Suzanne Weaver Smith, Ph.D.

Director Kentucky Space Grant Consortium and NASA EPSCoR
Donald and Gertrude Lester Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Research Areas: Aerospace, Flexible and Nonlinear Structures, Structural Analysis, System Identification, Vibration Testing and Composites

University of Kentucky, College of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering - ME
171 RGAN
Lexington, KY 40506-0503
Phone: 859-257-6336x80663
Fax: 859-257-3304
Email: suzanne.smith@uky.edu

Professional Preparation

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

MS, Engineering Mechanics, Clemson University (1980)

BS, Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University (1978)

Appointments

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