Dr Morwenna Spear

Research Officer

Affiliations

  1. Article › Research › Peer-reviewed
  2. Published

    An investigation into the effects of micro-compressive defects on interphase behaviour in hemp-epoxy composites using half-fringe photoelasticity

    Hughes, M., Sebe, G., Hague, J., Hill, C., Spear, M. & Mott, L., 2 Apr 2000, In : Composite Interfaces. 7, 1, p. 13-29

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Published

    Assessment of the use of dynamic mechanical analysis to investigate initial onset of brown rot decay of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.)

    Ormondroyd, G., Alfredsen, G., Raghavalu Thirumalai, D., Curling, S., Stefanowski, B., Spear, M. & Gobakken, L. R., May 2017, In : International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation. 120, p. 1-5 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  4. Published

    Effect of methyltrimethoxysilane impregnation on the cell wall porosity and water vapour sorption of archaeological waterlogged oak

    Broda, M., Curling, S., Spear, M. & Hill, C., May 2019, In : Wood Science and Technology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  5. Published

    Exploring Design Principles of Biological and Living Building Envelopes: What Can We Learn from Plant Cell Walls?

    Xing, Y., Bosch, M., Spear, M., Donnison, I., Ormondroyd, G. & Jones, P., 2018, In : Intelligent Buildings International. 10, 2, p. 78-102

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  6. Published

    Influence of water and humidity on chemically modifying wood with polybutylene succinate bio-polyester

    Noel, M., Grigsby, W. J., Ormondroyd, G. & Spear, M., Jun 2016, In : International Wood Products Journal. 7, 2, p. 80-88

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  7. Published

    Modified wood: review of efficacy and service life testing

    Ormondroyd, G. A., Spear, M. J. & Curling, S. F., Aug 2015, In : Proceedings of the ICE - Construction Materials. 168, 4, p. 187-203

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  8. Published

    The effect of four methods of surface activation for improved adhesion of wood polymer composites (WPCs)

    Dimitriou, A., Hale, M. & Spear, M., Jul 2016, In : International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives. 68, July, p. 188-194

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  9. Published

    The effect of pH on surface activation of wood polymer composites (WPCs) with hydrogen peroxide for improved adhesion

    Dimitriou, A., Hale, M. & Spear, M., Oct 2018, In : International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives. 85, October, p. 44-57 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  10. Editorial › Research › Not peer-reviewed
  11. Published

    Guest Editorial

    Spear, M. (ed.) & Ormondroyd, G. (ed.), 3 Sep 2014, In : International Wood Products Journal. 5, 3, p. 129 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

  12. Published

    Guest Editorial

    Spear, M. (ed.) & Ormondroyd, G. (ed.), May 2012, In : International Wood Products Journal. 3, 1, p. 1 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

  13. Chapter › Research › Not peer-reviewed
  14. Published

    Dimensional instability in timber

    Spear, M. & Walker, J. C. F., 6 Sep 2006, Primary Wood Processing: Principles and Practice. 2nd ed. Springer, p. 95-120

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  15. Published

    Emerging nature based materials and their use in new products

    Spear, M., 25 Sep 2018, Designing with natural materials. Ormondroyd, G. & Morris, A. (eds.). CRC Press, p. 217-321 104 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  16. Published

    Natural Materials – Composition and Combinations

    Spear, M., 25 Sep 2018, Designing with natural materials. Ormondroyd, G. & Morris, A. (eds.). CRC Press, p. 29-110 82 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  17. Published

    Preservation, protection and modification of wood composites

    Spear, M. J., 1 Aug 2015, Wood Composites. 2015 ed. Woodhead Publishing Ltd, p. 253-310

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  18. Published

    The Opportunities and Challenges for Re-use and Recycling of Timber and Wood Products Within the Construction Sector

    Ormondroyd, G. A., Spear, M. J. & Skinner, C. J., 22 Mar 2016, Environmental Impacts of Traditional and Innovative Forest-based Bioproducts; Environmental Footprints and Eco-design of Products and Processes. Muthu, S. S. & Kutnar, A. (eds.). Springer, p. 45-103 59 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  19. Published

    Wood polymer composites

    Spear, M. J., Eder, A. & Carus, M., 1 Aug 2015, Wood Composites. Ansell, M. P. (ed.). 2015 ed. Woodhead Publishing Ltd, p. 195-249

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  20. Conference contribution › Research › Not peer-reviewed
  21. Published

    Adding value to UK grown timber by CLT production: A KTP project

    Dimitriou, A., Ellis, P., Spear, M., Curling, S., Jones, R. & Ormondroyd, G., 4 Oct 2017, Proceedings of the International Panel Products Symposium 2017. Bangor University, p. 177-178 2 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  22. Published

