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Dr Paul O’Leary is the Head of Quality Promotion and Academic Policy Development and previously a full-time lecturer in the Department of Engineering Technology in the School of Engineering, lecturing in circuit theory, energy and communications. He served for more than 10 years as course leader on courses from Certificate to Masters level and has lectured on both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Dr O'Leary is a member on the SETU Academic Council and a member of the Academic Council’s subcommittees on Academic Quality, Academic Planning, Teaching & Learning and Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

He obtained a BE from UCD, an MEngSci in Digital Signal Processing also from UCD and a PhD from UCC (but based entirely as a EURATOM/Marie Curie Fellow at the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy) on laser diagnostics.

Before joining SETU, Dr O'Leary also worked at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, developing the solar wind direction detection system used on the RAPID Cluster and Geotail HEP-LD projects and testing on the Combined Release and Radiation Effects Satellite (CRRES) project. He also worked at the Applied Optoelectronics Centre (DIT), developing a powerline communications system and as a lecturer in the Dublin Institute of Technology.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Far InfraRed diagnostic development on the RFX fusion facility, University College Cork

01 Mar 199221 May 1995

Award Date: 01 Jul 1995

Masters Degree, Speech Recognition using Digital Signal Processing, University College Dublin

01 Sep 198725 Oct 1989

Award Date: 01 Jul 1990

Bachelors Degree, University College Dublin

01 Sep 198301 Jun 1987

Award Date: 01 Jul 1987


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