Michael Smith, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Technology
Smith 338
704-687-5058
Degrees & Professional Registration:
  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2015
    • Dissertation Topic: Advance Control Applications for a Nonlinear System based on Prediction and Adaptation
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2012
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2008
  • B.S.E.T. in Mechanical Engineering Technology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2005
  • A.A.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology, Central Piedmont Community College, 2002
  • Mechanical Drafting Technology Diploma, Central Piedmont Community College, 2003
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology Certificate, Central Piedmont Community College, 2003
  • Engineering Intern (EI), North Carolina

 

Research:
  • Modeling and Control of Process Systems and Energy Systems
  • Energy Generation Systems (Power Plants)
  • Nuclear Energy (PWR Fission and Fusion, Nuclear Fuel Cycle)
  • Electro-Mechanical Systems and Magnetic Shielding
  • System Dynamics (Vibration Analysis)
  • Instrumentation, Metrology, and Uncertainty Evaluation
  • Manufacturing / Machining (CNC High Speed Milling)

 

Recent Publications:
  • Bader, S., M. Smith, “Alternative Impact Limiter Designs for Used/Spent Nuclear Fuel Transportation Casks”, Proceedings of the WM2019 Conference, March 3-7, 2019, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Smith, M., S. Bader, A. Spry, C. Dolan, D. Zaytsev, D. Gryder, N. Cesmat, Q. Enaya, M. Segura , “Dry-Transfer System Lag-Storage Rack Applicability Evaluation for Utility Fuel Assemblies”, Proceedings of the ANS 2017 Winter Meeting and Technology Expo, October 29-November 2, 2017, Washington, DC.
  • Black, R.S., M. Smith, “Improving Nuclear Power Plant Safety and Operating Margins through Linear Quadratic Estimation”, Proceedings of the ANS 10th International Topical Meeting on NPIC & HMIT, June 11-15, 2017, San Francisco, CA.
  • Smith, M., B. Crotts, J. Verbos, S. Bader, “Utility Fuel Assembly Qualification Evaluation for Transport Cask Design”, Proceedings of the ANS 2015 Winter Meeting and Technology Expo, November 8-12, 2015, Washington, DC.
  • Smith, M., S. Kamalasadan, W. Van Hove, “Pressure Control for a Pressurizer in a Pulsed System”, Proceedings of the ANS 9th International Conference on NPIC & HMIT, February 23-26, 2015, Charlotte, NC.
  • Korsah, K., B. DeVan, D. Ashburn, B. Crotts, M. Smith, “Progress in Design of the Instrumentation and Control of the Tokamak Cooling Water System”, Proceedings of the ANS 9th International Conference on NPIC & HMIT, February 23-26, 2015, Charlotte, NC.
  • Korsah, K., B. DeVan, D. Ashburn, B. Crotts, S. Black, M. Smith, J. Broadway, “Design of the Instrumentation and Control for the ITER Tokamak Cooling System”, Proceedings of the 2013 ANS Winter Meeting and Nuclear Technology Expo, November 10-14, 2013, Washington, DC.
  • Korsah, K., S. Black, M. Smith, B. Crotts, D. Pastwick, “Instrumentation and Control Design of the Tokamak Cooling Water System”, Proceedings of the ANS 8th International Conference on NPIC & HMIT, July 22-26, 2012, San Diego, CA.
  • Korsah, K., M. Smith, S. Kim, C. Neumeyer, “Options for Shielding Tokamak Cooling Water Electrical Components Against High Magnetic Fields”, Proceedings of the 24th IEEE Symposium on Fusion Engineering (SOFE 2011), June 26-30, 2011, Chicago, IL.
  • Woody, B., K.S. Smith, M.S. Smith, M.A. Davies, (2007), “Machine Integrated Non-Contact Excitation (MINE) Device for Dynamic Measurement of Frequency Response Functions”, Transactions of the NAMRI/SME, Vol. 35, pp. 239-246.
  • Watkins, G.K., M.S. Smith, “The ASME Sponsored Human Powered Vehicle Challenge - Framework for a Senior Design Project”, Proceedings of the 2006 ASEE Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.