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     Date Submitted:18-03-2013
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     Current job:Assistant Professor
     Employment Term:Permanent
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     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsExperienced in analog electronics design, space weather research, spacecraft-environment interactions, and electromagnetics research. Principal Investigator on NSF grant, and Space Laboratory grant. Teaching at the advanced graduate level.
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    EDUCATION Ph.D. Electrical & Computer Engineering May 2006

    The University of Texas at Austin (USA)

    Research Specialization: Space Physics

    PhD Dissertation: Analysis of Geomagnetic Storms and Substorms with the WINDMI Model

     

    M.S. Electrical & Computer Engineering May 2001

    The University of Texas at Austin (USA)

    Research Specialization: Electromagnetics and Acoustics

    MS Thesis: Application of the Geometrical Theory of Diffraction to the Analysis of Microwave Signal Interaction with an Inhomogeneous Plasma Plume

     

    B.Eng. Electrical and Electronics Engineering July 1991

    University of Leicester (UK)

     

    EMPLOYMENT

     

    Assistant Professor August 2006 – present

    Utah State University (USA), Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Courses Instructed: Engineering in the Space Environment, Electrical Circuits, Electromagnetics II.

    Research Specialization: Space Physics, Magnetospheric Physics, Space Science Instrumentation, Space Plasma Physics, Electrodynamics in complex media.

     

    Graduate Teaching Assistant September 2005– May 2006

    The University of Texas at Austin (USA), Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Assigned, supervised and mentored Electrical Engineering students working on their senior design projects.

     

    Graduate Research Assistant June 2004–August 2005

    The University of Texas at Austin (USA), Institute for Fusion Studies

    Developed a computational model to analyze and predict geomagnetic storms and substorms in the Earth’s magnetosphere (Funded by the National Science Foundation)

     

    Graduate Teaching Assistant August 2003–April 2004

    The University of Texas at Austin (USA), Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Supervised and mentored final-year Electrical Engineering projects by graduating seniors.

     

    Staff Hardware Engineer-R&D February 2001–July 2003

    National Instruments Corporation (Austin, TX, USA)

    Designed and developed analog electronic circuits for data acquisition circuit boards, specifically the development of digital-to-analog conversion circuits, as well as analog-to-digital conversion circuits for a 16 bit DAQ board.

    Designed and developed analog and power supply circuits for a 200kS/s 16-bit input and 16-bit output DAQ board based on the PCMCIA standard. Carried the product through release.

    Debugged and re-designed analog sections of previously shipped DAQ boards and re-released them.

     

     

    Graduate Research Assistant June 1999–December 2000

    The University of Texas at Austin (USA), Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering & Fusion Research Center

    Developed a model for parabolic reflector antennas using asymptotic diffraction theory (using the Uniform Theory of Diffraction) for calculating the radiated electromagnetic fields in the presence of an inhomogeneous plasma plume produced by satellite thrusters (Funded by the State of Texas Advanced Technology Project and Lockheed Martin Missile and Space Corporation.).

     

     

    Graduate Teaching Assistant September 1998–May 1999

    The University of Texas at Austin (USA), Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Assisted in teaching Introduction to Automatic Control and Circuit Theory (EE302). Graded homeworks and laboratory assignments.

     

     

    Lecturer of Electrical Engineering March 1995–July 1998

    Kolej Bandar Utama (Malaysia)

    Instructed Automatic Control Systems at the Bachelor of Technology (Higher National Diploma) level; this course is requisite to entrance into second year BSEE programs at universities in the UK. Prepared and graded assignments and examinations.

     

    Lecturer of Electrical Engineering March 1995–July 1998

    INPENS College (Malaysia)

    Instructed Electronic Circuit Design at the Bachelor of Technology (Higher National Diploma) level; this course is requisite to entrance into second year BSEE programs at universities in the UK. Prepared and graded assignments and examinations.

