Curriculum Vitae (CV)

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STUART S. DENT

123 W. College Ave. | State College, PA 16802 | 814-865-5555
ssd1234@psu.edu | www.linkedin.com/stu.dent

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA (May 2016)
Research Adviser: Dr. Ian M. Smart

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA (August 2012)
Research Adviser: Dr. Ian M. Smart

Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics
The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (May 2010)

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Research Assistant
The Pennsylvania State University (2010–12)

  • Worked in the Student Space Physics Lab (SSPL) on a project measuring the dust/aerosol layers detected by the ESPRIT rocket
  • Computer-modeled dust layer formation and movement and analyzed chemical content
  • Managed a group of 6 undergraduate student workers on the project

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Teaching Assistant
The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Electrical Engineering (2014–16)

  • Taught PHY 152 (Introduction to Physics for Engineering Students), EE 205 (Introduction to Electromagnetics), and EE 301 (Advanced Electronics)
  • Graded exams, homework, and projects

Teaching Assistant
The University of Michigan, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (2008–10)

  • Taught EECS 125 (Concepts in Electrical Engineering), EECS 457 (Advanced Electromagnetics), and PHYS 256 (Introductory Physics)
  • Reviewed and graded homework and projects

PUBLICATIONS

Dent, Stuart S. and Ian M. Smart, “Space science and engineering education overview at Penn State,” IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine, vol. 19, no. 5, pp. S-43–S-45, 2014.

Dent, Stuart S. and Ian M. Smart, “Experimental investigation of electron collection probes in a low-speed flowing plasma,” IEEE Transactions, vol. 22, no. 5, pp. 1801–1812, 2013.

Smart, Ian M. and Stuart S. Dent, “Measurement of cross-section geometry effects on electron collection,” Engineering and Technology Education, vol. 2, no.7, pp. 56–60, 2012.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Dent, Stuart S. and Ian M. Smart, “Investigating Electron Collection Probes,” AIAA 2011–4243, 42nd AIAA/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, Dallas, TX, 20–23 August 2013.

Dent, Stuart S., “Student Projects: The SPIRIT Rocket Program,” 2010 ASEE Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, 10–13 June 2011.

AWARDS

  • J. B. Smith Graduate Electrical Engineering Scholarship (2014)
  • Outstanding Academic Performance Scholarship (2009, 2010)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Penn State Graduate Student Association, Treasurer
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Member
  • Sigma Xi, Member
  • American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), Junior Member

REFERENCES

Dr. Ian M. Smart
Professor of Electrical Engineering
755 Electrical Engineering South
University Park, PA  16802
i.m.smart@ee.psu.edu
814-863-5556

Dr. Isabelle C. Starrs
Professor of Electrical and Aerospace Engineering
411 EEAE Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
i.c.starrs@eeae.umich.edu
734-764-5555

 

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