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“The effect of source Reynolds number on the rise height of a fountain.” (2015) Burridge, H. C., Mistry, A., and Hunt, G. R., Physics of Fluids, 27, 047101, DOI:10.1063/1.4914470


“Fountains in industry and nature.” (2015) Hunt, G. R., and Burridge, H. C. Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 47: 195-220, DOI: 10.1146/annurev-fluid-010313-141311


Monoclonal antibodies indicate low-abundance links between heteroxylan and other glycans of plant cell walls.” (2015) Cornuault, V., Buffetto, F., Rydahl, M.G., Marcus, S.E., Torode, T.A., Xue, J., Crépeau, M.J., Faria-Blanc, N., Willats, W.G., Dupree, P., Ralet, M.C., Knox,J.P., Planta, 242(6): p. 1321-1334. doi:10.1007/s00425-015-2375-4


Lignocellulose degradation mechanisms across the Tree of Life.” (2015) Cragg., S.M., Beckham, G.T., Bruce, N.C., Bugg, T.D., Distel, D.L., Dupree, P., Etxabe, A.G., Goodell, B.S., Jellison, J., McGeehan, J.E., McQueen-Mason, S.J., Schnorr, K., Walton, P.H., Watts, J.E., Zimmer, M., Current Opinion in Chemical Biology,  29: p. 108-19.  doi: 10.1105/tpc.15.00379


 “Nomenclature for Engineered Bamboo” (2015) Liu,X., Smith, G.,  Jiang, Z.,Bock,M., and Boek, F., Frith, O., Gatoo,A., Liu,K., Mulligan, H., Semple, K.,Sharma, B.,and Ramage, M.H., BioResources,


 “Ambient vibration tests of a cross-laminated timber building.” (2015) Reynolds, T., Harris, R., Chang, W., Bregulla, J., and Bawcombe, J., Proceedings of the ICE - Construction Materials, Volume 168 Issue 3, June 2015, pp. 121-131 pp.1–11ISSN 1747-650X, DOI: 10.1146/annurev-fluid-010313-141311


 “Damage in biocomposites: Stiffness evolution of aligned plant fibre composites during monotonic and cyclic fatigue loading.”(2015) Shah, D.U.Composites Part A, 2015, DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesa.2015.09.008


 Compaction, permeability and flow simulation for liquid composite moulding of natural fibre composites’ in ‘Manufacturing of natural fibre reinforced polymer composites’ (2015) Shah, D.U., Clifford, M.J., DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-07944-8_4


 “Effect of processing methods on the mechanical properties of engineered bamboo” (2015) Sharma B, Gatóo A, Ramage, M.H., Journal of Construction and Building Materials, 83: 95-10., DOI:10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2015.02.048


“Engineered Bamboo for structural applications.” (2015) Sharma B, Gatóo A, Bock M, and Ramage, M.H., Journal of Construction and Building Materials, 81: 66-73, DOI:10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2015.01.077

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Royal Society Summer Exhibition 2019

27 June 2019

Come visit us at our 'Timber Towers of Tomorrow' exhibit at The Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2019, London from the 1st to 7th July 2019 (10am to 6pm)

New insight into the structure of building blocks of plant biomass.

6 November 2018

In a paper recently published in Plant Physiology we investigate the structure and function of one of an important component of plant biomass – galactoglucomannan (GGM). The GGM is a polysaccharide, a polymer made from multiple sugar molecules joined together. It is one of the principal components of softwood, wood from...

FLOWER approved by the Interreg VA France (Channel) England Programme

15 June 2018

FLOWER aims to develop innovative flax fibre reinforcements for sustainable composites applications in the marine, automotive and point-of-sale advertising sectors

Professor Paul Dupree named a 2017 Highly Cited Researcher

7 December 2017

We are thrilled by the news that Professor Paul Dupree, our project Co-I has been named a 2017 Highly Cited Researcher,with the Dupree group’s research among the top 1% most cited works in the field of plant and animal biology. Professor Dupree commented that: “ I’m very proud to be named a 2017 Highly Cited Researcher...