Dr Toby Boyson

WHS Coordinator
School of Engineering and Information Technology
+61 2 6268 9533
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Dr Toby Boyson is a lecturer in electrical engineering at the School of Engineering and Information Technology at UNSW Canberra.  He completed a Bachelor of Science in physics and chemistry at ANU, graduating with first class honours in 2007.  He received his PhD in electrical engineering in 2012 from UNSW, for the development and experimental validation of a new type of cavity ringdown spectroscopy.  

Dr Boyson worked as a postdoctoral fellow for Professor Ian Petersen (now at ANU), Associate Professor Charles Harb (now Chief Technology Officer, Ring IR Inc.), and Associate Professor Sean O'Byrne (UNSW Canberra) before taking his current position as an education focussed lecturer.  He has designed and built optoelectronic instrumentation to measure explosives and chemical warfare agents,  to characterise hypersonic flows, and to validate new control algorithms.  Instrumentation and signal processing techniques he helped develop have been a finalists at the UNSW Innovation awards (2012), and the Australian Museum Eureka Prize (2015).  He holds several patents and patent applications in signal processing and spectroscopic instrumentation that are being developed for commercialisation in the USA.  You can view his Google Scholar profile here.

Dr Boyson currently spends most of his time teaching analog circuit design: he is course co-ordinator for ZEIT3216 - Design of Electronic Circuits 3, and ZEIT2207 - Design of Electronic Circuits 2.  He also teaches into several other courses in the EE program.  Dr Boyson is interested in all aspects of engineering education: he is particularly interested in the development of practical activities to help students understand difficult concepts and to develop their analysis and design skills, and in increasing the representation of women in engineering degrees.

He is the current co-chair (with Associate Professor Kathryn Kasmarik) of YoWIE, an outreach designed to encourage young women to pursue STEM degrees and careers.  

 

 

Journal articles

Gao R; O'Byrne S; Liow JL; Boyson TK, 2018, 'An experimental study of pressure distribution nonlinearity in a circular micro-tube', Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, vol. 97, pp. 468 - 483, 10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2018.05.020

Kaebe BD; Robins NP; Boyson TK; Kleine H; O Byrne S, 2018, '1.6 MHz scanning rate direct absorption temperature measurements using a single vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser diode', Applied Optics, vol. 57, pp. 5680 - 5687, 10.1364/AO.57.00568

Schütte D; Hassen SZS; Karvinen KS; Boyson TK; Kallapur AG; Song H; Petersen IR; Huntington EH; Heurs M, 2016, 'Experimental Demonstration of Frequency Autolocking an Optical Cavity Using a Time-Varying Kalman Filter', Physical Review Applied, vol. 5, 10.1103/PhysRevApplied.5.014005

Manoharan R; Boyson TK; O'Byrne S, 2016, 'Time-resolved temperature and number density measurements in a repetitively pulsed nanosecond-duration discharge', Physics of Plasmas, vol. 23, 10.1063/1.4972876

Kallapur AG; Schutte D; Petersen IR; Boyson TK; Huntington E; Hassen SZS; Song H; Heurs M, 2015, 'Design and Implementation of an Optical Cavity Locking Controller Test Bed System', IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol. 23, pp. 715 - 721, 10.1109/TCST.2014.2331274

Boyson TK; Dagdigian PJ; Pavey KD; Fitzgerald NJ; Spence TG; Moore DS; Harb CC, 2015, 'Real-time multiplexed digital cavity-enhanced spectroscopy', Optics Letters, vol. 40, pp. 4560 - 4562, 10.1364/OL.40.004560

Boyson TK; Rittman DR; Spence TG; Calzada ME; Kallapur AG; Petersen IR; Kirkbride KP; Moore DS; Harb CC, 2014, 'Pulsed quantum cascade laser based hypertemporal real-time headspace measurements', Optics Express, vol. 22, pp. 10519 - 10534, 10.1364/OE.22.010519

Boyson TK; Rittman DR; Spence TG; Calzada ME; Kallapur AG; Petersen IR; Kirkbride KP; Moore DS; Harb CC, 2013, 'Rapid, wide bandwidth pulsed cavity ringdown spectroscopy', 2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2013

Kallapur AG; Boyson TK; Petersen IR; Harb CC, 2012, 'Offline estimation of decay time for an optical cavity with a low pass filter cavity model', Optics Letters, vol. 37, pp. 3018 - 3020, 10.1364/OL.37.003018

Harb CC; Boyson TK; Kallapur AG; Petersen IR; Calzada ME; Spence TG; Kirkbride KP; Moore DS, 2012, 'Pulsed quantum cascade laser-based CRDS substance detection: Real-Time detection of TNT', Optics Express, vol. 20, pp. 15489 - 15502, 10.1364/OE.20.015489

Spence TG; Calzada ME; Gardner HM; Leefe E; Fontenot HB; Gilevicius L; Hartsock RW; Boyson TK; Harb CC, 2012, 'Real-time FPGA data collection of pulsed-laser cavity ringdown signals', Optics Express, vol. 20, pp. 8804 - 8814, 10.1364/OE.20.008804

Boyson TK; Spence TG; Calzada ME; Harb CC, 2011, 'Frequency domain analysis for laser-locked cavity ringdown spectroscopy', Optics Express, vol. 19, pp. 8092 - 8101, 10.1364/OE.19.008092

Kallapur AG; Boyson TK; Petersen IR; Harb CC, 2011, 'Nonlinear estimation of ring-down time for a Fabry-Perot optical cavity', Optics Express, vol. 19, pp. 6377 - 6386, 10.1364/OE.19.006377

