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Welcome to OpenAIR@RGU

OpenAIR@RGU is the open access institutional repository of Robert Gordon University. It contains examples of research outputs produced by staff and research students, as well as related information about the university's funded projects and staff research interests. Further information is available in the repository policy. Any questions about submissions to the repository or problems with access to any of its content should be sent to the Publications Team at publications@rgu.ac.uk



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Renewable energy for sustainable growth and development: an evaluation of law and policy of Bangladesh. (2019)
Journal Article
KARIM, M.E., KARIM, R., ISLAM, M.T., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., BANI, N.A. and MUHTAZARUDDIN, M.N. 2019. Renewable energy for sustainable growth and development: an evaluation of law and policy of Bangladesh. Sustainability [online], 11(20), article ID 5774. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/su11205774

Bangladesh’s constant growth with an annual 6% plus Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for more than the last two decades and achievements in other socio-economic metrics in recent times is impressive and recognized by various global authoritative bodies.... Read More

GST-4-dependent suppression of neurodegeneration in C. elegans models of Parkinson’s and Machado-Joseph Disease by rapeseed pomace extract supplementation. (2019)
Journal Article
POHL, F., TEIXEIRA-CASTRO, A., COSTA, M.D., LINDSAY, V., FIÚZA-FERNANDES, J., GOUA, M., BERMANO, G., RUSSELL, W., MACIEL, P. and KONG THOO LIN, P. 2019. GST-4-dependent suppression of neurodegeneration in C. elegans models of Parkinson’s and Machado-Joseph Disease by rapeseed pomace extract supplementation. Frontiers in neuroscience [online], 13, article ID 1091. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2019.01091

Genetic mutations and aging-associated oxidative damage underlie the onset and progression of neurodegenerative diseases, like Parkinson’s disease (PD) and Machado-Joseph disease (MJD). Natural products derived from plants have been regarded as impor... Read More

Do non-governmental organisations bring change or maintain the status quo in times of crisis? A case study of the Marikana massacre in South Africa. (2019)
Journal Article
LANGA, M., REBELLO, S. and HARMS SMITH, L. [2019]. Do non-governmental organisations bring change or maintain the status quo in times of crisis? A case study of the Marikana massacre in South Africa. Community development journal [online], (accepted).

This paper reflects on the Marikana massacre of August 2012, subsequent violent strikes and responses by non-governmental organisations (NGOs) as a case study, and provides an analysis about whether these interventions bring transformative change or... Read More

Zinc oxide nanoparticles modified-carbon paste electrode used for the electrochemical determination of Gallic acid. (2019)
Journal Article
CHIKERE, C., FAISAL, N.H., LIN, P.K.T. and FERNANDEZ, C. 2019. Zinc oxide nanoparticles modified-carbon paste electrode used for the electrochemical determination of Gallic acid. Journal of physics: conference series [online], 1310: proceedings of 2018 Applied nanotechnology and nanoscience international conference (ANNIC 2018), 22-24 October 2018, Berlin, Germany, article ID 012008. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/1310/1/012008

Zinc oxide nanoparticles (nano-ZnO) was used to modify carbon paste electrode (CPE) for a fast and sensitive electrochemical determination of gallic acid (GA). The study was carried out using cyclic voltammetry (CV) and differential voltammetry (DPV)... Read More

Exploration of elastomeric and polymeric liquid crystals with photothermal actuation: a review. (2019)
Journal Article
RASTOGI, P., NJUGUNA, J. and KANDASUBRAMANIAN, B. 2019. Exploration of elastomeric and polymeric liquid crystals with photothermal actuation: a review. European polymer journal [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2019.109287

Recent research in soft materials is an exhilarating category which has been transcending boundaries for variety of functional applications. This category also stems liquid crystals whose stimuli-responsive feature has fantasized researchers for appl... Read More