Dr. Edmund Spencer

Associate Professor
Electrical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Space plasma physics and space weather.
  • Design and development of next generation instruments for space science and space plasma characterization.
  • Development of theoretical and analytical frameworks to analyze and interpret the measured data from instruments immersed in or proximate to a plasma.
  • Interaction of the solar wind with the earth's magnetosphere.
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Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
B.S. Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University of Leicester, UK


E. Spencer, S. Patra, Ionosphere Plasma Electron Parameters From Radio Frequency Sweeping Impedance Probe Measurements, Radio Science, 10.1002/2015RS005697, August 2015.

S. Patra, E. Spencer, The effect of changing solar wind conditions on the inner magnetosphere and ring current: A model data comparison, JGR Space Physics, 10.1002/2015JA021299, August 2015.

T. Andriyas, E. Spencer, Collisionless Resistivity in a Bifurcated Current Sheet, JGR Space Physics, doi: 10.1002/2013JA019242, June 2014.

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EE 354 Electromagnetics I
EE 355 Electromagnetics II
EE 575 Stochastic Processes