Kallapur AG; Boyson TK; Petersen IR; Harb CC, 2011, 'Nonlinear estimation of ring-down time for a Fabry-Perot optical cavity', OPTICS EXPRESS, vol. 19, pp. 6385 - 6394, 10.1364/OE.19.006385

Francis MJ; Boyson TK; Pashley RM, 2008, 'Oil droplet size manipulation applied to surfactant-free emulsion polymerization', Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, vol. 328, pp. 44 - 51, 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2008.06.018

Francis MJ; Boyson TK; Pashley RM, 2008, 'Changing the size of oil droplets dispersed in water without added surfactants', Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, vol. 316, pp. 136 - 141, 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2007.08.044

Boyson TK; Pashley RM, 2007, 'A study of oil droplet coalescence', Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, vol. 316, pp. 59 - 65, 10.1016/j.jcis.2007.08.039

Conference Papers

Manoharan R; Boyson TK; O Byrne S, 2017, 'A parametric investigation of repetitively pulsed nanosecond duration discharges in argon', in AIAA SciTech Forum - 55th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, presented at , 10.2514/6.2017-1810

Boyson TK; Harb CC, 2015, 'Advanced wideband cavity enhanced spectrosopy', in CLEO: Applications and Technology, CLEO-AT 2015, presented at , 10.1364/CLEO_AT.2015.ATh1K.3

Manoharan R; O'Byrne S; Boyson T, (eds.), 2015, 'Time-resolved temperature measurements in a repetitively pulsed nanosecond discharge using tuneable diode laser absorption spectroscopy', in Proceedings of the 7th Australian Conference on Laser Diagnostics in Fluid Mechanics and Combustion, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia, Melbourne, pp. 147 - 153, presented at 7th Australian Conference on Laser Diagnostics in Fluid Mechanics and Combustion, Melbourne, 09 - 11 December 2015, http://aldc.eng.monash.edu/files/7ACLDFMC_Proceedings_2015.pdf

Manoharan R; Boyson T; Webb J; O'Byrne S, 2015, 'Time-resolved Temperature and Number Density Measurements in a Repetitively Pulsed Nanosecond Discharge', in Time-resolved Temperature and Number Density Measurements in a Repetitively Pulsed Nanosecond Discharge, Light, Energy and the Environment 2015, Suzhou China, presented at Light, Energy and the Environment 2015, Suzhou China, 02 - 05 November 2015, 10.1364/EE.2015.ETu2A.1

Boyson TK; Rittman DR; Spence TG; Kirkbride KP; Moore DS; Harb CC, 2014, 'Rapid, wideband cavity ringdown spectroscopy for the detection of explosives', in Optics InfoBase Conference Papers, presented at

Boyson TK; Rittman DR; Spence TG; Kirkbride KP; Moore DS; Harb CC, 2014, 'Rapid, wideband cavity ringdown spectroscopy for the detection of explosives', in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe - Technical Digest, presented at

Boyson TK; Rittman DR; Spence TG; Calzada ME; Kallapur AG; Petersen IR; Kirkbride KP; Moore DS; Harb CC, 2013, 'Rapid, wide bandwidth pulsed cavity ringdown spectroscopy', in CLEO: Science and Innovations, CLEO_SI 2013, presented at

Kallapur AG; Schutte D; Petersen IR; Boyson TK; Huntington E; Sayed Hassen SZ; Song H; Heurs M, 2012, 'Digital locking of a three-mirror ring cavity', in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Control Applications, pp. 794 - 799, presented at , 10.1109/CCA.2012.6402391

Kallapur AG; Boyson TK; Petersen IR; Harb CC, 2012, 'Low pass filter model-based offline estimation of ring-down time for an experimental Fabry-Perot optical cavity', in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Control Applications, pp. 75 - 79, presented at , 10.1109/CCA.2012.6402356

Mabrok MA; Kallapur AG; Petersen IR; Schütte D; Boyson TK; Lanzon A, 2012, 'Locking a three-mirror optical cavity: A negative imaginary systems approach', in 2012 2nd Australian Control Conference, AUCC 2012, pp. 476 - 480, presented at

Kallapur AG; Boyson TK; Petersen IR; Harb CC, 2011, 'Offline estimation of ring-down time for an experimental Fabry-Perot optical cavity', in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Control Applications, pp. 556 - 560, presented at , 10.1109/CCA.2011.6044462

Kallapur AG; Petersen IR; Boyson TK; Harb CC, 2011, 'Robust nonlinear estimation for a Fabry-Perot optical cavity', in ASCC 2011 - 8th Asian Control Conference - Final Program and Proceedings, pp. 1454 - 1459, presented at

Conroy K; Lee A; Boyson T; Calzada M; Kirkbride P; Spence TG; Harb CC, (ed.), 2010, 'Quantitative infrared spectrometry: A local oscillator and reverse bias analysis', in Abstracts of Pacifichem 2010, Pacifichem 2010 Congress Organizing Committee, Hawaii, presented at Pacifichem 2010, Hawaii, 15 December 2010

Boyson T; Calzada M; Kallapur AG; Spence TG; Petersen IR; Harb CC, (ed.), 2010, 'Advances in signal processing for continuous-wave and phase-shift Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy', in Abstracts of Pacifichem 2010, Pacifichem 2010 Congress Organizing Committee, Hawaii, presented at Pacifichem 2010, Hawaii, 15 December 2010

Patents

Harb CC; Spence T; Boyson T, 2016, Optical signal processing method and apparatus for analysing time-decay signals, Australia, Patent No. 2011291414, Patent Agent: