Dr Toby Boyson

Electrical Engineering Program Coordinator and Yowie Coordinator
School of Engineering and Information Technology
+61 2 5114 5126
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Dr Toby Boyson is a Senior 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 Executive 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 and coordinating the Electrical Engineering degree: he is course co-ordinator for ZEIT3216 - Design of Electronic Circuits 3, ZEIT2207 - Design of Electronic Circuits 2, and ZEIT1208 - Introduction to Electrical Engineering  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 links between the affective and cognitive development of engineering students, problem solving and practical lab skills through the lens of cognitive load theory, and in increasing and maintaining the representation of women in engineering degrees.

He is the current co-chair (with Dr Bianca Capra) of YoWIE, an outreach designed to encourage young women to pursue STEM degrees and careers.  

 

 

Journal articles

Dennis Z; Wilson K; Boyson T; Kasmarik K, 2019, 'Building girls' confidence in themselves as future engineers', Teaching Science, vol. 65, pp. 10 - 18

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, http://dx.doi.org/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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.57.00568

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4972876

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevApplied.5.014005

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.40.004560

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TCST.2014.2331274

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, http://dx.doi.org/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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/cleo_si.2013.ctu3h.7

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.008804

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

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.003018

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.006385

Kallapur AG; Boyson T; Petersen IR; Harb CC, 2011, 'Nonlinear estimation of ring-down time for a Fabry-Perot optical cavity', Optics Express, vol. 19, pp. 6377 - 6386, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.006377

Boyson T; Spence TG; Calzada M; Harb CC, 2011, 'Frequency Domain Analysis for Cavity Ringdown Spectroscopy', Optics Express, vol. 19, pp. 8092 - 8101, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.008092

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

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

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

Conference Papers

Boyson T; Kasmarik K; Wilson K, 2018, 'Evaluating the Impact of the YoWIE Summer School on Girls’ Perception of Engineering', in Proceedings of the 29th Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference, 2018, Hamilton, New Zealand, presented at 29th Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference 2018, Hamilton, New Zealand, 09 December 2018 - 12 December 2018, https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/18aaee/proceedings/AAEE18_Proceedings_5Dec.pdf

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/6.2017-1810

Manoharan R; O'Byrne S; Boyson T, 2015, 'Time-resolved temperature measurements in a repetitively pulsed nanosecond discharge using tuneable diode laser absorption spectroscopy', in Honnery D; Edgington-Mitchell D (ed.), 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 December 2015 - 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 November 2015 - 05 November 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/EE.2015.ETu2A.1

Boyson TK; Harb CC, 2015, 'Advanced wideband cavity enhanced spectrosopy', in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe - Technical Digest, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/CLEO_AT.2015.ATh1K.3

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/cleo_at.2014.aw1p.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 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe - Technical Digest

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

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CLEOPR.2013.6600100

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 Conferences on Control Applications, IEEE, IEEE xplore, pp. 75 - 79, presented at 2012 IEEE International Conference on Control Applications (CCA), Dubrovnik, Croatia, 03 October 2012 - 05 October 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CCA.2012.6402356

Kallapur AG; Schutte D; Petersen IR; Boyson TK; Huntington EH; Hassen SZS; Song H; Heurs M, 2012, 'Digital Locking of a Three-Mirror Ring Cavity', in Proceedings of the Conferences on Control Applications, IEEE, IEEE xplore, pp. 794 - 799, presented at 2012 IEEE International Conference on Control Applications (CCA), Dubrovnik, Croatia, 03 October 2012 - 05 October 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CCA.2012.6402391

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

Kallapur AG; Boyson T; Petersen IR; Harb CC, 2011, 'Offline estimation of ring-down time for an experimental Fabry-Perot optical cavity', in 2011 IEEE International Conference on Control Applications (CCA) part of the IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems & Control (MSC), IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, USA, pp. 556 - 560, presented at 2011 IEEE International Conference on Control Applications (CCA), Denver, CO, USA, 28 September 2011 - 30 September 2011, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CCA.2011.6044462

Kallapur AG; Petersen IR; Boyson T; Harb CC, 2011, 'Robust nonlinear estimation for a Fabry-Perot optical cavity', in ASCC 2011 - 8th Asian Control Conference - Final Program and Proceedings, IEEE Computer Society, Piscataway, NJ, United States, pp. 1454 - 1459, presented at 8th Asian Control Conference, ASCC 2011, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 15 May 2011 - 18 May 2011, http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=5899287&tag=1

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

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

Boyson T; Harb C, Cavity enhanced spectroscopy using off-axis paths, Patent No. 10048196