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David Fitzpatrick

College Principal

Eng & Arch Admin Office
Engineering Building
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7161829
Email: principalea@ucd.ie

Biography


Prof. FitzPatrick received his BAI degree from the University of Dublin, Trinity College, in 1985. He subsequently received his D.Phil degree from the University of Oxford in 1990 for doctoral work entitled ¿Mechanics of the Knee Joint¿. After receiving his doctorate, he worked within the orthopaedic industry, initially as a Development Bioengineer with Howmedica International Ltd. in Limerick, Ireland, followed by a career path within DePuy International Ltd. in Leeds, UK, including managing product development and basic research programmes for knee, upper limb, trauma and spinal product lines. As Senior Development Manager, he was directly responsible for the development of a worldwide knee product development strategy and for the close liaison with clinicians involved in the design and development of knee, spine and upper limb devices.

In 1998, he returned to Ireland to take up a position as College Lecturer within the Department of Mechancial Engineering at University College Dublin. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2005, to Associate Professor in 2010 and Full Professor in 2012. He was Head of the School of Electrical, Electronic and Mechanical Engineering from September 2005 to August 2011, followed by a period as Vice Principal for Internationalisation & Development in the College of Engineering and Architecture. In September 2012, he was appointed as Provost of the Beijing-Dublin International College, a joint venture between UCD and Beijing University of Technology. In September 2014, he took on the additional roles of Dean of Engineering and Principal, UCD College of Engineering & Architecture.

From 1999 to 2012, he was responsible for the Design and Bioengineering curricula at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and  led the establishment of the undergraduate ME Programme in Biomedical Engineering, the first such programme in Ireland. He is a contributing researcher within the Bioengineering Research Group within the College and is a principal research contributor within the Trinity Centre for BioEngineering, University of Dublin.

Prof. FitzPatrick retains collaborative links with leading researcher centres around the world. His primary research interests are in the fields of musculoskeletal modeling and anthropometrics, medical device design and design process methodologies. He has received funding for his research from the HEA, HRB, Enterprise Ireland and industrial sponsors.

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2002.
Title: Presidents Research Award
Year: 2001.
Title: Bioengineering in Ireland - Best Overall Presentation
Year: 2001.
Title: Bioengineering in Ireland - Best Student Presentation
Year: 1998.
Title: Bioengineering in Ireland - Second, Best Student Presentation
Year: 2003.
Title: International Society of Biomechanics - 2003 ¿Clinical Biomechanics Award¿
Year: 2004.
Title: Scoliosis Research Society ¿ Nominee for 2004 ¿Russell Hibbs Award¿

Associations

Association: British Orothopaedic Association, Function/Role: Companion Fellow
     

Conference Contributions

G. C. OToole, C. Gallagher, E. Salih, D. FitzPatrick, K. ORourke. ; Femoral Implant Pull-out Strengths Are Improved by Bone Sialoprotein?. [Poster Presentation], Transactions of the 4th Combined Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Societies of The U.S.A., Canada, Europe and Japan, 2001, 1, * .
Daniel D.; Penner D.; Anderson D.; FitzPatrick D.; Bradley J.; Shercliff T. and OConnor J. ; Isometric Placement of an Anterior Cruciate Ligament Graft. [Poster Presentation], Scientific Exhibit, 54th AAOS Meeting, 1987, * .
FitzPatrick, D.P. ; Research & Development Interacting with Commercial Organisations. [Invited Oral Presentation], Commercial Management of Research Seminar, University Industry Programme, University College Dublin, May 2003, * .
FitzPatrick, D.P. ; Locomotion and Gait Analysis Techniques. [Invited Oral Presentation], 1st yr Medicine Lecture, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, May 2003, * .
FitzPatrick, D.P. ; Biomechanics of Locomotion. [Invited Oral Presentation], 3rd yr Physiotherapy Lecture, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, March 2003, * .
FitzPatrick, D. P. ; Design and Failure Analysis. . [Invited Oral Presentation], Proc. Medical Design and Materials Conference, Paris, April 1994, Paris .
FitzPatrick, D.P. ; The biomechanics and design rationale for total shoulder replacement. . [Invited Oral Presentation], 2nd South African Combined Hip, Knee and Shoulder Congress, Sun City, March 1997 , Sun City .
FitzPatrick, D.P. ; Wear mechanisms in total knee replacement. . [Invited Oral Presentation], 2nd South African Combined Hip, Knee and Shoulder Congress, Sun City, March 1997 , Sun City .
FitzPatrick, D.P. ; Rapid Prototyping within the orthopaedic industry Commercial and clinical applications . [Invited Oral Presentation], 2nd South African Combined Hip, Knee and Shoulder Congress, Sun City, March 1997 , Sun City .
FitzPatrick, D.P. and Tomlin, B. ; Research &Development Best Practice. [Invited Oral Presentation], Proc. Medical Device Manufacture (3); Galway, Nov. 2000, Galway .
FitzPatrick, D.P. ; The impact of patient activity and longevity on device failure modes . [Invited Oral Presentation], Proc. ISAKOS Knee Committee Workshop, Florence, Jan. 2001, Florence .
FitzPatrick, D.P., Zavatsky, A.B., Feikes, J.D. and Weale, A.P. ; Mobile Bearing Knee Design Influence of Design Configuration on Knee Kinematics . [Invited Oral Presentation], Egyptian Orthopaedic Association, December 2002, Cairo .
FitzPatrick, D. P. ; Rapid Prototyping for the Medical Industry. . [Invited Oral Presentation], Proc. -Accelerating Product Development through Rapid Prototyping, DTI Managing in the 90s Seminar, Keyworth Institute of Manufacturing, University of Leeds, March 1994. , Leeds .
FitzPatrick, D.P. ; Biomechanics of the Knee and Shoulder . [Invited Oral Presentation], 5th Australasian Orthopaedic Registrars Biomechanics Training Course, Sydney, June 2001. , Sydney .
FitzPatrick, D.P. ; Biomechanics of the Cervical Spine and Spinal Implant Testing . [Invited Oral Presentation], 1st Registrar Basic Sciences course, Mater Hospital, Dublin, November 2001. , Dublin .
FitzPatrick, D.P. ; Common Biomechanical Principles in Musculoskeletal Mechanics . [Invited Oral Presentation], Core Curriculum teaching programme in Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Dublin, May 2002 , Dublin .
FitzPatrick, D.P. ; Essential Biomechanics in Trauma Management . [Invited Oral Presentation], 5th Aesculap Instructional Course Dilemmas in Trauma, Dublin, May 2002. , Dublin .
   

