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  • A critical evaluation of the prospects for a transition towards ocean based renewable energy development in Nigeria. 

    Osu, Victor Richard (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2017-04-01)
    OSU, V.R. 2017. A critical evaluation of the prospects for a transition towards ocean based renewable energy development in Nigeria. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    The move towards addressing two pertinent energy challenges that is access to electricity and climate change has seen the transition towards sustainable forms of energy including Ocean Based Renewable Energy (OBRE). However, ...
  • Architecting the deployment of cloud-hosted services for guaranteeing multitenancy isolation. 

    Ochei, Laud Charles (Robert Gordon University School of Computing Science and Digital Media, 2017-05-01)
    OCHEI, L.C. 2017. Architecting the deployment of cloud-hosted services for guaranteeing multitenancy isolation. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    In recent years, software tools used for Global Software Development (GSD) processes (e.g., continuous integration, version control and bug tracking) are increasingly being deployed in the cloud to serve multiple users. ...
  • A photocatalytic impeller reactor for gas phase heterogeneous photocatalysis. 

    Tokode, Oluwatosin; Prabhu, Radhakrishna; Lawton, Linda A.; Robertson, Peter K. J. (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jece.2017.07.068, 2017-07-29)
    TOKODE, O., PRABHU, R., LAWTON, L.A. and ROBERTSON, P.K.J. 2017. A photocatalytic impeller reactor for gas phase heterogeneous photocatalysis. Journal of environmental chemical engineering [online], 5(4), pages 3942-3948. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jece.2017.07.068
    A novel photocatalytic reactor based on a stirred tank configuration has been described. This reactor employs the use of photocatalytic impellers to aid the mass transport of gaseous organic compounds during photocatalytic ...
  • CAWIML: a computer assisted web interviewing mark-up language. 

    Lloret Perez, Jose Miguel (Robert Gordon University School of Computing Science and Digital Media, 2016-10-01)
    LLORET PEREZ, J.M. 2016. CAWIML: a computer assisted web interviewing mark-up language. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis.
    Computer-Assisted Web Interviewing (CAWI) is the new mode of conducting surveys through web browsers. This on-line solution extends the traditional paper questionnaire with functionality to inform the order of questions, ...
  • The future of design support: what can we learn from design support experience in the UK, Estonia and Turkey? 

    Gulari, Melehat Nil; Melioranski, Ruth-Helene; Er, Ozlem; Fremantle, Chris (http://ead.yasar.edu.tr/, 2017-04-12)
    GULARI, M.N., MELIORANSKI, R.-H., ER, O. and FREMANTLE, C. 2017. The future of design support: what can we learn from design support experience in the UK, Estonia and Turkey? In Proceedings of the 12th European Academy of Design conference (EAD12): design for next, 12-14 April 2017, Rome, Italy.
    This article provides a comparison of design support landscape of three countries: the UK, Estonia and Turkey. The economic and political development patterns and experience of design support within these countries lead ...
  • A computational model of visual attention. 

    Chilukamari, Jayachandra (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2017-02-01)
    CHILUKAMARI, J. 2017. A computational model of visual attention. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Visual attention is a process by which the Human Visual System (HVS) selects most important information from a scene. Visual attention models are computational or mathematical models developed to predict this information. ...
  • Social art practices as feminist manifestos: radical hospitality in the archive. 

    Gausden, Caroline (Robert Gordon University Gray's School of Art, 2016-09-01)
    GAUSDEN, C. 2016. Social art practices as feminist manifestos: radical hospitality in the archive. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    The research presents a practice-based examination of the politics and poetics of the manifesto form, drawing on feminist theoretical writing and activism alongside contemporary iterations of socially engaged art. It ...
  • Insourcing a government information system: a case study from Malaysia. 

    Omar, Azmi (Robert Gordon University School of Computing Science and Digital Media, 2017-06-01)
    OMAR, A. 2017. Insourcing a government information system: a case study from Malaysia. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Insourcing, outsourcing and co-sourcing are three approaches to procuring an information system. This research contributes to the body of knowledge on insourcing an information system; exploring and discussing the enabling ...
  • Renewable energy technologies assessment in providing sustainable electricity to Nigerian rural areas. 

