Patrick "Pat" O’Shea, Irish-American scientist and academic leader

Patrick "Pat" O’Shea


Patrick O'Shea is an Irish-American scientist and academic leader. He was educated at University College Cork, Ireland, and the University of Maryland. He recently served as president of his alma mater, where he promoted cross-disciplinary excellence, encouraged collaborative innovation and entrepreneurship, and reinvigorated fundraising and alumni engagement. Previously as vice president for Research at the University of Maryland, he led the university to a record level of research funding and enhanced productivity. He is currently professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Distinguished Scholar-Teacher at the University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering. His research interests lie in applied electromagnetics, particle accelerator technology, and applications.

In recognition of his accomplishments, he is an elected fellow of the Irish Academy of Engineering; the Royal Society for the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce; the American Association for the Advancement of Science; the American Physical Society; and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.