Research & innovation

Research and Innovation is key to the strategic development of RUMM.
It is fundamental to the continual development of our technology and methodology to maximise energy savings for our customers.

RUMM has a close link with the University of South Wales (formerly University of Glamorgan) both as an equity stakeholder and research partner.This allows RUMM to undertake research in a number of areas to develop its offering and continues to develop energy / carbon management expertise.

Current areas of research include:

  • Low Carbon Behaviour
  • Advanced Mathematical Analysis
  • Improved Metering Technologies
  • Strategic Carbon Abatement Methodology

 

Details of research grants and selected publications can be found below:

Current

Bolton, T “Low Carbon Behaviour” – a KESS project funded by Rumm. A joint supervision team with Psychology University of South Wales

Akinwale, A “Detecting Irregular Consumption through Advanced Techniques (DICTAT)” – an EPSRC project. A joint supervision team with Mathematics

To be appointed “Detecting Irregular Consumption through Advanced Techniques Electronically and Remotely (DICTATER)” – a KESS project. A joint supervision team with Mathematics University olf South Wales

Weale, G “Carbon reduction for multi-occupancy design Office Accommodation. Analysing core energy carbon reduction techniques through occupant comfort analysis and controls technology synthesis of SMART Metering and Building Energy Management Systems” a part time PhD funded by Rumm in partnership with Arup

Manley, P “An Evaluation of the opportunities that exist for reducing energy consumption and hence CO2 emissions within the HE Estate in Wales” MPHil complete 2013 sponsored by Cardiff Metropolitan University

Publications Related Energy/Carbon/RUMM development

Newman-Ford, L.E., Fitzgibbon, K., Lloyd, S., and Thomas, S. (2008) A large-scale investigation into the relationship between attendance and attainment: a study using an innovative, electronic attendance monitoring system. Studies in Higher Education, 33 (6), 699-717.

Newman-Ford L., Lloyd S., and Thomas S, (2007) “Evaluating the Performance of Engineering Undergraduates who Entered without A-level Mathematics via a Specialist Six Week “Bridging Technology” Programme” Engineering Education vol.2 issue 2 2007

Bowen, E. Prior, J. Lloyd, S. & Thomas, S (2007) “Engineering more Engineers: Providing a Bridge To Correct Poor Career Advise/ Subject Options at Schools” International Journal of Further and Higher Education Volume2, Number 1

Bowen, E. Price, T. Lloyd, S. & Thomas, S. (2005) ‘Improving the Quantity and Quality of Attendance Data to Enhance Student Retention’ International Journal of Further and Higher Education (Accepted, date to be confirmed)

Bowen E, Lloyd S, Thomas S (2005) Embedding Personal Development Planning into the Curriculum via a Key Skills Assignment. International Journal of Engineering Education, volume 29, number 4, pp 375-395(ii)

Bowen E., Lloyd S., and Thomas, S. (2004) “Changing Cultural Activities Towards Graduates in SMEs to Stimulate Regional Innovation”. Industry & Higher Education 18(6): 385-90

Bowen, E. Lloyd, S. Thomas, S. (2003). Broadening Access among Lower Socio-Economic Groups in Higher Education: A European funded approach. Journal of Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning 5(2): 46 – 49.

Kalogirou, S., Lloyd, S. and Ward, J., (1997). Modelling, Optimisation and Performance Evaluation of a Parabolic Trough Collector Steam Generation System, Solar Energy Journal, Vol. 60, No. 1, pp. 49-59.

Kalogirou, S., Eleftheriou, P., Lloyd, S. and Ward, J., (1994). Design and Performance Characteristics of a Parabolic-Trough Solar-Collector System, Applied Energy Journal, Vol.47, pp. 341-354.

Kalogirou, S. and Lloyd, S., (1992). Use of Solar Parabolic Trough Collectors for Hot Water Production in Cyprus – A Feasibility Study, Renewable Energy Journal, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 117-124.

Lloyd, S. and Brown, A., (1986) Velocity and Turbulence Fields in Pipe Entrance Regions in the Presence of Cross Flows. ASME paper 86GT119, 1985.

Lloyd, S. and Brown, A., (1985) Fluid flow and heat transfer characteristics in the
entrance region of circular pipes. ASME paper 85GT121, 1985. 105-113

Conferences

Thomas S, Newman-Ford L., Lloyd S., (2009) “Electronic Attendance Monitoring: An academic perspective and a practical solution. Attendance Matters, University Southampton Solent, Sept 2009

Bowen, E. Lloyd, S. Thomas, S. (2005) Personal Development Planning: How do I Learn How to Learn? International Conference on Engineering Education, Gliwice, Poland.

