Patrick G. O'Shea
Title: Vice President for Research, Professor
Areas/Affiliations: ECE, IREAP, Physics, NanoCenter, UMERC
Office: 2133 Lee Building
Patrick G. O’Shea is Vice President for Research at the University of Maryland. Prior to being appointed VP for Research, he served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering. The Department is the largest in the School of Engineering, and has been ranked by US News & World Report as having the leading graduate programs in both electrical and computer engineering among public universities in the Mid-Atlantic and North East.
Prior to becoming Chair of ECE, he was Director of the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics (IREAP) at the University of Maryland. While Director of IREAP he played a major role in establishing the Maryland Nano Center. Previously he was a Project Leader at the University of California Los Alamos National Laboratory. He was born in Cork, Ireland, and holds a BS degree from the National University of Ireland, and MS and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Maryland.
In recognition of significant achievements in education and research, he has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow of the American Physical Society, Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, and won the University of Maryland's Distinguished Scholar Teacher Award.
Professor O’Shea’s technical expertise lies in the field of applied electromagnetics, nonlinear dynamics and charged particle beam technology, and applications.
Dr. O'Shea's current research is in the area of charged particle beam technology and applications.
Message from the Chair
Interview with ECE Chair Dr. Patrick O'Shea:
Connecting the Department's Past with its Future
Spotlight on Research: The Maryland Center for Free-Electron Laser Research
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