Prof. John Kinuthia Director of The Advanced Materials Testing Centre (AMTeC) Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science (FCES) University of South Wales United Kingdom
The BAU Journal of Science and Technology has continued its tradition of good coverage of Science and Technology. The papers in Issue 4-1 may be divided into three distinct categories. The first category comprises of 4 papers in Engineering, with a domination by Civil Engineering. The second category, also 4 papers, is broadly in advances in Biochemistry. The third and final category is on Information Technology (IT), show-casing use of IT in aid of mankind.
In the first category – Engineering, Paper ID 1082 investigates superconducting materials developed using NiO nanoparticles. The remainder three papers are into civil engineering. Papers 1088 and 1089 are into concrete, respectively reviewing concreting in hot weather and concrete design using early design methods developed in the early 1900s. The fourth paper under this category – Paper ID 1092 – investigates effects of traffic loading on the rutting of flexible road pavements.
In the second category – Biochemistry, Paper ID 1083 investigates Palladium as a catalyst in organic chemistry for pharmaceutical applications. Paper ID 1084 addresses the interesting and unique subject of effects of Bisphenol A and Nicotine in the livers of pregnant rats! Paper ID 1086 investigates essential oils, developed from Spartium Junceium a plant common in the Mediterranean region, as well as in parts of Europe, Asia, and Africa. The final paper under this category – Paper ID 1087 – addresses generation of electricity using microbial fuel cells.
In the third and final category – Information Technology (T), Paper ID 1090 look at Metaverse, a virtual reality aid. A similar theme is pursued by Paper ID 1091, that investigates a software package (FamAid) for aiding people with disability.
It is therefore clear that the BAU Journal of Science and Technology has the potential to continue to captivate a multi-disciplinary audience for in depth engagement and exchange of research that has relevance at regional, national, and international levels. Please enjoy.
ASSESSING THE INFLUENCE OF OVERWEIGHT AXLES ON RUTTING LIVES IN FLEXIBLE PAVEMENTS USING PARAMETRIC SURVIVAL ANALYSIS
Ali Hatoum, Jamal Khatib, Firas Barraj, and Adel Elkordi
FAMAID: A TOOL FOR AIDING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY
Mohamad Maad, Ahmad Owaydate, Mohammad Kojok, Firas Aboudaher, Layal Abu Daher, and May Itani
CONCRETE MIX DESIGN USING ABRAMS AND BOLOMEY METHODS
Salem Abdelgader, Marzena Kurpinska, Hakim Abdelgader, and Jamal Khatib
EFFECT OF HOT WEATHER CONCRETING ON THE MECHANICAL AND DURABILITY PROPERTIES OF CONCRETE-A REVIEW
Rawan Ramadan, Hassan Ghanem, Jamal Khatib, and Adel Elkordi
ISOLATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF CELLULOSE DEGRADING MICROORGANISMS GENERATING ELECTRICITY USING MICROBIAL FUEL CELL
Lama Fayad, Rania Amer, Ahmad Abd El Nabi, Ali Hammoud, and Hoda Yusef
ANTIBACTERIAL, ANTIOXIDANT, AND REPELLENCY POTENTIAL OF THE ESSENTIAL OIL FROM SPARTIUM JUNCEUM L. GROWN IN LEBANON
Hawraa Zahrddin, Mahmoud Khalil, and Akram Hijazi
EFFECTS OF BISPHENOL A AND NICOTINE ON CYTOCHROME P450S IN BRAIN AND LIVER OF PREGNANT RATS
Mohammad Merii, Manal Fardon, and Mahmoud Khalil
PALLADIUM (II)-CATALYZED SELECTIVE REDUCTION OF 4’-(PHENYLETHYNL)ACETOPHENONE IN THE PRESENCE OF A FORMIC ACID-TRIETHYLAMINE MIXTURE
Suzanne Chayya, Akram Hijazi, Anis Daou, Ali Alaaeddine, Mohamad Sakr, Ghassan Younes, and Mohammad El-Dakdouki
STRUCTURAL AND MAGNETO CONDUCTIVITY STUDIES OF NIO/SMBA2CU3O7-Δ SUPERCONDUCTING COMPOSITE
Hadi Basma, Sajida Rmeid, Ramadan Awad, and Mohammed Said
THE METAVERSE: A VIRTUAL WORLD IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND
Ziad Doughan, Hadi Al Mubasher, Mustafa El Bizri, and Ali Haidar