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Identifying predictors of placebo response in osteoarthritis clinical trials of three agents with different routes of delivery: a meta-analysis using individual patient data (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Stocks, J., Persson, M., van Middelkoop, M., Bierma-Zeinstra, S., Runhaar, J., Sawitzke, A., …Zhang, W. (2019, May). Identifying predictors of placebo response in osteoarthritis clinical trials of three agents with different routes of delivery: a meta-analysis using individual patient data. Presented at 2019 World Congress on Osteoarthritis

Disease Activity Flares and Pain Flares in an early rheumatoid arthritis inception cohort; characteristics, antecedants and sequelae (2019)
Presentation / Conference
McWilliams, D., Rahman, S., James, R., Ferguson, E., Kiely, P., Young, A., & Walsh, D. (2019, April). Disease Activity Flares and Pain Flares in an early rheumatoid arthritis inception cohort; characteristics, antecedants and sequelae. Poster presented at Rheumatology 2019

Background RA flares are common and disabling. They are described in terms of worsening pain, swelling, or other symptoms. We aimed to determine characteristics, antecedants and sequelae of painful and inflammatory flare subtypes during the first 11... Read More

Energy harvesting systems: Technologies, applications, designs, and simulation models | The reality and the challenges. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Hafez, A. (2019, March). Energy harvesting systems: Technologies, applications, designs, and simulation models | The reality and the challenges. Presented at The International Conference on Innovative Applied Energy

This paper aims to show and classify the various types of energy harvesting technologies, and find out the potential pros and cons from the existing energy harvesting techniques with different applications. There are many energy-harvesting systems di... Read More

Community Energy Networks in the Making: Project SCENe, Nottingham (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Rodrigues, L., Gillott, M., Waldron, J. A., Cameron, L., Tubelo, R., & Shipman, R. (2018, December). Community Energy Networks in the Making: Project SCENe, Nottingham. Paper presented at PLEA 2018 : Smart and Healthy within the 2-degree Limit, Hong Kong, China

‘Community Energy’ refers to people working together to reduce and manage energy use, and increase and support local energy generation. It can help promote the infrastructural, social and cultural changes we need to reduce the impact of climate chang... Read More

Design considerations to optimise supercapacitor-based energy storage systems for aerospace applications (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Fares, A., Klumpner, C., & Rashed, M. (2018, November). Design considerations to optimise supercapacitor-based energy storage systems for aerospace applications. Paper presented at ESARS 2018 - 5th International Conference on Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway, Ship Propulsion and Road Vehicles amd International Transportation Electrification Conference

This paper investigates the design optimization of a supercapacitor-based energy storage system for aerospace applications which may be needed to complement the operation of a high power pulsed load such as electromechanical actuators have been p... Read More

A multi valued emotion lexicon created and evaluated by the crowd (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Haralabopoulos, G., Wagner, C., McAuley, D., & Simperl, E. (2018, October). A multi valued emotion lexicon created and evaluated by the crowd. Paper presented at Fifth International Conference on Social Networks Analysis, Management and Security (SNAMS-2018)

Sentiment analysis aims to uncover emotions conveyed through information. In its simplest form, it is performed on a polarity basis, where the goal is to classify information with positive or negative emotion. Recent research has explored more nuance... Read More

fNIRS and Neurocinematics (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Ramchurn, R., Maior, H. A., Wilson, M. L., Martindale, S., Benford, S., & Cai, M. (2018, October). fNIRS and Neurocinematics. Poster presented at fNIRS2018

Solar-powered Stirling engine: past, present, and future (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Hafez, A., Khodary, A., & Hamed, A. (2018, September). Solar-powered Stirling engine: past, present, and future. Presented at 5th International Conference on Power and Energy Systems Engineering (CPESE 2018)

Computationally-efficient aeroelastic analysis tool for short-wing/propeller configuration on compound helicopters (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Wang, Z., & Popov, A. A. (2018, September). Computationally-efficient aeroelastic analysis tool for short-wing/propeller configuration on compound helicopters. Paper presented at International Conference on Noise and Vibration Engineering (ISMA-USD 2018), Leuven, Belgium

A time-domain aeroelastic analysis for short-wing/propeller configuration in compound helicopters is presented in this paper. A linear Timoshenko beam is used in conjunction with analytical aerodynamic theories, while propeller effects are simplified... Read More

A comparison of modulation techniques for three-phase quasi Z-source modular multilevel converter able to provide DC-link fault blocking capability (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Khera, F. A., Klumpner, C., & Wheeler, P. W. (2018, September). A comparison of modulation techniques for three-phase quasi Z-source modular multilevel converter able to provide DC-link fault blocking capability. Paper presented at EPE'18 ECCE Europe - 20th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, Riga, Latvia

Future transmission and distribution grids will use power converters to enable interface with HVDC systems and the Modular Multilevel Converter (MMC) is a topology that is already employed in commercial systems. The MMC converter inherent the benefit... Read More

A methodology for railway track maintenance modelling using Plausible Petri nets (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Chiachio, M., Chiachio, J., Prescott, D., & Andrews, J. (2018, September). A methodology for railway track maintenance modelling using Plausible Petri nets. Paper presented at Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management PSAM 14, Los Angeles, USA

This paper proposes a new mathematical methodology to model expert systems with the ability to sequentially learn from data. To this end, the Plausible Petri nets (PPNs) methodology, first developed in M. Chiachío et al. [Proceedings of the Future Te... Read More

Packaging technology for a highly integrated 10kV SiC MOSFET module (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Mouawad, B., Di Marino, C., Li, J., Skuriat, R., & Johnson, M. (2018, August). Packaging technology for a highly integrated 10kV SiC MOSFET module. Paper presented at ISPS 2018 - INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON POWER SEMICONDUCTORS, Prague, Poland

High-voltage SiC devices offer an attractive combination of fast switching and low losses, giving application users unprecedented levels of flexibility in choice of topology and control strategy for medium- and high-voltage power conversion. However,... Read More

Unipolar single reference multicarrier sinusoidal pulse width modulation based 7-level inverter with reduced number of semiconductor switches for renewable energy applications (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Raj, K., Mahajan, S. B., Sanjeevikumar, P., Frede, B., Pat, W., & Muhammad H., R. (2018, August). Unipolar single reference multicarrier sinusoidal pulse width modulation based 7-level inverter with reduced number of semiconductor switches for renewable energy applications. Paper presented at IEEE-PEMC 2018 - 18th International Conference on Power Electronics and Motion Control, Budapest, Hungary

In the present scenario of increasing power demand and depletion of fossil fuel results in the research advancements in the field of renewable energy sources. Among various types of renewable energy sources, photovoltaic related applications are... Read More

The importance of socio-technical and community energy approaches to sustainability transitions: key concepts and examples (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Cameron, L., Rodrigues, L., & Gillott, M. (2018, August). The importance of socio-technical and community energy approaches to sustainability transitions: key concepts and examples. Paper presented at 17th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies Sustainable Energy Technologies for Eco Cities and Environment (SET 2018)

New approaches are needed to meet the challenges facing current and future energy systems. This paper explored this and how these challenges and solutions are critically social as well as technological. Crucial to this is conceptualising and develop... Read More

Organisational plasticity: a community modelling experience (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Secchi, D., Siebers, P., & Herath, D. B. (2018, August). Organisational plasticity: a community modelling experience. Paper presented at Social Simulation Conference 2018 (SSC 2018)

This article is concerned with an attempt to provide a conceptual definition of organisational plasticity together with the means to operationalise it. Broadly speaking, this is the ability to implement or to divest change through a fluid adaptation... Read More