Division of Research
2133 Lee Building
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Professor Patrick G. O'Shea is Vice President and Chief Research Officer at the University of Maryland. He oversees the University's vibrant $550M per annum research enterprise. One of the world's leading research institutions, the University of Maryland has leveraged its breadth and depth of faculty expertise and its location in the Washington DC region to establish strategic R&D partnerships with industry and government and advance its research programs under O’Shea’s leadership.
O'Shea previously 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, and Director of the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics. 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 a faculty member at Duke University working on the Medical Free-Electron Laser Program. He holds a B.S. degree from the National University of Ireland, University College Cork, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Maryland, all in physics. His technical expertise lies in the field of applied electromagnetics, nonlinear dynamics and particle accelerator technology, and applications.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the American Physical Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a University of Maryland Distinguished Scholar-Teacher.
He serves on several boards, including: National Institute of Aerospace, Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites, Universitas 21 Research Leaders Steering Group, Maryland Cybersecurity Council, Maryland Innovation Initiative, Oak Ridge Associated Universities and Oak Ridge Associated Universities Foundation, and Wild Geese Network of Irish Scientists.
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