University College Dublin, Ireland
John T. Sheridan was born in Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ireland, where he attended St Patrick's National School and St Gerald's College. He received his Bachelors degree (H1) in Electronic Engineering, from University College Galway (NUIG) in 1985, and his Masters degree in the Science of Electrical Engineering, (MScEE), from Georgia Tech, in 1986. While at GT he worked as a Research Assistant of Prof. William T. Rhodes. In 2014 he was elected a Fellow of SPIE the International Optical Engineering Society.In 2016 he was elected a Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA). He regularly chairs and serves on national and international conference committees and review panels.