Prof. John T. Sheridan
at Univ College Dublin
SPIE Involvement:
Conference Program Committee | Conference Chair | Track Chair | Editor | Author | Student Chapter Advisor
Area of Expertise:
Optical Signal Processing , diffractive optics , Holography , wave optics , holographic materials - photopolymers , physical optics
Profile Summary

JTS was born in Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ireland, where he attended St Patricks National School and St Geralds College. He received his Bachelors degree (H1) in Electronic Engineering, from University College Galway (NUIG/UCG) in 1985, and his Masters degree in the Science of Electrical Engineering, from 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 research fellowships, supported first (1991) by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and later (1992) by a European Community Bursary. Both were held at the Lehrstuhl fur Angewandte Optik in Erlangen-Nürnberg University, 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, in Italy. In 1997 he was appointed to the School of Physics, Dublin Institute of Technology as a permanent lecturer.

He joined the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University College Dublin (UCD), in 2000 as a College Lecturer. In 2005 he became a Senior Lecturer, and in 2007 Prof. of Optical Engineering. He coordinates the Masters Degree in Optical Engineering. He has supervised >20 PhDs to completion in UCD.

He has authored >400 widely cited papers (ISI Web of Science: h~40 & Google Scholar: h~47).

He regularly serves on international conference, award and review committees and is a member of the editorial boards of several peer reviewed journals.

In 2006 he co-founded Generic Light, in 2013 Equilume Ltd. and in 2016 BRS-optics.

He is fellow of: SPIE (2014), OSA (2016), FIMA (2018).

John is married to the very wonderful Dr Jutta Baum-Sheridan and is the extremely proud father of M. Daniel O. Sheridan.
Publications (182)

Proceedings Article | 13 April 2020 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 11367, Photosensitive Materials and their Applications
KEYWORDS: Optical fibers, Refractive index, Waveguides, Polymers, Integrated optics, Connectors, Geometrical optics, Photopolymers, Beam propagation method, Light wave propagation

Proceedings Article | 2 April 2020 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 11363, Tissue Optics and Photonics
KEYWORDS: Near infrared, Veins, Tissues, Speckle, Image processing, Laser speckle contrast imaging, Laser speckle imaging, Blood circulation, Algorithm development, Natural surfaces

Proceedings Article | 1 April 2020 Presentation
Proc. SPIE. 11367, Photosensitive Materials and their Applications

Proceedings Article | 1 April 2020 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 11358, Nonlinear Optics and its Applications 2020
KEYWORDS: Optical fibers, Refractive index, Waveguides, Polymers, Photopolymerization, Optical simulations, Light wave propagation, Channel projecting optics, Polymer multimode waveguides, Rhodamine

Proceedings Article | 2 March 2020 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 11279, Terahertz, RF, Millimeter, and Submillimeter-Wave Technology and Applications XIII
KEYWORDS: Semiconductors, Spectroscopy, Dielectrics, Silicon, Resistance, Terahertz radiation, Boron, Antennas, Semiconducting wafers, Absorption

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Proceedings Volume Editor (13)

SPIE Conference Volume | 24 April 2020

SPIE Conference Volume | 26 July 2019

SPIE Conference Volume | 26 June 2017

SPIE Conference Volume | 25 July 2016

SPIE Conference Volume | 21 May 2015

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Conference Committee Involvement (41)
Optics and Photonics for Information Processing XV
1 August 2021 | San Diego, California, United States
Holography: Advances and Modern Trends
19 April 2021 | Prague, Czech Republic
Optoelectronic Imaging and Multimedia Technology VII
12 October 2020 | Online Only, China
Optics and Photonics for Information Processing XIV
23 August 2020 | Online Only, California, United States
Light Shaping Focus Session
7 April 2020 | Online Only, France
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Course Instructor
NON-SPIE: Optoelectronics
NON-SPIE: Optical Engineering
NON-SPIE: Electromagnetic Waves