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Faculty and Staff Profile

Liam O’Hara

Associate Professor


Office: 319 Harris A Smith Bldg.
Phone: 864-903-4836
Fax: 864-656-4808
Email: LOHARA@clemson.edu
 

 Educational Background

Ed.D Career and Technical Education
Clemson University 2005

M.A.T. Secondary English Education
University of South Carolina 1989

M.In.Ed Graphic Communications
Clemson University 1997

BA English
University of Georgia 1986

 Courses Taught

GC3460 Inks and Substrates
GC4440 Current Trends and Developments in GC
GCx990 TAGA CI

 Profile

Dr. Liam O’Hara is an Associate Professor of Graphic Communications at Clemson University, where he has been teaching since 2001. Prior to that, he spent four years in the corrugated industry as the Creative Services Manager at Phoenix Packaging in Winston-Salem, NC. At Clemson, he has primarily taught GC3460/3461 Inks and Substrates class and GC 4440/4441 Current Trends and Developments in GC, where he has worked with students on numerous research projects. His research efforts of late have focused on expanded color gamut printing. Dr. O’Hara currently the President of the Technical Association of the Graphic Arts, serving a two-year term. A Scorpio, Dr. O’Hara enjoys music and laughter, and long walks on moonlit beaches…

 Research Interests

Color Reproduction, Expanded Gamut, Printed Electronics

 Research Publications

O’Hara, L., Congdon, B., Gasque, B., Optimizing Print Sequence for Expanded Color Gamut, Flexo Magazine, November 2016

O’Hara, L., Congdon, B., The Influence of Print Sequence on Expanded Color Gamut, Printing Industries of America: The Magazine, August 2016.

O’Hara, L., Congdon, B., Gasque, B., Optimizing Print Sequence for Expanded Color Gamut, Proceedings of the 68th TAGA Annual Technical Conference, March 2016

Kahn, B., O’Hara, L., Tonkin, C., Whiting, G., Casse, B., Daniel, G., Krusor, B., et. al. RFP14-169: Production of Large Area Energy Harvesting Devices via Roll-to-Roll Printing Processes, FlexTech Alliance, Technical Report, November 2015.

Twomey, C., Rong, X., O’Hara, L., Tonkin, C., Keif, M. Printing Transparent Grid Patterns with Conductive Silver Ink with Flexography, Proceedings of the 67th TAGA Annual Technical Conference, March 2015.

O’Hara, L., Gasque, B., Congdon, R., Hall, J., Halford, C., Hattenberger, E. PantoneLIVE Library Validation Study. Flexo Magazine, Vol. 40, No. 7, p. 38–46, July 2015.

O’Hara, L., Gasque, B., Congdon, R., Hall, J., Halford, C., Hattenberger, E. PantoneLIVE Library Validation Study. White Paper, September 2014.

Kahn, B., O’Hara, L., Thompson, D.M., Wargo, C., Mastropietro, M., Nelson, H.E.,, Ray, W.J., Tonkin, C.E., Transparent Conductive Grids Made by High-Speed Printing and Inline Sintering of Silver Nanoparticles, Proceedings of the ___ AIMCAL Conference, October 2013.

Kahn, B., O’Hara, L., Tonkin, C., Gasque, B., Whiting, G., Veres, J., Krusor, B., Van Tassell, B., Rickard, S. RFP12-158: Translating Printed Electronics Process Technology from Laboratory to Commercial Scale, FlexTech Alliance, Technical Report, February 2013.

Hartman, A., O’Hara, L, Tonkin, C, Darby, D., Gustafson, J., Ray, W., Lockett, V., Printing Carbon Nanotube-Based Supercapicitors. Journal of Print Media Technologies Research. Vol. 1, No. 3, p. 161–170, September 2012.
Kahn, B. E., O’Hara, L. H., Tonkin, C. E., Nelson, H. E., Ray, W. J., Wargo, C, Mastropietro, M. 2012. The Impact of Plate Imaging Techniques on Flexographic Printed Conductive Traces. Journal of Imaging Science and Technology. Vol. 56, No. 4, pp. 040507-1–040507-8 July/August 2012
Kahn, B., O’Hara, L, Tonkin, C., Nelson, H., Ray, J., Wargo, C., 2011. RFP09-146: Benchmarking of Roll-to-Roll Printing Processes, Flextech Alliance, Technical Report, December 2011.
Chen, L., O’Hara, L., 2011. Near Neutral Calibration Process for Flexographic Printing, TAGA Journal of Graphic Technology, Vol. 5, No. 1, March 2011.

Graving, J., Tyrrell, R., Balk, S., Mendel, J., Braly, N., Sinakhonerath, L., O’Hara, L., & Moore, K., 2009. The Effects of Retroreflectivity and Biological Motion on the Visibility of Pedestrians at Night, Journal of Vision, Vol. 9, No. 8, August, 2009.

O’Hara, L. 2008. Sustainability in Printing and Packaging. FlexoGlobal, Vol. 1, No. 1, May 2008.

O’Hara, L. 2008. Sustainability in Printing and Packaging. GravurEzine, April 2008

O’Hara, L. 2008. Color Management, Label & Narrow Web, Vol. XIII, No. 3, April 2008.