Education

Year 1985 Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Qualification: BAI Subject: Bachelor of Engineering (Hons)
Year 1985 Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Qualification: BA Subject: Bachelor of Arts
Year 1990 Institution: University of Oxford
Qualification: D.Phil Subject: --none--
         

Publications

Books

FitzPatrick, D. P. and Carr, A. J. (eds); (2001) Bioengineering in Ireland 7: Proceedings of the 7th Annual Conference of the Section of Bioengineering of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland, Dublin. : University College Dublin. [Details]

Book Chapters

FitzPatrick, D. et al; (2004) 'Simulation of the neuro-musculoskeletal system: steps towards pre-clinical testing in orthopaedics and rehabilitation' In: FitzPatrick, D. et al; (eds). Topics in Bio-Mechanical Engineering. Dublin: Trinity Centre for Bio-Engineering. , pp.235-248 [Details]
Lawlor, G.J; Carr, A.J.; FitzPatrick, D.P. and McCormack, B.A.O.; (2001) 'Three dimensional contact areas in the visible human elbow' In: * (eds). Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering. 8: 8. , pp.307-312 [Details]
FitzPatrick, D.P. and Isaac, Graham ; (2000) 'The application of CAD in the design of orthopaedic implants' In: J. Vander Sloten (ed.), J. Wiley & Sons Ltd. (eds). Computer Technology in Biomaterials Science and Engineering. , pp.159-177 [Details]
FitzPatrick, D.P.; (1996) 'Rapid Prototyping within the Orthopaedic Industry' In: B. Kellock (ed), Kensington Publications Ltd & The Royal Academy of Engineering (eds). World Medical Technology Update 1996/97. , pp.98-101 [Details]
OConnor, J.; Biden, E.; Bradley, J.; FitzPatrick, D.; Young, S.; Kershaw, C.; Daniel, D. and Goodfellow, J. ; (1990) 'The Muscle-Stabilised Knee' In: D. Daniel (ed), Raven Press (eds). Knee Ligaments: Structure, Function, Injury and Repair. , pp.239-277 [Details]
OConnor, J.; Shercliff, T.; FitzPatrick, D.; Bradley, J.; Daniel, D.; Biden, E. and Goodfellow, J. ; (1990) 'Geometry of the knee' In: D. Daniel (ed), Raven Press (eds). Knee Ligaments: Structure, Function, Injury and Repair. , pp.163-199 [Details]
OConnor, J.; Shercliff, T.; FitzPatrick, D.; Biden, E. and Goodfellow, J. ; (1990) 'Mechanics of the knee' In: D. Daniel (ed), Raven Press (eds). Knee Ligaments: Structure, Function, Injury and Repair. , pp.200-238 [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Green C, Fitzpatrick C, FitzPatrick D, Stephens M, Quinlan W, Flavin R; (2011) 'Definition of coordinate system for three-dimensional data analysis in the foot and ankle'. Foot & ankle international / American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society [and] Swiss Foot and Ankle Society, 32 (2):193-199. [DOI] [Details]
Fitzpatrick CK, Baldwin MA, Laz PJ, FitzPatrick DP, Lerner AL, Rullkoetter PJ; (2011) 'Development of a statistical shape model of the patellofemoral joint for investigating relationships between shape and function'. Journal of Biomechanics, 44 (13):2446-2452. [DOI] [Details]
Geary C, O'Donnell GE, Jones E, FitzPatrick D, Birkinshaw C; (2010) 'Automated in-vitro testing of orthopaedic implants: a case study in shoulder joint replacement'. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine, 224 (11):1297-1309. [Details]
Daruwalla ZJ, Courtis P, Fitzpatrick C, Fitzpatrick D, Mullett H; (2010) 'An application of principal component analysis to the clavicle and clavicle fixation devices'. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research, 5 . [DOI] [Details]
Daruwalla, ZJ,Courtis, P,Fitzpatrick, C,Fitzpatrick, D,Mullett, H; (2010) 'Anatomic Variation of the Clavicle: A Novel Three-Dimensional Study'. Clinical Anatomy, 23 :199-209. [DOI] [Details]
Geary, C,Jones, E,Fitzpatrick, D,Kelly, CP,Birkinshaw, C; (2010) 'In-vitro evaluation of a polyurethane compliant-layer glenoid for use in shoulder arthroplasty'. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine, 224 :551-563. [DOI] [Details]
Fitzpatrick DP, Doheny EP, Lowery MM, O'Malley MJ, ; (2009) 'The effect of elbow joint centre displacement on force generation and neural excitation'. Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, 47 (6):589-598. [DOI] [Details]
Doheny, EP,Lowery, MM,O'Malley, MJ,FitzPatrick, DP; (2009) 'The effect of elbow joint centre displacement on force generation and neural excitation'. Medical Biological Engineering Computing, 47 :589-598. [DOI] [Details]
Weaver, MP,Shaw, DJ,Munaiwa, G,FitzPatrick, DP,Bellenger, CR; (2009) 'Pressure distribution between the deep digital flexor tendon and the navicular bone, and the effect of raising the heels in vitro'. Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology, 22 :278-282. [DOI] [Details]
Doheny, E., Lowery, M., Fitzpatrick, D., and O'Malley, M.J.; (2009) 'The Effect of Ellbow Joint Centre Displacement on Force Generation and Neural Excitation'. Medical Biological Engineering Computing, 47 :589-598. [Details]
Simms, CK,Madden, B,FitzPatrick, D,Tiernan, J; (2009) 'Rear-impact neck protection devices for adult wheelchair users'. Development, 46 :499-514. [DOI] [Details]
Fitzpatrick, CK,FitzPatrick, DP,Auger, DD; (2008) 'Size and shape of the resection surface geometry of the osteoarthritic knee in relation to total knee replacement design'. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine, 222 :923-932. [DOI] [Details]