     

    Lecturer of Electrical Engineering March 1995–July 1998

    PRIME College (Malaysia)

    Instructed Electrical Circuits and Electromagnetic Theory at the Bachelor of Technology (Higher National Diploma) level; these courses are requisite to entrance into second year BSEE programs at universities in the U.K. Prepared and graded assignments and examinations.

     

    Electronics Design Engineer November 1993-March 1995

    O’Connors Engineering and Trading Ltd. (Malaysia)

    Designed and developed analog circuits for battery chargers and hands free car kits used with cellular phones.

    Developed RF transmitter/receiver circuits for an automobile alarm system.

     

    Systems Design Engineer April 1993–October 1993

    O’Connors Engineering and Trading Ltd. (Malaysia)

    Designed security and surveillance systems for condominiums and office buildings.

    Designed professional lighting systems for luxury hotels and recreational establishments.

     

    Project Implementation Engineer October 1992–March 1993

    O’Connors Engineering and Trading Ltd. (Malaysia)

    Implemented security and surveillance systems for condominiums and office buildings.

     

    Telecontrol Engineer September 1991–August 1992

    National Electric Company of Malaysia (TNB), (Malaysia)

    Participated in the development of a nationwide Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system for the Electrical Power Grid.

     

    PUBLICATIONS

     

    Published Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

    1. S. Patra, E. Spencer, Plasma Impedance Probe: Simulations and Comparison to Sounding Rocket Mission Data, IEEE Transactions Plasma Science, doi:10.1109/TPS.2012.2225112, January 2013.

     

    1. T. Andriyas, E. Spencer, A. Raj, L. Mays, J. Sojka, Dst Prediction from CIR Events During 2008 Using Synthesized Signals Derived from SOHO and ACE Observations, JGR Space Physics, doi:10.1029/2011JA017018, 2012.

     

    1. E. Spencer, P. Kasturi, S. Patra, W. Horton, L. Mays, The Influence of Solar Wind-Magnetosphere Coupling Functions on the Dst Index, JGR Space Physics, doi:10.1029/2011JA016780, 2011.

    2. S. Patra, E.Spencer, W. Horton, J. J. Sojka, Study of Dst/Ring Current Recovery Times during Geomagnetic Storm Events using the WINDMI Model, JGR Space Physics, doi:10.1029/2010JA015824, 2011.

    3. X. Wei, E. Spencer, Optimization of a Magnetosphere Model for Real Time Space Weather Space Weather Prediction using a Modified Genetic Algorithm, IEEE Trans. Plasma Science, 10.1109/TPS.2010.2061867, 2010.

       

    4. M.L. Mays, W. Horton, E. Spencer, J. Kozyra, Real-time predictions of geomagnetic storms and substorms: Use of the Solar Wind Magnetosphere-Ionosphere System model, Space Weather Vol 7, S07001, doi:10.1029/2008SW000459, 2009.

    5. E. Spencer, A. Rao, W. Horton, M.L. Mays, Evaluation of solar wind-magnetosphere coupling functions during geomagnetic storms with the WINDMI model, JGR Space Physics, doi:10.1029/2008JA013530, 2009.

    6. E. Spencer, S. Patra, T. Andriyas, C. Swenson, J. Ward, A. Barjatya, Absolute Electron Density and Electron Neutral Collision Frequency in the Ionosphere from Plasma Impedance Probe Measurements, J. Geophysical Research Vol. 113, A09305 doi:10.1029/2007JA013004, 2008.

    7. E. Spencer, W. Horton, I. Doxas and J. Kozyra, Analysis of the October 3-7 2000 and April 15-24 2002 Geomagnetic Storms with an Optimized Nonlinear Dynamical Model, J. Geophysical Research Vol. 112, A04S90, doi:10.1029/2006JA012019, 2007.

     

    1. M.L. Mays, W. Horton, J. Kozyra, C. Huang, T.H. Zurbuchen, E. Spencer, Effect of Interplanetary Shocks on the AL and Dst Indices, Geophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1029/2007GL029844, 2007.

    2. W. Horton, J. Pratt, H.L. Berk, E. Spencer, Global Energy Confinement Scaling Prediction for Tandem Mirrors, J. Fusion Energy, doi:10.1007/s10894-006-9059-9, 2006.

