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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.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Strathclyde

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Projects 2005 2021

Research Output 1997 2018

Elucidating the mechanism of paracetamol sonocrystallization for product purity enhancement

Forbes, C., Nguyen, T. T. H., O'Leary, R. L. & Price, C. J. 27 Feb 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics. 32, 5 p., ICU2017 - 287

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Bubbles (in fluids)

Design of a 2D sparse array transducer for integration into an ergonomic transcranial ultrasound system

Li, X., Gachagan, A., Dziewierz, J., O'Leary, R. & Murray, P. 2 Nov 2017 2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2017. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 4 p.

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

Open Access
human factors engineering


2D ultrasonic phased arrays for quantitative characterisation of complex defects

Author: Dziewierz, J., 1 Jul 2010

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

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Methodologies for enhancing ultrasonic NDE of coarse-grained materials

Author: Xiao, B., 1 Aug 2014

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

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Activities 2005 2018

3D-Printed cellular electret sensor for acoustic applications

Omoniyi, O. A. (Contributor), O'Leary, R. (Contributor), Tiller, B. (Contributor), Windmill, J. (Speaker)
19 Jan 2018

Activity: Oral presentation

PhD external examiner

O'Leary, R. (Examiner)

Activity: Examination