West Virginia Wesleyan College

Department of Physics and Engineering

Dr. Chad Smith visits from the University of Virginia


Sept. 14, 2012—Chad Smith (2003) dropped by to give us the good news that he has earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Virginia.


Chad’s research project involved using a Nd-YAG laser just like ours. Chad used the laser to measure velocity of gases in a scramjet combustor.

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Dr. Chad Smith is discussing ideas for our wind tunnel with Dr. Popson.