Dr Richard O'Leary


Electronic and Electrical Engineering


Personal statement

I am a lecturer in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, my teaching is focussed on principles of measurement, signal acquisition and data processing as applied to engineering and biomedical applications.


My research base is in the Centre for Ultrasonic Engineering, the emphasis is the implementation of novel transduction systems, both piezoelectric and capacitive modalities, to service applications including measurement of material properties; ultrasound imaging; sonochemistry and non-destructive testing.

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Area of Expertise

  • Polymer Science

  • Acoustic Transduction

  • Wave Propagation

  • Finite Element Modelling

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3D printing of noncytotoxic high-resolution microchannels in Bisphenol-a ethoxylate dimethacrylate tissue-mimicking materials
Domingo-Roca Roger, Gilmour Lauren, Dobre Oana, Sarrigiannidis Stylianos, Sandison Mairi E, O'Leary Richard, Mulvana Helen E
3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing Vol 10, pp. 1101-1109 (2023)
3D-printed high-resolution microchannels for contrast enhanced ultrasound research
Domingo-Roca Roger, Gilmour Lauren, Asciak Lisa, Sarrigiannidis Stylianos, Dobre Oana, Salmeron-Sanchez Manuel, Sandison Mairi, O'Leary Richard, Jackson-Camargo Joseph, Mulvana Helen
2021 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS) 2021 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2021 2021 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS), pp. 1-4 (2022)
Application of ultrasonic guided waves to robotic occupancy grid mapping
Tabatabaeipour Morteza, Trushkevych Oksana, Dobie Gordon, Edwards Rachel S, McMillan Ross, MacLeod Charles, O'Leary Richard, Dixon Steven, Gachagan Anthony, Pierce Stephen G
Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing Vol 163 (2022)
3D-printed high-resolution phantom microvasculature enables measurement of microbubble acoustic backscattering
Domingo-Roca Roger, Sandison Mairi, O'Leary Richard, Jackson Joseph-Carmago, Mulvana Helen Elizabeth
Latin America Ultrasonics Symposium (2021)
Fabrication and characterization of a novel photoactive based (0-3) piezocomposite material with potential as a functional material for additive manufacturing of piezoelectric sensors
Omoniyi OA, Mansour R, Cardona M J, Briuglia M L, O'Leary R L, Windmill J F C
Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics Vol 32, pp. 11883–11892 (2021)
3D-printing of a piezocomposite material with high filler content for transducer applications
Omoniyi O A, Mansour R, Reid A, Liang L, O'Leary R, Windmill J FC
IUS 2020 - International Ultrasonics Symposium, Proceedings 2020 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2020 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS Vol 2020-September (2020)

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My teaching is focussed on principles of measurement and fundamental concepts of analogue and digital circuits and systems used for measurement and control. I contribute to a variety of modules in this area. In addition, I co-ordinate 4th year Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Individual Projects.

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Research Interests

My research is primarily focussed on ultrasonic transduction – primarily the application of novel polymer materials and synthesis methods to the creation of new types of transducers. The main goals are improving sensitivity, so that we can probe deeper into the material or interest, and enhancing resolution, allowing us to see the echoes from small targets especially when they are close together.

Professional Activities

IEEE international ultrasound symposium (IUS) 2019
PhD external examiner
3D-Printed cellular electret sensor for acoustic applications
EngD External Examiner
External Examiner
16th International Workshop on Micromachined Ultrasonic Transdcuers
PhD Tribunal Technical University of Madrid
External Examiner

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EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Ultrasonic Engineering (FUSE) | Gani, Adel
O'Leary, Richard (Principal Investigator) Gani, Adel (Research Co-investigator)
12-Jan-2022 - 12-Jan-2026
EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) funding
Qiu, Zhen (Principal Investigator) MacLeod, Charles Norman (Academic) O'Leary, Richard (Academic) Gachagan, Anthony (Principal Investigator) Stevenson, Tim (Principal Investigator)
High Temperature Ultrasonic Imaging Transducer for In-Process Inspection
15-Jan-2020 - 15-Jan-2021
Transformative Anatomically accurate Microvascular flow Phantoms for Ultrasound therapy research (TAMP-US)
Mulvana, Helen Elizabeth (Principal Investigator) Jackson, Joseph (Co-investigator) O'Leary, Richard (Co-investigator) Sandison, Mairi (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2021
Bio-Inspired Adaptive Ultrasonic NDE: feasibility study
Windmill, James (Principal Investigator) Jackson, Joseph (Co-investigator) O'Leary, Richard (Co-investigator)
RCNDE Technology Transfer/Feasibility Project: Bio-Inspired Adaptive Ultrasonic NDE: feasibility study
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2020
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP 2016-2017 University of Strathclyde) | Morrison-Grant, Laura
O'Leary, Richard (Principal Investigator) Gachagan, Anthony (Co-investigator) Morrison-Grant, Laura (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 01-Jan-2021
Industrial Case Account 2015 / S151217-112
O'Leary, Richard (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2015 - 31-Jan-2022

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Dr Richard O'Leary
Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Email: richard.o-leary@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 548 2608