Welcome to ROS
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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Sandy beach monitoring to detect impacts against a background of long-term trends and variability in intertidal macroinvertebrate communities : an Orkney case-study (Heriot-Watt University Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society, 2019-08)Orkney Islands Council Harbour Authority’s (OICHA) long-term intertidal macroinvertebrate monitoring data from Scapa Flow, Orkney sandy beaches were reviewed, processed and analysed. Monitoring data for 13 sandy beaches ...
The development of anaerobic setups and analytical techniques for the static testing of the oilfield sulphide scales (Heriot-Watt University Energy Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society, 2019-12)The occurrence of oilfield sulphide scale has contributed to the decrease in production and injection rates by reducing the inner diameter of flow lines and causing failures to downhole equipment. The most common remedy ...
Impact of using chemical dispersants on the microbial response and formation of marine oil snow (MOS) in northeast Atlantic waters (Engineering and Physical Sciences Heriot-Watt University, 2019-06)Oil spills are one of the most catastrophic anthropogenic pollution events in the marine environment. With a rapid rise in economic development and energy demand around the world, marine petroleum exploitation and ...
(Engineering and Physical Sciences Heriot-Watt University, 2019-07)Metamaterials are artificial materials, which consist of periodic or non-periodic structures of manmade “atoms” with a typical size of subwavelength scale. Benefiting from the freedom to tailor the properties of electromagnetic ...
Computational framework for identification of cancerous nodules in prostate based on instrumented palpation (Engineering and Physical Sciences Heriot-Watt University, 2019-10)The interplay between engineering and medical research plays a major role in advancing the healthcare technologies. Novel medical devices have been developed to improve the diagnosis and treatment plans for patients ...