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A study exploring public opinion and attitudes towards being vaccinated in a community pharmacy. [SIFaCT Poster] (2023)
Presentation / Conference
ZERBINATO, F. and TONNA, A. 2023. A study exploring public opinion and attitudes towards being vaccinated in a community pharmacy. Presented at 11th SIFaCT (Italian Society of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics) national congress 2023, 19-21 October 2023, Verona, Italy.

This poster described a small-scale study exploring the public opinion and attitudes towards being vaccinated in a community pharmacy in the Veneto region of Italy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nature-based solution to eliminate cyanotoxins in water using biologically enhanced biochar. (2023)
Journal Article
MOORE, J., JAYAKUMAR, A., SOLDATOU, S., MAŠEK, O., LAWTON, L.A. and EDWARDS, C. 2023. Nature-based solution to eliminate cyanotoxins in water using biologically enhanced biochar. Environmental science and technology [online], 57(43), pages 16372-16385. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.3c05298

Climate change and high eutrophication levels of freshwater sources are increasing the occurrence and intensity of toxic cyanobacterial blooms in drinking water supplies. Conventional water treatment struggles to eliminate cyanobacteria/cyanotoxins a... Read More about Nature-based solution to eliminate cyanotoxins in water using biologically enhanced biochar..

Ferroelectric nematogens containing a methylthio group. (2023)
Journal Article
STEPANAFAS, G., CRUICKSHANK, E., BROWN, S., MAJEWSKA, M.M., POCIECHA, D., GORECKA, E., STOREY, J.M.C. and IMRIE, C.T. 2023. Ferroelectric nematogens containing a methylthio group. Materials advances [online], Advance Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1039/d3ma00446e

The synthesis and characterisation of eight nematogens containing a terminal methylthio group is reported. The compounds are based on RM734 and differ in the number and position of fluorine substituents, and in the position of the lateral methoxy sub... Read More about Ferroelectric nematogens containing a methylthio group..

An improved random drift particle swarm optimization-feed forward backpropagation neural network for high-precision state-of-charge estimation of lithium-ion batteries. (2023)
Journal Article
HAI, N., WANG, S., LIU, D., GAO, H. and FERNANDEZ, C. 2023. An improved random drift particle swarm optimization-feed forward backpropagation neural network for high-precision state-of-charge estimation of lithium-ion batteries. Journal of energy storage [online], 73(part D), article number 109286. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.est.2023.109286

A predictive model with high accuracy and stability of the state of charge (SOC) estimation for lithium-ion batteries plays a significant role in electric vehicles. An improved random drift particle swarm optimization-feed forward backpropagation neu... Read More about An improved random drift particle swarm optimization-feed forward backpropagation neural network for high-precision state-of-charge estimation of lithium-ion batteries..

Co-estimation of state-of-charge and state-of-health for high-capacity lithium-ion batteries. (2023)
Journal Article
XIONG, R., WANG, S., FENG, F., YU, C., FAN, Y., CAO, W. and FERNANDEZ, C. 2023. Co-estimation of state-of-charge and state-of-health for high-capacity lithium-ion batteries. Batteries [online], 9(10), article number 509. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/batteries9100509

To address the challenges of efficient state monitoring of lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles, a co-estimation algorithm of state-of-charge (SOC) and state-of-health (SOH) is developed. The algorithm integrates techniques of adaptive recursiv... Read More about Co-estimation of state-of-charge and state-of-health for high-capacity lithium-ion batteries..

The influence of the imine bond direction on the phase behaviour of symmetric and non-symmetric liquid crystal dimers. (2023)
Journal Article
CRUICKSHANK, E., WALKER, R., STRACHAN, G.J. GOODE, C.H.F., MAJEWSKA, M.M., POCIECHA, D., GORECKO, E., STOREY, J.M.D. and IMRIE, C.T. 2023. The influence of the imine bond direction on the phase behaviour of symmetric and non-symmetric liquid crystal dimers. Journal of molecular liquids [online], 391(part A), article number 123226. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molliq.2023.123226

The synthesis and characterisation of two series of liquid crystal dimers are reported: the symmetric 1,5-bis(4'-oxyanilinebenzylidene-4-alkane)pentanes (m-O5O-m), and the nonsymmetric 1-(4-cyanobiphenyl-4'-yloxy)-5-(4'-oxyanilinebenzylidene-4-alkane... Read More about The influence of the imine bond direction on the phase behaviour of symmetric and non-symmetric liquid crystal dimers..

