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  • Designing a context-aware cyber physical system for smart conditional monitoring of platform equipment. 

    Majdani, Farzan; Petrovski, Andrei; Doolan, Daniel C. (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-44188-7_15, 2016-08-19)
    MAJDANI, F., PETROVSKI, A. and DOOLAN, D. 2016. Designing a context-aware cyber physical system for smart conditional monitoring of platform equipment. In Jayne, C. and Iliadis, L. (eds.) Communications in computer and information science, 629. Engineering applications of neural networks: proceedings of the 17th International conference on engineering applications of neural networks (EANN 2016), 2 - 5 September 2016, Aberdeen, UK. Cham: Springer [online], pages 198-210. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-44188-7_15
    An adaptive multi-tiered framework, which can be utilised for designing a context-aware cyber physical system is proposed and applied within the context of assuring offshore asset integrity. Adaptability is achieved through ...
  • Designing a sustainable future: a new approach to influence design practice. 

    Cull, Kirsty; Malins, Julian Paul (University of Barcelona. http://www.ub.edu/5ead/PDF/5%20/CullMalins.pdf, 2003-04)
    CULL, K. and MALINS, J., 2003. Designing a sustainable future: a new approach to influence design practice. In: Proceedings of the 5th European Academy of Design Conference. April 2003. Barcelona: University of Barcelona.
    This paper questions the basis of a sustainable approach to product design in an attempt to clarify the key issues which are liable to influence the outcome of the development of new products. The paper describes ...
  • Designing creativity tools to support business innovation. 

    Malins, Julian Paul; Grant, Graham (Desire Network. http://www.virksom.dk/DESIRE10_Proceedings.zip, 2010-08)
    MALINS, J. and GRANT, E., 2010. Designing creativity tools to support business innovation. In: B. T. Christensen, S. Boztepe and T. Kristensen, eds. Proceedings of the DESIRE ’10 Conference: Creativity and Innovation in Design. 16-17 August 2010. Aarhus, Denmark: Desire Network. Pp. 181-188
    There are a wide range of approaches and organizations, which have the common aim of supporting SME‟s to deliver new products and services. This paper examines the various approaches which have been taken and in particular ...
  • Designing engagement: the new edge. 

    MacDonald, Stuart (University of Lapland, Faculty of Art and Design., 2013)
    MACDONALD, S., 2013. Designing engagement: the new edge. In: T. JOKELA, G. COUTTS, M. HUHMARNIEMI AND E. HARKONEN, EDS. Cool: applied visual arts in the North. Pp. 56 – 67.
  • Designing from the unfamiliar: how designing for space and extreme environments can generate spin-off and innovate product strategies. 

    Fairburn, Susan Marie; Dominoni, Annalisa (EUROPEAN ACADEMY OF DESIGN, 2015-04-22)
    FAIRBURN, S. and DOMINONI, A. 2015. Designing from the unfamiliar: how designing for space and extreme environments can generate spin-off and innovate product strategies. In Proceedings of the 11th International European academy of design conference: the value of design research, 22-24 April 2015, Paris, France.
    We moderate our world and our interactions with objects and others through our behaviours, habitats, clothing and gadgetry. Designers seek new ways to innovate products but there is a limit to our experiences and observations ...
  • Designing transformations: schools of excellence. 

    Fairburn, Susan Marie (Elsevier. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2011.07.006, 2011-12)
    FAIRBURN, S. M., 2011. Designing transformations: schools of excellence. Acta Astronautica, 69 (11-12), pp. 1132-1142.
    For over 50 years, including some form of Space education in school curriculum has become an established approach for inspiring young minds to study the sciences and pursue science-based careers. Space camps and schools ...
  • The destruction of 2-methylisoborneol and geosmin using titanium dioxide photocatalysis. 

    Lawton, Linda A.; Robertson, Peter K. J.; Robertson, Russell F.; Bruce, Fiona G. (Elsevier http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/523066/description#description, 2003-08-08)
    LAWTON, L., ROBERTSON, P., ROBERTSON, R. and BRUCE, F., 2003. The destruction of 2-methylisoborneol and geosmin using titanium dioxide photocatalysis. Applied Catalysis B. Environmental. Volume 44 (1) pp. 9-13
    Geosmin (GSM) and 2-methylisoborneol (MIB) are semi-volatile compounds produced by cyanobacteria in surface waters. These compounds present problems to the drinking water industry and in aquaculture because they can taint ...
  • Destruction of cyanobacterial toxins by semiconductor photocatalysis. 

