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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  • Coherent optical interactions in graphene multilayers 

    Rao, Shraddha M. S. (Heriot-Watt University Engineering and Physical Sciences, 2016-10)
    The work discussed in this thesis deals with the generation, control and modulation of optical interactions in two-dimensional materials, specifically in unpatterned, subwavelength graphene multilayers, using the process ...
  • Why do companies voluntarily disclose? A structural equations modelling approach 

    Rae, Stephen (Heriot-Watt University Management and Languages, 2016-05)
    Many papers have attempted to identify why managers voluntarily disclose information about their companies. This is commonly analysed with regression methods, but these often do not account for endogeneity among common ...
  • Tissue markers of alveolar macrophage accumulations in inhaled drug development 

    Hildebrand, Deon Dieter (Heriot-Watt University Life Sciences, 2016-07)
    Alveolar macrophage accumulations in the lungs of rodents and dogs that have been exposed to inhaled new drug candidates is an important cause of attrition during preclinical drug development because it is very difficult ...
  • Microwave Swing Adsorption for post-combustion CO2 capture from flue gases using solid sorbents 

    Chronopoulos, Theodore (Heriot-Watt University Engineering and Physical Sciences, 2016-08)
    In recent years, there has been an increasing global interest in carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) as an important technology for climate change mitigation. However, improved technologies for the CO2 capture process ...
  • Versatile femtosecond optical parametric oscillator frequency combs for metrology 

    Balskus, Karolis (Heriot-Watt University Engineering and Physical Sciences, 2016-04)
    This thesis addresses the development of broadly tunable, high repetition rate frequency combs in the mid-IR region. A novel PPKTP crystal design was used to provide phasematching for parametric oscillation and simultaneously ...

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