The Plymouth Student Scientist - Volume 16, No.1 - 2023
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These incredible research and development articles in this edition are from STEM students at the University of Plymouth, working on their final year research project over the period 2022 and 2023. A huge thank you to them, and their committed supervisors. I have enjoyed reading your submissions and working with you all. With kind regards, Dr Jason B. Truscott (Chief Editor).
Mechanical, Marine and Materials Engineering:
George Modica-Cliff, Use of biomimicry model for the design of perforated composite plates, pp. 49-85.
(University of Plymouth, 2023)There are many practical reasons for making perforations in composites, which include reducing weight and for joining components. Nature often produces strong materials that have multiple perforations allowing organisms ...
Impacts of hydrodynamic regimes on the resuspension of particulate matter within a seagrass restoration site: Jennycliff Bay, Plymouth Sound, UK (University of Plymouth, 2023)Seagrass habitats are ecosystem engineers, providing a multitude of valuable ecosystem services that benefit the environment and human populations. Seagrass meadows are declining at an enhanced rate; therefore, in recent ...
Medically unexplained symptoms and mental well-being: a comparative study between university students and members of the general population (University of Plymouth, 2023)Research has consistently established an association between medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) and mental health concerns, such as anxiety and depression. Due to the ongoing student mental health crisis, the current ...
The resilience of juvenile Acropora corals when exposed to artificial light at night, commonly associated with coastal urbanisation (University of Plymouth, 2023)In recent years, artificial light pollution has expanded in area and concentration due to global population growth and technological advances in lighting. The impacts of artificial light at night (ALAN) are now well ...