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

John T. Sheridan 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 Professor of Optical Engineering within the UCD. He coordinates the Masters Degree in Optical Engineering.

He has authored >400 papers, which have been widely cited (ISI Web of Science: h~39 & Google Scholar: h~46). 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.

In 2014 he became an SPIE fellow.
In 2016 he became an OSA fellow.

John is married to the very wonderful Dr Jutta Baum-Sheridan and is the extremely proud father of M. Daniel O. Sheridan.
Publications (178)

Proc. SPIE. 10677, Unconventional Optical Imaging
KEYWORDS: Photon counting, Holograms, Holography, Digital holography, Visualization, Imaging systems, Image acquisition, Computer generated holography, Neptunium, 3D image processing

Proc. SPIE. 10683, Fiber Lasers and Glass Photonics: Materials through Applications
KEYWORDS: Optical fibers, Mirrors, Light sources, Waveguides, Calibration, Optical testing, Wave propagation, Connectors, Light wave propagation, Optical power meters

Proc. SPIE. 10528, Optical Components and Materials XV
KEYWORDS: Optical fibers, Refractive index, Waveguides, Diffusion, Nonlinear optics, Optical fiber cables, Photosensitive materials, Photopolymers, Light wave propagation, Radio propagation

SPIE Conference Volume | June 26, 2017

Proc. SPIE. 10329, Optical Measurement Systems for Industrial Inspection X
KEYWORDS: Diffraction, Refractive index, Holograms, Holography, Optical spheres, Digital holography, Imaging systems, Sensors, Microscopy, Error analysis, Image resolution, Tomography, Image quality, Signal processing, Reconstruction algorithms, Optical tomography

SPIE Journal Paper | June 14, 2017
OE Vol. 56 Issue 06
KEYWORDS: Computer security, Optical authentication, Systems modeling, Computer programming, Optical image encryption, Image encryption

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Conference Committee Involvement (34)
Optics and Photonics for Information Processing XIII
11 August 2019 | San Diego, California, United States
Holography: Advances and Modern Trends
1 April 2019 | Prague, Czech Republic
Optoelectronic Imaging and Multimedia Technology V
11 October 2018 | Beijing, China
Optics and Photonics for Information Processing XII
19 August 2018 | San Diego, California, United States
Light Shaping Focus Session
23 April 2018 | Strasbourg, France
Showing 5 of 34 published special sections
Course Instructor
NON-SPIE: Optoelectronics
NON-SPIE: Optical Engineering
NON-SPIE: Electromagnetic Waves
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