Bowen, E. Lloyd, S. Thomas, S (2004). Changing Cultural Attitudes Towards Graduates in SMEs to Stimulate Regional Innovation Technology Transfer and Innovation, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Bowen, E. Lloyd, S. Thomas, S (2004). “Changing Cultural Attitudes Towards Graduates in SMEs to Stimulate Regional Innovation“. Technology Transfer and Innovation, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Bowen, E. Price, T. J. Lloyd, S. Thomas, S (2004). ‘’The Attendance Register as an Aid to Adult Learner Success’’. The Learning Conference, Havana, Cuba.

Bowen, E. Lloyd, S. Thomas, S. (2003) Broadening Access: The Freshstart Experience The Learning Conference, Institute of Education, London.

Bowen, E. Lloyd, S. Thomas, S. (2003) Key Skill Assessment of Engineering Undergraduates in Higher Education: A European funded Project Approach International Conference on Engineering Education, Valencia, Spain.

Bowen, E. Lloyd, S. Thomas, S. (2003) Broadening Access: The Freshstart Experience The Learning Conference, Institute of Education, London.

Bowen, E. Lloyd, S. Thomas, S. (2003) Key Skill Assessment of Engineering Undergraduates in Higher Education: A European funded Project Approach International Conference on Engineering Education, Valencia, Spain.

Bowen, E. Lloyd, S. Thomas, S. (2003). ‘’Broadening Access: The Freshstart Experience’’. The Learning Conference, Institute of Education, London.

Lloyd S, Thomas S. (2002) “Blueprint Network75 – The Way Forward (Changing Perceptions of Engineering and Broadening Access)”Paper presented at the ICEE Conference held at UMIST Manchester, 18 – 21 August 2002.

Lloyd S, Thomas S, Steverson E. (2002) “Sustaining the Technology Transfer Cycle – The Network75 Experience” Paper presented at TTI Conference, Birmingham, 10 – 12 July 2002,

Lloyd, S., Thomas, S., (2002) “Bucking the trend. Network75 – A Scheme that attracts students onto Engineering and Technology courses at University”. IEE Symposium. Engineering Education 2002, Professional Engineering Scenarios. January 2002.

De Oliveira E, Lloyd S. (1999) “Waste Minimisation – A Way Forward for Sustainable Development in the SME Sector” Paper presented at the ENTRÉE 99 Conference held in Tampere, Finland, 10 – 13 November 1999,

De Oliveira E, Lloyd S. (1999) “Improving Process Efficiency Through Waste Minimisation – The Development of a Methodology” Paper presented at the Eco-Management and Auditing Conference, University of Leeds, 1 – 2 July 1999,

De Oliveira E, Lloyd S. (1998) “Environmental Legislation – Its Impact on Product Design” Paper presented at the Product Design for the Environment in Education Conference, University of Glamorgan, June 1998,

Kalogirou, S., Lloyd, S. and Ward, J., (1996). A Simplified Method for Estimating Intercept Factor of Parabolic Trough Collectors, Proceedings of the Forth World Renewable Energy Congress, Denver, Colorado, USA, Vol. 3, pp. 1782-1786

Kalogirou, S., Eleftheriou, P., Lloyd, S. and Ward, J., (1995). Optimisation of the Initial Response of a Solar Steam Generation Plant, Proceedings of the 1995 ASME/JSME/ JSES International Solar Energy Conference, Maui, Hawaii, pp. 513-520.

Kalogirou, S., Eleftheriou, P., Lloyd, S. and Ward, J., (1994). Low Cost High Accuracy Parabolic Troughs: Construction and Evaluation, Proceedings of the Third World Renewable Energy Congress, Reading, U.K., Vol. 1, pp. 384-386.

Kalogirou, S., Lloyd, S. and Ward, J., (1994). Sea Water Solar Desalination: An Alternative to Water Imports in Cyprus, Proceedings of the Third World Renewable Energy Congress, Reading, U.K., Vol. 3, pp. 1868-1871.

Kalogirou, S., Lloyd, S. and Ward, J., (1993). Modelling of a Parabolic Trough Collector System for Hot Water Production, Proceedings of the ISES Solar World Congress, Budapest Hungary, Vol.5, pp. 145-150.

Kalogirou, S., Lloyd, S. and Ward, J., (1993). Solar Desalination: The Solution to Cyprus Water Shortage Problem, Proceedings of the Environmental Engineering Congress, Leicester U.K., Vol.1.

Kalogirou, S., Lloyd, S. and Ward, J., (1993). Solar Desalination: The Solution to Cyprus Water Shortage Problem, Proceedings of the Environmental Engineering Congress, Leicester U.K., Vol.1.

Kalogirou, S. and Lloyd, S., (1992). Construction Details and Performance Characteristics of a Parabolic Trough Collector System, Proceedings of the International Conference on Applications of Solar and Renewable Energy Congress, Cairo Egypt, No.40, pp.437-446.

Kalogirou, S., Lloyd, S. and Ward, J., (1992). A Tracking Mechanism for Medium to High Concentration Ratio Parabolic Trough Collectors, Proceedings of the Second World Renewable Energy Congress, Reading U.K., Vol. 2, pp. 1086-1091.