Brian Thomson

Assistant Professor of Instruction in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday and Fridays 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Friday 2:00 - 3:00PM

Bio

Dr. Brian Thomson received his Ph.D. degree from the Pennsylvania State University. During this time, he performed research in dynamical systems, feedback control, signal processing, high power magnetic systems and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR).  These research developments were implemented and verified experimentally using hardware in conjunction with a high power magnet system at the National High Magnetic Field (NHMFL) laboratory in Tallahassee, Florida.  Prior to joining Temple University, Dr. Thomson performed research on navigation systems at the Applied Research Lab, Navigation R&D division.

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 2013
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 2009
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2006

Publications and Patents

  • J. L. Schiano, B. F. Thomson, Method and Device for Feedback Compensation of Temporal Magnetic Field Fluctuations in Powered Magnets, U.S. Provisional Patent Application 62/099,791, January 5, 2015.
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  • B.F. Thomson, J.L. Schiano, W.W. Brey, I. Hung, Z. Gan. Reduction of Low-Frequency Temporal Field Fluctuations in Powered Magnets. NHMFL 2014 MagLab Research Report.
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  • B. F. Thomson, J. L. Schiano, B. D. McPheron, K. K. Shetty, W. W. Brey. Reduction of Temporal Field Fluctuations in Powered Magnets using Feedback Control. NHMFL 2013 MagLab Research Report. Selected as a highlight for lab’s annual National Science Foundation report.
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  • B.D. McPheron, J.L. Schiano, B.F. Thomson, K. K. Shetty, W.W. Brey, I. Hung, Z. Gan. Demonstration of 2D NMR Spectroscopy in a Powered Magnet at 25 T. 2013 MagLab Research Report. Selected as a highlight for lab’s annual National Science Foundation report
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  • B.F. Thomson, B.D. McPheron, J.L. Schiano, K. K. Shetty, W.W. Brey. Reducing Temporal Field Fluctuations in Powered Magnets Using NMR Measurements. NHMFL 2012 MagLab Research Report.
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  • B.D. McPheron, B.F. Thomson, J.L. Schiano, K. K. Shetty, W.W. Brey. Reducing Temporal Field Fluctuations in Powered Magnets Using Inductive Feedback. 2012 MagLab Research Report.
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  • B.F. Thomson, B.D. McPheron, J.L. Schiano, K. K. Shetty, W.W.Brey. Reducing Temporal Field Fluctuations in Powered Magnets by Combining Inductive and NMR Measurements. NHMFL 2011 MagLab Research Report. 

Research 

  • Controls systems
  • Signal processing
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Navigation systems
  • Robotics
  • Magnetic systems and magnetic resonance