Matthew O'Donnell, Professor
Instrumentation, Imaging and Image-Guided Therapy
EducationPhD (physics) Notre Dame University, 1976
BS, (physics) Notre Dame University, 1972
- Exploring new imaging modalities in biomedicine, including:
- elasticity imaging
- in vivo microscopy
- optoacoustic arrays
- optoacoustic contrast agents for molecular imaging & therapy
- thermal strain imaging
- catheter-based devices
O’Donnell is a biomedical engineer who is renowned for his interdisciplinary focus. An expert in ultrasound imaging, his research uses coherent energy sources for non-invasive biomedical imaging. His specific research interests include ultrafast optics, in-vivo microscopy, catheter imaging of coronary arteries, optoacoustic arrays, and elasticity and molecular imaging.
O’Donnell is currently the principal investigator on two National Institutes of Health grants dealing with applications of ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging. He has graduated 25 Ph.D. students and mentored 15 post-doctoral fellows. He holds 55 patents and has authored or coauthored more than 300 publications. In addition, he is associate editor of the journal Ultrasonic Imaging, a fellow of both the technology professional organization IEEE and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, and a member of the American Physical Society. O’Donnell was elected this past February to the National Academy of Engineering— one of the highest professional honors accorded an engineer. And he was recognized by Notre Dame with the 2009 Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Honors & Awards
- Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Notre Dame, 2009
- National Academy of Engineering, 2009
- Achievement Award, IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics & Frequency Control Society, 2007
- Frank & Julie Jungers Dean of Engineering, University of Washington, 2006
- Jerry W. and Carol L. Levin Professor of Engineering, University of Michigan, 1998
- M. O’Donnell, S.W. Huang, X. Gao, “Photoacoustic Imaging in Biomedicine Using Coupled Nanoparticles,” 15th International Conference on Photoacoustic and Photothermal Phenomena, Leuven, Belgium, pp. 22 (2009) (invited paper).
- M. O’Donnell, “Novel Ultrasound Imaging Approaches,” Proceedings of the 2009 Multimodality Cardiovascular Molecular Imaging Symposium – CVMI2009, pp. 18-19 (2009) (invited paper).
- M. O’Donnell, “Functional Assessment of Cardiac Contractility Using Ultrasound Speckle Tracking,” Proceedings of the 2008 Annual Convention of the Society of Ultrasound in Medicine of the Republic of China, pp. 19 (2008) (invited paper).
- J.S. Duncan, P. Yan, Y. Zhu, A. J. Sinusas, C. Jia, M. O’Donnell, “LV Strain Estimation from 4D Echocardiography", ISBI, pp.696-699 Washington D.C., U.S, April 2007. 134. M. O’Donnell, “Optoacoustics: Can Ultrasound Become the Preferred Modality for Molecular Imaging,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 123, no. 5, pp. 3469 (2008) (invited paper).
- R. C. Booi, M.A. Roubidoux, M.S. Richards, J.M. Rubin, M. O’Donnell, M.H. Helvie, A.L. Hall, and P.L. Carson “Mammographic Through-paddle Elastography for Improved Breast Lesion Characterization,” Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on the Ultrasonic Measurement and Imaging of Tissue Elasticity, Santa Fe, NM, USA, November 2-5, pp. 121 (2007).
- C. Jia, P. Yang, K. Kim, T.J. Kolias, J.M. Rubin, W.F. Weitzel, D. Dione, A.J. Sinusas, J.S. Duncan, and M. O'Donnell “3D Elasticity Imaging of LV Through Simulations and Phantom Experiments,” Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on the Ultrasonic Measurement and Imaging of Tissue Elasticity, Santa Fe, NM, USA, November 2-5, pp. 110 (2007).