    Adding value to UK grown timber in construction: a challenging opportunity in a future market

    Dimitriou, A., Ellis, P., Spear, M., Curling, S., Jones, R. & Ormondroyd, G., 26 Jun 2018, Timber 2018. Spear, M. (ed.). London, p. 71-73 3 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  23. Published

    Communication of Uncertainty in Spatial Data to Decision Makers

    Spear, M., Hall, J. & Wadsworth, R. A., 21 May 1996, Proceedings of Spatial Accuracy Assessment in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences: Second International Symposium.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  24. Published

    Dynamic mechanical thermal analysis of wood modified with bio-polyesters

    Grosse, C., Spear, M., Curling, S., Noel, M., Rautkari, L., Uimonen, T. & Gerardin, P., 17 Sep 2018, Proceedings of 9th European Conference on Wood Modification. Creemers, J. (ed.). 8 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  25. Published

    Effects of Artificial UV weathering and soft rot decay on heat treated wood

    Hale, M., Ghosh, S. C. & Spear, M., 24 Apr 2005, International Research Group on Wood Protection: Working Papers. 13 p. IRG/WP 05-40302

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  26. Published

    Effects of Methyl Methacrylate impregnation on durability of timber.

    Curling, S., Spear, M., Ormondroyd, G. & Gibson, R., 7 Sep 2017, Building with bio-based materials: Best practice and performance specification: Final Cost ation FP1303 Conference. University of Zagreb

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  27. Published

    Fluid flow in wood: investigation of the influence of laser incision parameters on uptake and flow paths in four wood species

    Spear, M., Holmberg, J., Nath, S., Pitman, A., Waugh, D., Mason, P., Curling, S. & Ormondroyd, G., 26 Jun 2018, Timber 2018. Spear, M. (ed.). London, p. 137-144 8 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  28. Published

    Hot Oil and Resin Treated Timber: Resistance to Decay by Brown Rot Fungi

    Spear, M., Fowler, P., Hill, C. & Elias, R., 20 Sep 2006, Proceedings of ECOWOOD2006, 2nd International Conference on Environmentally-Compatible Forest Products. Fernando Pessoa University, Porto, 9 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  29. Published

    Insights into stability of glued joints between thermally modified timber: adaptation of an artificial weathering test

    Spear, M., Teciu, R. & Ormondroyd, G., 17 Sep 2018, Proceedings of 9th European Conference on Wood Modification. Creemers, J. (ed.). 6 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  30. Published

    Natural Fibre Reinforced Polypropylene Composites: Assessing the Potential of Hemp and TMP Fibre

    Spear, M., Hill, C. & Tomkinson, J., 9 Oct 2002, Proceedings of the 6th European Panel Products Symposium.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  31. Published

    Physical properties and durability of methacrylate impregnated timber

    Curling, S., Spear, M., Ormondroyd, G. & Gibson, R., 28 Sep 2017, Proceedings of the 13th Annual Northern European Network for Wood Science and Engineering Conference. Copenhagen: Univeristy Of Copenhagen

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  32. Published

    Properties of wood following treatment with a modified hot oil

    Jones, D., Tjeerdsma, B., Spear, M. & Hill, C., 6 Oct 2005, Proceedings of the 2nd European Conference on Wood Modification. Militz, H. & Hill, C. (eds.). Goettingen, Germany, p. 202-207 6 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  33. Published

    Review of the use of PF and related resins for modification of solid wood

    Stefanowski, B., Spear, M. & Pitman, A., 26 Jun 2018, Timber 2018. Spear, M. (ed.). London, p. 165-179 15 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  34. Published

    Transcrystalline Interphases in Polypropylene Composites: Exploring the Possibilities

    Spear, M., Hill, C. & Tomkinson, J., 19 May 2005, Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Woodfiber-Plastic Composites (and other natural fibers). Madison, WI: Forest Products Society, p. 49-57 8 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  35. Published

    Wood Plastic Composites: surface modification with heat to improve the adhesion ability

    Dimitriou, A., Spear, M. & Hale, M., 7 Sep 2015, Advances in modified and functional bio-based surfaces, Proceedings of COST Action FP1006.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  36. Conference contribution › Research › Peer-reviewed
  37. Published

    An Industry Prioritised survey of thermal, mechanical, hydro and decay properties of natural fibre insulation materials

    Ormondroyd, G., Stefanowski, B., Mansour, E., Spear, M. & Curling, S., 5 Oct 2017, Proceedings of the International Panel Products Symposium 2017. Bangor, UK, p. 179-184 6 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  38. Published

    COMPUTER MODEL FOR THE SIMULATION OF RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF AN INDOOR ENVIRONMENT

    Raghavalu Thirumalai, D., Spear, M., Curling, S. & Ormondroyd, G., Oct 2018, Proceedings of 29th Inter-American Congress of Chemical Engineering incorporating the 68th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference. 1 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  39. Published

    Mild thermal modification to add value to UK grown larch: monitoring quality, physical properties and benefits

    Spear, M., Dimitriou, A., Binding, T. & Ormondroyd, G., 10 Mar 2016, Forest Resource and Products: Moving Toward a Sustainable Future .

