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  • mHealthoptimisationfor education and physical activity in type 1 diabetes: MEDPAT1. 

    Hall, J.; Stephen, K.; Croall, A.; MacMillan, J.; Murray, L.; Wiratunga, Nirmalie; Massie, Stewart; MacRury, S. (University of Highlands and Islands/RGU/Diabetes Scotland, 2017-03-08)
    HALL, J., STEPHEN, K., CROALL, A., MACMILLAN, J., MURRAY, L., WIRATUNGA, N., MASSIE, S. and MACRURY, S. 2017. mHealth optimisation for education and physical activity in Type 1 diabetes: MEDPAT1. Presented at the Diabetes UK professional conference 2017, 8 - 10 March 2017, Manchester, UK.
    Aims: To develop and evaluate usability of prototype personalised prediction algorithms for people with Type 1 diabetes to optimise blood glucose control associated with physical activity using smart phone technology. To ...
  • Recovery of VOC from offshore and onshore shuttle tankers using structured Y-type zeolite membranes. 

    Habiba, Shehu; Ajayi, Adebayo; Okon, Edidiong; Gobina, Edward (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-2717-8_38, 2017-03-13)
    HABIBA, S., AJAYI, A., EDIDIONG, O. and GOBINA, E. 2017. Recovery of VOC from offshore and onshore shuttle tankers using structured Y-type zeolite membranes. In Ao, SI., Kim, H.K. and Amouzegar, M.A. (eds.) Transactions on engineering technologies: revised selections from proceedings of the World congress on engineering and computer science 2015 (WCECS 2015), 21 - 23 October 2015, San Francisco, USA. Singapore: Springer [online], pages 541-553. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-2717-8_38
    The emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from onshore and offshore facilities are studied and an alternative technology for the recovery of methane and propane by the use of membrane technology is explored. ...
  • Futuristic nanomaterials and composites: part II. 

    Kim, Chang-Soo; Lehmhus, Dirk; Njuguna, James; Paramsothy, Muralidharan; Shofner, Meisha Lei (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s11837-015-1685-0, 2015-10-28)
    KIM, C-S., LEHMHUS, D., NJUGUNA, J., PARAMSOTHY, M. and SHOFNER, M.L. 2015. Futuristic nanomaterials and composites: part II. JOM [online], 68(1), pages 261-264. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11837-015-1685-0
    The present special topic "Futuristic Nanomaterials and Composites: Part II" is a continuation of last month's topic "Futuristic Nanomaterials and Composites: Part I". In this continuation, inspiration is once again drawn ...
  • Thermal, mechanical and rheological behaviors of nanocomposites based on UHMWPE/paraffin oil/carbon nanofiller obtained by using different dispersion techniques. 

    Visco, Annamaria; Yousef, Samy; Galtieri, Giovanna; Nocita, Davide; Pistone, Alessandro; Njuguna, James (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s11837-016-1845-x, 2016-02-19)
    VISCO, A., YOUSEF, S., GALTIERI, G., NOCITA, D., PISTONE, A. and NJUGUNA, J. 2016. Thermal, mechanical and rheological behaviors of nanocomposites based on UHMWPE/paraffin oil/carbon nanofiller obtained by using different dispersion techniques. JOM [online], 68(4), pages 1078-1089. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11837-016-1845-x
    Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) is a very attractive polymer employed as a high performance material. For its high viscosity, dispersion of fillers is considered a critical point in UHMWPE nanocomposites ...
  • Preparation and analysis of multi-layered hybrid nanostructures. 

    Khobragade, Prashant S.; Hansora, D. P.; Naik, Jitendra B.; Njuguna, James; Mishra, Satyendra (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clay.2016.08.022, 2016-09-01)
    KHOBRAGADE, P.S., HANSORA, D.P., NAIK, J.B., NJUGUNA, J. and MISHRA, S. 2016. Preparation and analysis of multi-layered hybrid nanostructures. Applied clay science [online], 132-133, pages 668-674. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clay.2016.08.022
    In this study, we report a simple and efficient (bath ultrasonication) method for the preparation of multi-functional layered hybrid nanostructures using graphene oxide (GO) and modified Mg-Al layered double hydroxides ...
  • Physico-mechanical properties of nano polystyrene (nPS) decorated graphene oxide (GO) -epoxy composites. 

    Khobragade, Prashant S.; Hansora, D. P.; Naik, Jitendra B.; Njuguna, James; Mishra, Satyendra (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1002/pi.5392, 2017-04-26)
    KHOBRAGADE, P.S., HANSORA, D.P., NAIK, J.B., NJUGUNA, J. and MISHRA, S. 2017. Physico-mechanical properties of nano polystyrene (nPS) decorated graphene oxide (GO) -epoxy composites. Polymer international [online], Accepted Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/pi.5392
    In this work, nano polystyrene (nPS) decorated graphene oxide (GO) hybrid nanostructures were successfully synthesized using stepwise micro emulsion polymerization, and characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy ...
  • Core-double shell hybrid nanocomposites as multi-fuctional advanced materials. 

