Research - Articles

Elsevier,

Applied Energy, Volume 263, 1 April 2020, 114613

This article addresses goals 7, 9 and 12 proposing an integrated blockchain-based energy management platform that optimizes energy flows in a microgrid whilst implementing a bilateral trading mechanism.
Elsevier,

One Earth: Perspective Volume 2, Issue 3, p 223-234, March 20, 2020

This article addresses SDGs 6, 12 and 14 by providing an ambitious scientific road map to define a new water planetary boundary consisting of sub-boundaries that account for a variety of changes to the water cycle.
Elsevier,

Solar Energy, Volume 199, 15 March 2020, Pages 510-520

This article addresses goals 7, 9 and 12 by experimenting with a small environmental heat-load photovoltaic/thermal solar panel, converting 71.3% of solar energy into electricity and heat supplies.
Elsevier,

Applied Energy, Volume 262, 15 March 2020, 114485

This article addresses goals 7, 9 and 13 by presenting a novel methodology to integrate both CO2 mitigation goals and the impacts of climate change into simulations of a power system expansion.
Elsevier,

The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, Issue 3, March 2020, Page 183

 

In support of SDG 5, this reflections piece highlights the challenges of eradicating female genital mutilation (FGM) in Tanzania. Talha Khan Burki reviews the acclaimed documentary “In the Name of Your Daughter”, which focuses on the efforts of Rhobi Samwelly, a woman who runs a safe house for vulnerable girls at risk of FGM in her community and is working to change cultural attitudes towards this practice.
Elsevier,

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 119, March 2020, 109569

This article addresses goals 7 and 12 with reviews across 28 countries on how culture creates barriers and defines ideas, customs, and social behavior regarding a transition to a low-carbon, low-energy future.
Elsevier,

Journal of Neuroscience Methods, Volume 337, 1 May 2020, 108669

This article addresses goal 3 by investigating the use of MRI for early Alzheimer's disease diagnosis.
Elsevier,

Development Engineering, Volume 5, 2020, 100052

The need for improved and safely managed sanitation facilities is acute in dense informal settlements in rapidly urbanizing areas. One of the key factors influencing the cost-effectiveness and reliability of service provision in informal settlements is the ability to optimize waste collection from latrines with variable use patterns that are spatially dispersed within an informal settlement. This study investigates how latrine sensors could be used to estimate waste fill levels and improve servicing efficiency for forty latrines in Nairobi, Kenya, supporting SDGs 3, 6 and 9.
Elsevier,

Materials Today Sustainability, 27 February 2020, 100032

Solar energy is an attractive clean energy source but storage and transportation is often a problem. Solar-light-driven water splitting provides a promising way to store and utilise abundant solar energy in the form of gaseous hydrogen. High temperature-promoted photocatalytic water splitting systems, described in this article, could open up a new direction for innovation in this field, furthering SDG 7 and 9.
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Materials Today Physics, Vol 8, 2019, Pages 25-33.

Furthering SDG 7, this paper suggests a new way of preparing n-type Mg3Sb2-based Zintl compounds with high thermoelectric performance. It demonstrates that a large amount of extra Mg is not needed to achieve high ZT as long as Mg vacancies are suppressed and carrier concentration is properly optimized.

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