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Rinaldi, Lorenzo (author), Golinucci, Nicolò (author), Guerrieri, Giulia (author), Sanvito, F.D. (author), Rocco, Matteo Vincenzo (author), Colombo, Emanuela (author)
Investing in low-carbon technologies, including light-duty vehicles, is a strategy to decarbonize the residential sector and private mobility. This work aims to assess the parameters driving the economic convenience of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) for a household, and what are the economic implications of BEV adoption on the total cost of...
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Nadeem, A. (author)
Understanding the behavior of cyber adversaries provides threat intelligence to security practitioners, and improves the cyber readiness of an organization. With the rapidly evolving threat landscape, data-driven solutions are becoming essential for automatically extracting behavioral patterns from data that are otherwise too time-consuming to...
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Jeevanandam, G. (author)
The work described in the doctoral thesis aims to enhance the functionality of a scanning electron microscope (SEM) by integrating miniaturized versions of cleanroom tools used in microfabrication. The thesis presents the integration of substrate heating, in-situ thermal atomic layer deposition (ALD), sputtering, and thermal evaporation within...
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Cascioli, E. (author)
The current need to ensure an effective and prompt transition of the energy sector towards zero-carbon has renewed the interest for nuclear technology. Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) seem particularly interesting for their reduced capital cost, operational flexibility and enhanced safety and security. Different SMR concepts are being developed...
doctoral thesis 2024
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Gatidis, C. (author)
Precipitation is a profoundly important meteorological process and a crucial component of the water cycle. Thus, the continuous and reliable monitoring of precipitation at global scale is fundamental for scientific sectors such as numerical weather prediction and hydrology. However, accurately estimating precipitation, its type and intensity at...
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Mula, S. (author)
Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) are a class of hybrid materials with metal-based inorganic nodes connected by organic linkers via strong coordination bonds. These building blocks can be arranged in 3-D crystalline lattices to synthesize structures with varying pore sizes and a variety of structures (tuneability). These hybrid materials possess...
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Aghaeian, S. (author)
H igh-temperature (HT) oxidation plays a significant role in various stages of the steelmaking process, including hot rolling. When exposed to high temperatures and oxygen partial pressure, the steel composition near the surface can be altered as alloying elements deplete. Additionally, the characteristics of the oxide scale, such as thickness...
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Tsekos, C. (author)
The modern world is faced with a multitude of environmental and socio-economic issues, stemming from the way that energy is used and converted. Climate change due to anthropogenic activities (use of fossil fuel resources and its associated CO2 equivalent emissions), has greatly affected humankind and nature in general, by leading to extreme...
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Shahroodi, T. (author)
Modern applications like Genomics and Machine Learning (ML) hold the potential to reshape our understanding of diseases’ genetic origins and guide machines in executing tasks and making predictions without our explicit programming. The successful, widespread integration of these modern applications can usher in advancements in di-agnostics,...
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van de Sande, W.W.P.J. (author)
Compliant shell mechanisms are defined as spatially curved thin-walled structures able to transfer or transform motion, force or energy through elastic deflection. They are a sub-category of compliant mechanisms which also gain there motion from elastic deformation. As such they store energy during motion, in addition to providing desired...
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Mattos Ferreira, V. (author)
The railway industry constantly seeks advancements in train speed, axle load capacity, reliability, and rail longevity. Rails undergo complex and severe loading during operation due to wheel/rail contact, resulting in two main damage mechanisms: rolling contact fatigue (RCF) andwear. Furthermore, frictional heating during wheel/rail contact...
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Brandetti, L. (author)
In urban areas, vertical-axis wind turbines (VAWTs) show promise due to their omnidirectional design, addressing challenges faced by traditional horizontal-axis turbines (HAWTs). Despite significant progress in urban VAWTs, extensive multidisciplinary research is needed to optimise their efficiency and use in such environments. <br/><br/>This...
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Tabone, W. (author)
This thesis explores how automated vehicles will interact with pedestrians in the urban environment through augmented reality technology. Nine distinct AR interfaces were designed, developed, and evaluated to assess how different design elements (symbols, text, colour) and distinct mappings of the AR (on the road, on the vehicle, or head-locked)...
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Colina Alonso, A. (author)
The world’s coasts and deltas offer a multitude of valuable ecosystem services, providing safety against flooding and economic benefits. Many of these systems are, however, under pressure by climate change and increasing human activities. Protecting these systems and preservation of their multiple functions requires a thorough understanding of...
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Shajahan, M.T. (author)
Dense suspension flows, both in the natural environment and industrial settings, are complex phenomena with significant implications. From rivers shaping landscapes to industrial processes involving slurry transport, these flows hold a prominent position in numerous sectors. This thesis delves into a specific facet of these intricate flows:...
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Li, J. (author)
Around 10% of the population will have to go through a catheterization procedure for the treatment of a cardiovascular disease at a certain stage of their lives. During such a procedure, smart catheters will be the "eyes and ears" of the surgeons, significantly improving the diagnosis and treatment. However, there have been very limited...
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Abraham Mathews, J. (author)
WIND turbines play a crucial role in the global transition towards a sustainable energy future. Maximizing energy production and ensuring a reliable operation is essential to harnessing the full potential of wind energy. Among the critical components, the main shaft bearings have for several years been a focal point due to their significant...
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Guo, H. (author)
The management and disposal of excess sludge is one of the main challenges for wastewater treatment facilities across the world. Anaerobic digestion (AD) is a widely accepted treatment method for stabilizing excess sludge due to its robustness, ability to reduce pathogens, and capacity to convert the biochemical energy enclosed in organic...
doctoral thesis 2024
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Lee, Y. (author)
E-learning has shifted the traditional learning paradigms in higher education, offering more flexible, ubiquitous, and personalized learning experiences. The previous years COVID-19 pandemic required a re-calibration of education to accommodate virtual learning environments from the traditional classroom-based education. Widespread learning...
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Aljuffri, A.A.M. (author)
The security of electronic devices holds the greatest importance in the modern digital era, with one of the emerging challenges being the widespread occurrence of hardware attacks. The aforementioned attacks present a substantial risk to hardware devices, and it is of utmost importance to comprehend the potential detrimental effects they may...
doctoral thesis 2024
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