    3. E. Spencer, W. Horton and I. Doxas, The Dynamics of Storms and Substorms with the WINDMI Model, J. Adv. in Space Research, Vol. 38, Issue 8. 2006, pp 1657-1668.

    4. W. Horton, E. Spencer, I. Doxas and J. Kozyra, Analysis of the October 3-7 2000 Geomagnetic storm with the WINDMI model, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol 32, L22102, doi:10.1029/2005GL023515, Nov 2005.

    5. G.A. Hallock, J.C. Wiley, A. Khanna, E.A. Spencer, J.W. Meyer, J.T. Loane, Impact Analysis of Hall Thrusters on Satellite Antenna Performance, J. Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol 39, No. 1, pp 115-124, 2001.

     

    Published or Accepted Peer Reviewed Conference Articles

     

    1. C. Coopmans, H. Malek, E. Spencer, Radiation and impedance characteristics of a circular loop antenna driven by fractional order electronics, accepted with minor revisions, IDETC/CIE 2013, Portland, Oregon, USA.

     

    1. Jayaram, M. El-Hamoui, C. Winstead, E. Spencer, Electronic design and modeling of an integrated plasma impedance probe, IEEE Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, doi:10.1109/MWSCAS.2009.5235969, 2009.

    2. M. Jayaram, M. El-Hamoui, S. Patra, C. Winstead, E. Spencer, Fully Integrated System for a Plasma Impedance Probe, AIAA Small Satellite Conference, 2008.

     

     

    Peer Reviewed Journal Articles Under Review

    1. E. Spencer, S. Patra, T. Asikainen. Magnetotail current contribution to the Dst Index Using the MT Index and the WINDMI model, Advances in Space Research, under review, May 2012.

     

    1. E. Spencer, S. Patra, The effect of nonlinear ionospheric conductivity on magnetospheric substorms, Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, under review, February 2013.

     

    Peer Reviewed Journal Articles Submitted

     

    N/A

     

    Peer Reviewed Conference Articles Under Review

     

    1. E. Spencer, P. Kasturi, A. Raj, S. Patra, A novel method to determine ionospheric current systems using amateur satellite radio frequencies, ICONSpace 2013, Malacca, Malaysia

     

    Peer Reviewed Journal Articles In Preparation

    1. T. Andriyas, E. Spencer, Particle Dynamics and Collisionless Resistivity in a Bifurcated Current Sheet, Journal TBD, to submit, March 2013.

     

    1. S. Patra, E. Spencer, The effect of changing solar wind conditions on open drift paths in the inner magnetosphere, JGR Space Physics, to submit, March 2013.

     

    Peer Reviewed Book Chapters

     

    1. W. Horton, M.J. Mithaiwala, E.A. Spencer, and I. Doxas, WINDMI: A Family of Physics Network Models for Storms and Substorms, in Multiscale Coupling of Sun-Earth Processes, ed. by A.T.Y. Lui, Y. Kamide, and G. Consolini (Elsevier Publ. Co., Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2005), p. 431-446.

     

    Oral Presentations At Scientific Conferences

     

    1. E. Spencer, S. Patra, W. Horton, The Dynamics of Geomagnetic Storms and Substorms with the WINDMI model, presented at AGU Fall Meeting 2012.

     

    1. E. Spencer, Magnetospheric Trigger Conditions During Isolated, Storm Time and Periodic Substorms, COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Mysore, India, July 2012.

    2. E. Spencer, T. Andriyas, J. Sojka, M.L. Mays, Dst Prediction from CIR Events During 2008 Using Synthesized Signals Derived from SOHO and ACE Observations, AGU Fall Meeting 2011.

     

    1. E. A. Spencer, S. Patra, W. Horton, Development of a Dynamical Magnetosphere Model by Coupling the WINDMI PLASMA Physics Model to an Analytical Magnetospheric Magnetic Field Configuration, (Invited), AGU Meeting of the Americas, Brazil 2010.

