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Gupta, R., Lee, S., Lui, J., Sloan, W. T., & You, S. Carbon footprint assessment of water and wastewater treatment works in Scottish islands. Journal of Cleaner Production, 450, 141650 (2024)
Ascher, S., Gordon, J., Bongiovanni, I., Watson, I., Hermannsson, K., Gillespie, S., ... & You, S. Trigeneration based on the pyrolysis of rural waste in India: Environmental impact, economic feasibility and business model innovation. Science of The Total Environment, 170718 (2024)
Rohit Gupta, Zahra Hajabdollahi Ouderji, Uzma, Zhibin Yu, William T. Sloan & Siming You. Machine learning for sustainable organic waste treatment: a critical review. npj -materials sustainability, (2024)
Ameer, A., Cheng, Y., Saleem, F., Uzma, McKenna, A., Richmond, A., Gundogdu, O., Sloan, W.T., Javed, S. and Ijaz, U.Z.,. Temporal stability and community assembly mechanisms in healthy broiler cecum. Frontiers in microbiology, 14, p.1197838. (2023)
Elizabeth Lawson; Jill Robbie; William T. Sloan; Jaime Amezaga . Challenges and opportunities for decentralised water technologies in Scotland. Water Policy wp2024194 (Feb 2024)
Justin R. Sperling, Baptiste Poursat, Laurie Savage, Iain Christie, Calum Cuthill, Badri L. Aekbote, Katie McGuire,b Affar S. Karimullah, Jill Robbie, William T. Sloan, Caroline Gauchotte-Lindsay, William J. Peveler and Alasdair W. Clark. A cross-reactive plasmonic sensing array for drinking water assessment. Environ. Sci.: Nano, (2023)
Katie McGuire, Suhang He, Jennifer Gracie, Charlotte Bryson, Dazhong Zheng, Alasdair W. Clark, Jesko Koehnke, David J. France, Werner M. Nau, Tung-Chun Lee, and William J. Peveler. Supramolecular Click Chemistry for Surface Modification of Quantum Dots Mediated by Cucurbit[7]uril. ACS Nano (2023)
Hunter, K., Major, L., & Roberts, J. J. Climate resilience of water supply on the Isle of Barra. University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (2023)
Orges Koci, Richard K. Russell, M. G. Sheikh, Christine Edwards, Konstantinos Gerasimidis, and Umer Zeeshan Ijaz. CViewer: A Java-based statistical framework for integration of shotgun metagenomics with other omics datasets. bioRxiv (2023)
Simon Mills, Thi Phi Yen Nguyen, Umer Zeeshan Ijaz, and Piet N. L. Lens. Process stability in expanded granular sludge bed bioreactors enhances resistance to organic load shocks. Journal of Environmental Management, (2023)
Sloan WT, Gómez-Borraz . Engineering biology in the face of uncertainty. Interface Focus 13: 20230001, (2023)
Ben Allen, Rebeca Gonzalez-Cabaleiro, Irina Dana Ofiteru, Lise Øvreås, William T Sloan, Donna Swan, Thomas Curtis. Diversity and metabolic energy in bacteria. FEMS Microbiology Letters, fnad043, (2023)
Li, W., Gupta, R., Zhang, Z., Cao, L., Li, Y., Show, P. L., & You, S. A review of high-solid anaerobic digestion (HSAD): From transport phenomena to process design. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 180, 113305, (2023)
Israr Aziz, Zobia Noreen, Umer Zeeshan Ijaz, Ozan Gundogdu, Muhammad Haroon Hamid, Nazir Muhammad, Abdullah Khan, and Habib Bokhari. A prospective study on linking diarrheagenic E. coli with stunted childhood growth in relation to gut microbiome. Scientific Reports, (2023)
Paolo Dessi, Claribel Buenano, Santiago Martinez-Sosa, Simon Mills, Anna Trego, Umer Zeeshan Ijaz, Deepak Pant, Sebastia Puig, Vincent O'Flaherty, and Pau Farras. Microbial electrosynthesis of acetate from CO2 in three-chamber cells with gas diffusion biocathode under moderate saline conditions. Environmental Science and Ecotechnology, (2023)
