Darwin L. Boyd earned a B.Sc. in Physics (1982), an M.A. in Physics (1988), and a Ph.D. in Physics (1991), all from Kent State University, Kent, Ohio. Dr. Boyd worked as a Research Associate at NASA Lewis Research Center, in Cleveland, Ohio, from 1990 to 1993. From 1994 to 1997, he worked both as a contractor at NASA Lewis Research Center, and as an instructor at the School of Technology, Kent State University. He was also a NASA-ASEE Summer Faculty Fellow at NASA Lewis Research Center, from 1996-1999. He joined the School of Technology in 1997 as an Assistant Professor.
Dr. Boyd's research experience includes the study of MÃ¶ssbauer effects in spin crossover systems and liquid crystals, and the use of x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and Auger electron microscopy in the study of metallic and ceramic materials. He also has worked in the design of ultra-high-vacuum systems, and has done extensive work in the design and implementation of computer-based data acquisition systems for numerous applications in laboratory environments. Currently, his research interests include the characterization of metal matrix and ceramic matrix composite materials using Auger electron spectroscopy.
Dr Boyd currently teaches courses in programmable logic controllers and in computer aided design. He serves as the coordinator of the Applied Science and Technology program area in the College of Technology and is a member of the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).