Jimmy L. Smart, PhD, PE.

Associate Professor

Research Areas:

University of Kentucky, College of Engineering
Extended Campus Programs
211 Crounse Hall
Paducah, KY 42002-7380
Phone: 270-534-3119
Fax: 270-534-6292
Email: jsmart@engr.uky.edu

Professional Preparation

BS Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, May 1974.
PhD Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas, Austin, TX, May 1997, Dissertation Title:
“Pervaporative Extraction of Volatile Organic Compounds from Aqueous Systems with use of a
Tubular Transverse Flow Module”.
MS Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas, Austin, TX, Dec 1990.


(1998 – present) Associate Professor for Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Kentucky, Paducah, KY.
(1997-1998) Adjunct Professor for Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin.
(1980 – 1997) Process engineer, environmental engineer, manager at IBM, Austin, TX.
(1997 – 1980) Process and environmental engineer, Velsicol Chemical Co, El Dorado, AR
(1974 – 1977) R&D chemical engineer, Ashland Chemical, Columbus, OH.
(1969 – 1974) Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Marine Corps.


  • Jimmy L. Smart. Use of Postmortem Temperature Decay Response Surface Plots of Heat Transport in the
    Human Eye to Predict Time of Death, J. Forensic Sci, submitted Nov 2012.

  • Jimmy L. Smart, Michal Kaliszan. Use of a Finite Element Model of Heat Transport in the Human Eye to
    Predict Time of Death, J. Forensic Sci, submitted Feb 2011, accepted Jan 2012, published Mar 2013.

  • Jimmy L. Smart, Michal Kaliszan. The Post Mortem Temperature Plateau and its Role in the Estimation
    of Time of Death. A Review. Legal Medicine, 14, February 2012, 55-62.

  • TEXTBOOK: Chuwen GUO, Jimmy L. Smart, Deyu LI, Qi LIU. Engineering Fluid Mechanics, China
    University of Mining & Technology Publishing, Xuzhou China, December 2010.

  • Jimmy L. Smart, Estimation of Time of Death With a Fourier Series Unsteady State Heat Transfer
    Model, J. Forensic Sci, 55(6), Nov 2010, 1481-1487.

  • Jimmy L. Smart, Michal Kaliszan. Prediction of Time of Death Using a Heat Transport Model.
    COMSOL Conference, Boston, October 2010.

  • Jimmy L. Smart, Lactose Intolerance: Exploring Reaction Kinetics Governing Lactose Conversion of
    Dairy Products Within the Undergraduate Laboratory, Chem. Engr. Educa. Spring 2008.

  • Jimmy L. Smart, Chemical Engineers Go To The Movies: Stimulating Problems for the Contemporary
    Undergraduate Student, Chem. Engr. Educa., Summer 2007.

  • Jimmy L. Smart, Application of Six-Phase Soil Heating Technology for Groundwater Remediation,
    Enviro. Prog., April 2005.

  • Jimmy L. Smart, Use of the Evolutionary Operation Method to Optimize Gas Absorber Operation, Chem.
    Engr. Educa, 38(3), Summer 2004.

  • Jimmy L. Smart, Treatability Study of Six-Phase Soil Heating for Groundwater Remediation at the
    Paducah Uranium Enrichment Facility, Proceedings, AIChE Conference, San Francisco CA, Nov 19,

  • J.L. Smart, Use of an Applied Statistical Method to Optimize Efficiency of an Air Pollution Scrubber
    Within an Undergraduate Laboratory, ASEE Conference Proceedings, Nashville TN, June 2003.