Dr. Ed Smith has been a member of the Aerospace Engineering faculty at Penn State University since 1992. He also completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Penn State, where he also worked as a George F. Wislicenus Undergraduate Research Assistant in the Applied research laboratory (ARL). He attended graduate school at the University of Maryland Center for Rotorcraft Education and Research, earning MS and PhD degrees in Aerospace Engineering. Working under the supervision of Prof. Inderjit Chopra, Ed became engaged in research in helicopter dynamics and composite rotor blades.
Areas of Interest: Rotorcraft Dynamics, Composite Structures