Bob Reuben


+44 (0)131 451 3615
Room 2.40
James Nasmyth Building
Heriot-Watt University
Selected publications
  • Douglas R M, Steel J A, Reuben R L and Fog T L. "Examination of engine power using acoustic emission and instantaneous crankshaft angular velocity a study of marine diesel engines", International Journal of Engine Research, 7, 2007, 399-410.
  • Nivesrangsan P, Steel J A and Reuben R L. "AE mapping of diesel engines for spatially-located time series Part II Spatial reconsititution", Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, Volume 21, Issue 2, February 2007, Pages 1084-1102
  • Nivesrangsan P, Steel J A and Reuben R L. "Source location of acoustic emission in diesel engines", Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, Volume 21, Issue 2, February 2007, Pages 1103-1114
  • R M Douglas, J A Steel and R L Reuben. "A study of the tribological behaviour of piston ring/cylinder liner interaction in diesel engines using acoustic emission", Tribology International, 39, 1634-1642, 2006.
  • Silva R, Wilcox S J and Reuben R L "Development of a system for motoring tool wear using artificial intelligence techniques", accepted Feb 2006, Proceedings IMechE, Part B Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 2006, 220(B8), 1333-1346
  • M. Shehadeh, J.A. Steel and R.L. Reuben. "Acoustic Emission source location for steel pipe and pipeline applications", Proceedings IMechE, PartE, Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering, 220 (E2), 121-133, May 2006.
  • Englert, C, Fierlbeck, J, Reuben, R L, Müller, R, von Glasser, S S and Hammer, J. "Biomechanical characteristics of articular cartilage wound integration cell based; glued; sutured", submitted to Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 2006.
  • Leung, S.K.W. S. Phipps, T.H.J. Yang, R.L. Reuben, F.K. Habib and S.A. McNeill. Morphometric analysis of the prostate demonstrates the importance of the loco-regional morphology to the mechanical characteristics of the gland. Eur Urol (Supplements), 2006. 5(2): p. 121.
  • Yang THJ, Leung SKW, Reuben RL, FK Habib, McNeill SA, Schneider A, McBride G., Stevens R. Structure-property relationships for assessing tissue quality to aid diagnosis of prostate disease. Journal of Biomechanics, 2006. 39(Sup 1): p. S395 (Abstract no.6661).
  • S. Asbia, R. Ibbetson and R.L.Reuben. "Compression testing of the integrity of crown-tooth bonds in restorative dentistry", Technology and Health Care, 2006, 14, No.4,5, 439-448.
  • T.H.J.Yang, S.K.W.Leung, R.L.Reuben, S.A.McNeill, F.K.Habib. "In-vitro Dynamic Micro-probing and the Mechanical Properties of Human Prostate Tissues", Technology and Health Care, 2006, 14, 281-296.
  • V.Lakshmanan, T.H.J.Yang, R.L.Reuben, J.Hammer, R.Else. "Multi-scale Techniques of Measuring the Dynamic Properties of Soft Biological Tissue", Technology and Health Care, 14, 2006, 279-309.
  • Resh Dhariwal, Mark Leonard, Marc P.Y. Desmulliez, Bob Reuben and John Armstrong "Microengineered dynamometer for microfan thrust measurement". Electronics Letters, 42(4), 2006, 1394-1395.
  • Fierlbeck J, Hammer J, Englert C and Reuben R L. "Biomechanical properties of articular cartilage as a standard for biologically integrated interfaces", Technology and Health Care, 14(6), 541-547, 2006
  • Thakkar N A, Steel J A, Reuben R L, Knabe G, Dixon D and Shanks R L. "Monitoring of rail-wheel interaction using Acoustic Emission (AE)", Journal of Advanced Material Research, 2006, 13-14, 161-167

Bob Reuben received a BSc in Metallurgy from the University of Strathclyde in 1974 after which he spent 3 years as a Scientific Officer at UKAEA, Dounreay working on industrial research into the chemical and metallurgical performance of fast reactor fuel elements. He then was employed as a Research Assistant at the Open University's Oxford Research Unit, which led to his PhD on Hydrogen Permeation through Metals in 1980. He then carried out postdoctoral work at the University of Strathclyde on structure-property relationships in some novel steels for automotive and structural use. From 1983 to 1985, he was employed as a lecturer at Robert Gordon's Institute of Technology (now RGU) in the School of Mechanical and Offshore Engineering before joining Heriot-Watt University as a lecturer in the Department of Offshore Engineering in 1985. In 1990, he moved to the Department of Mechanical Engineering and became Professor of Materials Engineering in 1995. His research interests generally fall into the area of experimental mechanics, including: structure-property relationships for development of engineering performance of materials and also for use as diagnostic indicators in medicine (tissue quality); development of new, quantitative approaches to analysis of stress waves in solids for diagnostic engineering; and applications of mechanics to miniature mechanical systems to achieve real engineering solutions in millimetre-sized envelopes. He is an Honorary Professor at the University of Edinburgh by virtue of his membership of the Edinburgh Research Partnership (EP) Joint Research Institute of Integrated Systems (JRI IIS).