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Thomas O'Sullivan

Thomas O'Sullivan

Assistant Professor

Department of Electrical Engineering

Assistant Professor
Bioengineering Graduate Program

Assistant Professor
College of Engineering

Email: tosullivan@nd.edu

Phone: 574-631-4287

Office: Cushing 227B

Education

Ph.D., Stanford University, 2011

M.S. EE, Stanford University, 2007

B.S. EE, Northwestern University, 2005

Biography

Prof. O'Sullivan received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University in 2005, and received a M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 2007 and 2011, respectively. After graduation he studied as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California-Irvine Beckman Laser Institute in an NIH T32 Training Program in cancer biology, and later as a Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program Postdoctoral Fellow. Prof. O'Sullivan possesses expertise in semiconductor optical devices (lasers, photodetectors, and integrated optics) and semiconductor physics, with specific research interests in biomedical optical sensing and imaging. He was previously Director of the Diffuse Optical Spectroscopy and Imaging Laboratory at the UC Irvine Beckman Laser Institute, where he applied his unique background in engineering and cancer biology to develop quantitative approaches to advance basic scientific and clinical research in breast cancer. Prof. O'Sullivan has received several awards and grants, actively publishes his work in leading biomedical optics and engineering journals, and frequently presents his research at international conferences.

News

Notre Dame Students “Researching like Champions” to Cure Cancer

September 28, 2017

Meet some of the players fighting to cure cancer with Notre Dame and the Harper Cancer Research Institute’s relatively new program — Research Like a Champion.These students aren’t only scientists — they’re engineers; they’re philosophers; they could be anybody who’s thought of a new way to attack cancer.

Harper Cancer Research Institute Names 2017 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships

May 4, 2017

Congratulations to Harper Cancer Research Insitute's (HCRI) 2017 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows! The $4500 fellowship is provided to undergraduate members of HCRI working on a cancer-related project this summer.