Justin R. Sperling, Laurie Savage, Liam T. Wilson, Calum Cuthill, Katie McGuire, Jill Robbie, William D. Sloan, Caroline Gauchotte-Lindsay, William J. Peveler, Alasdair W. Clark. Optical tastebuds for water quality testing. Proceedings Volume 12372, Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Diagnostics, Treatment and Environmental Applications XXIII; 123720M (2023)
Hajabdollahi Ouderji, Z., Gupta, R. , Mckeown, A., Yu, Z. , Smith, C. , Sloan, W. and You, S. Integration of anaerobic digestion with heat pump: machine learning-based technical and environmental assessment. Bioresource Technology, 369, 128485 (2023)
Gupta, R. , Zhang, L., Hou, J., Zhang, Z., Liue, H., You, S. , Okh, Y. S. and Li, W. Review of explainable machine learning for anaerobic digestion. Bioresource Technology, 369, 128468. (2023)
Maria Batool, Ciara Keating, Sundus Javed, Arshan Nasir, Muhammad Muddassar, Umer Zeeshan Ijaz . A Cross-Sectional Study of Potential Antimicrobial Resistance and Ecology in Gastrointestinal and Oral Microbial Communities of Young Normoweight Pakistani Individuals. Microorganisms 20 January 2023, 11(2), 279; (2023)
Erifyli Tsagkari, Stephanie Connelly, Zhaowei Liu, Andrew McBride and William T. Sloan. The role of shear dynamics in biofilm formation. npjbiofilms, Article number: 33 (2022)
Jiajia Zou, Ashley C. Stammers, Andrea Taladriz-Sender, Jamie M. Withers, Iain Christie, Marina Santana Vega, Badri L. Aekbote, William J. Peveler, David A. Rusling, Glenn A. Burley, and Alasdair W. Clark. Fluorous-Directed Assembly of DNA Origami Nanostructures. ACS Nano, 20 December (2022)
Li, Y., Gupta, R. , Zhang, Q. and You, S. Review of biochar production via crop residue pyrolysis: development and perspectives. Bioresource Technology, (2022)
Maria Batool, Ciara Keating, Sundus Javed, Arshan Nasir, Muhammad Muddassar,Umer Zeeshan Ijaz. Cross-sectional study of antimicrobial resistance and ecology in gastrointestinal and oral microbial communities of urban Pakistani adults. bioRxiv 11.05.515288 (2022)
Celeste Felion, Ricardo Lopez-Gonzalez, Alan L. Sewell, Rodolfo Marquez, and Caroline Gauchotte-Lindsay. BODIPY-Labeled Estrogens for Fluorescence Analysis of Environmental Microbial Degradation. American Chemical Society (ACS Publications), November 3, (2022)
Carlos J. Bueno-Alejo, Marina Santana Vega, Amanda K. Chaplin, Chloe Farrow, Alexander Axer, Glenn A. Burley, Cyril Dominguez, Hesna Kara, Vasileios Paschalis, Sumera Tubasum, Ian C. Eperon, Alasdair W. Clark, and Andrew J. Hudson. Surface Passivation with a Perfluoroalkane Brush Improves the Precision of Single-Molecule Measurements. American Chemical Society (ACS), October 28, (2022)
Anna Trego, Ciara Keating, Corine Nzeteu, Alison Graham, Vincent O'Flaherty, and Umer Zeeshan Ijaz. Beyond basic diversity estimates - Analytical tools for mechanistic interpretations of amplicon sequencing data. Microorganisms, 10(10):1961, (2022)
Ascher, S., Wang, X., Watson, I. , Sloan, W. and You, S. Interpretable machine learning to model biomass and waste gasification. Bioresource Technology, (2022)
Simon Mills, Paolo Dessi, Deepak Pant, Pau Farras, William T. Sloan, Gavin Collins, and Umer Zeeshan Ijaz. A meta-analysis of acetogenic and methanogenic microbiomes in microbial electrosynthesis. npj Biofilms and Microbiomes, 23 September, (2022)