Doheny, E.P., O'Malley, M.J., Lowery, M.M. and Fitzpatrick, D.P. ; (2008) 'Effect of elbow joint angle on force-EMG relationships in human elbow flexor and extensor muscles'. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 18 (5):760-770. [DOI] [Details]
Connolly, A,FitzPatrick, D,Moulton, J,Lee, J,Lerner, A; (2008) 'Tibiofemoral cartilage thickness distribution and its correlation with anthropometric variables'. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine, 222 :29-39. [DOI] [Details]
Keeley, BJ,Heidari, B,Mahony, NJ,Rackard, SM,O'Brien, FJ,Lee, TC,Brennan, O,Kennedy, OD,FitzPatrick, D; (2008) 'Biomechanical comparison of the pullout properties of external skeletal fixation pins in the tibiae of intact and ovariectomised ewes'. Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology, 21 :418-426. [DOI] [Details]
Walsh, JC,Quinlan, JF,Stapletont, R,FitzPatrick, DR,McCormack, D; (2007) 'Three-dimensional motion analysis of the lumbar spine during free squat weight lift training'. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 35 :927-932. [DOI] [Details]
Senouci, M,FitzPatrick, D,Quinlan, JF,Mullet, H,Coffey, L,McCormack, D; (2007) 'Quantification of the coupled motion that occurs with axial rotation and lateral bending of the head-neck complex: an experimental examination'. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine, 221 :913-919. [DOI] [Details]
O'Malley MJ, Doheny EP, Lowery MM, FitzPatrick DP, ; (2007) 'A neuromusculoskeletal model of the elbow joint for pre-clinical testing of total elbow replacement'. Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference, (NA):2400-2403. [DOI] [Details]
Faulkner, A,Kent, J,Geesink, I,FitzPatrick, D; (2006) 'Purity and the dangers of regenerative medicine: Regulatory innovation of human tissue-engineered technology'. SOC SCI MED, 63 :2277-2288. [DOI] [Details]
Quinlan, JF,Mullett, H,Stapleton, R,FitzPatrick, D,McCormack, D; (2006) 'The use of the Zebris motion analysis system for measuring cervical spine movements in vivo'. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine, 220 :889-896. [DOI] [Details]
Kent, J,Faulkner, A,Geesink, I,Fitzpatrick, D; (2006) 'Culturing cells, reproducing and regulating the self'. Body and Society, 12 :1. [DOI] [Details]
Heidari B, Fitzpatrick D, McCormack D, Synnott K.; (2006) 'Correlation of an induced rotation model with the clinical categorisation of scoliotic deformity--a possible platform for prediction of scoliosis progression'. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 123 :169-175. [Details]
Lerner A, Connolly A, FitzPatrick D, Moulton J, Lee J, ; (2008) 'Tibiofemoral cartilage thickness distribution and its correlation with anthropometric variables'. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine, 222 (1):29-39. [Details]
Rooney, N, Fitzpatrick, DP, Beverland, DE, ; (2006) 'Intraoperative knee anthropometrics: correlation with cartilage wear'. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine, 220 (H6):671-675. [Details]
Heidari, B, FitzPatrick, D, Synnott, K, McCormack, D, ; (2004) 'Modelling of annulus fibrosus imbalance as an aetiological factor in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis'. Clinical Biomechanics, 19 (3):217-224. [Details]
Doheny EP, Lowery MM, FitzPatrick DP, O'Malley MJ; (2007) 'Effect of elbow joint angle on force-EMG relationships in human elbow flexor and extensor muscles'. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, . [Details]
Fitzpatrick, C., FitzPatrick D, Auger D. and Lee, J. ; (2007) 'A tibial-based coordinate system for three-dimensional data'. Knee, 14 (2):133-137. [Details]
Fitzpatrick, C., FitzPatrick D, Auger D. and Lee, J. ; (2007) 'Statistical design of unicompartmental tibial implants and comparison with current devices'. Knee, 14 (2):138-144. [Details]
Kent, J; Faulkner, A; Geesink, I; FitzPatrick, D; ; (2006) 'Towards governance of human tissue engineered technologies in Europe: Framing the case for a new regulatory regime'. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 73 (1):41-60. [Details]
Faulkner, A; Kent, J; Geesink, I; FitzPatrick, D; ; (2006) 'Purity and the dangers of regenerative medicine: Regulatory innovation of human tissue-engineered technology'. Social Science and Medicine, 63 (9):2277-2288. [Details]
O'Toole, GC; Salih, E; Gallagher, C; FitzPatrick, D; O'Higgins, N; O'Rourke, SK; ; (2004) 'Bone sialoprotein-coated femoral implants are osteoinductive but mechanically compromised'. Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 22 (3):641-646. [Details]
Faulkner, A; Geesink, I; Kent, J; FitzPatrick, D; ; (2003) 'Human tissue engineered products - drugs or devices? Tackling the regulatory vacuum'. British Medical Journal, 326 (7400):1159-1160. [Details]
Mullett, H; O'Donnell, T; Felle, P; O'Rourke, K; FitzPatrick, D; ; (2002) 'Development of a model for occipital fixation - validation of an analogue bone material'. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine, 216 (H1):37-42. [Details]