    2. E. Spencer, P. Wheeler, S. Kaveri, T. Andriyas, B. Beardall, Acoustic Coupling between Drumset Cymbals, Acoustical Society of America Meeting, Salt Lake City, June 2007

     

    Paper and Poster Presentations at Scientific Conferences

     

    1. S. Patra, E. Spencer, Contribution of different magnetospheric currents to the Dst index for different solar wind-magnetosphere coupling functions, COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Mysore, India, July 2012.

    2. T. Andriyas, E. Spencer, W. Horton, Interplay of Kelvin Helmholtz and Tearing Mode Instability during High Speed Stream (HSS) Events, AGU Meeting Fall 2011.

       

    3. S. Patra, P. Kasturi, E. Spencer, W. Horton, L. Mays, The Influence of Solar Wind Magnetosphere Coupling Functions on The Estimation of The Dst Index, AGU meeting Fall 2011.

     

    1. W. Horton, E. Spencer, Investigation of Magnetospheric Conditions During Periodic Substorm Events with a Nonlinear Dynamical Model, AGU Fall Meeting 2010.

     

    1. E. A. Spencer, W. Horton, Investigation of Magnetospheric Conditions During Periodic Substorm Events with a Nonlinear Dynamical Model, APS DPP Meeting, Salt Lake City 2011.

    2. S. Patra, E. Spencer, W. Horton, WINDMI-Magfield: A Dynamical Magnetic Field Model, AGU Fall Meeting 2010.

    3. W. Horton, M.L. Mays, E. A. Spencer, Real-Time WINDMI Predictions of Geomagnetic Storms and Substorms, AGU Fall Meeting 2010.

    4. S. Patra, E. A. Spencer, W. Horton, J. J. Sojka, M. L. Mays, Analysis of the 2007 year CIR events using the WINDMI Model: Energy Distribution and Ring Current Evolution, AGU Fall Meeting 2009.

    5. E. A. Spencer, S. Patra, M.L. Mays, W. Horton, Development of a Dynamical Magnetosphere Model by Coupling the WINDMI Plasma Physics Model to an Analytical Magnetospheric Magnetic Field Configuration AGU Fall Meeting 2009

    6. T. Andriyas, E. A. Spencer, Numerical simulation of surface waves in a stratified magnetoplasma using a Plasma Fluid Finite Difference Time Domain Simulation, AGU Fall Meeting, 2009

    7. W. Horton, M.L. Mays, E. Spencer, Dayside Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Solar Wind Driven Dynamics, AGU Fall Meeting, 2008

    8. T. Andriyas, S. Patra, E. Spencer, J. Ward, Aerodynamic Influence on Plasma Impedance Probe Measurements in Sounding Rocket Missions, AGU Fall Meeting, 2008

    9. E. Spencer, A. Rao, W. Horton, M.L. Mays, Prediction of AL and Dst indices from ACE Measurements using Hybrid Physics/Black-Box Techniques, AGU Fall Meeting, 2008

    10. S. Patra, A.J. Rao, M. Jayaram, M. Hamoui, E. A. Spencer, C. Winstead, A miniaturized Plasma Impedance Probe for ionospheric Absolute Electron Density and Electron Neutral Collision Frequency measurements, AGU Fall Meeting, 2008

    11. L. Mays, W. Horton, E. Spencer, J. Kozyra, Real Time WINDMI predictions of Geomagnetic Storms and Substorms, AGU Fall Meeting , 2008

    12. E. Spencer, S. Patra, T. Andriyas, C. Swenson, J. Ward, Plasma Impedance Probe Analysis with a Finite Difference Time Domain Simulation, Pulsed Power and Plasma Science Conference, July 2007

    13. E. Spencer, S. Kaveri, W. Horton, L. Mays, Evaluation of Solar-Wind Magnetosphere Coupling Functions Using the WINDMI Model, AGU Fall Meeting, 2007

