Dr Thomas Dixon
Associate Lecturer

Dr Thomas Dixon

PhD (Physics) UNSW 2021
Thesis "Utilising High-Bandwidth-Samples Brownian Trajectories in Optical Tweezers: Novel Techniques and Future Directions"

B Eng (Aerospace) Hons 1st Class + B Sc (Physics) UNSW 2016

School of Physics

Dr. Thomas Dixon is an Associate Lecturer (Education Focused) in the School of Physics, working primarily on laboratory education. Thomas runs the first year physics teaching laboratory, and is responsible for the design of experiments and management/training of laboratory teaching staff.

Thomas runs a physics education journal club that meets on the last Monday of every month; send him an email if you are interested in joining! 

Room G61B, Old Main Building
  • Journal articles | 2017
    Dixon TF; Russell LW; Andres-Arroyo A; Reece PJ, 2017, 'Using back focal plane interferometry to probe the influence of Zernike aberrations in optical tweezers', Optics Letters, vol. 42, pp. 2968 - 2971, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.42.002968
    Journal articles | 2015
    Nguyen TH; Tsafnat N; Cetin E; Osborne B; Dixon TF, 2015, 'Low-Earth orbit satellite constellation for ADS-B based in-flight aircraft tracking', Advances in Aircraft and Spacecraft Science, vol. 2, pp. 95 - 108, http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/aas.2015.2.1.095
  • Conference Papers | 2020
    DIxon TF; Reece PJ, 2020, 'Stroboscopic detection of multi-colloidal hydrodynamics using time-multiplexed optical tweezers', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2567546
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Dixon TF; Reece P, 2018, 'Sensor-side Brownian noise reduction in optically trapped probe microscopy', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2320850
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Nguyen T; Cetin E; Osborne B; Tsafnat N; Dixon T, 2014, 'Space Based ADS-B via a Low-Earth Orbit Cubesat Constellation', in Proceedings of the 65th International Astronautical Congress, Toronto, pp. 3641 - 3647, presented at 65th International Astronautical Congress, Toronto, 29 September 2014 - 03 October 2014, http://iafastro.directory/iac/archive/tree/IAC-14/B4/4/IAC-14,B4,4,8,x25309.brief.pdf

2020 Dean of Science Staff Excellence Award