    Garba, Abdulhakeem (Robert Gordon University The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Build Environment, 2017-03-01)
    GARBA, A. 2017. Renewable energy technologies assessment in providing sustainable electricity to Nigerian rural areas. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    The research work that underpins this thesis aims to investigate the viability of renewable energy technologies (RETs) and to develop a RETs implementation framework for providing sustainable electricity to Nigeria’s rural ...
  • The allocation of risks in the Saudi Arabian domestic and regional aviation construction projects. 

    Baghdadi, Ahmad Mohammadhasan A. (Robert Gordon University The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Build Environment, 2017-03-01)
    BAGHDADI, A.M.A. 2017. The allocation of risks in the Saudi Arabian domestic and regional aviation construction projects. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Airports projects, amongst other construction projects, are considered very complex as they face a number of challenges that inevitably cause them to become exposed to risks. In Saudi Arabia, the sector of aviation is ...
  • The effects of the research excellence framework research impact agenda on early- and mid-career researchers in library and information science. 

    Marcella, Rita; Lockerbie, Hayley; Bloice, Lyndsay; Hood, Caroline; Barton, Flora (Sage https://doi.org/10.1177/0165551517724685, 2017-08-04)
    MARCELLA, R., LOCKERBIE, H., BLOICE, L., HOOD, C. and BARTON, F. 2017. The effects of the research excellence framework research impact agenda on early- and mid-career researchers in library and information science. Journal of information science [online], OnlineFirst. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0165551517724685
    Early- and mid-career researchers will shape the future of library and information science (LIS) research and it is crucial they be well placed to engage with the research impact agenda. Their understanding of research ...
  • Fuel cells as an energy source for desalination applications. 

    Faisal, Nadimul Haque; Ahmed, R.; Islam, Sheikh Zahidul; Hossain, Mamdud; Souentie, Stamatios; Katikaneni, Sai P.; Goosen, M. F. A. (CRC Press (member of Taylor & Francis) https://www.crcpress.com/Renewable-Energy-Technologies-for-Water-Desalination/Mahmoudi-Ghaffour-Goosen-Bundschuh/p/book/9781138029170, 2017-06-06)
    FAISAL, N., AHMED, R., ISLAM, S., HOSSAIN, M., STAMATIOS, S., KATIKANENI, S. and GOOSEN, M. 2017. Fuel cells as an energy source for desalination applications. In Mahmoudi, H., Ghaffour, N., Goosen, M.F.A. and Bundschuh, J. (eds.) Renewable energy technologies for water desalination. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, chapter 7, pages 131-145.
    Nowadays, there is a renewed interest in fuel cell technology from industry and academia, electrochemistry and catalysis scientists. This interest is due to environmental legislations for CO2 and other greenhouse gases ...
  • Captured state: new art from Macedonia. [Exhibition] 

    Blackwood, Jon (Summerhall/Sandinista TP, 2017-10-07)
    BLACKWOOD, J. (ed.) 2017. Captured state: new art from Macedonia. Exhibition. 7 October - 30 November 2017, Summerhall (Edinburgh).
    An exhibition of Macedonia artists Ephemerki (Jasna Dimitrovska and Dragana Zarevska), Verica Kovacevska, OPA (Slobadanka Stevceska and Denis Saraginovski), Igor Toshevski and Bojan Ivanov, curated by Jon Blackwood.
  • Impact without impact. [Discussion audio recording] 

    Lemke, Helmut; Levene, Ruth; Morrison, Kerry; Fremantle, Chris (ISBCA Radio https://soundcloud.com/user-336976148/impact-without-impact, 2017-06-24)
    LEMKE, H., LEVENE, R., MORRISON, K. and FREMANTLE, C. 2017. Impact without impact. [Discussion audio recording]. Discussion recorded on 24th June 2017, at the Fusilier Museum, Bury (UK). Brierfield: ISBCA Radio [online]. Available from: https://soundcloud.com/user-336976148/impact-without-impact
    Helmut Lemke facilitates a discussion with Ruth Levene, Kerry Morrison and Chris Fremantle about environmental art. This discussion forms part of the publications associated with Helmut Lemke's exhibition and residency at ...
  • No maintenance: a provocation for art and design in health care settings. 

