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Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA (May 2019)
Research Adviser: Dr. Ian M. Smart

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA (August 2015)
Research Adviser: Dr. Ian M. Smart

Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics
The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (May 2013)


Research Assistant
The Pennsylvania State University (2013–14)

  • 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 Assistant
The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Electrical Engineering (2015–17)

  • 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 (2011–12)

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


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, 2016.

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, 2015.

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, 2014.


Dent, Stuart S. and Ian M. Smart, "Investigating Electron Collection Probes," AIAA 2014–4243, 42nd AIAA/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, Dallas, TX, 20–23 August 2014.

Dent, Stuart S., “Student Projects: The SPIRIT Rocket Program,” 2012 ASEE Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, 10–13 June 2013.


  • J. B. Smith Graduate Electrical Engineering Scholarship (2016)
  • Outstanding Academic Performance Scholarship (2011, 2012)


  • 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


Dr. Ian M. Smart
Professor of Electrical Engineering
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University Park, PA  16802

Dr. Isabelle C. Starrs
Professor of Electrical and Aerospace Engineering
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Ann Arbor, MI 48109


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