He is survived by his wife, Zarine, son, Phiroz, and daughter, Anita.
Boyce received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from South Dakota School of Mines in 1962, a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1964 and a doctorate degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 1969.
After earning his doctorate degree, Boyce joined the Mechanical Engineering Department of Texas A&M University. He founded the Gas Turbine Laboratories at Texas A&M and was appointed as the first director of the Turbomachinery Symposium in 1972. Boyce left Texas A&M to found Boyce Engineering, Intl. in 1979.
Boyce authored three best-selling engineering books and more than 150 technical papers and reports on gas turbines, compressors pumps, fluid mechanics, and turbomachinery.
Boyce is Past Chairman of the Plant Engineering & Maintenance Division of ASME, and Chairman of the Electric Utilities Committee of the of ASME’s International Gas Turbine Institute and Chairman of the ASME Conferences Committee. He is the recipient of the ASME award for Excellence in Aerodynamics and the Ralph Teetor Award of SAE for enhancement in research and teaching.
Boyce is recognized as a founding member of the Turbomachinery Symposium and served on the Turbomachinery Advisory Committee since 1972. He attended his final Turbomachinery & Pump Symposia last week.