Reeves, E.A.; Barton, D.C.; FitzPatrick, D.P. and Fisher, J. ; (2000) 'Comparison of gas plasma and gamma irradiation in air sterilization on the delamination wear of the ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene used in knee replacements. '. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 214 :249-255. [Details]
Jones, V.C.; Barton, D.C.; FitzPatrick, D.P.; Auger, D.D., Stone, M.H. and Fisher, J. ; (1999) 'An experimental model of tibial counterface polyethylene wear in mobile bearing knee: The influence of design and kinematics. '. Bio-Medical Materials and Engineering, 9 :189-196. [Details]
Reeves, E.A.; Barton, D.C.; FitzPatrick, D.P. and Fisher, J. ; (1998) 'A two-dimensional model of cyclic strain accumulation in ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene knee replacements'. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 212 :189-198. [Details]
Pascaud, R.S.; Evans, W.T.; McCullagh, P.J.J. and FitzPatrick D. ; (1997) 'Critical assessment of methods for evaluating J1c for a medical grade Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene'. Polymer Engineering and Science, 37 :11-17. [Details]
Pascaud, R.S.; Evans, W.T.; McCullagh, P.J.J. and FitzPatrick D.P. ; (1997) 'Influence of gamma-irradiation sterilization and temperature on the fracture toughness of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene'. Biomaterials, 18 :727-735. [Details]
Pascaud, R.S.; Evans, W.T.; McCullagh, P.J.J. and FitzPatrick D. ; (1996) 'Effects of batch to batch variations and test methodology on degree of crystallinity and melting temperature of UHMW-PE as measured by differential scanning calorimetry'. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, 32 :619-626. [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Lawlor, G. J., Carr, A. J., FitzPatrick, D. P., and McCormack, B. A. O.; Three-dimensional contact areas in the visible elbow joint Computer Methods in Biomechanics & Biomedical Engineering3, Amsterdam: Gordon and Breach, ISBN 9056993216 Amsterdam, , pp.307-312 [Details]
Rossi, C., FitzPatrick, D., Lerner, A. & Auger, D.; (2009) Effect of Image Quality on Joint Coordinate System Repeatability XXII Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, Cape Town, South Africa [Details]
Doheny E., Lowery M., Fitzpatrick D., and O'Malley M.J.; (2007) A neuromusculoskeletal model of the elbow joint for pre-clinical testing of total elbow replacement IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society [Details]
Doheny E.P., Lowery M.M., FitzPatrick D.P. and O'Malley M.J.; (2007) A neuromusculoskeletal model for pre-clinical testing of elbow joint replacements Neuroscience 2007 [Details]
Doheny EP, Lowery MM, FitzPatrick DP, O'Malley MJ, ; (2007) IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference A neuromusculoskeletal model of the elbow joint for pre-clinical testing of total elbow replacement , pp.2400-2403 [DOI] [Details]
Doheny E.P., Lowery M.M., FitzPatrick D.P. and O¿Malley M.J. ; (2007) A neuromusculoskeletal model for pre-clinical testing of elbow joint replacements Neuroscience 2008 [Details]
Doheny, E., Fitzpatrick, D., O'Malley, M.J. and Lowery, M.; (2006) A model of the neuromusculoskeletal system for use in pre clinical testing of joint replacements Proceedings of the XIVth Congress of the International Society for Electrophysiology and Kinesioloy (ISEK) Turin, Italy, [Details]
Doheny E, Lowery MM, FitzPatrick D and O'Malley MJ; (2006) A neuromusculoskeletal model of the elbow joint Proceedings of the 5th World Congress of Biomechanics [Details]
O'Rourke, M.J., McCullough, J., FitzPatrick, D. and Maganuco, M.; (2004) Numerically Simulated Pulsatile Flow Through Idealised Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms 14th European Society of Biomechanics Conference Netherlands, , 04-JUL-04 - 07-JUL-04 [Details]
Courtis, R.P., Fitzpatrick, C. & FitzPatrick, D.P.; (2009) Automatic Identification of Orthopaedic Landmarks 54th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society [Details]
Walsh, J., Simms, C., FitzPatrick, D. and Tiernan, J. ; (2008) Investigation Into Injury To Wheelchair Occupants With Postural Deformities in a Rear Impact European Society of Biomechanics Lucerne, Switzerland, [Details]
Kennedy J, O'Reilly P, McGarry P, FitzPatrick D, Mullett JH. ; (2008) Fixation Of Complex Proximal Humerus Fractures With Poor Bone Stock, Results Of Mechanical Testing And Finite Element Modelling British Elbow and Shoulder Society Meeting Liverpool, [Details]
Synnott K, Heidari B, Fitzpatrick D, McCormack D, ; (2006) Studies in health technology and informatics Correlation of an induced rotation model with the clinical categorisation of scoliotic deformity--a possible platform for prediction of scoliosis progression , pp.169-175 [Details]
Fitzpatrick, C., FitzPatrick, D., Lee, J., Auger, D.; (2007) An application of principal component analysis to resection surface geometry of the knee Bioengineering in Ireland (13) [Details]
Fitzpatrick, C., FitzPatrick, D., Auger, D., Ishibashi, H.; (2007) A 3D principal component analysis of the proximal tibia in Japanese and Caucasian subjects 80th Annual Congress of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association [Details]
