Dr Stephen Bosi

Senior Lecturer in Physics - School of Science and Technology

Stephen Bosi

Phone: +61 2 6773 3436

Email: stephen.bosi@une.edu.au


Stephen Bosi's scientific career began at UNSW where he completed a BSc with a double major in physics and chemistry (Honours in chemistry) and a PhD in condensed matter physics (crystal growth and properties of superconducting yttrium barium cuprate).

He taught physics at the UWS Macarthur for 18 months. He spent roughly a decade conducting research in optical and electronic phenomena, especially solar energy & sustainable technology at UTS, ANSTO and USyd.  He was lecturer in physics at USyd for two years.

At the Radiation Oncology Dept, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, he conducted four years of medical physics research (including 3‑dimensional dosimetry and CT scan reconstruction algorithms).

He is distracted from research by educational and public science presentations. He has appeared on ABC Radio and TV (including "Sleek Geeks", "Catalyst" and "FAQ"). He was the joint-lead author of the series of high school physics textbooks, "In2 Physics @ Preliminary" (2009) ISBN 9780733989445 and "In2 Physics @ HSC" (2010) ISBN 9780733991738, Pearson Australia.




  • Member of the Australian Institute of Physics
  • Associate Member of the Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine

Teaching Areas

  • PHYS100 Introductory Physics
  • PHYS131 Applied Physics I
  • PHYS132 Applied Physics II
  • PHYS204 Electromagnetism 1
  • ASTY221 Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Special Topic: Solar Energy

Research Interests

  • Solar energy and Sustainable Technology
  • Medical physics
  • Plasma-based neutron source


Selected Publications

Davies J.B., Bosi S.G. and Baldock C., A genipin-gelatin gel dosimeter for radiation processing,  Radn Phys, Chem. 81 1263–1265, 2012.

Bathgate S. N. and Bosi S.G., A robust convection cover material for selective radiative cooling applications, Sol. Energ. Mat. Sol. Cells 95 2778–2785, 2011.

Bosi S.G., Naseri P. and Baldock C., Light scattering-induced artifacts in a complex polymer gel dosimetry phantom, Appl. Opt. 48 2427-2434, 2009.

Bosi S.G., Brown S., Sarabipour S., De Deene Y. and Baldock C.,  Modelling optical scattering artefacts for varying pathlength in a gel dosimeter phantom,  Phys. Med. Biol. 54 275-283, 2009.

Bosi S.G., Hayes J., Large M.C.J. and Poladian L., Colour, iridescence and thermoregulation in Lepidoptera,  Appl. Opt. 47, 5235-5241, 2008.

Bosi S.G., Naseri P., Puran A., Davies J. and Baldock C., Initial investigation of a novel light-scattering gel phantom for evaluation of optical CT scanners for radiotherapy gel dosimetry, Phys. Med. Biol. 52, 2893-2903, 2007.

Shrier O., Khachan J. and Bosi S., A Markov chain approach to modelling charge exchange processes of an ion beam in monotonically increasing or decreasing potentials, J. Phys. A: Math. Gen. 39 11119-11128, 2006.

Shrier O., Khachan J., Bosi S., Fitzgerald M. and Evans N.,  Diverging ion motion in an inertial electrostatic confinement discharge, Phys. Plasmas 13, 012703, 2006.

Buie D., Dey C.J. and Bosi S., The Effective Size of the Solar Cone for Solar Concentrating Systems, Solar Energy 74 417-427, 2003.

Khachan J., Moore D. and Bosi S., Spatial Distributions of Ion Energies in an Inertial Electrostatic Confinement Device, Phys. Plasmas, 10 596-599, 2003.

Bosi S.G., Bittar A., Zhang Q-C., Dey C.J., Mercier V. and Mills D.R.,  Age Testing of Solar Selective Surfaces on Flat-Plates at 150°C and 300°C in Air, ISES/ANZSES Solar World Congress Adelaide 25-30 Nov 2001.  Refereed Full Paper 2001.  Published in full in proceedings 2003. ISBN 0 9750650 0 9

Large M.C.J., McKenzie D.R., Parker A.R., Steel B.C., Ho K., Bosi S.G., Nicorovici N. and McPhedran R.C.,  The Mechanism of Light Reflection in Silverfish, Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. A 457 511-518, 2001.

Bosi S.G., Beard G.E., Moon A.R. and Belcher W.R., Microwave Preparation of the YBa2Cu3O7‑d Superconductor J, Microwave Power 27 75-80, 1992.

Bosi S.G., Puzzer T., Russell G.J., Town S.L. and Taylor K.N.R., Large Single Crystals of YBa2Cu3O7‑d Superconductors from Chloride Fluxes, J. Mater. Sci. Letts 8 497, 1989.

Khorasani A.N., Taylor K.N.R. and Bosi S.G., The Relationship between the Twin Structure and Optical Domains in Single Crystal YBa2Cu3O7‑d. J. Cryst. Growth 98 461, 1989.