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Suzanne Smith, Ph.D.

Donald and Gertrude Lester Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Director, Kentucky Space Grant Consortium and NASA EPSCoR Programs; Director, UK Unmanned Systems Research Consortium

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Contact

859-218-0663
112C RMB

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Appointments

2013-Present: Director, Unmanned Systems Consortium, University of Kentucky

2010-Present: Director NASA Kentucky Space Grant Consortium and NASA EPSCoR Program

2008-Present: Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky

2004-Present: Donald and Gertrude Lester Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Engineering Mechanics, University of Kentucky

1997-2008: Associate Professor, Department of Engineering Mechanics, University of Kentucky

1996-1997: Associate Professor, Department of Engineering Mechanics, University of Kentucky

1990-1996: Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering Mechanics, University of Kentucky

1988-1990: Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, VPI&SU

1985-1986: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, VPI&SU

1984: Lead Engineer, Harris Corporation, Government Aerospace Systems Division, Melbourne, FL

1980-1984: Senior Engineer, Harris Corporation, Government Aerospace Systems Division, Melbourne, FL

1978-1980: Instructor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Summer 1979: Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

1977 – 1978: Paper Grader, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Summer 1977: Undergraduate Research Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Summer 1978: Junior Engineer, Morgantown Energy Technology Center, US DOE, Morgantown, WV

Summer 1976: Engineering Office Assistant, Alpha Associates, Morgantown, WV


Education

PhD, Engineering Mechanics, Virginia Polytechnic and State University (1988)

MS, Engineering Mechanics, Clemson University (1980)

BS, Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University (1978)


Research Interests:

Flexible and Nonlinear Structures

Structural Analysis

System Identification

Vibration Testing and Composites