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 journalArticlepeer-review

  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 journalArticlepeer-review

  4. Published

    CO2 laser interactions with wood tissues during single pulse laser-incision

    Nath, S., Waugh, D., Ormondroyd, G., Spear, M., Pitman, A., Sahoo, S., Curling, S. & Mason, P., 1 Jun 2020, In: Optics and Laser Technology. 126, 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  5. Published

    Comparison of Contemporary Elm (Ulmus spp.) and degraded Archaeological Elm: the use of dynamic mechanical analysis under ambient moisture conditions

    Spear, M. & Broda, M., 7 Nov 2020, In: Materials. 13, 21, 5026.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  6. Published

    Dynamic mechanical analysis of Scots pine and three tropical hardwoods

    Ashaduzzaman, M., Hale, M., Ormondroyd, G. & Spear, M., Oct 2020, In: International Wood Products Journal. 11, 4, p. 189-203

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  7. 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 journalArticlepeer-review

  8. Published

    Effects of Biological and Chemical Degradation on the Properties of Scots Pine—Part II: Wood-Moisture Relations and Viscoelastic Behaviour

    Broda, M., Spear, M., Curling, S. & Dimitriou, A., 31 Aug 2022, In: Forests. 13, 9, 1390.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  9. 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 journalArticlepeer-review

  10. 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 journalArticlepeer-review

  11. Published

    Laser incising of wood: A Review

    Nath, S., Waugh, D., Ormondroyd, G., Spear, M., Pitman, A., Curling, S. & Mason, P., 2020, In: Lasers in Engineering. 45, 4-6, p. 381-403 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  12. 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 journalArticlepeer-review

  13. Published

    Percussion Nd:YAG Laser-incision of Radiata Pine: Effects of Laser Processing Parameters and Wood Anatomy

    Nath, S., Waugh, D., Ormondroyd, G., Spear, M., Curling, S., Pitman, A. & Mason, P., Jun 2022, In: Lasers in Manufacturing and Materials Processing. 9, 2, p. 173-192

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  14. Published

    Plants and architecture: the role of biology and biomimetics in materials development for buildings

    Raghavalu Thirumalai, D., Spear, M., Curling, S., Ormondroyd, G., Wootton-Beard, P. C., Donnison, I. & Jones, P., 2019, In: Intelligent Buildings International. 11, 3-4, p. 178-211

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  15. Published

    Review of Functional Treatments For Modified Wood

    Spear, M., Curling, S., Dimitriou, A. & Ormondroyd, G., 12 Mar 2021, In: Coatings. 11, 3, 29 p., 327.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  16. Published

    The Viscoelastic Behaviour of Waterlogged Archaeological Wood Treated with Methyltrimethoxysilane

    Broda, M., Spear, M., Curling, S. & Ormondroyd, G., 8 Sep 2021, In: Materials. 14, 18, 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  17. 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 journalArticlepeer-review

  18. 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 journalArticlepeer-review

  19. E-pub ahead of print

    Wood modification with phenol urea formaldehyde (PUF) resin: the influence of wood species selection on the dimensional stability

    Kupfernagel, C., Spear, M., Pitman, A. & Ormondroyd, G., 22 Oct 2022, (E-pub ahead of print) In: European Journal of Wood and Wood Products.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  20. Editorial › Research › Not peer-reviewed
  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. Chapter › Research › Not peer-reviewed
  24. 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

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. 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

  28. 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

  29. 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

  30. Chapter › Research › Peer-reviewed
  31. Published

    A conceptual methodology for estimating stored sequestered carbon in the built environment

    Spear, M., Hill, C. & Price, C., Jan 2021, Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, Vol 23, Sustainability and energy in buildings 2020. Littlewood, J. (ed.). Vol. 23. p. 381-393 12 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

  32. Conference contribution › Research › Not peer-reviewed
  33. 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

  34. 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

  35. 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

  36. 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

  37. 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

  38. 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

  39. 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

  40. 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

  41. 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

  42. 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

  43. 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

  44. 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

  45. 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

  46. 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

  47. 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

  48. Conference contribution › Research › Peer-reviewed
  49. 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 contributionpeer-review

  50. 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 contributionpeer-review

  51. 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 contributionpeer-review

  52. 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 contributionpeer-review

  53. Paper › Research › Not peer-reviewed
  54. 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

  55. 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

  56. 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

  57. Published

    Challenges in Drying Resin Modified Wood

    Pitman, A., Stefanowski, B., Spear, M., Dimitriou, A., Curling, S., Kupfernagel, C. & Ormondroyd, G., 5 Jul 2022, p. 33. 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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