Research staff in the Institute of Design, Environment and Sustainability:

  • Mahalakshmi Abhishek

    Mahalakshmi Abhishek

    Research Fellow in Cyanobacterial Research  

  • Morgan Adams

    Morgan Adams

    Morgan Adams is a Research Fellow working on an collaborative EPSRC project to design and develop photocatalytic reactor units in conjunction with St Andrews University and the California Institute of Technology.  

  • Michael Agnew

    Michael Agnew

    Subject leader in printmaking whose research investigates extremes of reality/fantasy in relation to Scottish literature & history, autobiography, apocrypha and place.  

  • Ines Arana

    Ines Arana

    Inés is interested in the development and application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques to complex problems.  

  • Amar Bennadji

    Amar Bennadji

    Amar is a Lecturer whose research interests include energy conservation, retrofitting, CAD and virtual reality.  

  • Jonathan Blackwood

    Curator, Lecturer, Writer. Scottish Balkanist. Interested in performance, sound, cultural ecology, radical politics, peripherality.  

  • David Blyth

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    David Blyth is a lecturer in Contemporary Art Practice whose research inquiry addresses the practice of Taxidermy as a vehicle to deconstruct notions of skill, making, expertise and amateurism.  

  • Jim Buckley

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    Research is focused around issues relating to placing art in public.  

  • Andrew Cranston

    Andrew Cranston

    Andrew Cranston is a lecturer in painting with a research interest in how painting, drawing and architectural space relates to literary fiction.  

  • Gökay Deveci

    Deveci, Gokay

    Gokay Deveci is Professor of Architecture at the Scott Sutherland School and has an international reputation for his expertise in affordable and sustainable low energy housing.  

  • Daniel Doolan

    Daniel Doolan

    Main research interest is mobile computing, graphics and multimodal interaction.  

  • Anne Douglas

    Anne Douglas

    Emeritus professor leading research into the role of the artist in public life through On the Edge research.  

  • Christine Edwards

    Christine Edwards

    Dr Edwards is a Lecturer at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences. Her research emphasis is in the area of cyanobacterial toxins, and their occurrence and fate in the environment.  

  • Craig Ellis

    Craig Ellis

    Senior Lecturer in Grays School of Art, Overview of Admissions and First Year curriculum  

  • Eyad Elyan

    Eyad Elyan

    Dr. Elyan is an active researcher at the Institute for Innovation, Design & Sustainability at Robert Gordon University. His principal research interests are in the areas of 3D object Modelling and Recognition.  

  • Susan Fairburn

    Sue Fairburn

    Lecturer in design & product design. She was recently appointed Lecturer in the new Design Futures programme at Gray’s School of Art.  

  • Nadimul Faisal


    Dr. Nadimul H Faisal is a Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering.  

  • Carlos Fernandez

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    Carlos is a Lecturer in the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences. He is a member of the IDEAS Research Institute as part of the Energy, Environment and Sustainability group  

  • Wai-Keung Fung

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    Dr Wai-Keung Fung is a Lecturer in Electrical and Electronic Engineering  

  • Mohamed Gaber

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    Dr Mohamed Gaber is a Reader in The School of Computing  

  • Mehdi Goli

    Mehdi Goli

    Research Assistant on working on developing a Parallel Patterns for Adaptive Heterogeneous Multi-core/Many-core Systems, Known as Paraphrase- An EU Funded project under the category of Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)  

  • Elaine Gowans

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    Present research has been in early dialogue with Aberdeen Royal Infirmary (audiology, speech therapy and radiology units) investigating the properties of water and sound as learning and educational tools for the deaf.  

  • Charlie Hackett

    Charles Hackett

    Lecturer at Gray's School of Art, leads research into public health and marginalised groups while collaborating with specialists outside the arts arena.  

  • Jim Hamlyn

    Jim Hamlyn

    Jim Hamlyn is a subject leader for Photographic & Electronic Media whose research interest in fine art focuses specifically on the ephemeral (water and light) within public and private space.  

  • Patrik Holt

    Patrik Holt

    Research Professor in the School of Computing at Robert Gordon University, and Director of the Computational Systems Joint Research Initiative.  

  • Mamdud Hossain

    Dr Mamdud Hossain

    Dr. Hossain’s interests include advanced combustion modelling, CFD modelling of multi-phase flows in oil and gas, turbulence-device interaction in tidal stream and fuel cell.  

  • Sheikh Islam

    Sheikh Islam

    Dr Sheikh Islam is a lecturer in the School of Engineering  

  • Draco Iyi

    Draco Iyi

    Dr. Draco Iyi is a lecturer and researcher at the RGU School of Engineering.  

  • Richard Laing

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    Richard Laing, Professor of Built Environment Visualisation at the Scott Sutherland School, has research interests in built environment visualisation, conservation, sustainable urban design & building information modelling.  