A novel in vitro model of the small intestinal epithelium in co-culture with "gut-like" dendritic cells. (2023)
Journal Article
JOHNSTON, L.J., BARNINGHAM, L., CAMPBELL, E.L., CEROVIC, V., DUCKWORTH, C.A., LUU, L., WASTLING, J., DERRICOTT, H. and COOMBES, J.L. 2023. A novel in vitro model of the small intestinal epithelium in co-culture with "gut-like" dendritic cells. Discovery immunology [online], 2(1), article number kyad018. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/discim/kyad018

Cross-talk between dendritic cells (DCs) and the intestinal epithelium is important in the decision to mount a protective immune response to a pathogen or to regulate potentially damaging responses to food antigens and the microbiota. Failures in thi... Read More about A novel in vitro model of the small intestinal epithelium in co-culture with "gut-like" dendritic cells..

Microplastics as a vector for micropollutants in aquatic environments. (2023)
Thesis
SOUZA MOURA, D. 2023. Microplastics as a vector for micropollutants in aquatic environments. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-2271475

Poor water quality has been of increasing environmental concern, particularly related to man-made contaminants. It is becoming evident that microplastics can interact with micropollutants when co-existing in the environment. The aim of this thesis wa... Read More about Microplastics as a vector for micropollutants in aquatic environments..

An exploration of the patients' lived experience with antineoplastic medicines for colorectal cancer in Malta. (2023)
Thesis
BRINCAT, A. 2023. An exploration of the patients' lived experience with antineoplastic medicines for colorectal cancer in Malta. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-2270694

Cancer is a global health problem, with colorectal cancer being the third most common cancer worldwide. Antineoplastic medicines are considered the backbone of treatment for colorectal cancer, administered with the intent to relieve symptoms and achi... Read More about An exploration of the patients' lived experience with antineoplastic medicines for colorectal cancer in Malta..

Improved noise bias compensation-equivalent circuit modeling strategy for battery state of charge estimation adaptive to strong electromagnetic interference. (2023)
Journal Article
YANG, X., WANG, S., TAKYI-ANINAKWA, P., YANG, X. and FERNANDEZ, C. 2023. Improved noise bias compensation-equivalent circuit modeling strategy for battery state of charge estimation adaptive to strong electromagnetic interference. Journal of energy storage [online], 73(B), article number 108974. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.est.2023.108974

Strong electromagnetic interference, which has a significant impact on the performance and safety of the lithium-ion battery, usually affects the accurate state of charge (SOC). Different optimization strategies are used to estimate the model paramet... Read More about Improved noise bias compensation-equivalent circuit modeling strategy for battery state of charge estimation adaptive to strong electromagnetic interference..

Improved forgetting factor recursive least square and adaptive square root unscented Kalman filtering methods for online model parameter identification and joint estimation of state of charge and state of energy of lithium-ion batteries. (2023)
Journal Article
ZHU, T., WANG, S., FAN, Y., ZHOU, H., ZHOU, Y. and FERNANDEZ, C. 2023. Improved forgetting factor recursive least square and adaptive square root unscented Kalman filtering methods for online model parameter identification and joint estimation of state of charge and state of energy of lithium-ion batteries. Ionics [online], 29(12), pages 5295-5314. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11581-023-05205-6

The estimation of the state of charge (SOC) and state of energy (SOE) of lithium-ion batteries is very important for the battery management system (BMS) and the analysis of the causes of equipment failures. Aiming at many problems such as the changes... Read More about Improved forgetting factor recursive least square and adaptive square root unscented Kalman filtering methods for online model parameter identification and joint estimation of state of charge and state of energy of lithium-ion batteries..