Doheny E.P., Lowery M.M., FitzPatrick D.P. and O'Malley M.J. ; (2007) A neuromusculoskeletal model of the elbow joint for pre-clinical testing of total elbow replacement 29th IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference San Diego, [Details]
Doheny E.P., Lowery M.M., FitzPatrick D.P. and O'Malley M.J. ; (2007) A neuromusculoskeletal model for pre-clinical testing of elbow joint replacements 37th Annual Meeing - Society for Neuroscience [Details]
Heidari, B., FitzPatrick, D., McCormack, D. and Synott, K.; (2007) Spinal Finite Element Model Development - An analytical Tool in the Search for the Aetiology of Spinal Deformities 2007 Summer Workshop of the European Society of Biomechanics [Details]
M Murphy; R Gul; C Fitzpatrick; G Byrne; D Fitzpatrick; and D McCormack ; (2006) INDEPENDENT ASSESSMENT OF PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF SPINAL PEDICLE SCREWS Proc. Irish Orthopaedic Association, Newcastle, Co. Down, June 2005 [Details]
Rooney N., FitzPatrick D. P., Lawlor G., Ishibashi H.and Lee J. ; (2006) 3-D size and shape variation in the distal femur: effect of ethnicity, gender and osteoarthritis 5th World Congress of Biomechanics [Details]
Dawson, S.P., van der Merwe, W., FitzPatrick, D. and Vaughan, C.L.; (2006) Application of 3D Imaging Technology to Anterior Cruciate Ligament Surgery World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 2006 [Details]
M Dodds; P O'Connor; D Fitzpatrick; and D McCormack ; (2006) TRANS-ARTICULAR SUTURE ANCHOR IN THE TREATMENT OF THE UNSTABLE NEONATAL HIP. RESULTS OF ITS USE IN THE IMMATURE PORCINE HIP Proc. Irish Orthopaedic Association, Newcastle, Co. Down, June 2005 [Details]
Boran; P Duffy; D Fitzpatrick; and D McCormack ; (2006) JOINT LUBRICATION AS UNDERLYING AETIOLOGY IN SLIPPED UPPER FEMORAL EPIPHYSIS Proc. Irish Orthopaedic Association, Newcastle, Co. Down, June 2005 [Details]
P Brady, D FitzPatrick, J Fitzpatrick, and D McCormack; (2006) EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF VIBRATIONAL INTRUSION TECHNIQUES OF FEMORAL CEMENTATION IN TOTAL HIP ARTHROPLASTY Proc. Irish Orthopaedic Association, Newcastle, Co. Down, June 2005 [Details]
FitzPatrick, D.P.; Bradley, J.A.; Goodfellow, J.W. and O'Connor, J.J.; (1988) Medial and lateral compartment loading of the knee after Oxford Meniscal arthroplasty, an in vitro study Transactions of the 44th Congress of the Scandinavian Orthopaedic Society, , 1988 Arhus, Denmark, , pp.263 [Details]
FitzPatrick D.; Bradley J.; Goodfellow J. and OConnor J.; (1988) Medial and Lateral Loading of the Knee - an in-vitro study Proc. 3rd Congress European Society of Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy, 1988 Amsterdam, The Netherlands, , pp.24-25 [Details]
FitzPatrick, D. P. and OConnor, J.J.; (1989) Theoretical Modelling of the Knee Applied to the Anterior Drawer Test Proc. I. Mech. E., The Changing Role of Engineering in Orthopaedics, 1989 *, , pp.282 [Details]
FitzPatrick, D.P. and Kilburn, P.; (1996) The Use and Potential Application of Rapid Prototyping in the Orthopaedic Industry Proceedings of the 10th Conference of the European Society of Biomechanics, Leuven, 1996 Leuven, , pp.282 [Details]
Pascaud, R.S.; Evans, W.T.; McCullagh, P.J.J. and FitzPatrick D.P.; (1995) An invetsigation into the tensile/compressive properties of UHMW-PE as used in total joint replacements Proc. 21st Annual Meeting of the Society of Biomaterials, 1995 *, , pp.108 [Details]
Pascaud, R.S.; Evans, W.T.; McCullagh, P.J.J. and FitzPatrick D.; (1996) Preliminary results on the degradation rate of hydrogen peroxide in aqueous solutions Proc. Fifth World Biomaterials Congress, Vol. II, 1996 *, , pp.193 [Details]
Pascaud, R.S.; Evans, W.T.; McCullagh, P.J.J. and FitzPatrick D.; (1996) Results of a two-year differential scanning calorimetery (DSC) programme on UHMW-PE Proc. Fifth World Biomaterials Congress, Vol. II, 1996 *, , pp.809 [Details]
FitzPatrick. D.P., Mullett, H., Quinlan, J., ORourke, K and McCormack, D.; (2002) Assessment of Spinal Instrumentation Systems Novel Application of 3D Motion Analysis Methods Proc. Egyptian Orthopaedic Association, Cairo, December 2002 Cairo, , pp.93-94 [Details]
Rooney, N.; Beverland, D. and FitzPatrick, D.P.; (2002) Analysis of knee anthropometrics from intraoperative data Proc. Bioengineering in Ireland (8), Sligo, Jan. 2002 Sligo, , pp.48 [Details]
OToole, G.C.; Salih, E.; Gallagher, C.; ORourke, S.K. and FitzPatrick, D.P.; (2002) Bone sialoprotein influences fracture healing via a new pathway Proc. Bioengineering in Ireland (8), Sligo, January 2002 Sligo, , pp.69 [Details]
Lawlor, G.J.; Hennessy, R.; Carr, A.J.; McCormack, B.A.O.; Lee, T.C. and FitzPatrick, D.P.; (2002) 3D analysis of elbow joint geometry Proc. Bioengineering in Ireland (8), 2002, Sligo, January 2002 Sligo, , pp.81 [Details]
McCullough, J.P., FitzPatrick, D.P. and O'Rourke, M.J.; (2003) Experimental Investigation of Blood Flow Through Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Proc. Bioengineering in Ireland (9), Cavan, January 2003 *, , pp.52 [Details]
Davey, S., FitzPatrick, D.P., J.F. Orr, J.F., Buchanan, F., Curley, L. and Tancred, D.; (2003) The Development Of A Pin-On-Plate Wear Tester To Investigate The Effect Of Multidirectional Wear On The Degradation Of UHMWPE Proc. Bioengineering in Ireland (9), Cavan, January 2003 Cavan, [Details]
