LEXINGTON PARK, Md.) March 19, 2012 - The Patuxent Partnership announced that on Wednesday, April 4, Dr. Patrick G. O’Shea, Vice President and Chief Research Officer of the University of Maryland will discuss the university’s DoD research, technology development and technology transfer.
Dr. O'Shea is responsible for overseeing and enhancing the University’s innovative research program, which recently has been awarded over $500M per year in external grants and contracts. Centrally positioned in Maryland's high-tech corridor, the University contributes to and benefits from the area’s rich intellectual, scientific, technological, and resources. As the State of Maryland’s flagship university, and one of the world's leading research universities, it is dedicated not only to the education, but to the creation of useful knowledge and its application for the good of society.
Dr. 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 was also a Project Leader at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, and on the faculty of Duke University. 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 born in Cork, Ireland, and holds a B.S. degree in Physics from the University College Cork, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Maryland.
In recognition of his leadership in science, engineering and education, he has been elected a fellow of three leading professional societies: the American Physical Society, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is an also been awarded the title of Distinguished Scholar-Teacher by the University of Maryland.
“We are pleased that Professor O’Shea accepted our invitation to speak. His expertise is extremely relevant to the work being done at NAS Pax River,” said Bonnie Green, TPP’s Executive Director. “Research and development collaborations benefit greatly from dialogue across diverse capabilities.”
The program will be hosted at Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, Building 2, Center Hall, 44219 Airport Road, California, Maryland. The doors open, and check-in and coffee begin at 7:30 a.m. The program will begin at 8:00 a.m. and adjourn at 9:30 a.m. This is a no-cost program provided as a service by The Patuxent Partnership. Seating is limited. Advance registration is requested at www.paxpartnership.org.
The Patuxent Partnership works with government, industry and academia on initiatives in science and technology, hosts programs of interest to NAVAIR and the broader DoD community, and supports workforce development including education initiatives and professional development. Visit www.paxpartnership.org or call 301-866-1739.