Smith, Scott

Smith, Scott

Section Head, Precision Manufacturing and Machining at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Scott Smith is the Section Head, Precision Manufacturing and Machining at Oak ridge National Laboratory. Prior to joining ORNL in 2019, Smith was Professor and Chair of Mechanical Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. During 2012-13 he served as the Assistant Director for Technology at the US Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office in Washington DC.

His research areas include high-speed machining, process optimization, and machine dynamics. He has taught numerous industrial short courses. He holds 11 patents.

Smith is a Fellow of the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP), and he is a Fellow of both ASME and SME. Smith served as the Chair of the Manufacturing Engineering Division of ASME, and as President of the North American Manufacturing Research Institute of SME. He is author of more than 100 technical papers, and he is co-author of the books Machining Dynamics: Frequency Response to Improved Productivity and Mechanical Vibrations: Modeling and Measurement.

Smith has received numerous awards including the ASME/SME Merchant Medal, the ASME William T. Ennor Manufacturing Technology Award, the ASME Blackall Award, the NAMRI/SME S.M. Wu Research Implementation Award, the SME Education Award, the AMT Charles F. Carter Advancing Manufacturing Award, the American Helicopter Society Pinckney Award, two R&D 100 Awards, and the NAMRI/SME Lifetime Service Award.