The American Society for Precision Engineering presented Dr. Stuart Smith of the Lee College of Engineering its highest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award, at its 31st annual meeting held in Portland, OR, in fall 2016.
A professor of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science at UNC Charlotte, Dr. Smith has been a researcher in the University’s Center for Precision Metrology for more than 20 years. His precision engineering research includes development of micro-scale robotic systems for particle manipulation and measurement, design and manufacturing of precision instruments, vortex machining, x-ray interferometry, probe microscopy, and low-load contact mechanics.
Dr. Stuart Smith’s recognition is the fourth Lifetime Achievement Award presented to UNC Charlotte researchers. The other winners include Dr. Steve Patterson, Dr. Bob Hocken and Dr. Chris Evans.
At the Portland meeting, Dr. Jimmie Miller of the Center for Precision Metrology was also elected to the ASPE board.