    14. S. Patra, E. Spencer, T. Andriyas, C. Swenson, J. Ward, Determination of Absolute Plasma Electron Density and Electron Neutral Collision Frequency from Plasma Impedance Probe Measurements, AGU Fall Meeting., 2007

    15. W. Horton, M.L. Mays, E. Spencer, Physics modeling of storms and substorms with solar wind data, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Substorms, 2006

    16. E. Spencer, S. Kaveri, W. Horton, L. Mays, Space Weather Prediction Using a Hybrid Physics/Black-box Model, AGU Fall Meeting ,2006

    17. S. Sridharan, E. Spencer, J. Ward, C. Swenson, Impedance Probe Analysis of Ionospheric Plasma Properties Using a Finite Difference Time Domain Model, AGU Fall Meeting, 2006

     

    1. W. Horton, L. Mays, E. Spencer, J. Kozyra, C. Huang, Effect of Interplanetary Shocks on AL and Dst Indices, AGU fall Meeting , 2006

    2. L. Mays, W. Horton, E. Spencer, R. Weigel, D. Vassiliadis, J. Kozyra, AL and Dst Predictions with the Real-Time WINDMI Model, AGU Fall Meeting, 2006

    3. E. Spencer, W. Horton, L. Mays, I. Doxas, J. Kozyra, Analysis of Geomagnetic Storms and Substorms with the WINDMI Model, AGU Spring Assembly, 2006.

    4. W. Horton, E. Spencer, I. Doxas, J. Kozyra, Analysis of the October 3-7 2000 GEM Storm with the WINDMI Model, Part I, AGU Fall Meeting, 2005

    5. L. Mays, J. Pratt, E. Spencer, W. Horton, I. Doxas, Effect of Magnetic Clouds and IP Shocks on AL and Dst Indices, AGU Fall Meeting, 2005.

    6. E. Spencer, W. Horton, I. Doxas, J. Kozyra, Analysis of the October 3-7 2000 and April 15-24 2002 Geomagnetic Storms with the WINDMI model, Part II, AGU Fall Meeting , 2005.

     

    Other Published Conference Presentations

     

    1. G.A. Hallock, J.C. Wiley, E.A. Spencer, J.W. Meyer, J.T. Loane, Development and Application of the Beamserver Code for Plume Impact Analysis on Satellite Communication, AIAA 2001-3354. Proceedings of the 37th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, 07/01/01

    2. G.A. Hallock, J.C. Wiley, A. Khanna, E.A. Spencer, J.W. Meyer, J.T. Loane, Impact Analysis of Hall Thrusters on Satellite Communication, AIAA 2000-3519. Proceedings of the 36th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, 07/01/00

     

     

    Other Presentations

     

    1. E. Spencer, Space Weather And The Earths Magnetosphere, April 21, 2009.

    2. E. Spencer, Plasma Impedance Probe Research and Development at Utah State University, USU ECE Graduate Colloquium, November 18, 2008.

    3. E. Spencer, Ionospheric Plasma Properties from Swept Impedance Probes, USU ECE Graduate Colloquium, April 22, 2008.

    4. E. Spencer, Analysis and Prediction of Geomagnetic Storms and Substorms, USU ECE Graduate Colloquium, Oct 17, 2006.

     

     

    PhD Dissertations and MS Theses Supervised

     

    1. Tushar Andriyas, PhD, Particle Dynamics And Resistivity Characteristics In Bifurcated Current Sheets, Successfully Defended November 27, 2012.

    2. Swadesh Patra, PhD, The Contribution of Magnetospheric Currents to the Ground Magnetic Perturbations during Geomagnetic Storms, Successfully Defended October 24 2012.

    3. Prajwal Kasturi – MS, Determination of The Auroral Electrojet Location Using Faraday Rotation on GPS Signals, Successfully Defended December 10 2012.

    4. Ashish Raj – MS, Differential Evolution And Genetic Algorithms Applied To Optimization of Nonlinear Systems, Successfully Defended December 11 2012.