Umer Zeeshan Ijaz, Ozan Gundogdu, Ciara Keating, Miriam van Eekert, Walter Gibson, Julian Parkhill, Faraji Abilahi, Benard Liseki, Viet-Anh Nguyen, Steven Sudgen, Christopher Quince, Jeroen H. J. Ensink, Belen Torondel, and Alan W. Walker . Analysis of pit latrine microbiota reveals depth-related variation in composition, and key parameters and taxa associated with fill-up rate. Frontiers in Microbiology, (2022)
Maria Federica Carboni, Simon Mills, Sonia Arriaga, Gavin Collins, Umer Zeeshan Ijaz, and Piet N.L. Lens. Autotrophic Denitrification of Nitrate Rich Wastewater in Fluidized Bed Reactors Using Pyrite and Elemental Sulfur as Electron Donors. Environmental Technology & Innovation, (2022)
You, S. , Sonne, C., Park, Y.-K., Kumar, S., Lin, K.-Y. A., Ok, Y. S. and Wang, F. Food loss and waste: A carbon footprint too big to be ignored. Sustainable Environment. Sustainable Environment, 01 September, (2022)
Cholet, F., Lisik, A., Agogué, H., Ijaz, U., Pineau, P., Lachaussée, N. and Smith, C. Ecological Observations Based on Functional Gene Sequencing Are Sensitive to the Amplicon Processing Method. Environmental Microbiology / Research Article / 8 August, (2022)
J. Yin, X. Chen, X. Li, G. Kang, P. Wang, Y. Song, U. Z. Ijaz, H. Yin, and H. Huang. A droplet-based microfluidic approach to isolating functional bacteria from gut microbiota. Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, (2022)
Yu, Z., McKeown, A., Ouderji, Z. and Essadik, M . A flexible heat pump cycle for heat recovery. Communications Engineering,1:17 |, (2022)
Jiang, P., Sonne, C. and You, S. Dynamic carbon-neutrality assessment needed to tackle the impacts of global crises. Environmental Science and Technology, 56(14), pp. 9851-9853, (2022)
Cholet, F., Lisik, A., Agogué, H., Ijaz, U., Pineau, P., Lachaussée, N. and Smith, C. Ecological Observations Based on Functional Gene Sequencing Are Sensitive to the Amplicon Processing Method. bioRxiv (preprint), (2022), (doi:, (2022)
Gupta, R. , McRoberts, R., Yu, Z. , Smith, C. , Sloan, W. and You, S. Life cycle assessment of biodiesel production from rapeseed oil: influence of process parameters and scale. Bioresource Technology, Volume 360, September, (2022)
Li, Y., Gupta, R. and You, S. Machine learning assisted prediction of biochar yield and composition via pyrolysis of biomass. Bioresource Technology. Bioresources Technology, (In press), p. 127511. DOI:, (2022)
Lui, J., Sloan, W., Paul, M. C., Flynn, D. and You, S. Life Cycle Assessment of Waste-to-Hydrogen Systems for Fuel Cell Electric Buses in Glasgow, Scotland. Bioresource Technology, (2022)
Fang, Y., Ma, L., Yao, Z., Li, W. and You, S. Process optimization of biomass gasification with a Monte Carlo approach and random forest algorithm. Energy Conversion and Management, Volume 264, , (2022)
Ascher, S., Sloan, W., Watson, I. and You, S. A comprehensive artificial neural network model for gasification process prediction. Applied Energy, Volume 320,, (2022)
Tsagkari, E., Connelly, S., Liu, Z., McBride, A. and Sloan, W. The role of shear dynamics in biofilm formation. npj Biofilms Microbiomes 8, 33, (2022) (2022)
Ogundero, A., Vignola, M., Connelly, S. and Sloan, W. Validating Flow Cytometry as a Method for Quantifying Bdellovibrio Predatory Bacteria and Its Prey for Microbial Ecology. ASM Journal,Microbiology Spectrum,Vol. 10, No. 1, 23 February (2022) (, (2022)
