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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

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.

EE in BioenginEEring: Electrically Engineering Healing of the Brain

May 17, 2019

NDEE senior Braeden Benedict will soon be researching to find out if mankind can engineer novel solutions to brain malfunction, using electrical concepts and phenomena to heal the very organ that created and runs on them.

Notre Dame researchers to tackle autism, pre-eclampsia and more through new funding

September 10, 2018

Thomas O’Sullivan, NDEE assistant professor and Patrick Fay, NDEE professor are working across disciplines to deliver cancer assessment devices. They have recently been awarded a grant from the Discovery Fund for their research,“Optical sensors that enable wearable quantitative time-resolved tissue optical spectroscopy.” This research aims to create sensors that enable the next generation of wearable optical technologies for non-invasive sensing and imaging for personal wellness and medicine.

Notre Dame researchers to tackle autism, preeclampsia and more through new funding

September 7, 2018

Nine faculty from the University of Notre Dame have received awards for five projects from the Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics’ Discovery Fund. Each year, grants from the Discovery Fund are awarded to researchers who propose novel technologies and diagnostics that can improve human and environmental health.