    5. Arun Rao – MS 2010, Analog Front-End Design using the Gm/Id Method for a Pulse-Based Plasma Impedance Probe System. (Now pursuing PhD at Dartmouth College)

    6. Xing Wei - MS 2009, Optimization of Strongly Nonlinear Dynamical Systems Using a Modified Genetic Algorithm with Micro-Movement (MGAM). (Now pursuing PhD at Arizona State University)

    7. Tushar Andriyas – MS 2009, Surface Wave Propagation in a Dielectric Waveguide Loaded with an Anisotropic, Conductive, and Spatially Dispersive Substrate.

    8. Swadesh Patra – MS 2009, Electron Density and Electron Neutral Collision Frequency in the Ionosphere Using Plasma Impedance Probe Measurements on Sounding Rockets.

    9. Srinidhi Kaveri – MS 2008, Design of Tunable Edge Coupled Microstrip Bandpass Filters. (Now senior RF engineer at Qualcomm India)

     

     

    FUNDING

     

    Funded Proposals

     

    1. Utah State University New Faculty Research Grant, PI, Design and Optimization of Nonlinear Dynamical Models, 2007-2008, $14,270.

    2. National Science Foundation, PI, Space Weather Prediction with a Hybrid Physics/Black-Box Model, 2007-2009, $159,146.

    3. Utah State University Space Dynamics Laboratory, PI, Miniaturization of the Plasma Impedance Probe System for Micro-satellite Applications, 2008-2009, $77,913.

    4. Utah State University Research Catalyst Grant, PI, A Dynamical Magnetosphere Model, 2010, $18,000.

     

    Pending Proposals

    1. National Science Foundation, PI, CAREER: Theory, Techniques And Simulations of RF Impedance Probes For Plasma Characterization, July 2011, $401,459.

     

     

    PRODUCTS AND AWARDS

     

    1. National Electricity Company of Malaysia 2 year Scholarship Award for Bachelor of Engineering degree (September 1989-July 1991).

    2. Radio Frequency Transmitter and Receiver Product for a Car Alarm System (1993).

    3. Nickel Cadmium Battery Charger Product for Nokia Cellular Telephones (1994).

    4. Hands Free Car Kit Product for Nokia Cellular telephones (1994).

    5. National Instruments DAQCard 6036E PCMCIA Data Acquisition Board Product (2002-2003).

    6. EDN Product of the Month Award for NI DAQCard 6036E (2003).

       

    7. Outstanding Student Paper Award, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2005 (2005)

       

     

    PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

     

    Peer Reviewer for Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics.

     

    Peer Reviewer for Journal of Earth, Planets and Space.

     

    Panel Reviewer on NSF NSWP May 2008.

     

    Ad-Hoc Reviewer for NSF Magnetospheric Program 2010.

     

    Participator on NASA Geospace Program Panel 2008.

     

    PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

     

    American Geophysical Union (AGU) Member.

     

    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Member.

     

    Committee Of Space Researchers (COSPAR) Associate.

     

    CITIZENSHIP

     

    Malaysian

     

    IMMIGRATION STATUS

     

    Permanent Resident of USA.


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    Please also note that we are located in France. Our normal office hours are 09:00 to 18:00 Monday to Friday. France timezone is GMT+1.

     

    Warning:

    We are very serious about our job seekers privacy so only legitimate recruiters and employers are eligible for a recruiter account. All subscriptions requests will be manually approved and recruiter accounts constantly monitored. Users who enter inaccurate or incomplete information will not gain access to post jobs or search resumes. Sharing of login details with a third party will result in the suspension of the recruiter's account with no subscription refund.
    Recruitment agencies are only eligible for a Gold package and recruitment agencies recruiting for companies already using Space Careers will not be accepted.

    To ensure you are approved, please include the following on your application:
    * The website address of your Company. Under construction websites will be rejected.
    * Email - Must end in @yourcompany.com. Applications using free email accounts such as Hotmail, Yahoo or Gmail will be rejected.

    Individual exceptions can be made on a case by case basis by emailing sales@space-careers.com. Accounts found not to be in compliance will be deleted.

     
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