Elsevier,

Trends in Ecology & Evolution, Volume 33, Issue 8, August 2018, Pages 568-571.
 

This article explores the conflicts between SDG 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure) and SDG 15 (life on land). This piece argues that many decision makers have deep mis-conceptions surrounding the benefits of roads and provides a range of tactics to conservation scientists who oppose a particular roading project.
Elsevier,

Journal of Molecular Biology, Volume 430, Issue 15, 20 July 2018, Pages 2266-2273.

This Elsevier Atlas Award winning article contributes to SDGs 3 (good health and well-being), 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure) and 10 (reduced inequalities). The eRepo-ORP database resource provides a cheaper and faster alternative to traditional drug discovery methods, potentially improving the lives of the 350 million people worldwide living with rare diseases.
Elsevier,

Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Volume 17, 2018, e00068, ISSN 2214-9937

There is a need to develop technology to enable a resource-efficient and economically feasible recycling system for lithium-ion batteries and thus assure the future supply of the component materials. Contributing to SDGs 7, 9 and 12, this article suggests research areas that could enable the development of improved recycling methods, with separation technologies identified as the most promising.
Elsevier,

Journal of Building Engineering, Volume 18, July 2018, Pages 476-486.

The goal of this manuscript is to examine whether the current EU calculation method for the energy efficiency of heat pumps is sufficiently accurate to inform consumers. Simplifications and disregarded influences may lead to disinformation and result in market disturbances. This supports SDG 7 (clean and affordable energy), 9 (Industry, innovation and infrastructure) and essentially 13 (Climate action).
Elsevier,

Sustainable Materials and Technologies Volume 16, July 2018, Pages 1-11

Relating to Goals 3, 9 and 12, this article examines the potential of biobased carbon nanorods to build the conducting architecture of transducers with low environmental impact.
Elsevier,

Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Volume 16, July 2018, Pages 54-59

Furthering goal 9, this paper contributes to the understanding of metal demand development over time by illustrating the impacts of different aspects of technological change using historical data.
Elsevier,

Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Volume 17, 2018, e00064, ISSN 2214-9937

Waste Li foils from spent experimental Li-coin-cells pose a potential risk and a waste of lithium if they are not treated. For this paper, waste Li foils were recycled in the form of black LiFePO4/C powders with the recovery of about 80%. The recovered LiFePO4/C cathode delivered satisfactory electrochemical performance, advancing SDGs 7, 9 and 12.
Elsevier,

Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Volume 17, 2018, e00062, ISSN 2214-9937

In this study, froth flotation experiments were carried out with a variety of new and spent lithium-ion batteries using kerosene as the collector. The results show that the froth flotation method works well in separating anode and cathode materials, and therefore could be integrated with the direct recycling method to close the loop of materials used in Li-ion batteries. This addresses SDGs 7, 9 and 12.
Elsevier,

Development Engineering, Volume 3, 2018, Pages 166-174, ISSN 2352-7285, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.deveng.2018.06.001.

A course was launched almost a decade ago under the auspices of the MIT D-Lab by a group of graduate students who worked on advanced prosthesis research and sought to teach MIT undergraduates the fundamentals of creating low-cost prostheses for resource-constrained settings. A human-centered design thinking approach has been applied to this course on creating low-cost prosthetic and assistive devices for the developing world. Teams of students with diverse backgrounds are paired with international stakeholders and industry partners to tackle real-world prosthetic technology needs, learn the design process through interactive lectures and workshops in the classroom, and are given the opportunity to conduct testing of the prototypes generated during the semester at field sites around the globe. This study addresses various SDGs, such as 3, 4, 9 and 10.
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Smart Urban Mobility Solutions is a new event consisting of an exhibition and 2-day conference programme, the event will leverage Scotland’s long history of innovation in Intelligent Traffic Control and Glasgow’s pioneering work on Smart Cities. The event will take place at the SEC, Glasgow on 3– 4 May 2018 alongside All-Energy, the UK’s largest renewable energy and sustainability event.

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