Walsh, A., FitzPatrick, D.P. and McCormack, D.; (2003) Modulation Of Discogenic Low Back Pain By Intradiscal Electrothermal Therapy (IDET) A Biomechanical Or Biochemical Effect? Proc. Bioengineering in Ireland (9), Cavan, January 2003 Cavan, , pp.25 [Details]
Senouci, M.; Quinlan, J.F.; Mullet, H.; Coffey, L.; FitzPatrick, D.P. and McCormack, D.; (2003) Kinematic Modelling Of The Cervical Spine Proc. Bioengineering in Ireland (9), Cavan, January 2003 Cavan, [Details]
Rooney, N. and FitzPatrick, D.P.; (2003) Multi-Dimensional Analysis Of Knee Anthropometrics: Caucasian Vs Asian Proc. Bioengineering in Ireland (9), Cavan, January 2003 Cavan, [Details]
FitzPatrick, D.P.; (1998) Rapid prototyping within the orthopaedic industry Commercial and clinical applications Proc. Bioengineering in Ireland/TUBES scientific meeting 1998 *, [Details]
FitzPatrick, D.P; Bradley, J.A. and OConnor, J.J.; (1999) The role of the Illiotibial band in compartmental load sharing of the knee Proc. Bioengineering in Ireland (6). Publ. in Ir. J. Med. Sci., 1999, Vol. 168 (3) *, , pp.208-209 [Details]
Yousef, M.; Fleming, P.; FitzPatrick, D. and Fenelon, G.; (2000) Weber repair of ruptured Achilles tendoon A clinical and biomechanical study Proc. Irish Orthop. Assoc., JBJS (Br), 82-B, Supp. III, 2000 *, , pp.272 [Details]
Mullett, H.; King, J.; ORourke, K. and FitzPatrick, D.; (2001) Occipito-Cervical fusion: a biomechanical analysis of initial construct stiffness of five implant systems Proc. Bioengineering in Ireland (7), Arklow, Jan. 2001 *, , pp.11 [Details]
Byrne, S.; Russell. N.; Kenny, P.; Harty, J.; FitzPatrick, D.P. and McCormack, D.; (2001) Modes of failure and pull-out strengths of Isola and Colorado 2 pedicle hooks: a biomechanical study Proc. Bioengineering in Ireland (7), Arklow, Jan. 2001 Arklow, , pp.12 [Details]
Coffey, L. and FitzPatrick, D.P.; (2001) Validation of Ergonomic Simulation Software Proc. Bioengineering in Ireland (7), Arklow, Jan. 2001 Arklow, , pp.20 [Details]
Balfe, L. and FitzPatrick, D.P.; (2001) Characterisation of the degradation characteristics of a resorbable polymer Proc. Bioengineering in Ireland (7), Arklow, Jan. 2001 *, [Details]
OToole, G.; Salih, E.; FitzPatrick, D.P. and ORourke, S.K.; (2001) Bone sialoprotein improves implant pull-out strengths by osteoinduction Proc. Bioengineering in Ireland (7), Arklow, Jan. 2001 Arklow, [Details]
Quinlan, J.F.; Mullett, H.; Coffey, L.; FitzPatrick, D.P. and McCormack, D.; (2002) Movements seen with cervical orthoses A motion analysis study Proc. Bioengineering in Ireland (8), Sligo, Jan. 2002 Sligo, , pp.7 [Details]
McCullough, J.; FitzPatrick, D.P. and ORourke, M.; (2002) Development of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm models for flow visualisation Proc. Bioengineering in Ireland (8), Sligo, Jan. 2002 Sligo, , pp.12 [Details]
Mullett, H.; King, J.; ORourke, K. and FitzPatrick, D.; (2001) Occipito-Cervical fusion A biomechanical comparison of current implants Proc. Brit. Orth. Res. Soc., 2001. Publ. in JBJS, 83-B, Suppl III, 2001 Belfast, , pp.355 [Details]
OToole, G.C., Gallagher, C., FitzPatrick, D., Salih, E., and ORourke, S.K.; (2001) Bone Sialoprotein Coated Implants, Osteoinductive But Mechanically Compromised BMES Annual Meeting, Duke University, North Carolina, U.S.A., October 2001. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 29, Suppl. 1, 2001 North Carolina, U.S.A, , pp.22 [Details]
Kent, J., Faulkner, A. and FitzPatrick, D. ; (2001) Engineering body parts: A sociological approach to developments in tissue engineering Proc. ESA Annual Conference, University of Helsinki, 2001 Helsinki, , pp.107 [Details]
Mullett, H.; King, J.; ORourke, K. and FitzPatrick, D.; (2002) Occipito-Cervical fusion A biomechanical analysis of initial construct stiffness of five implant systems Proc. BritSpine 2002, March 2002, JBJS, 84-B: SUPP III, 2002 Birmingham, , pp.333-334 [Details]
Quinlan, J.F.; Mullett, H.; Coffey, L.; FitzPatrick, D.P. and McCormack, D.; (2002) Analysis of cervical orthoses A three dimensional movement study Proc. BritSpine 2002, Birmingham, March 2002, JBJS, 84-B: SUPP III, 2002 Birmingham, , pp.341 [Details]
Rooney, R.; FitzPatrick, D.P. and Beverland, D.; (2003) Intraoperative Knee Anthropometrics: Correlation With Cartilage Wear International Society of Biomechanics, , July 2003 New Zealand, [Details]
Heidari, B.; FitzPatrick, D.P., Synnott, K. and McCormack, D.; (2003) Modelling of Annulus Fibrosus Imbalance as an Aetiological Factor in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis International Society of Biomechanics, New Zealand, July 2003 New Zealand, [Details]
Geesink, I.; Faulkner, A.; Kent, J. and FitzPatrick, D.P.; (2003) Global risks and tissue engineering 6th European Sociological Association conference, Murcia, September 2003 Murcia, [Details]
FitzPatrick, D.P.; Kent, J.; Faulkner, A. and Geesink, I.; (2003) Medical Device Governance: Regulation of Tissue Engineering in the UK and EU Biotech Society, Dipoli Espoo, Finland, September 29-30, 2003 Finland, , pp.32-33 [Details]
FitzPatrick D.; Bradley J.; Shercliff T. and OConnor J.; (1987) Mathematical Modelling of the Knee Proc. Brit. Orth. Res. Soc., Spring Meeting, Leeds, 1987 Leeds, [Details]
