Dr. Pat O'Shea

A native of County Cork, Patrick O’Shea is Vice President and Chief Research Officer at the University Maryland, College Park.  Previously, he served as Director of the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics, Chair of the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Co-Director of the Maryland Cyber Security Center, all at Maryland.  He was also a Project Leader at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, and on the faculty of Duke University.  

An experimental physicist by training, with expertise in applied electromagnetics, he is a Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, and holds affiliate appointments in the Department of Physics, the Institute for Research in Electronics & Applied Physics. 

He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Physical Society, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, and a Distinguished Scholar-Teacher of the University of Maryland.  He has published over 250 scientific articles.  He holds a B.Sc. degree from University College Cork, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Maryland, all in physics. 

He has substantial experience in establishing and leading large, transdisciplinary programs, and in obtaining the resources to launch and sustain them.  As VP & CRO, he is responsible for the University’s research and intellectual property commercialization programs. The University ranks among the leaders in the US in federally-funded research expenditures for institutions without a medical school.  His team is dedicated to the creation, dissemination and application of knowledge to find new ways to feed, fuel, house, and heal all people in advanced societies that are safe, secure and free.  He is a staunch advocate for developing strong connections been the humanities and the sciences in education and research.

    


   
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