To be or not to be polar: the ferroelectric and antiferroelectric nematic phases. (2023)
Journal Article
CRUICKSHANK, E., RYBAK, P., MAJEWSKA, M.M., RAMSAY, S., WANG, C, ZHU, C., WALKER, R., STOREY, J.M.D., IMRIE, C.T., GORECKA, E. and POCIECHA, D. 2023. To be or not to be polar: the ferroelectric and antiferroelectric nematic phases. ACS omega [online], 8(39), pages 36562-36568. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.3c05884

We report two new series of compounds that show the ferroelectric nematic, NF, phase in which the terminal chain length is varied. The longer the terminal chain, the weaker the dipole–dipole interactions of the molecules are along the director and th... Read More about To be or not to be polar: the ferroelectric and antiferroelectric nematic phases..

High-precision state of charge estimation of lithium-ion batteries based on improved particle swarm optimization-backpropagation neural network-dual extended Kalman filtering. (2023)
Journal Article
CHEN, L., WANG, S., CHEN, L., QIAO, J. and FERNANDEZ, C. [2023]. High-precision state of charge estimation of lithium-ion batteries based on improved particle swarm optimization-backpropagation neural network-dual extended Kalman filtering. International journal of circuit theory and application [online], Early View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/cta.3788

High precision state of Charge (SOC) estimation is essential for battery management systems (BMS). In this paper, a new SOC estimation method is proposed. The dual Kalman filter algorithm is combined with the backpropagation neural network (PSO-BPNN-... Read More about High-precision state of charge estimation of lithium-ion batteries based on improved particle swarm optimization-backpropagation neural network-dual extended Kalman filtering..

Improved backward smoothing square root cubature Kalman filtering and fractional order-battery equivalent modeling for adaptive state of charge estimation of lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles. (2023)
Journal Article
ZHOU, J., WANG, S., CAO, W., XIE, Y. and FERNANDEZ, C. 2023. Improved backward smoothing square root cubature Kalman filtering and fractional order-battery equivalent modeling for adaptive state of charge estimation of lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles. Energy technology [online], Early View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/ente.202300765

The accuracy of lithium-ion battery state of charge (SOC) estimation affects the driving distance, battery life, and safety performance of electric vehicles. Herein, the polarization reaction inside the battery is modeled using a second-order fractio... Read More about Improved backward smoothing square root cubature Kalman filtering and fractional order-battery equivalent modeling for adaptive state of charge estimation of lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles..

Specific pathway abundances in the neonatal calf faecal microbiome are associated with susceptibility to Cryptosporidium parvum infection: a metagenomic analysis. [Dataset] (2023)
Dataset
HARES, M.F., GRIFFITHS, B.E., JOHNSON, F., NELSON, C., HALDENBY, S., STEWART, C.J., DUNCAN, J.S., OIKONOMOU, G. and COOMBES, J.L. 2023. Specific pathway abundances in the neonatal calf faecal microbiome are associated with susceptibility to Cryptosporidium parvum infection: a metagenomic analysis. [Dataset]. Animal microbiome [online], 5, article number 43. Available from: https://animalmicrobiome.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s42523-023-00265-5#Sec20

Cryptosporidium parvum is an apicomplexan, protozoan parasite that invades the small intestinal epithelium of neonatal calves. It causes an acute diarrhoeal disease known as cryptosporidiosis, which is characterised by watery diarrhoea, dehydration,... Read More about Specific pathway abundances in the neonatal calf faecal microbiome are associated with susceptibility to Cryptosporidium parvum infection: a metagenomic analysis. [Dataset].

Specific pathway abundances in the neonatal calf faecal microbiome are associated with susceptibility to Cryptosporidium parvum infection: a metagenomic analysis. (2023)
Journal Article
HARES, M.F., GRIFFITHS, B.E., JOHNSON, F., NELSON, C., HALDENBY, S., STEWART, C.J. and DUNCAN, J.S. 2023. Specific pathway abundances in the neonatal calf faecal microbiome are associated with susceptibility to Cryptosporidium parvum infection: a metagenomic analysis. Animal microbiome [online], 5, article number 43. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s42523-023-00265-5

Cryptosporidium parvum is the main cause of calf scour worldwide. With limited therapeutic options and research compared to other Apicomplexa, it is important to understand the parasites' biology and interactions with the host and microbiome in order... Read More about Specific pathway abundances in the neonatal calf faecal microbiome are associated with susceptibility to Cryptosporidium parvum infection: a metagenomic analysis..

