., Zarubina, V., Mayoral, A. & Melián-Cabrera, I., 15 Jul 2015, In : Catalysis Today. 250, p. 115-122 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Aluminum Oxide
Silicon Dioxide
Alumina
Silica
Crystallization

Single-cell analysis for bioprocessing

Zhang, H., Cui, X., Bi, J., Dai, S. & Ye, H., Sep 2015, In : Engineering in Life Sciences. 15, 6, p. 582-592 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Single-Cell Analysis
Metabolites
Gene expression
Productivity
Cells

Supply market uncertainty: exploring consequences and responses within sustainability transitions

Knight, L., Pfeiffer, A. & Scott, J., Sep 2015, In : Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management. 21, 3, p. 167-177 11 p.

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Market uncertainty
Sustainability
Innovation
Market evolution
Consumer demand
2014

A framework for automated construction of resource space based on background knowledge

Yu, X., Peng, L., Huang, Z. & Zhuge, H., Mar 2014, In : Future Generation Computer Systems. 32, p. 222-231 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Semantics
Data structures

Can surface energy measurements predict the impact of catalyst hydrophobicity upon fatty acid esterification over sulfonic acid functionalised periodic mesoporous organosilicas?

Pirez, C., Lee, A. F., Jones, C. & Wilson, K., 1 Oct 2014, In : Catalysis Today. 234, p. 167-173 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Electric power measurement
Sulfonic Acids
Surface measurement
Esterification
Hydrophobicity

Complexation in composite solutions of melanin with 2,4,7-trinitrofluorenone

Verbitsky, A. B., Rozhin, A. G., Lutsyk, P. M., Piryatinski, Y. P. & Perminov, R. J., 31 Dec 2014, In : Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals. 589, 1, p. 209-217 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Melanin
melanin
Melanins
Complexation
composite materials

Culture and the psychological impacts of natural disasters: Implications for disaster management and disaster mental health

Jogia, J., Kulatunga, U., Yates, G. P. & Wedawatta, G., Nov 2014, In : Built and Human Environment Review. 7, 1, p. 1 10 p.

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disaster
natural disaster
mental health
management
health service

Dynamic capabilities for CSR management: towards identifying common processes

Wu, Q., He, Q. & Duan, Y., 31 Dec 2014, In : Society and Business Review. 9, 3, p. 276-297 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Corporate Social Responsibility
Dynamic capabilities
Management process
Organizational processes
Standardization
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employer
graduate
management
Values
education

Making the construction industry resilient to extreme weather: lessons from construction in hot weather conditions

Alshebani, M. N. & Wedawatta, G., 2014, In : Procedia Economics and Finance. 18, p. 635-642 8 p.

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Construction industry
Snow
Personnel
Wages
Contractors

Toward a new generation of photonic humidity sensors

Kolpakov, S. A., Gordon, N. T., Mou, C. & Zhou, K., 26 Feb 2014, In : Sensors. 14, 3, p. 3986-4013 28 p.

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Optics and Photonics
Optical Fibers
Humidity sensors
Humidity
Photonics

Tsunami disaster recovery experience: a case study on micro, small and medium scale enterprises in Southern Sri Lanka

Dasanayaka, S. W. S. B. & Wedawatta, G., 30 Dec 2014, In : Procedia Economics and Finance. 18, p. 584-591 8 p.

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Sri Lanka
Disaster recovery
Tsunami
Damage
Globe

Valorisation of vietnamese rice straw waste: catalytic aqueous phase reforming of hydrolysate from steam explosion to platform chemicals

Giang, C. H., Osatiashtiani, A., dos Santos, V. C., Lee, A. F., Wilson, D. R., Waldron, K. W. & Wilson, K., 15 Dec 2014, In : Catalysts. 4, 4, p. 414-426 13 p.

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Fructose
Steam
Straw
rice
Reforming reactions
2013

A high-efficiency solar rankine engine with isothermal expansion

Igobo, O. N. & Davies, P. A., 12 May 2013, In : International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies. 8, Suppl.1, p. i27-i33 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Plant expansion
engine
Engines
Rankine cycle
Desalination

High-visibility photonic crystal fiber interferometer as multifunctional sensor

Cárdenas-Sevilla, G. A., Fávero, F. C. & Villatoro, J., 8 Feb 2013, In : Sensors. 13, 2, p. 2349-2358 10 p.

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Optics and Photonics
Photonic crystal fibers
visibility
Visibility
Interferometers

Tackling transition: the value of peer mentoring

Clark, R., Andrews, J. & Gorman, P., 7 Mar 2013, In : Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning. 14, Winter 2012-13, p. 57-75 19 p.