    Khobragade, Prashant S.; Hansora, D. P.; Naik, Jitendra B.; Njuguna, James; Mishra, Satyendra (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s00289-017-1983-5, 2017-03-20)
    KHOBRAGADE, P.S., HANSORA, D.P., NAIK, J.B., NJUGUNA, J. and MISHRA, S. 2017. Core-double shell hybrid nanocomposites as multi-fuctional advanced materials. Polymer bulletin [online], First Online. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00289-017-1983-5
    In this research work, we report circular type silane-modified CaCO3 (as core) nanoparticles (NP) encapsulated with polystyrene (PS) and polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) (as double shell layers). These core-double shell ...
  • Effect of multi-layered nanostructures on the physico-mechanical properties of ethylene vinyl acetate based hybrid nanocomposites. 

    Khobragade, Prashant S.; Hansora, D. P.; Naik, Jitendra B.; Njuguna, James; Mishra, Satyendra (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1002/pc.24371, 2017-04-12)
    KHOBRAGADE, P.S., HANSORA, D.P., NAIK, J.B., NJUGUNA, J. and MISHRA, S. 2017. Effect of multi-layered nanostructures on the physico-mechanical properties of ethylene vinyl acetate based hybrid nanocomposites. Polymer composites [online], Early View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/pc.24371
    Exfoliated graphene oxide (GO) and Mg-Al-layered double hydroxides (LDHs) nanostructures (LDHs@GO)-filled ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA)-based hybrid nanocomposites were prepared by solution reflux technique followed by ...
  • The effect of nanosilica (SiO2) and nanoalumina (Al2O3) reinforced polyester nanocomposites on aerosol nanoparticle emissions into the environment during automated drilling. 

    Starost, Kristof; Frijns, Evelien; Van Laer, Jo; Faisal, Nadimul Haque; Egizabal, Ainhoa; Elizextea, Cristina; Nelissen, Inge; Blazquez, Maria; Njuguna, James
    STAROST, K., FRIJNS, E., VAN LAER, J., FAISAL, N., EGIZABAL, A., ELIZEXTEA, C., NEILSSEN, I., BALZQUEZ, M. and NJUGUNA, J. [2017] The effect of nanosilica (SiO2) and nanoalumina (Al2O3) reinforced polyester nanocomposites on aerosol nanoparticle emissions into the environment during automated drilling. Aerosol science and technology [online], (accepted).
    The aim of this study is to investigate the effect nanosilica and nanoalumina has on nanoparticle release from industrial nanocomposites due to drilling for hazard reduction whilst simultaneously obtaining the necessary ...
  • Multi-source video multicast in internet-connected wireless mesh networks. 

    Tu, Wanqing; Sreenan, Cormac; Jha, Sanjay; Zhang, Qian (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/TMC.2017.2691706, 2017-04-06)
    TU, W., SREENAN, C., JHA, S. and ZHANG, Q. [2017] Multi-source video multicast in internet-connected wireless mesh networks. IEEE transactions on mobile computing [online], (accepted). Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/TMC.2017.2691706
    Wireless mesh networks (WMNs) connect to the Internet via access gateways. This paper studies multi-sourcevideo multicast in Internet-connected WMNs. The focus is onthe design of a shareable integrated multicast that allows ...
  • Managing information security risk using integrated governance risk and compliance. 

    Nicho, Mathew; Khan, Shafaq; Rahman, M.S.M.K
    NICHO, M., KHAN, S. and RAHMAN, M.S.M.K. 2017. Managing information security risk using integrated governance risk and compliance. In the Proceedings of the international conference on computer and applications (ICCA 2017), 6-7 September 2017, Dubai, UAE.
    This paper aims to demonstrate the building blocks of an IT Governance Risk and Compliance (IT GRC) model as well the phased stages of the optimal integration of IT GRC frameworks, standards and model through a longitudinal ...
  • Neutron diffraction residual strain measurements of molybdenum carbide-based solid oxide fuel cell anode layers with metal oxides on Hastelloy X. 

    Faisal, Nadimul Haque; Ahmed, R.; Prathuru, Anil Kumar; Katikaneni, S.P.; Goosen, M. F. A.; Zhang, Shu Yan
    FAISAL, N.H., AHMED, R., PRATHURU, A.K., KATIKANENI, S.P., GOOSEN, M.F.A. and ZHANG, S-Y. 2017. Neutron diffraction residual strain measurements of molybdenum carbide-based solid oxide fuel cell anode layers with metal oxides on Hastelloy X. Experimental mechanics [online], (accepted). Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11340-017-0298-7
    Thermal spray deposition processes impart residual stress in layered Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) materials and hence influence the durability and efficiency of the cell. The current study which is the first of its kind, ...
  • Properties of a high-current discharge in alkali-metal-seeded rare gases. 