Novel therapeutics and emerging technology in haemostasis and thrombosis: highlights from the British Society for Haemostasis and Thrombosis annual meeting. (2023)
Journal Article
WHYTE, C.S., MORROW, G.B., GAUER, J.S., MONTAGUE, S.J. and NICOLSON, P.L.R. 2023. Novel therapeutics and emerging technology in haemostasis and thrombosis: highlights from the British Society for Haemostasis and Thrombosis annual meeting (BSHT2023), 25-27 January 2023, Birmingham, UK. Front in cardiovascular medicine [online], 10, article number 1225243. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3389/fcvm.2023.1225243

The BSHT held its annual meeting between January 25th and 27th 2023 at the Edgbaston Park Hotel & Conference Centre, Birmingham, United Kingdom. The meeting is an opportunity for academic researchers, biomedical scientists and clinicians to network a... Read More about Novel therapeutics and emerging technology in haemostasis and thrombosis: highlights from the British Society for Haemostasis and Thrombosis annual meeting..

Multi-kernel support vector regression optimization model and indirect health factor extraction strategy for the accurate lithium-ion battery remaining useful life prediction. (2023)
Journal Article
CAO, J., WANG, S. and FERNANDEZ, C. 2024. Multi-kernel support vector regression optimization model and indirect health factor extraction strategy for the accurate lithium-ion battery remaining useful life prediction. Journal of solid state electrochemistry [online], 28(1), pages 19-32. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10008-023-05650-3

Remaining useful life (RUL) of lithium-ion batteries is an important indicator for battery health management, and accurate prediction can promote reliable battery system design, as well as safety and effectiveness of practical use. Therefore, we extr... Read More about Multi-kernel support vector regression optimization model and indirect health factor extraction strategy for the accurate lithium-ion battery remaining useful life prediction..

Transformation products of microcystin-RR with reactive species produced by radiolysis of water. (2023)
Conference Proceeding
ILIAKOPOULOUS, S., TRIANTIS, T., ANTONOPOULOU, M., EDWARDS, C., LINDA, L., KISKIA, A. and KALOUDIS, T. 2023. Transformation products of microcystin-RR with reactive species produced by radiolysis of water. In Proceedings of the 18th International conference on environmental science and technology 2023 (CEST2023), 30 August - 2 September 2023, Athens, Greece. Athens: COSMOS SA [online], paper ID cest2023_00012. Available from: https://doi.org/10.30955/gnc2023.00012

Microcystins (MCs) are potent cyclic-peptide toxins produced by cyanobacteria during freshwater bloom episodes. They can severely impact drinking water supplies and recreational waters. More than 300 MCs are known today, which are toxic, mainly by in... Read More about Transformation products of microcystin-RR with reactive species produced by radiolysis of water..

Influence of solids and hydraulic retention times on microbial diversity and removal of estrogens and nonylphenols in a pilot-scale activated sludge plant. (2023)
Journal Article
MENSAH, L., PETRIE, B., SCRIMSHAW, M., CARTMELL, E., FLETTON, M. and CAMPO, P. 2023. Influence of solids and hydraulic retention times on microbial diversity and removal of estrogens and nonylphenols in a pilot-scale activated sludge plant. Heliyon [online], 9(9), article e19461. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2023.e19461

The removal of EDCs in activated sludge processes can be enhanced by increasing solid and hydraulic retention times (SRT and HRT); it has been suggested that the improvement in removal is due to changes in microbial community structure (MCS). Though... Read More about Influence of solids and hydraulic retention times on microbial diversity and removal of estrogens and nonylphenols in a pilot-scale activated sludge plant..