You, S. . Waste-to-Resource System Design for Low-Carbon Circular Economy. Elsevier: Amsterdam, 2022, ISBN 9780128226810 (doi: 10.1016/C2019-0-04950-3), (2022)
Martinez-Rabert, E., Smith, C., Sloan, W. and González-Cabaleiro, R. Biochemistry shapes growth kinetics of nitrifiers and defines their activity under specific environmental conditions. Biotechnology & Bioengineering, 28 January 2022 (, (2022)
Lui, J., Paul, M. C., Sloan, W. and You, S . Techno-economic feasibility of distributed waste-to-hydrogen systems to support green transport in Glasgow. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 47(28), (doi: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2022.02.120), (2022)
Thom, C., Smith, C., Moore, G., Weir, P. and Ijaz, U. Microbiomes in drinking water treatment and distribution: a meta-analysis from source to tap. Water Research, Volume 212,118106, ISSN 0043-1354, (, (2022)
Gupta, R., Miller, R., Sloan, W., and You, S . Economic and environmental assessment of organic waste to biomethane conversion. Bioresource Technology, Volume 345,126500, (2022)
Anastasiia Kostrytsia, Stefano Papirio, Murod Khodzhaev, Liam Morrison, Gavin Collins, Piet N.L. Lens, Umer Zeeshan Ijaz, Giovanni Esposito. Biofilm carrier type affects biogenic sulfur-driven denitrification performance and microbial community dynamics in moving-bed biofilm reactors. Chemosphere, Volume 287, Part 1,131975, January, (2022)
Suniti Singh, Johanna M. Rinta-Kanto, Piet N.L.Lens, Marika Kokko, Jukka Rintala, Vincent O'Flaherty, Umer Zeeshan Ijaz, Gavin Collins. Microbial community assembly and dynamics in Granular, Fixed-Biofilm and planktonic microbiomes valorizing Long-Chain fatty acids at 20 °C. Bioresource Technology, Volume 343, January (2022)
Anna Christine Trego, B.Conall Holohana, Ciara Keating, Alison Graham, Sandra O'Connor, Michael Gerardo, Dermot Hughes, Umer Zeeshan Ijaz, Vincent O'Flaherty. First proof of concept for full-scale, direct, low-temperature anaerobic treatment of municipal wastewater. Bioresource Technology, Volume 341, 125786, December (2021)
Simon Mills, Anna Christine Trego, Piet N. L. Lens, Umer Zeeshan Ijaz, and Gavin Collins . A Distinct, Flocculent, Acidogenic Microbial Community Accompanies Methanogenic Granules in Anaerobic Digesters. Microbiology Spectrum, Volume 9 Issue 3 e00784-21, November/December (2021)
Simon Ascher, Ian Watson, Siming You. Machine learning methods for modelling the gasification and pyrolysis of biomass and waste. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Review, 111902, 20 November (2021)
Yujie Yang, Zhiwei Guo, Yanxiang Li, Yashi Qing, Wenchen Wang, Zhiyuan Ma, Siming You, Wangliang Li. Multifunctional Superhydrophobic Self-Cleaning Cotton Fabrics with Oil-Water Separation and Dye Degradation via Thiol-ene Click Reaction. Separation and Purification Technology, 120123, 12 November (2021)
Sloan, W., Nnaji, C., Lunn, M., Curtis, T., Colloms, S., Couto, J., Pinto, A., Connelly, S. and Rosser, S. Drift dynamics in microbial communities and the effective community size. Environmental Microbiology 23, no. 5 (March 2021): 2473-2483 (2021)
Koottatep, T., Connelly, S., Pussayanavin, T., Khamyai, S., Sangchun, W., Sloan,W. and Polprasert, C. ‘Solar septic tank’: evaluation of innovative decentralized treatment of blackwater in developing countries. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development 10, no. 4 (2020): 828-840, 02 Nov (2020)