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Personal Statement

I am a lecturer in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, my teaching is focussed on principles of measurement, signal acquisition and data processing as applied to engineering and biomedical applications.


My research base is in the Centre for Ultrasonic Engineering, the emphasis is the implementation of novel transduction systems, both piezoelectric and capacitive modalities, to service applications including measurement of material properties; ultrasound imaging; sonochemistry and non-destructive testing.

Expertise & Capabilities

  • Polymer Science

  • Acoustic Transduction

  • Wave Propagation

  • Finite Element Modelling

Teaching Interests

My teaching is focussed on principles of measurement and fundamental concepts of analogue and digital circuits and systems used for measurement and control. I contribute to a variety of modules in this area. In addition, I co-ordinate 4th year Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Individual Projects.

Research Interests

My research is primarily focussed on ultrasonic transduction – primarily the application of novel polymer materials and synthesis methods to the creation of new types of transducers. The main goals are improving sensitivity, so that we can probe deeper into the material or interest, and enhancing resolution, allowing us to see the echoes from small targets especially when they are close together.

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Research Output

Developing a 3D printable electret material for sensing applications

Omoniyi, O. A., Tiller, B., O'Leary, R. & Windmill, J., 8 Aug 2019, 2019 IEEE International Conference on Flexible and Printable Sensors and Systems (FLEPS). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 3 p. 8792249

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

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    Quantifying ultrasound for sono-crystallization

    Forbes, C., Price, C. & O'Leary, R., 9 Dec 2019, 2019 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS). Piscataway, N.J.: IEEE, 4 p. (IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS)).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

    Open Access
  • 2 Downloads (Pure)


    2D ultrasonic phased arrays for quantitative characterisation of complex defects

    Author: Dziewierz, J., 3 Jul 2015

    Supervisor: Gachagan, A. (Supervisor) & O'Leary, R. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

    A combined perfectly matching layer and infinite element formulation for unbounded wave problems

    Author: Pettigrew, J., 7 Jun 2019

    Supervisor: Mulholland, A. (Supervisor) & O'Leary, R. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


    IEEE international ultrasound symposium (IUS) 2019

    Zhen Qiu (Speaker), Yashar Javadi (Contributor), Richard O'Leary (Contributor), Ehsan Mohseni (Contributor), David Lines (Contributor), Charles Norman MacLeod (Speaker), Randika Kosala Wathavana Vithanage (Contributor), Stephen Pierce (Contributor), Anthony Gachagan (Contributor)
    6 Oct 20199 Oct 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    PhD external examiner

    Richard O'Leary (Examiner)
    Nov 2018

    Activity: Examination typesExamination