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Robert Sheehan

Robert Sheehan

Robert Sheehan graduated from University College Cork (UCC) in 2006 with a B.Sc. in Physics and Applied Mathematics. In 2014 he received his Ph.D. in Physics from UCC where he worked on the design, implementation and test of low-loss curved optical waveguides for III-V photonic devices. Since 2014 Dr Sheehan worked as a post-doctoral researcher at Tyndall National Institute on the development and characterisation of integrated high-speed photonic devices for optical data transmission, firstly in Integrated Photonics group under Prof. Frank Peters, and also the Photonic Systems group under Dr Fatima Gunning. While at Tyndall Robert worked closely with industry partners on EU funded research consortiums: EU FP7 RAPIDO and EU H2020 TIPS. In March 2018 Dr Sheehan joined CAPPA at Cork Institute of Technology as a senior researcher working on the development of silicon photonic optical interconnects as part of the EU funded DANCER and COSMICC projects. Dr Sheehan’s research interests include the development of integrated optical interconnects; in particular the physics of optical modulators. Robert is interested in exploring the applications of photonic devices beyond data transmission as well as exploring the advantages that can be obtained by computer automated characterisation.