Dr. John T. Sheridan
Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering,
Faculty of Engineering and Architecture,
University College Dublin,
Republic of Ireland.
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John T. Sheridan was born in Castlebar, Co. Mayo where he attended St
Patricks National School and St Geralds College. He received his Bachelors degree (H1) in Electronic Engineering,
from University College Galway, (NUI), in 1985 and his Masters degree in the
Science of Electrical Engineering, from Georgia Institute of Technology
(Georgia Tech), in 1986. While at GT
he worked as a Research Assistant of Prof. William T. Rhodes. In 1987 he matriculated as a member of
Jesus College Oxford and in 1991 he was awarded his doctorate by Oxford
University for work carried out under the supervision of Prof. Laszlo Solymar
and Prof. Colin J.R. Sheppard. This
was followed by postdoctoral fellowships, supported first (1991) by the
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and later (1992) by a European Community
Bursary (Human Capital and Mobility).
Both were held in the Physikalisches Institut, of the
Friedrich-Alexander-Universitaet Erlangen-Nürnberg at the Lehrstuhl fur
Angewandte Optik under the leadership of Prof. Dr A.W. Lohmann. In 1994 he took up a position as a
visiting scientist at the European Commission Joint Research Centre, Italy. In 1997 he was appointed a Permanent
Lecturer within the School of Physics, Dublin Institute of Technology. He joined the Department of Electronic and
Electrical Engineering, University College Dublin, in 2000 as a College
In 2005 he became a Senior Lecturer within the Dept of E.
& .E. Engineering and is currently Deputy Director of the Optoelectronic
Research Centre UCD..
Fundamentals of optics and the electromagnetic theory of diffraction. Optical Signal Processing, including
applications of the Wigner Distribution Function and the Fractional Fourier
and Linear Cannonical Transforms.
Surface relief diffraction gratings and refractive melted microlens
arrays. Holographic materials, holographic
optical elements and holographic data storage. Optical fiber Bragg grating sensors. Optical metrology including confocal microscopy, holographic
interferometry and speckle photography. See - (click here).
Optical Society of America, SPIE The International Society for Optical
Recently became a member of the Editorial Board of Optik (The
International Journal for Light and Electron Optics) http://www.elsevier-deutschland.de/artikel/647556
There are currently two postdoctoaral research fellows within my
group: Dr Feidhlim T. O’Neill and Dr Unnikrishnan Gopinathan. I am currently supervising ten
postgraduate students studying for doctoral and research masters degrees,
working in the areas of optical signal processing, holographic materials and
optical devices/components. Specific
current topics of research include speckle based metrology, holographic data
storage and refractive microlens modelling, fabrication and
characterisation. Brief summaries of
research carried out within the group, and the abstracts of some recent
conference papers can be seen - (click here).
If you read these and want to know more then:
my publications list (Publications) and
drop me a line (email@example.com) as I am always seeking to
contact enthusiastic people interested in our research.
Electronic Circuits 2 (Third Year lectures, tutorials and laboratories)
Electromagnetics 2 (Third Year lectures and tutorials)
Optical Engineering (Fourth Year)
Currently five final 4th year undergraduate projects being
Summer School – Highschool Outreach Program
As is part of the Department of Electronic and
Electrical Engineering Community Outreach Program, and in particular as
director of our engineering summer school I am deeply involved in our efforts
to popularise science and technology, inform the community about our work and
attract interested students to pursue careers in the engineering profession. For more information please see: http://eleceng.ucd.ie/summerschool/
authored ~85 reviewed journal papers and one book chapter, I hold 3 patents
and have authored ~100 conference proceedings papers and published
reports. A detailed chronological
listing is available at Publications
Past Reviewer for:
Applied Optics, The Journal of Microscopy, The Journal of Modern
Optics, The Journal of the Optical Society of America A, The Journal of the
Optical Society of America B, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Optics
Communications, Optics Express, Optics Letters, Optik (The International
Journal for Light and Electron Optics), IEEE Photonics Technology Letters,
The Journal of Measurement Science and Technology, The Journal of Optics A:
Pure and Applied Optics, Optical Engineering, IEE Electronic Letters.
Science Foundation Ireland, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
group receives financial support from a number of sources including:
Enterprise Ireland (Proof of Concept Fund, International Collaboration
Fund), Science Foundation
Ireland (Basic Research/Research Frontiers Program), the Irish Research
Council for Science, Engineering and Technology (IRCSET) (Postdoctoral
Fellowship Program), the European Union (COST 266 Program, Socrates) and
through several University College Dublin and Irish Higher Education Authority
based support schemes.
My group has active and ongoing research efforts involving companies, and
individual academics in Ireland and abroad and I am always seeking to extend
our collaborative efforts.