Lacroix, D.; Murphy, L.A.; Prendergast, P.J. and FitzPatrick, D.P.; (1998) Replacement of the glenoid in total shoulder arthroplasty: a finite element analysis Proc. Bioengineering in Ireland/TUBES scientific meeting 1998 *, , pp.69 [Details]
Reeves, E.A.; Barton, D.C.; FitzPatrick, D.P. and Fisher, J.; (1998) Comparison of gas plasma and gamma irradiation in air sterilisation on the delamination wear of UHMWPE knee replacement components Proc. 44th Annual Meeting, Orthopaedic Research Society, 1998 *, , pp.778 [Details]
Murphy,L.A.; Lacroix, D.; FitzPatrick, D.P. and Prendergast, P.J.; (1999) Stress in glenoid bone with pegged versus keeled glenoid components: a finite element study Proc. British Orthop. Res. Soc., Dublin 1998, JBJS, 81-B:Supp I, 1999; Dublin, , pp.94 [Details]
Goldsmith, A.A.J.; Jones, V.C.; FitzPatrick; D.P.; Auger, D.D.; Barton, D.C. and Fisher, J.; (1999) Dimensional measurement of wear of polyethylene knee components Proc. IMechE., International Conference on Knee Replacement 1974-2024, London, April 1999 London, , pp.137-140 [Details]
Jones, V.C.; Barton, D.C.; FitzPatrick; D.P.; Auger, D.D.; Stone, M.H. and Fisher, J.; (1999) An experimental model of tibial counterface polyethylene wear in mobile bearing knees : The influence of design and kinematics Proc. IMechE., International Conference on Knee Replacement 1974-2024, London, April 1999 London, , pp.211-214 [Details]
Zavatsky, A.B.; FitzPatrick; D.P.; Feikes, J.D. and Weale, A.; (1999) The effect of mobile-bearing prosthesis design on the kinematics of the knee Proc. IMechE., International Conference on Knee Replacement 1974-2024, London, April 1999 London, , pp.230-233 [Details]
Mullett, H.; King, J.; ORourke, K. and FitzPatrick, D.; (2002) Occipito-Cervical fusion: a biomechanical analysis of initial construct stiffness of five implant systems Proc. Combined IOA/WOS Meeting, Newport, Wales, May 2000. JBJS, 84-B:Supp I, 2002; Newport, Wales, , pp.2 [Details]
Bowler, D.; FitzPatrick, D.; McCormack, B.; Felle, P. and Moran, R.; (2000) Medial collateral ligament reconstruction reduces anterior displacement following anterior cruciate ligament transection in the knee Proc. 12th Conference of the European Society of Biomechanics, Dublin, 2000, ISBN 0-9538809-0-7 Dublin, , pp.385 [Details]
Munaiwa, G.; Weaver, M.; Bellenger, C.; Prendergast, M. and FitzPatrick, D.; (2000) Biomechanics of the deep digital flexor tendon in the horse Proc. 37th Winter Scientific Meeting, A.V.T.R.W, Dublin 2000 Dublin, [Details]
Hennessy, R.J.; Lawlor, G.J.; Lee, T.C.; Carr, A.J. and FitzPatrick, D.P.; (2001) The Application of a 3D Hand-Held Laser Scanner to Human Joint Modelling Proc IMechE Conference Comrade in Arms Conference, London, April 2001 London, [Details]
OToole, GC; Salih, E.; FitzPatrick, DP and ORourke, SK; (2001) The Mechanical and Histological Influences of bone sialoprotein on intramedullary femoral implants Proc. Brit. Orth. Res. Soc., Belfast, 2001. Publ. in JBJS, 83-B, Suppl III, 2001 Belfast, , pp.345 [Details]
O'Malley, N.T., FitzPatrick, D., Quinlan, J. and O'Rourke, S.K.; (2006) Assessment of the influence of shoe design on lumbar spine motion 5th World Congress of Biomechanics Munich, , 29-JUL-06 - 04-AUG-06 [Details]
Fitzpatrick, C., FitzPatrick, D., Lee, J. and Auger, D.; (2006) Statistical analysis of patellar resurfacing in Caucasian and Japanese subjects 5th World Congress of Biomechanics Munich, , 29-JUL-06 - 04-AUG-06 [Details]
Madden, B., Simms, C., FitzPatrick, D. and Tiernan, J.; (2006) Development of an integrated wheelchair headrest for rear impact protection 5th World Congress of Biomechanics Munich, , 29-JUL-06 - 04-AUG-06 [Details]
Walsh, J., Simms, C., FitzPatrick, D. and Tiernan, J.; (2006) Development of models of scoliosis for crash safety analysis of wheelchair occupants 5th World Congress of Biomechanics Munich, , 29-JUL-06 - 04-AUG-06 [Details]
Moulton, J., FitzPatrick , D.P., Connolly ,A., Lee J. and Lerner A.L; (2006) An MRI based analysis of correlations between bony and cruciate ligament anthropometrics American Society of Mechanical Engineers Summer Bioengineering Conference Florida, , 21-JUL-06 - 25-JUL-06 [Details]
Connolly, A., FitzPatrick, D., Moulton, J., Lee, J. and Lerner, A; (2006) Femoral cartilage thickness distribution and its correlation with anthropometric variables American Society of Mechanical Engineers Summer Bioengineering Conference Florida, , 21-JUL-06 - 25-JUL-06 [Details]
Heidari, B., FitzPatrick, D., Synnott, K., McCormack, D.; (2006) Persistence of Axial Rotation in Idiopathic Scoliosis Due to the Structural Changes of the Intervertebral Disc III European Conference on Computational Solid & Structural Mechanics Lisbon, , 05-JUN-06 - 09-JUN-06 [Details]
Fitzpatrick C., FitzPatrick, D., Lee, J.and Auger, D.; (2006) Comparison of Caucasian and Japanese Tibial Resection Geometry 52nd Orthopaedic Research Scoiety Meeting Chicago, , 19-MAR-06 - 22-MAR-06 [Details]
Rooney, N., FitzPatrick, D. P., Ishibashi, H., Lawlor G., Fitzpatrick, C., Lee J. and Auger, D.; (2006) Ethnic Variation in Distal Femoral Geometry: Knee Prosthesis Design 52nd Orthopaedic Research Scoiety Meeting Chicago, , 19-MAR-06 - 22-MAR-06 [Details]
   

