2017 O’Sullivan Group News

Author: Thomas O’Sullivan

10/8/2017 Notre Dame Women's Soccer and the Harper Cancer Research Institute recognize Prof. O'Sullivan's work in breast cancer imaging by presenting him with a jersey signed by the whole team. Go Irish!

10/6/2017 New research paper authored by Prof. O'Sullivan evaluates Vertical Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers (VCSELs) for use in Frequency Domain Photon Migration devices, for both clinical and wearable applications. This research shows the performance and small size of VCSELs make them a welcome addition to our hardware library.

9/25/17 The work of Vincent Kitsmiller (O'Sullivan Group) and Roy Stillwell (Fay Group) in the Research Like a Champion Program program is highlighted on ABC 57 News. Great job, guys!

9/1/2017 Ola Abdalsalam (First year Bioengineering) joins the O'Sullivan Group as a PhD student. Welcome Ola!

7/17/2017 New research paper co-authored by Prof. O'Sullivan reports the performance of Diffuse Optical Spectroscopic Imaging (DOSI) in a nationwide, multi-year clinical trial. This work provides crucial insight into both the effectiveness and limitations of DOSI.

6/26/2017 O'Sullivan Research Group hosts high school teachers and students as part of Prof. Howard's NSF-sponsored Wyandanch-Notre Dame Summer Photonics Program. We gave them a brief introduction to biomedical optics, including a demo of our diffuse optics technology, in our newly renovated human imaging lab.

6/13/2017 O'Sullivan group receives new funding! Thank you to the American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant /Harper Cancer Research Institute for funding our project to improve breast cancer diagnosis, especially in young women where mammography doesn't work well.

5/21/2017 Congratulations to our Notre Dame Electrical Engineering Senior Design Group, Heart of the Matter, (mentored by Prof. O'Sullivan) for winning first prize among all EE senior design projects! We are proud of the work you did all year long to create a miniature tissue oximeter for assessing cardiovascular risk.

4/26/2017 New research paper co-authored by Prof. O'Sullivan reports a new strategy for power and sample size determination developed for studies utilizing investigational technologies with limited available preliminary data, specifically of imaging biomarkers. This new approach assures that we properly design preclinical and clinical studies to assess the new imaging technologies that we develop in our lab.

4/24/2017 Congratulations to Vince Kitsmiller (O'Sullivan group) and Roy Stillwell (Fay group) for being awarded a research grant from the Research Like a Champion Program through the Harper Cancer Research Institute to develop a "Handheld diffuse optical spectroscopy device for breast cancer risk assessment and differential diagnosis".

4/24/2017 Congratulations to Mark Etzelmueller (EE, '19) for winning a Harper Cancer Research Institute Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)! I suspect that this is a first for an Electrical Engineering major!

4/5/2017 New research paper co-authored by Prof. O'Sullivan reports a new device to simultaneously image blood flow, composition and oxygen metabolism in breast tumors.

3/20/2017 New funding from the Notre Dame Research Equipment Restoration and Renewal grant program (PI: Alan Seabaugh; Co-PIs: Suman Datta, Patrick Fay, Anthony Hoffman, and Tom O'Sullivan) for "Upgrade and Enhancement of Photocurrent Characterization System".