    Ellington, Henry I. (Aberdeen University Robert Gordon's Institute of Technology. School of Physics, 1969-04-01)
    ELLINGTON, H.I. 1969. Properties of a high-current discharge in alkali-metal-seeded rare gases. Robert Gordon's Institute of Technology, PhD thesis.
    This thesis is an account of a detailed investigation of the properties of a recently-discovered gas discharge - a discharge that operates at a few volts or tens of volts, and which carries a current of the order of amps ...
  • IT governance measurement tools and its application in IT-business alignment. 

    Nicho, Mathew; Khan, Shafaq
    NICHO, M. and KHAN, S. 2017. IT governance measurement tools and its application in IT-business alignment. Journal of international technology and information management [online], (accepted).
    The purpose of this exploratory research paper is to evaluate the deployment and assessment methodology of the information technology governance (ITG) measurement tools, with the purpose of gaining deeper insight into the ...
  • A process model for implementing information systems security governance. 

    Nicho, Mathew
    NICHO, M. 2017. A process model for implementing information systems security governance. Information and computer security [online], (accepted). Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/ICS-07-2016-0061
    Purpose: The frequent and increasingly potent cyber-attacks due to lack of an optimal mix of technical as well as non-technical IT controls, has led to increased adoption of security governance controls by organizations. ...
  • Double skin façade: modelling technique and influence of venetian blinds on the airflow and heat transfer. 

    Iyi, Draco; Hasan, Reaz; Penlington, Roger; Underwood, Chris (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2014.06.024, 2014-06-24)
    IYI, D., HASAN, R., PENLINGTON, R. and UNDERWOOD, C. 2014. Double skin façade: modelling technique and influence of venetian blinds on the airflow and heat transfer. Applied thermal engineering [online], 71(1), pages 219-229. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2014.06.024
    The demand to reduce building cooling load and annual energy consumption can be optimised with the use of Double Skin Facade (DSF). Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) methods are frequently used for the analysis of heat ...
  • Effect of emissivity on the heat and mass transfer of humid air in a cavity filled with solid obstacles. 

    Iyi, Draco; Hasan, Reaz; Penlington, Roger (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/10407782.2014.937261, 2014-12-10)
    IYI, D., HASAN, R. and PENLINGTON, R. 2015. Effect of emissivity on the heat and mass transfer of humid air in a cavity filled with solid obstacles. Numerical heat transfer, part A: applications [online], 67(5), pages 531-546. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/10407782.2014.937261
    The work reported here is a 2D numerical study on the buoyancy-driven low-speed turbulent flow of humid air inside a rectangular cavity partially filled with solid cylindrical objects for a Rayleigh number of 1.45 × 109. ...
  • Streaming and 3D mapping of AGRI-data on mobile devices. 

    Stojanovic, Vladeta; Falconer, Ruth E.; Isaacs, John; Blackwood, David; Gilmour, Daniel; Kiezebrink, D.; Wilson, J. (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2017.03.019, 2017-05-08)
    STOJANOVIC, V., FALCONER, R.E., ISAACS, J., BLACKWOOD, D., GILMOUR, D., KIEZEBRINK, D. and WILSON, J. 2017. Streaming and 3D mapping of AGRI-data on mobile devices. Computers and electronics in agriculture [online], 138(1), pages 188-199. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2017.03.019
    Farm monitoring and operations generate heterogeneous AGRI-data from a variety of different sources that have the potential to be delivered to users 'on the go' and in the field to inform farm decision making. A software ...
  • Aviemore: dude, where's my town centre? 

    Rice, Katie; Hughes, Eddie; Laing, Richard Alexander; Deveci, Gokay (GSTF https://doi.org/10.5176/2301-394X_ACE17.120, 2017-05-08)
    RICE, K., HUGHES, E., LAING, R. and DEVECI, G. 2017. Aviemore: dude, where's my town centre? In the Proceedings of the 5th annual international conference on architecture and civil engineering (ACE 2017), 8 - 9 May 2017, Singapore. Singapore: GSTF [online], article 120. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5176/2301-394X_ACE17.120
    This paper concerns the development of Aviemore, a village in the Highlands of Scotland, and the importance of considering a lost 'town centre'. Aviemore evolved rapidly as an all-year tourism destination in the 1960s and ...
  • Myths of sustainability: an evaluation of their enduring influence on sustainable construction in Singapore. 

    Yin, Belle Chua Lee; Laing, Richard Alexander (GSTF https://doi.org/10.5176/2301-394X_ACE17.121, 2017-05-08)
    YIN, B.C.L. and LAING, R. 2017. Myths of sustainability: an evaluation of their enduring influence on sustainable construction in Singapore. In the Proceedings of the 5th annual international conference on architecture and civil engineering (ACE 2017), 8 - 9 May 2017, Singapore. Singapore: GSTF [online], article 121. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5176/2301-394X_ACE17.121
    Singapore faces specific and immediate risks due to environmental challenges and climate change. To overcome these challenges, the government has been making efforts to implement policies and guidelines on building designs ...

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