    Robertson, Peter K. J.; Lawton, Linda A.; Munch, Burkhard; Rouzade, Julien (Royal Society of Chemistry http://www.rsc.org/Publishing/Journals/CC/Index.asp, 1997)
    ROBERTSON, P., LAWTON, L., MUNCH, B. and ROUZADE, J., 1997. Destruction of cyanobacterial toxins by semiconductor photocatalysis. Chemical Communications. Issue 4, pp. 393-394
    The rapid destruction of microcystin, a cyanobacterial toxin, using a titanium dioxide photocatalyst is observed; the process is extremely efficient with high concentrations of toxin completely undetectable within 10–40 ...
  • The destruction of the cyanobacterial toxin microcystin-LR by semiconductor photocatalysis. 

    Cornish, Benjamin J. P. A. (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2000-02-01)
    CORNISH, B.J.P.A. 2000. The destruction of the cyanobacterial toxin microcystin-LR by semiconductor photocatalysis. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    In fresh waters where cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) flourish, dense growths known as blooms occur. Such blooms present a threat to human and animal health as many of these cyanobacteria produce toxins. One such group ...
  • Detecting genetic regions associated with height in the native ponies of the British Isles by using high density SNP genotyping. 

    Skujina, Ilze; Winton, Clare Louise; Hegarty, Matthew J.; McMahon, Robert; Nash, Deborah Mary; Davies-Morel, Mina Clare Gwynne; McEwan, Neil R. (NRC Research Press https://doi.org/10.1139/gen-2018-0006, 2018-09-05)
    SKUJINA, I., WINTON, C.L., HEGARTY, M.J., MCMAHON, R., NASH, D.M., DAVIES-MOREL, M.C.G. and MCEWAN, N.R. 2018. Detecting genetic regions associated with height in the native ponies of the British Isles by using high density SNP genotyping. Genome [online], 61(10), pages 767-770. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1139/gen-2018-0006
    Height is an important characteristic in the equine industry although little is known about its genetic control in native British breeds of ponies. This study aimed to map QTL data with the withers height in 4 pony breeds ...
  • Detection of in utero cannabis exposure by umbilical cord analysis. 

    Kim, Jiyoung; de Castro, Ana; Lendoiro, Elena; Cruz, Angelines; López‐Rivadulla, Manuel; Concheiro, Marta (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1002/dta.2307, 2017-09-25)
    KIM, J., DE CASTRO, A., LENDOIRO, E., CRUZ-LANDEIRA, A., LOPEZ-RIVADULLA, M. and CONCHEIRO, M. 2018. Detection of in utero cannabis exposure by umbilical cord analysis. Drug testing and analysis [online], 10(4), pages 636-643. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/dta.2307
    According to the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 5.3% of pregnant women smoked marijuana in the past month. This prevalence is expected to increase as a growing number of states and countries are now considering ...
  • Detection, analysis, and photocatalytic destruction of the freshwater taint compound geosmin 

    Bellu, Edmund (The Robert Gordon University Faculty of Health and Social Care. School of Life Sciences., 2007-04)
    A significant issue affecting the aquaculture and water industries is the presence of off-flavour compounds in water, which cause problems by imparting an undesirable earthy/musty flavour and smell to water and fish. ...
  • Determinants of U.S. corporate credit spreads. 

    Kume, Ortenca (Robert Gordon University Department of Accounting and Finance, 2012-01)
    This thesis deals with various issues regarding determinants of US corporate credit spreads. These spreads are estimated as the difference between yields to maturity for corporate bonds and default-free instruments (Treasury ...
  • Determination of sinapine in rapeseed pomace extract: its antioxidant and acetylcholinesterase inhibition properties. 