Editorial

Faulkner, A,Geesink, I,Kent, J,FitzPatrick, D; (2003) Human tissue engineered products - drugs or devices? Tackling the regulatory vacuum. Editorial [Details]
                                                                                                           

Research

Research Interests

• Bioengineering - Joint kinematics; Orthopaedic implant design and validation; Musculoskeletal modelling
• Product Development - process mapping; simulation of NPD process and technology adoption

Research Projects

Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : SFI Summer Scholarship 2011
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUN-11 / 08-AUG-11
Sponsor : Higher Education Authority (HEA)
Title : PRTLI 5: GREP ENG
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAR-11 / 31-DEC-16
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Electricity Research Centre (ERC)
Title : Dr Damian Flynn's engineering lectureship award
Start Date / End Date : 01-FEB-09 / 31-JAN-14
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : Development of the Surface Engineering Research Activity in UCD
Start Date / End Date : 01-DEC-08 / 30-NOV-12
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : Robotic Sailing - Collision Avoidance
Start Date / End Date : 25-MAY-09 / 15-AUG-09
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : Intelligent Brace Design as a Clinical Tool for the Management and Treatment of Spinal Deformaties
Start Date / End Date : 01-FEB-09 / 31-JAN-12
Sponsor : Depuy Products Inc., USA
Title : Three dimensional shape anthropometrics of the Human Knee
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-03 / 31-JUL-05
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Experimental Analysis of Physiological Flow within Patient-Based Models of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUN-02 / 31-DEC-03
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : Clinical Tool for the Predictive Modelling of AIS
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-05 / 30-NOV-06
Sponsor : Higher Education Authority (HEA)
Title : Theme 3: Pre-Clinical Testing
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-03 / 30-SEP-06
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : Characterisation and Replacement of the Spinal Disc - A Biomechanical and Materials Analysis
Start Date / End Date : 01-FEB-01 / 31-JAN-04
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : Analysis of European and Asian knee anthropometrics for enhanced medical device performance and manufacture
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-00 / 30-SEP-07
Sponsor : AMT Ireland
Title : Validation and Application of Ergonomic Simulation Software
Start Date / End Date : 01-NOV-99 / 30-OCT-01
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : International Collaboration Programme 1999
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAY-99 / 31-MAR-00
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : Medical Imaging and 3D morphometric analysis for orthopaedic applications
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAY-06 / 30-APR-09
   

Teaching

 

Modules Coordinated

201600   MEEN40610     Mechanical Engineering: ME Biomedical Thesis