    Fremantle, Chris (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/24735132.2017.1294844, 2017-03-10)
    FREMANTLE, C. 2017. No maintenance: a provocation for art and design in health care settings. Design for health [online], 1(1), pages 80-85. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/24735132.2017.1294844
    Art and design developed for hospitals and other health care settings is frequently required to be low or no maintenance. Can the requirement for no maintenance be understood as a creative problem (rather than a technical ...
  • Ecolibrary as bing. 

    Fremantle, Chris (Taylor and Francis, 2017-03-16)
    FREMANTLE, C. 2017. Ecolibrary as bing. Performance research [online], 22(1), pages 120-121. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13528165.2017.1285576
    John Latham drew our attention to the bings - a Scottish term for spoil tips created from mining - of West Lothian, asking us to see them as "monuments to our own time" and as "unconscious process sculptures". Latham also ...
  • The B2Com relationship: an empirical study of the measure of relationship quality in a business-to-community relationship. 

    Osobajo, Oluyomi Abayomi; Moore, David R. (CCSE https://doi.org/10.5539/ibr.v10n7p118, 2017-06-19)
    OSOBAJO, O.A. and MOORE, D. 2017. The B2Com relationship: an empirical study of the measure of relationship quality in a business-to-community relationship. International business research [online], 10(7), pages 118-147. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5539/ibr.v10n7p118
    The quality of relationship between Oil Producing Companies (OPC) and their Host Communities (HC) within the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria (NDRN) is a source of concern for different stakeholders such as the practitioners, ...
  • An outlier ranking tree selection approach to extreme pruning of random forests. 

    Fawagreh, Khaled; Gaber, Mohamed Medhat; Elyan, Eyad (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-44188-7_20, 2016-08-19)
    FAWAGREH, K., GABER, M.M. and ELYAN, E. 2016. An outlier ranking tree selection approach to extreme pruning of random forests. 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 267-282. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-44188-7_20
    Random Forest (RF) is an ensemble classification technique that was developed by Breiman over a decade ago. Compared with other ensemble techniques, it has proved its accuracy and superiority. Many researchers, however, ...
  • Assessment of nanoparticles release into the environment during drilling of carbon nanotubes/epoxy and carbon nanofibres/epoxy nanocomposites. 

    Starost, Kristof; Frijns, Evelien; Van Laer, Jo; Faisal, Nadimul Haque; Egizabal, Ainhoa; Elizextea, Cristina; Blazquez, Maria; Nelissen, Inge; Njuguna, James
    STAROST, K., FRIJNS, E., VAN LAER, J., FAISAL, N., EGIZABAL, A., ELIZEXTEA, C., BLAZQUEZ, M., NELISSEN, I. and NJUGUNA, J. 2017. Assessment of nanoparticles release into the environment during drilling of carbon nanotubes/epoxy and carbon nanofibres/epoxy nanocomposites. Journal of hazardous materials [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2017.06.057
    The risk assessment, exposure and understanding of the release of embedded carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and carbon nanofibers (CNFs) from commercial high performance composites during machining processes is yet to be fully ...
  • Evaluation of the performance of α-alumina nano-porous ceramic composite membrane for esterification applications in petroleum refinery. 

    Okon, Edidiong; Shehu, Habiba; Gobina, Edward (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cattod.2017.05.089, 2017-06-10)
    OKON, E., SHEHU, H. and GOBINA, E. 2017. Evaluation of the performance of α-alumina nano-porous ceramic composite membrane for esterification applications in petroleum refinery. Catalysis today [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cattod.2017.05.089
    The carrier gas permeation performance through α-alumina nano-porous ceramic membrane was investigated in this study. The four carrier gases used for the study were argon (Ar), helium (He), nitrogen (N2) and carbon dioxide ...

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