Division of Research, Lee Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Professor Patrick G. O'Shea is Vice President and Chief Research Officer of the University of Maryland. He is responsible for overseeing and enhancing the University's innovative research program. Centrally positioned in the Baltimore-Washington corridor, the University contributes to and benefits from the area's rich intellectual, scientific, technological, and cultural resources. As one of the world's leading research institutions, the University is dedicated to the creation, dissemination and application of knowledge for the benefit of humanity, and to help feed, fuel, house and heal our people in an advanced society that is both secure and free.
Previously, Professor O'Shea has served as Chair of the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Executive Director of the Center for Applied Electromagnetics, Co-Director of the Maryland Cyber Security Center; Director of the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics, all at the University of Maryland. He played a leading role in the founding of the Maryland NanoCenter, the Maryland Center for Applied Electromagnetics, and the Maryland Cyber Security Center. He was also a project leader at the University of California Los Alamos National Laboratory, and as faculty member at Duke University working on the Medical Free-Electron Laser Program. He holds a BS degree from the National University of Ireland, University College Cork, and MS and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Maryland all in physics.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, a Fellow of theAmerican Physical Society, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a University of Maryland Distinguished Scholar-Teacher.
He serves on several boards, including: National Institute for Aerospace, Maryland Life Sciences Advisory Board, Fort Meade Alliance, Southern Maryland Higher Education Council, and Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites.
Professor O'Shea's technical expertise lies in the field of applied electromagnetics, nonlinear dynamics and particle accelerator technology, and applications.
Advice to young researchers: "If you do not work on important problems, you will not do important work." You and Your Career by Richard Hamming.
An article on the opening of the Maryland Agricultural College, the precursor to The University of Maryland.