Suzanne Weaver Smith, Ph.D.

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

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University of Kentucky, College of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering - ME
279 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

Selected Publications

  1. Black, J.T., S.W. Smith and J. Leifer, “Global Static Testing and Model Validation of Stiffened Thin Film Polyimide Panels,” AIAA Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 45, No. 6, November-December 2008, pp 1318-1323.
  2. Black, J.T., S.W. Smith, J. Leifer, and L. Bradford, “Measuring and Modeling the Dynamics of Stiffened Thin Film Polyimide Panels,” AIAA Journal of Guidance Control and Dynamics, Vol. 31, No. 3, May-June 2008, pp. 490-500.
  3. Leifer, J., Black, J.T., Smith, S.W., Ma, N., and J.K. Lumpp, “Measurement of In-Plane Motion of Thin-Film Structures Using Videogrammetry,” AIAA Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 44, No.6, November-December 2007.
  4. Song, H., J.A. Main and S.W. Smith, “Dynamic Testing of a Self-Stiffened Inflatable Torus Using Non-Contact Modal Data Acquisition,” AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 29, No. 4, July-August 2006, pp. 839-845.
  5. Jacob, J.D., A.D. Simpson, and S.W. Smith, “Design and Flight Testing of Inflatable Wings with Wing Warping,” SAE Transactions Journal of Aerospace, 2005, 2005-01-3392, pp. 1306­-1315.
  6. Thota, P.†, J. Leifer, S.W. Smith and J.K. Lumpp, “Pattern Evaluation for In-Plane Displacement Measurement of Thin Films,” Experimental Mechanics, Vol. 45, No. 1, February 2005.
  7. Campbell, J.E., S.W. Smith, J.A. Main, and J. Kearns, “Staged Microgravity Deployment of a Pressurizing Scale Model Spacecraft,” AIAA Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 41, No. 4, July-Aug 2004, pp534-542.
  8. Main, J.A., S.W. Smith, and A.L. Chapman, “Damage Tolerance and Assessment of Foam-Inflated Aerospace Structures,” J. Aerospace Engineering, Vol. 12, No. 3, 1999, pp. 98-104.
  9. Smith, S.W., “Iterative Matrix Approximation for Model Updating,” Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, Vol. 12, No. 1, 1998, pp. 187-201.
  10. Zimmerman, D.C., S.W. Smith, H.M. Kim, and T.J. Bartkowicz, “An Experimental Study of Structural Health Monitoring Using Incomplete Measurements,” ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, Vol. 118, October 1996, pp. 543-550.