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Characterisation of oil based mud waste to explore the possibility in transforming waste into a value added product. (2018)
Presentation / Conference
SIDDIQUE, S., YATES, K. and NJUGUNA, J. 2018. Characterisation of oil based mud waste to explore the possibility in transforming waste into a value added product. Presented at the 6th International conference on sustainable solid waste management (NAXOS 2018), 13-16 June 2018, Naxos, Greece. Athens: National Technical University of Athens [online], paper number 45. Available from: http://uest.ntua.gr/naxos2018/proceedings/pdf/45_NAXOS2018_Siddique_etal.pdf

Waste characterisation is an essential factor in designing sustainable waste management plan. However, waste composition profile is underestimated in oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) industries in the United Kingdom. A three years long in... Read More about Characterisation of oil based mud waste to explore the possibility in transforming waste into a value added product..

Mechanical, thermal, and flammability behaviour of low density polyethylene - oil based mud fillers nanocomposites. (2018)
Presentation / Conference
SIDDIQUE, S., SMITH, G.D., YATES, K. and NJUGUNA, J. 2018. Mechanical, thermal, and flammability behaviour of low density polyethylene - oil based mud fillers nanocomposites. Presented at the 4th International conference on structural nano composites (NANOSTRUC 2018), 23-24 May 2018, Berlin, Germany.

Novel low density polyethylene (LDPE)/Oil based mud fillers (OBMF) nanocomposites were manufactured by a melt compounding process. Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopy was used to characterise the structure of the nanocomposites. The result... Read More about Mechanical, thermal, and flammability behaviour of low density polyethylene - oil based mud fillers nanocomposites..

Insulating polymer nanocomposites for high thermal conduction and fire retarding applications. (2017)
Presentation / Conference
GUPTA, R., HUO, D., PANCHOLI, M., NJUGUNA, J. and PANCHOLI, K. 2017. Insulating polymer nanocomposites for high thermal conduction and fire retarding applications. Presented at the 3rd Defence and security doctoral symposium, 14-15 November 2017, Swindon, UK [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.17862/cranfield.rd.5675281.v1

The possibility of combining the flexibility and light - weight of polymers with the highest insulation of ceramics, drives the field of nanocomposites for potential commercial application. The inclusion of nano-sized insulating particles in the poly... Read More about Insulating polymer nanocomposites for high thermal conduction and fire retarding applications..

Computational analysis and optimization of a MEMS-based piezoresistive accelerometer for head injuries monitoring. (2017)
Presentation / Conference
MESSINA, M., NJUGUNA, J. and PALAS, C. 2017. Computational analysis and optimization of a MEMS-based piezoresistive accelerometer for head injuries monitoring. Presented at the 2017 IEEE sensors conference, 29 October - 1 November 2017, Glasgow, UK.

This work focuses on the design improvement of a tri-axial piezoresistive accelerometer specifically designed for head injuries monitoring where medium-G impacts are common, for example in sports such as racing cars. The device requires the highest s... Read More about Computational analysis and optimization of a MEMS-based piezoresistive accelerometer for head injuries monitoring..

Thermal stability, flame retardancy and mechanical properties of polyamide/montmorillonite nanocomposites prepared by melt processing. (2016)
Presentation / Conference
SIDDIQUE, S., YATES, K. and NJUGUNA, J. 2016. Thermal stability, flame retardancy and mechanical properties of polyamide/montmorillonite nanocomposites prepared by melt processing. Presented at the 3rd International conference on structural nano composites (NANOSTRUC 2016), 12-16 September 2016, Aberdeen, UK.

The increase in thermal stability, flame retardancy, and mechanical properties of Polyamide 6 (PA6)/montmorillonite (MMT) nanocomposites open a new research window in respect to successful technical application of PA6/MMT nanocomposites on the indust... Read More about Thermal stability, flame retardancy and mechanical properties of polyamide/montmorillonite nanocomposites prepared by melt processing..

Structural flax/PLA biocomposites: understanding of their thermo-mechanical behaviour. (2013)
Presentation / Conference
NASSIOPOULOS, E., ABHYANKAR, H. and NJUGUNA, J. 2013. Structural flax/PLA biocomposites: understanding of their thermo-mechanical behaviour. Presented at the 21st annual international conference on composites/nano engineering (ICCE-NANO 21), 21-27 July 2013, Tenerife, Spain.

The extended use of bio-composites for the manufacturing of vehicle components would largely benefit the industry. However, the properties of biocomposites, their mechanical performance under different environments and the effect of different loading... Read More about Structural flax/PLA biocomposites: understanding of their thermo-mechanical behaviour..