Barry W Fitzgerald

Barry W Fitzgerald
Eindhoven University of Technology | TUE

PhD

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October 2014 - August 2016
Eindhoven University of Technology
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  • PostDoc Position
February 2012 - September 2014
University of Twente
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  • PostDoc Position

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Publications (31)
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Superheroes, such as Iron Man, Captain America, Wonder Woman, Batman, and Hawkeye, have appeared in numerous films, displaying their range of incredible superpowers and abilities. Therefore, it is unsurprising that many people would not only wish to attain these powers, but also to learn about scientific accessibility to these powers. Popular cultu...
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An updated mesoscopic model for transient forces between two star polymers is presented. Calculation of the transient forces is based on the response of a vectorial structure parameter between two star polymers and differs from previous models that used a scalar structure parameter. The update of the model is motivated by the occurrence of two dist...
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We present results from a new variant of a diffusion hopping model, the convective diffusive lattice model, to describe the behavior of a particulate flux around bluff obstacles. Particle interactions are constrained to an underlying square lattice where particles are subject to excluded volume conditions. In an extension to previous models, we imp...
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We present from simulations and experiments results on the linear and nonlinear rheology of a moderate functionality, low molecular weight unentangled polystyrene (PS) star melt. The PS samples were anionically synthesized and close to monodisperse while their moderate functionality ensures that they do not display a pronounced core effect. We empl...
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Radiation is ever-present around us, yet there is still a lack of knowledge about radiation among the general population, especially when it comes to students. For this study, we measured the effectiveness of a lesson plan on radiation concepts that focused on ionising radiation and was supported by references and examples from the superhero genre....
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Vision is a synthezoid (android or synthetic human), a member of the Avengers, and constantly striving to be more human. In the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Vision is based on advanced robotics and bioengineering technologies. However, his body contains biological cells, and his external appearance consists of eyes, a mouth, a nose, teet...
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Strahlung ist um uns herum allgegenwärtig und doch gibt es in der Bevölkerung, besonders jedoch bei Schüler*innen immer noch einen Mangel an Wissen über Strahlung. Für diese Studie haben wir die Wirksamkeit eines Unterrichtskonzeptes zur Strahlung mittels Prä-Posttest-Design untersucht. Das Konzept wurde an Schüler*innen (n=141) in den Schulstufen...
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The success of films such as “Avengers: Endgame,” “Black Panther,” and “Captain Marvel” has established the superhero genre in modern popular culture. Many students will have seen these films, or at the very least they are familiar with a number of the superhero characters. In the physics classroom, content based on superheroes can be used in suppo...
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In 2017, I established the open access journal Superhero Science and Technology to provide re-searchers with a unique publishing medium to share their scientific findings with a diverse readership. In modern popular culture, superheroes are common-place thanks to a host of successful TV series and films, and the reinvigorated interest in the source...
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Perhaps the most iconic technology to feature in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is the Iron Man suit – built by the legend that is Tony Stark. The Iron Man suit is home to a collection of advanced technologies related to flight, healthcare, power, sensors, and control. In How to Build an Iron Man Suit, you’ll learn the scientific and engineeri...
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In this paper, we present a number of key numerical methods that can be used to study elongated particles in fluid flows, with a specific emphasis on fluidised beds. Fluidised beds are frequently used for the production of biofuels, bioenergy, and other products from biomass particles, which often have an approximate elongated shape. This raises nu...
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The various radiation types that make up the electromagnetic (EM) spectrum are ubiquitous and highly significant in modern society. Detection of visible light by the eye facilitates sight, radio waves and microwaves are used in communication technologies, x-rays are used in medical imaging, and gamma rays are frequently employed in medical procedur...
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Een gebrek aan voorbeelden die tot de verbeelding van scholieren en studenten spreken, kunnen het leren van natuurkundige concepten belemmeren. Superhelden zijn populair bij deze groep en kunnen daarom ingezet worden om natuurkundige concepten op een leuke en interessante manier over te brengen en zelfs gebruikt worden om actueel wetenschappelijk o...
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The aim of many industrial processes is to manipulate solid particle aggregates within gas suspensions. Prime examples of such processes include fluidised bed reactors, cyclone separators, and dust collectors. In recent years, fluidised bed reactors have been used in the gasification of biomass particles. When fluidised, these particles are subject...
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The X-Men are an ensemble of superheroes whose powers are associated with the X-Gene, a mutant genetic factor. The powers exhibited by each character differ and are dependent on how the X-Gene has modified their individual genomes. For instance, Wolverine possesses regenerative healing, Storm can control local weather systems, and Colossus can crea...
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The ability of a highly coarse‐grained polymer model is explored to simulate the impact of carbon black (CB) filler concentration on the rheological properties of unvulcanized styrene–butadiene melts—an intermediate stage in the production of styrene–butadiene rubber (SBR) commonly used in tyres. Responsive particle dynamics (RaPiD), previously use...
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Communication of difficult concepts in the physics classroom can be negatively affected by the absence of a strong link between physics content and the experiences or interests of students. One possible method towards addressing this issue is to motivate physics content with reference to popular culture figures such as superheroes. We find ourselve...
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Front Cover: An updated mesoscopic model based on the response of a vectorial structure parameter for transient forces between interacting star polymers is presented. Two independent processes, mixing and deformation, contribute to the relaxation of structure of two interpene trating star polymers. The model reproduces flow direction forces from si...
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Multiphase (gas-solid) flows are encountered in numerous industrial applications such as pharmaceutical, food, agricultural processing and energy generation. A coupled computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and discrete element method (DEM) approach is a popular way to study such flows at a particle scale. However, most of these studies deal with spher...
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Percolation models are routinely used to study the rigidity transition. However, they cannot capture dynamics occurring in granular media. Molecular Dynamics can be used to model the rigidity transition, yet, they cannot represent realistic hard granular materials due to computational constraints. Contact Dynamics can be used instead; but only by a...
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We simulate the linear and nonlinear rheology of two different viscoelastic polymer solutions, a polyisobutylene solution in pristane and an aqueous solution of hydroxypropylcellulose, using a highly coarse-grained approach known as Responsive Particle Dynamics (RaPiD) model. In RaPiD, each polymer has originally been depicted as a spherical partic...
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TiVi technology presents a high resolution, low speed methodology for imaging microcirculation. Recently, the TiVi system was adapted to produce a high speed system capable of analysing dynamic responses from human tissues at a frame rate of 30 frames per second. We present results based on this system by investigating dynamic responses such as art...
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This report outlines results from an independent study assessing the clinical potential of an emerging, contemporary imaging technology. Tissue Viability (TiVi) imaging is an easily implemented, non-invasive, and portable technique which maps the blood circulation in the surface dermal layer. However, its routine clinical implementation awaits the...
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Tissue Viability (TiVi) imaging is a promising new technology for the assessment of microcirculation in the upper human dermis. Although the technique is easily implemented and develops large amounts of observational data, its role in the clinical workplace awaits the development of standardised protocols required for routine clinical practice. The...
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Traditionally, molecular dynamic simulations have been employed to study granular dynamics. We present for the first time a modified lattice gas model (Sheared Granular Lattice Gas or SGLG model) to simulate an externally sheared granular medium, in which granular particles of binary velocity and unit mass interact by collision on a hexagonal latti...

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