Andrew Boyd received his MSci degree in Physics from the University of Durham in 2008. Following this he joined Qioptiq St Asaph in 2009 as a Graduate Optical Designer.
His work in the intervening years has consisted of the optical design of a wide range of systems for Defence and Aerospace applications. More recently he has served as the Optical Design Capability Lead at St Asaph, responsible for developing the site Optical Design capability in line with business needs.
Since 2018, Andrew has been working with the TU Delft Optics Research Group towards a PhD in the Optical Design of Generalised Gradient-Index lenses or GRINs, whilst maintaining his current role at Qioptiq. In his PhD research, he aims to explore the new design freedoms created by a new generation of additive manufacture processes for GRIN lenses, which may enable a new class of enhanced size, weight, performance and cost imaging systems.
Proc. SPIE Vol 10998, Advanced Optics for Imaging Applications: UV through LWIR IV, 2019
Andrew Boyd, Optical Engineering 57(8), 2018, SPIE
Andrew Boyd, Michael Ponting and Howard Fein, Advanced Optical Technologies 2015, DeGruyter