The ROS Theses Repository contains full-text copies of all Heriot-Watt University PhD theses awarded from 2009 onwards.

It is mandatory for any student who completes a doctoral thesis to submit a digital copy for inclusion in ROS. In addition, the metadata-only records of older theses (previously held in the University Library catalogue) are included in ROS, with full text digital copies being sought on a voluntary basis. If you have a digital copy of your thesis and you wish to store it in ROS, please contact us.

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  • An investigation into the production of UHMWPE fibres and coatings for protective apparel 

    Rajput, Abdul Waqar (Heriot-Watt University Textiles and Design, 2013-07)
    The primary aim of this research was to identify a novel process for the manufacturing of UHMWPE fibres and coating. Due to the high molecular weight of UHMWPE, it cannot be converted into fibres by standard extrusion ...
  • The ecotoxicology of different forms of copper (nano, micro and salt) in marine mussels 

    Alnashiri, Hassien Mausa (Heriot-Watt University Life Sciences, 2015-10)
    Copper oxide nanoparticles (CuO NPs) are one example of NPs that are used in many applications, such as batteries, semiconductors and inks. The growing usage of CuO NPs will likely result in an increased release into the ...
  • Stakeholder management in construction projects : a life cycle based framework 

    Molwus, Jurbe Joseph (Heriot-Watt University Built Environment, 2014-10)
    Although stakeholder management has long been acknowledged as a means of increasing the propensity for successful delivery of construction projects, the full benefits of stakeholder management have yet to be tapped. Previous ...
  • Holographic volumetric 3D displays 

    Khan, Javid (Heriot-Watt University Engineering and Physical Sciences, 2014-05)
    The development of a true three-dimensional display that can recreate the light field of an object or scene has been a research goal over the past century. This has recently intensified with the increase in content and ...
  • Semigroup and category-theoretic approaches to partial symmetry 

    Wallis, Alistair R. (Heriot-Watt University Mathematical and Computer Sciences, 2013-07)
    This thesis is about trying to understand various aspects of partial symmetry using ideas from semigroup and category theory. In Chapter 2 it is shown that the left Rees monoids underlying self-similar group actions are ...

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