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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

Team led by EE Ph.D. candidate wins 2020 McCloskey New Venture Competition

May 4, 2020

NearWave, an entrepreneurial team led by Roy Stillwell, a Ph.D. candidate in electrical engineering, captured four awards in the 20th McCloskey New Venture Competition, held online on Friday, April 24.

Smart breast clips: A new and personalized approach to breast cancer treatment

January 13, 2020

Thomas O’Sullivan, assistant professor of electrical engineering, is leading a team to develop the first “smart” breast clip, a device that could revolutionize breast cancer treatment.

“Smart” breast clips: A new and personalized approach to breast cancer treatment

January 13, 2020

Thomas O’Sullivan, assistant professor of electrical engineering, is leading a team to develop the first “smart” breast clip, a device that could revolutionize breast cancer treatment.

Your Motivation Matters: Engineering to Heal

September 10, 2019

Recent NDEE PhD grad, Yide Zhang shares about his path from Nintendo games to biomedical research with an EE focus.

Spring Faculty Career News

May 28, 2019

For the 2019-2020 academic year, Professor Hai Lin was promoted to full professor and Professor Thomas O’Sullivan was renewed for another three-year term as assistant professor.