    Yates, Kyari; Pohl, Franziska; Busch, Maike; Mozer, Annika; Watters, Louis; Shiryaev, Andrey; Kong Thoo Lin, Paul (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2018.10.045, 2018-10-10)
    YATES, K., POHL, F., BUSCH, M., MOZER, A., WATTERS, L., SHIRYAEV, A., KONG THOO LIN, P. 2018. Determination of sinapine in rapeseed pomace extract: its antioxidant and acetylcholinesterase inhibition properties. Food chemistry [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2018.10.045
    Sinapine is the main secondary metabolite present in rapeseed pomace (RSP) with its concentration being dependent on rapeseed processing, growing conditions, extraction parameters and the country of origin. Here we report, ...
  • The determination of top executive pay: importance of human capital factors. 

    Laing, David; Weir, Charlie (Sage https://doi.org/10.1177/030630709802300404, 1998-08-01)
    LAING, D. and WEIR, C. 1998. The determination of top executive pay: importance of human capital factors. Journal of general management [online], 23(4), pages 51-62. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/030630709802300404.
    Experience, rather than qualifications, influences the pay received by company directors. Executive pay has been the subject of much recent discussion, with concern being expressed about the levels of pay received by the ...
  • Determining the role of the LPI/GPR55 system in the development of obesity and associated cardiovascular consequences. 

    Hair, Steven C. (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2018-03-01)
    HAIR, S.C. 2018. Determining the role of the LPI/GPR55 system in the development of obesity and associated cardiovascular consequences. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Obesity has reached worldwide epidemic proportions and with this increased incidence of obesity, comes an increase in incidence of the comorbidities associated with obesity such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD). ...
  • DEUM: A Framework for an Estimation of Distribution Algorithm based on Markov Random Fields 

    Shakya, Siddhartha (The Robert Gordon University School of Computing, Faculty of Design and Technology, The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK, 2006-04)
    Estimation of Distribution Algorithms (EDAs) belong to the class of population based optimisation algorithms. They are motivated by the idea of discovering and exploiting the interaction between variables in the solution. ...
  • Developing a complex intervention to improve prescribing safety in primary care: mixed methods feasibility and optimisation pilot study. 

    Grant, Aileen M.; Guthrie, Bruce; Dreischulte, Tobias (BMJ https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004153, 2014-01-21)
    GRANT, A.M., GUTHRIE, B. and DREISCHULTE, T. 2014. Developing a complex intervention to improve prescribing safety in primary care: mixed methods feasibility and optimisation pilot study. BMJ Open [online], 4(1), article ID e004153. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004153
    Objectives: (A) To measure the extent to which different candidate outcome measures identified highrisk prescribing that is potentially changeable by the data-driven quality improvement in primary care (DQIP) intervention.(B) ...
  • Developing a framework for selection of sustainable materials based on the embedded energy for building construction. 

    Senarath, S. B. R.; Chandrathilake, S. R.; Victoria, Michele Florencia (Ceylon Insitute of Builders (CIOB) http://2016.ciobwcs.com/past-symposiums/, 2013-06-14)
    SENARATH, S.B.R., CHANDRATHILAKE, S.R. and VICTORIA, M.F. 2013. Developing a framework for selection of sustainable materials based on the embedded energy for building construction. In Sandanayake, Y.G. and Fernando, N. G (eds). Proceedings of the 2nd world construction symposium 2013: socio-economic sustainability in construction: practice, policy and research, 14-15 June 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders [online], pages 150-169. Available from: https://2016.ciobwcs.com/downloads/pastsymposiums/2013/proceedings.pdf
    Material selection in conventional construction projects concentrate on various criteria. However, sustainable construction must take into account of embodied energy of materials during material selection which is rarely ...
  • Developing a phenomenological understanding of the influence of 'cultural survival mechanisms' as institutional artifacts in shaping indigenous enterprise cultures: a Ghanaian perspective. 

    Abebrese, Armstrong; Smith, Robert (Amity Business School, 2014-01-17)
    ABEBRESE, A. and SMITH, R. 2014. Developing a phenomenological understanding of the influence of 'cultural survival mechanisms' as institutional artifacts in shaping indigenous enterprise cultures: a Ghanaian perspective. Amity business journal, 3(1).
    This article develops a deeper conceptualization of institutionalized adaptive strategies adopted by indigenous Ghanaian entrepreneurs operating within a web of institutional constraints. The qualitative research demonstrates ...