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Barry Brophy

Research Engineer

School Of Mechanical & Materials Eng
Engineering Building
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7161737
Email: barry.brophy@ucd.ie

Biography

Barry was educated in UCD and completed an engineering Masters in 1996. He worked in industry for two years and returned to UCD in 1998 where he worked as a contract researcher in the energy sector and as a lecturer.
In parallel with this, Barry is a consultant in making oral presentations. Industry clients include: ESB, ESBI, PM, Wyeth, DePuy, Jacobs Engineering, BP, Cable & Wireless, Engineers Ireland, Institute of Chartered Accountants and Faber Maunsell. He also teaches presentation skills in schools across the University and carries out cognitive research into this communication process.

Professional

               

Education

Year 1993 Institution:
Qualification: BE Subject:
Year 1996 Institution:
Qualification: MEngSc Subject:
         

Publications

Books

Brophy, Barry; (2007) The Natural Presenter - Turning Conversations into Presentations. Dublin, Ireland: Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. Available Online [Details]
   

Peer Reviewed Journals

Brophy, B,Kelly, K,Byrne, G; (2002) 'AI-based condition monitoring of the drilling process'. Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 124 :305-310. [DOI] [Details]

Other Journals

Finn, D.P., Timoney, D., Kelehan, R. and Brophy, B; (2006) 'Indirect Multi-Temperature Refrigeration Systems' Revue Generale du Froid 1069 :38-45. [Details]
Finn, D.P., Timoney, D., Kelehan, R. and Brophy, B; (2006) 'Indirect Multi-Temperature Refrigeration Systems' Revue Generale du Froid 1069 :38-45. [Details]

Conference Publications

Finn, D.P., Cabello-Portoles, A, Smyth, S, Brophy B (2012) Evaluation of Defrost Options for Secondary Coolants In Multi-Temperature Indirect Transport Refrigeration: Mathematical Modelling & Sensitivity Analysis 14th Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conf., Purdue University, IN, USA [Details]
Brophy, B.; Kelly, K., Byrne, G. ; Anomaly Detection in Drilling Using Neural Networks Proceedings of the International Manufacturing Conference (IMC) 18, UCD, September 2001. UCD, , pp.321-329 [Details]
Smyth, S, Finn D.P. and Brophy B. Refrigeration Systems for Transport Applications ; (2010) Evaluation of Secondary Coolants in Multi-temperature indirect Refrigeration Systems for Transport Applications IIR 1st Conf. on Sustainability and the Cold Chain Cambridge, Available Online [Details]
Smyth, S, Finn D.P. and Brophy B. ; (2010) Influence of Massflow Injection Ration on an Economised Indirect Multi-temperature Transport Refrigeration System IIR 1st Conf. on Sustainability and the Cold Chain Cambridge, Available Online [Details]
Smyth, S, Finn D.P. and Brophy B. ; (2010) A Real Time Control Strategy for Optimisation of an Economised Indirect Multi-Temperature Transport Refrigeration System 13th International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference Purdue University, IN, USA, [Details]
Smyth, S, Finn D.P. and Brophy B. ; (2010) Performance Evaluation of an Economised Indirect Multi-temperature Transport Refrigeration System 13th International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference Purdue University, IN, USA, [Details]
Smyth, S, Brophy, B., Finn, D.P., Timoney, D.J ; (2007) Performance Evaluation of Secondary Loop Systems for Multi-Temperature Transport Refrigeration Int. Institute of Refrigeration, 22nd World Congress Beijing, China, [Details]
Gaffney, B, Brophy, B., Finn, D.P., Timoney, D.J; (2007) Mathematical Modeling of Multi-Temperature Indirect Refrigeration Systems Institute of Refrigeration, 22nd World Congress Beijing, China, [Details]
Gaffney, B, Brophy, B., Finn, D.P., Timoney, D.J; (2007) Mathematical Modeling of Multi-Temperature Indirect Refrigeration Systems Int. Institute of Refrigeration, 22nd World Congress Beijing, China, [Details]
Kelehan, R., Brophy, B., Finn, D. P., and Timoney, D.J.; (2005) Design Issues Associated with Secondary Loop Refrigeration Systems for Multi-Temperature Road Transportation Units International Institute of Refrigeration Conference on 'Latest Developments in Refrigerated Storage, Transportation and Display of Food Products Amman, Jordan, [Details]
Carroll, J., Brophy, B., Finn, D. P., and Timoney, D.J.; (2005) Development of a Steady State Mathematical Model to Simulate the Performance of an Indirect Multi-Temperature Refrigeration System International Institute of Refrigeration Conference on 'Latest Developments in Refrigerated Storage, Transportation and Display of Food Products Amman, Jordan, [Details]
Brophy, B, Kelly, K, Byrne, G, ; (2002) JOURNAL OF MATERIALS PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY AI-based condition monitoring of the drilling process , pp.305-310 [Details]
Brophy, B., Kelly, K., Byrne, G. ; (1999) Anomaly detection in drilling using neural networks Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Intelligent Manufacturing Systems 1999. 22nd-24th September 1999. Leuven, Belgium Leuven, Belgium, , 22-SEP-99 - 24-SEP-99 [Details]
Timoney, D., Brophy, B., and Smith, W.; (1997) Heat Release and Emissions Results from a D.I.Diesel with Special Shrouded Intake Valves SAE International Congress & Exposition, 1997 Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Kelehan, R., Brophy, B., Finn, D. P., and Timoney, D.J.; (2005) Design Issues Associated with Secondary Loop Refrigeration Systems for Multi-Temperature Road Transportation Units International Institute of Refrigeration Conference on 'Latest Developments in Refrigerated Storage, Transportation and Display of Food Products Amman, Jordan, [Details]
Carroll, J., Brophy, B., Finn, D. P., and Timoney, D.J.; (2005) Development of a Steady State Mathematical Model to Simulate the Performance of an Indirect Multi-Temperature Refrigeration System International Institute of Refrigeration Conference on 'Latest Developments in Refrigerated Storage, Transportation and Display of Food Products Amman, Jordan, [Details]
             

Reports

Finn, D.P., Shannon, S, Brophy, B.; (2005) CONTROL AND OPTIMISATION OF HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS. Reports [Details]
Byrne, G., Young, P., Kelly, K., Brophy, B.; (1998) Compensation for Stocastic Deviations in Monitoring Systems. Reports [Details]
Finn, D.P., Shannon, S, Brophy, B.; (2005) CONTROL AND OPTIMISATION OF HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS. Reports [Details]
                                                                         

Research

Research Interests

  • Effectiveness of oral presentations for communication of technical content.
  • Visual perception of technical visual aids, both printed and presented.
  • Use of communication tools  (analogies, examples, demonstrations, stories) in technical presentations.
  • Secondary-loop systems for transport refrigeration.

To get an overview of Barry's activity in the area of technical communication, follow this link to a repository of videos and links.
 

Research Projects

Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
GAELECTRIC ENERGY STORAGE LTD
Title : Communication of Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) Technology to Non-Technical Investors & the Public
Start Date / End Date : 21-OCT-14 / 20-OCT-15
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Research communications - UCD-wide pilot programme
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAY-13 / 31-OCT-14

Recent Postgraduates

 

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

People learn more when they are active. Anything that gets the students, not just listening, but doing - in class, in assignments, in the way the study - is a good thing. Creativity is also vital for communication.

Modules Coordinated

201500   MEEN40820     Mechanical Engineering: Technical Comms (Online)
201500   MEEN40670     Mechanical Engineering: Technical Communication