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  40. Published

    SIMULATION MODEL TO EVALUATE HUMAN COMFORT FACTORS FOR AN OFFICE IN A BUILDING

    Raghavalu Thirumalai, D., Curling, S., Spear, M. & Ormondroyd, G., 24 Aug 2018, MDPI AG Proceedings Journal. Vol. 2(15). p. 1126 4 p. https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2151126

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  41. Paper › Research › Not peer-reviewed
  42. Published

    A study of miscanthus straw for composites: microscopy and fibre analysis

    Turner, W., Robson, P., Bosch, M. & Spear, M., 5 Oct 2017, p. 171-173. 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  43. Published

    Biobased and Bioinspired materials for a modern building design - a research perspective

    Spear, M. J., Raghavalu Thirumalai, D. P., Durai Prabhakaran, R. T., Ormondroyd, G. A., Curling, S. F. & Spear, M., 7 Oct 2015, p. 293-296.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  44. Published

    Biogenic carbon: its joint roles in bioenergy and carbon sequestration

    Spear, M., Norton, A., Hill, C., Raghavalu Thirumalai, D. & Ormondroyd, G., 6 Sep 2018, p. 53. 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  45. Published
  46. Published

    Considering timber as biogenic carbon: the built environment and carbon sequestration

    Spear, M., Hill, C., Norton, A. & Price, C., 26 Jun 2018, p. 67-68. 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  47. Published

    Effects of Methyl Methacrylate impregnation on physical properties of timber

    Curling, S., Spear, M., Ormondroyd, G. & Gibson, R., 13 Sep 2017, p. 22-24.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  48. Published

    Evaluating the optimization of wood modification with polybutylene succinate bio-polyester

    Spear, M. J., Noel, M., Ormondroyd, G. A., Grigsby, W. & Volkmer, T., 26 Oct 2015.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  49. Published

    Mild thermal modification to enhance the machinability of larch

    Spear, M. J., Binding, T., Jenkins, D., Nicholls, J. & Ormondroyd, G. A., 10 Mar 2014.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  50. Published

    Moisture control in oil and bioresin heat treated timber.

    Spear, M. J., Fowler, P. A., Hill, C. A., Hale, M. D., Jones, D. (ed.), Militz, H. (ed.) & Ormondroyd, G. A. (ed.), 1 Jan 2007, p. 147-151.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  51. Published

    Oil Heat Treatment of Timber for Reduced Hygroscopicity

    Spear, M. J., Spear, M., Fleurentdidier, V., Stefanowski, B. & Ormondroyd, G. A., 7 Sep 2012.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  52. Published

    Physical properties of UK grown larch subjected to mild and moderate thermal modification processes

    Spear, M., Binding, T., Nicholls, J., Jenkins, D. & Ormondroyd, G., 14 Sep 2015.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  53. Paper › Research › Peer-reviewed
  54. Published

    Knowledge Transfer Partnership. Adding value to UK grown timber in construction

    Dimitriou, A., Ellis, P., Spear, M., Curling, S., Jones, R. & Ormondroyd, G., 6 Sep 2017.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  55. Abstract › Research › Peer-reviewed
  56. Published

    FLEXURAL PERFORMANCE OF BIOBASED COMPOSITES - INSULATION FIBRES AS CORES FOR SANDWICH CONSTRUCTION

    Raghavalu Thirumalai, D., Spear, M., Curling, S., Zhongwei, G. & Ormondroyd, G., 28 Oct 2018. 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

  57. Commissioned report › Research › Not peer-reviewed
  58. Published

    Assessment of the Envelope Effect of Three Hot Oil Treatments: Resistance to Decay by Coniophora puteana and Postia placenta.

    Spear, M. J., Hill, C. A., Curling, S. F., Jones, D. & Hale, M. D., 1 Jan 2006, 2006 ed. Unknown.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

  59. Published

    Science to Policy: Nature-based solutions for the built environment

    Wiik, E., Ormondroyd, G., Spear, M., Curling, S., Raghavalu Thirumalai Prabhakaran, D., Donnison, I., Robson, P., Bosch, M., Wootton-Beard, P. C., Hindhaugh, R., Jones, P., Waldron, D., Xing, Y. & Toberman, H., Mar 2019, Ser Cymru National Research Network for Low Carbon, Energy and Environment. (Science to Policy)

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report