UNCHAIN YOUR INNER SUPERHERO
Dr Barry W. Fitzgerald is a superhero scientist, keynote speaker, author, and enthusiastic communicator.
As a superhero scientist, his research interests include biomass processing for biofuels, responsible innovation, and science communication. Additionally, he analyses the superpowers of numerous superheroes as he tries to decipher how the technology and science of today could lead to superpowers tomorrow.
As a keynote speaker, he has given hundreds of talks using superheroes as a platform for the communication of scientific concepts, technological advancements, and collaboration. He has spoken at Dutch Comic Con, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Delft International Festival of Technology, La Futura Shanghai, and the Galway International Arts Festival.
As an author, Barry has published two popular science books – Secrets of Superhero Science and Secret Science of Santa Claus. In addition, he has published a number of scientific papers on innovative methods that can address communication and teaching using superheroes. He is also the founder and editor-in-chief of the open access journal Superhero Science and Technology, which is based at TU Delft, the Netherlands.
Barry has seen the 2018 film Avengers: Infinity War more than 40 times and his superpower will always remain a closely guarded secret.