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Diarmuid O'Connell

Dublin, Ireland


B.Tech in Electronics from Waterford Institute of Technology 1994-1998
M.Sc. in Electronic Engineering from Waterford Institute of Technology 1999-2001
Ph.D. in Engineering from University College Cork 2003-2007


Diarmuid is an electronic engineer in the Thermal Group, helping to deliver integrated energy harvesting and cooling solutions. He is broad experienced in systems integration, ranging from PCB to CMOS platforms and across applications as varied as photonics and MEMS technology.  

Research Interests

  • Analog Electronics
  • Energy Harvesting
  • System Integration

Selected Articles and Publications

E. Blokhina, D. O’Connell, D. Andrade-Miceli, S. Gorreta-Marine, J. Pons-Nin, M. Dominguez-Pumar, O. Feely and D. Galayko “Understanding Complexity in Multiphysics Systems-on-a-Chip: Modern Approaches for Design” IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) 2015.

B. Fu, E. Blokhina, D. O’Connell, O. Feely and R. Frizzell “A wideband 2-DOF resonator for electromagnetic energy harvesting systems” International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS) 2014.

S. Gorreta, D. Fernandez, E. Blokhina, J. Pons-Nin, V. Jimenez, D. O’Connell, O. Feely, J. Madrenas and M. Dominguez “Pulsed Digital Oscillators for Electrostatic MEMS”, IEEE Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, vol. 59, no. 12, pp. 2835-2845, 2012.

A. Chaehoi, M. Begbie, D. Weiland and D. O’Connell “Piezoresistive Sensors Development Using Monolithic CMOS MEMS Technology”, Sensors & Transducers Journal, Vol. 11, Special Issue, pp. 1-9, April 2011.

A. Chaehoi, D. Weiland, D. O'Connell, S. Bruckshaw, S. Ray and M. Begbie “Monolithic CMOS MEMS technology development: A piezoresistive-sensors case study” TechConnect World 2010, San Jose, CA, USA, June 23, 2010.

D. Weiland, A. Chaehoi, D. O'Connell, M. Begbie, C. Wang and S. Ray “BCB-based wafer-level packaging of integrated CMOS/SOI piezoresistive accelerometer” EMPC2009, Rimin, Italy, June 2009.

D. O'Connell, A.P. Morrison, K.G. McCarthy, P. Angove and B. O'Flynn “Miniature gain and bias control circuit for avalanche photodiodes” IET Electronic Letters, vol. 43, no. 5 pp. 306-307, March 2007.

D. O'Connell, A.P Morrison and J.C. Jackson “Integrated photon counting, gain and bias control system” Photonics West Conference, San Jose, CA, USA, Jan. 2006.