ORG University of Michigan
Following his graduate work, Dr. O'Donnell moved to Washington University in St. Louis, MO as a postdoctoral fellow in the Physics Department working on applications of ultrasonics to medicine and non-destructive testing. He subsequently held a joint appointment as a Senior Research Associate in the Physics Department and a Research Instructor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Washington University. In 1980 he moved to General Electric Corporate Research and Development Center in Schenectady, New York, where he continued to work on medical electronics, including MRI and ultrasound imaging systems. During the 1984-1985 academic year, he was a visiting fellow in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Yale University in New Haven, CT investigating automated image analysis systems. In a bold move during 1990, Dr. O'Donnell became a Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Since 1997, he's held a joint appointment as Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Michigan, and in 1998 he was named the Jerry W. and Carol L. Levin Professor of Engineering. Currently, he is the Chair of the Biomedical Engineering Department. His most recent work has explored new imaging modalities in biomedicine, including elasticity imaging, in vivo microscopy, optoacoustic transduction, catheter based devices, and molecular imaging.
Dr. O'Donnell is a member of Sigma Xi, the American Physical Society, and is a fellow of both the IEEE and the AIMBE. He has authored or co-authored over 190 archival publications, including 2 receiving best paper awards, numerous presentations at national meetings, and 48 patents.