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mentoring
Values
student
university
education

Zr-containing hybrid organic-inorganic mesoporous materials: hydrophobic acid catalysts for biodiesel production

Sánchez-Vázquez, R., Pirez, C., Iglesias, J., Wilson, K., Lee, A. F. & Melero, J. A., Apr 2013, In : ChemCatChem. 5, 4, p. 994-1001 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Mesoporous materials
inorganic materials
Biofuels
Biodiesel
catalysts
2012

A method of fundamental solutions for radially symmetric and axisymmetric backward heat conduction problems

Johansson, B. T., Lesnic, D. & Reeve, T., 2012, In : International Journal of Computer Mathematics. 89, 11, p. 1555-1568 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Method of Fundamental Solutions
Heat Conduction
Heat conduction
Transient Heat Conduction
Temperature Measurement

Implementing dynamic capabilities for corporate strategic change towards sustainability

Wu, Q., He, Q., Duan, Y. & O'Regan, N., Aug 2012, In : SC : Briefings in Entrepreneurial Finance. 21, 5-6, p. 231-247 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Sustainability
Competitive advantage
Market environment
Dynamic capabilities
Reconfiguration

Light scattering study of human serum albumin in pre-denaturation: relation to dynamic transition in water at 42°C

Bardik, V., Gotsulskii, V., Pavlov, E., Malomuzh, N., Nerukh, D., Yanchuk, I. & Lavoryk, S., Dec 2012, In : Journal of Molecular Liquids. 176, p. 60-64 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Denaturation
biopolymer denaturation
albumins
Serum Albumin
Light scattering

Solid bridge formation between spray-dried sodium carbonate particles

Leaper, M., Prime, D. C., Taylor, P. M. & Leach, V., 29 May 2012, In : Drying Technology. 30, 9, p. 1008-1013 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

sodium carbonates
sprayers
Carbonates
Sodium
Crystalline materials
2011

Analysis of powder caking in multicomponent powders using atomic force microscopy to examine particle properties

Prime, D. C., Stapley, A. G. F., Rielly, C. D., Jones, J. R. & Leaper, M., Jan 2011, In : Chemical Engineering and Technology. 34, 1, p. 98-102 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Powders
Atomic force microscopy
Nanoindentation
Surface properties
Materials properties

Essential BIM input data study for housing refurbishment: homeowners’ preferences in the UK

Park, K. S. & Kim, K. P., 11 Sep 2011, In : Buildings. 4, 3, p. 467-487 21 p.

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Sustainable development
Construction industry
Roofs
Decision making
Costs
2010

Fuzzy c-means variants for medical image segmentation

Zhou, H. & Schaefer, G., 31 Aug 2010, In : International Journal of Tomography and Statistics. 13, W10, p. 3-18 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Image segmentation
Cluster Analysis
Medical imaging
Diagnostic Imaging
Clustering algorithms

Performance analysis of an experimental wireless relay sensor network

Zhang, G-C., Peng, X-H. & Gu, X-Y., 25 Mar 2010, In : Concurrency and Computation. 22, 4, p. 462-480 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Relay Networks
Sensor networks
Sensor Networks
Performance Analysis
Throughput

The motion of microbeads in shear flow throgh a conical tube

Akinaga, T., Sugihara-Seki, M., Itano, T. & Yamamoto, J., 2010, In : Journal of the Japanese Society for Experimental Mechanics. 10, P, p. s102-s106 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

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shear flow
beads
tubes
trajectories
hematocrit
2008

Stabilisation of metallocene ethylene-1-octene copolymers during multiple extrusions

Al-Malaika, S. & Peng, X., Sep 2008, In : Polymer Degradation and Stability. 93, 9, p. 1619-1631 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

antioxidants
Antioxidants
Extrusion
copolymers
Ethylene
2007

Exploring the impact of e-business adoption on logistics processes: empirical evidence from the food industry

Matopoulos, A., Vlachopoulou, M. & Manthou, V., Jun 2007, In : International Journal of Logistics. 10, 2, p. 109-122 14 p.

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Logistics
Industry
Supply chains
Empirical evidence
Electronic business

Model of the femtosecond laser inscription by a single pulse

Petrović, J. S., Mezentsev, V., Schmitz, H. & Bennion, I., Aug 2007, In : Optical and Quantum Electronics . 39, 10-11, p. 939-946 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Ultrashort pulses
Laser pulses
Anelastic relaxation
plasma dynamics
Fused silica
2006

Controlled growth of poly(2-(diethylamino)ethyl methacrylate) brushes via atom transfer radical polymerisation on planar silicon surfaces

Topham, P. D., Howse, J. R., Crook, C. J., Parnell, A. J., Geoghegan, M., Jones, R. A. L. & Ryan, A. J., Jul 2006, In : Polymer International. 55, 7, p. 808-815 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Atom transfer radical polymerization
Silicon
Brushes
Polymers
Ellipsometry
2005
Polyethylenes
Polyethylene Terephthalates
Terpolymers
Compatibilizers
polyethylene terephthalate