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Dr. Declan O'Loughlin

Assistant Professor (Electronic & Elect. Engineering)
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Declan O'Loughlin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering and a Principal Investigator in the Trinity Centre for Biomedical Engineering at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Ireland. He received the BE and PhD degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland in 2014 and 2018 respectively, where his doctoral research focused on investigating the performance of radar-based breast imaging in diverse patient populations. Prior to joining Trinity, Dr O'Loughlin was an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow co-funded by Microwave Vision SA, France and an Adjunct Lecturer at NUI Galway, Ireland working on imaging algorithm development for the novel breast imaging system Wavelia®. His research interests are the use of electronics and electromagnetics for medical device applications. Dr O'Loughlin has received a number of national and international awards including the Irish Research Council (IRC) New Foundations Award, the Irish-Canada University Foundation (ICUF) James M. Flaherty Scholarship and the International Union of Radio Science (URSI) Young Scientist Award. He is a Member of Engineers Ireland, a Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and a Senior Member of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI).
  AMBULATORY DEVICES   Bioengineering   Computer Engineering   Electronic Engineering, circuit design   ENGINEERING   Medical Devices Engineering
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Visiting Lecturer, Research Institute for Nanodevices, Hiroshima University, Japan. 2022
Inaugural member, ORCID Research Advisory Council
Accreditation Panel Rapporteur, Engineers Ireland
Reviewer for IEEE (TMI, TBME, TMTT, JERM and Access), Wiley (Medical Physics) and MDPI journals (Sensors, Diagnostics).
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Engineers Ireland, Member 2014
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Member and Student Branch Counselor 2015
International Union of Radio Science (URSI), Senior Member 2019
Royal Academy of Medicine Ireland, Member 2020
Karam, Seyed Abbas Shah and O'Loughlin, Declan and Asl, Babak Mohammadzadeh, A novel sophisticated form of DMAS beamformer: Application to breast cancer detection, Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, 74, 2022, Notes: [Art. 103516], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
I tuk, Niko and Porter, Emily and O'Loughlin, Declan and O'Halloran, Martin, Dielectric Properties Model of the Left Atrium and Left Atrial Appendage for Applications in Cardiac Ablation, Proceedings of the 2021 International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications (ICEAA), Honolulu, HI, USA, IEEE, 2021, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
I tuk, Niko and La Gioia, Alessandra and Benchakroun, Hamza and O'Loughlin, Declan and Lowery, Aoife and Porter, Emily and O'Halloran, Martin, Measurement of Electrical Conductivity of Human Blood at Frequencies Below 100 kHz with Four-electrode Probe Method, Proceedings of the 34th General Assembly and Scientific Symposium (GASS), Rome, Italy, International Union of Radio Science, 2021, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Benchakroun, Hamza and O'Halloran, Martin and O'Loughlin, Declan, Impact of rotational artefact removal on microwave breast images, Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), Dusseldorf, Germany, 2021, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Benchakroun, Hamza and O'Loughlin, Declan and I tuk, Niko and O'Halloran, Martin and La Gioia, Alessandra, Evaluation of the Feasibility of Three Custom-made Tetrapolar Probes for Electrical Characterization of Cardiac Tissue, Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), Dusseldorf, Germany, 2021, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
I tuk, Niko and Porter, Emily and O'Loughlin, Declan and McDermott, Barry and Santorelli, Adam and Abedi, Soroush and Joachimowicz, Nadine and Roussel, Hélène and O'Halloran, Martin, Dielectric Properties of Ovine Heart at Microwave Frequencies, MDPI Diagnostics, 11, (3), 2021, Notes: [531], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Shah Karam, Seyed Abbas and O'Loughlin, Declan and Oliveira, Bárbara L. and O'Halloran, Martin and Asl, Babak Mohammadzadeh, Weighted delay-and-sum beamformer for breast cancer detection using microwave imaging, Elsevier Measurement, 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
O'Loughlin, Declan and Elahi, Muhammad Adnan and Lavoie, Benjamin R. and Fear, Elise C. and O'Halloran, Martin, Assessing Patient-Specific Microwave Breast Imaging in Clinical Case Studies , MDPI Sensors, 21, (23), 2021, p8048 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Benchakroun, Hamza and Fasoula, Angie and Duchesne, Luc and O'Halloran, Martin and O'Loughlin, Declan, Coverage Estimation for Microwave Imaging using Full Multistatic Radar Imaging Algorithms with Restricted Opening, Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), Copenhagen, Denmark, IEEE, 2020, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
O'Loughlin, Declan and Benchakroun, Hamza and Lowery, Aoife, Rotational Artefact Removal for Radar-based Breast Imaging: Effects on Image Quality, Proceedings of the 33rd General Assembly and Scientific Symposium (GASS), Rome, Italy, International Union of Radio Science, 2020, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
  

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Declan O'Loughlin, Clinical advances and remaining challenges for microwave breast imaging, Annual Meeting of the Society of Interventional Radiologists, Seattle, WA, USA, April, 2020, Society of Interventional Radiologists, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Declan O'Loughlin, Improving the sensitivity of radar-based breast imaging algorithms in diverse patient populations, National University of Ireland Galway, 2019, Thesis, PUBLISHED
Declan O'Loughlin, Remaining Technical Challenges for Microwave Breast Imaging, International Symposium on Biomedical Engineering, Hiroshima, Japan, November, 2018, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Declan O'Loughlin, Image processing on a Field Programmable Gate Array using High-Level Synthesis, National University of Ireland Galway, 2014, Thesis, PUBLISHED

  

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Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Fellowship 2020
International Union of Radio Science (URSI) Young Scientist Award 2020
Irish Research Council (IRC) New Foundations Award 2019
Irish Canada University Foundation (ICUF) James M. Flaherty Research Scholarship 2017
BioEngineering in Ireland (BINI) Best Electronics Speaker 2016
Declan O'Loughlin's research interests centre around the use of electronics and electromagnetics for biomedical applications. In particular, his research interests include identifying and accounting for variances between patients in bioelectronic medical devices, such as variances between the dielectric properties of tissues of interest and in the size and shape of targets of interest.