  • Linda Lawton

    Linda Lawton

    Professor Lawton has a specific interest in natural toxins produced in water by cyanobacteria.  

  • David Lonie

    Lonie, Dr David

    Research interests include Computational and Mathematical Financial Modelling, Applications of Information Geometry in Computing, Finance and Physical Sciences, Mathematical General Relativity, and Geometrisation of Dynamical Systems.  

  • Robert Lothian

    Robert Lothian

    Research interest focuses on Textual Case-based Reasoning and related areas.  

  • Stewart Massie

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    Active researcher in Case-Based Reasoning, Data/Text Mining, Knowledge Discovery and Personalisation  

  • John McCall

    John McCall

    John is the Director of the IDEAS Research Institute.  

  • David McClean

    David McClean

    David McClean has been Head of The Scott Sutherland School since 2006 and completed his PhD in 2009 on the subject of Architecture Education. He was appointed Professor in October 2013.  

  • Cathy McCullagh

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    Cathy's main research interests lie within the field of environmental chemistry, specifically photochemistry and within this coatings and reactor development  

  • James Njuguna

    James Njuguna

    Dr James Njuguna is a Reader in Composite Materials and Structures at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. He has has a long-standing interest and extensive research experience in composite materials (and nanomaterials) for structural applications primarily focusing on transport lightweight structures and more recently into Oil and Gas sector.  

  • Gbenga Oluyemi

    Gbenga Oluyemi

    Dr Oluyemi is a Lecturer and MSc Projects Manager for both FT and Distance Learning students at the Robert Gordon University. His research covers oilfield chemistry related formation damage, optimisation of fracture flow, formation evaluation and geomechanical characterisation of formation rock.  

  • Alan Owen

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    A renewable energy researcher since 2002, Dr Alan Owen is the Northern Research Partnership Reader in Renewable Energy and Clean Technology, and currently holds the position of Director of CUSP.  

  • Babs Oyeneyin

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    Professor Oyeneyin's main research is in multiphase fluid flow dynamics, integrated sand management, produced water management, oil/gas well engineering, unconventional reservoir management, flow assurance and production optimisation in deepwater environment.  

  • Andrea Peach

    Andrea Peach

    Contextual and Critical Studies, Design  

  • Jon Pengelly

    Jon Pengelly

    Lecturer in product design, joint subject leader for the Masters MDEs MFA course  

  • Andrei Petrovski

    Andrei Petrovski

    Andrei's primary research interests lie in the field of Computational Intelligence (CI) - particularly, in the application of CI heuristics.  

  • Radhakrishna Prabhu

    Radhakrishna Prabhu

    Current research areas are in Biosensors and Instrumentation, Environmental Sensing and Monitoring, Clean Technology.  

  • Olivier Regnier-Coudert

    Olivier Regnier-Coudert

    Research into advanced data modelling for medical treatment optimisation.  

  • Huda Salman

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    Huda is a part time Lecturer in Architectural Technology and acts as School Research Degree Coordinator. Her research interests are mainly focused on the impact of Computer Aided Architectural Design (CAAD) and Information Technology (IT) on the conceptual phase of design, visual thinking and decision making.  

  • Josie Steed

    Josie Steed

    With extensive experience in the fashion and textile industry, her interests lie in traditional methods of craft making and Smart Textiles.  

  • Iain Steel

    Prof Iain Steel

    Professor J. A. (Iain) Steel is the Head of the RGU School of Engineering. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Energy Institute.  

  • Wanqing Tu

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    Dr Wanqing Tu is a Reader in the School of Computing Science and Digital Media  

  • David Vila Domini

    David-Vila Domini

    David is a Lecturer in Architecture whose research interests include the history & theory of architecture, contemporary Spanish architecture and 20th century parliamentary architecture.  

  • Aakash Welgamage Don

    Aakash Welgamage Don

    Interests are in cyanobacterial research, use of Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography (UPLC) system to investigate biodegradation pathways, and molecular biology approaches to peptide degradation.  

  • Nirmalie Wiratunga

    Nirmalie Wiratunga

    Professor in Computing. Her research interests are in knowledge discovery from data and text and Case-based Reasoning (CBR) Systems  

  • Kyari Yates

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    Dr Yates is an Academic Team Leader and Lecturer at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences. His research interest lies in environmental chemistry with a particular emphasis on fate, distribution and effects of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and passive sampling methodologies in various matrices.  

  • Quazi Mohd Mahtab-uz Zaman

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    Dr Zaman, Course Leader, BSc Construction Management and Lecturer in Urban Design at the Scott Sutherland School researches urbanism in Scottish and Asian cities. He also conducts the ‘place making with children and the community’ research project.  

  • Yafan Zhao

    Yafan Zhao

    Research interests in Video CODEC optimisation, Power and coding performance optimisation for video communications, Variable-complexity video coding, Error-resilience video coding.