Richard Smith

About

Richard N. Smith (BA, Rice, 1970; MS, PhD, California—Berkeley, 1974) is retired from Rensselaer. He spent 44 years as a Professor in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering. His research and teaching expertise was in thermal and fluid sciences, with research applications in manufacturing and materials processing, especially solidification processing, as well as energy utilization and conversion. He served as a Program Officer at the National Science Foundation between 2001-2004 and from 2010 -2013. From 2004 to 2009, he was Associate Dean of Engineering for Academic and Student Affairs. He has represented the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) as a Commissioner (Team Chair) for the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. He is a Life Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and a Life-Member of the American Society for Engineering Education.

Education & Training

Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley

Research

Other Focus Areas

Thermal-Fluid and Energy Systems

Publications

The following is a selection of recent publications in Scopus. Richard Smith has 59 indexed publications in the subjects of Engineering, Materials Science, and Chemical Engineering.

Lester A. Gerhardt, Richard N. Smith
Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
, 2008
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Richard N. Smith, Kevin C. Craig, Pamela Theroux
Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
, 2005
, 2005
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Y. Lawrence Yao, Xiangli Chen, Richard N. Smith, Jamil A. Khan
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Manufacturing Engineering Division, MED
, 12
, 2001
, pp.331
.
Richard N. Smith, Deborah A. Kaminski, Michael K. Jensen, Amir Hirsa
ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
, 2000
, pp.2113-2123
.
R. N. Smith, H. C. Doumanidis
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD
, 366
, 2000
, pp.307-313
.
A. D. Yoder, R. N. Smith
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD
, 366
, 2000
, pp.151-157
.
R. N. Smith, H. C. Doumanidis
ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE)
, 2000-S
, 2000
, pp.307-313
.
A. D. Yoder, R. N. Smith
ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE)
, 2000-U
, 2000
, pp.151-157
.
Vincent P. Manno, Peter Y. Wong, Richard N. Smith, Robert W. Messler
Technical Paper - Society of Manufacturing Engineers. AD
, 1998
, pp.1-6
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Michael K. Jensen, Richard N. Smith, Deborah A. Kaminski, Amir Hirsa
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD
, 361-3
, 1998
, pp.9-16
.

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