Steve Schmid, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Steven R. Schmid received his Bachelor of Science Degree in mechanical engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology; Master of Science and PhD degrees at Northwestern University; and is The Belk-Woodward Distinguished Professor of Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, having previously taught for over 26 years at the University of Notre Dame.
He conducts research and teaches courses in the general fields of manufacturing, metal forming, tribology, and design. Of his textbooks, Manufacturing Engineering and Technology (with S. Kalpakjian) is the world's most popular manufacturing textbook. Manufacturing Processes for Engineering Materials, Fundamentals of Machine Elements and Fundamentals of Fluid Film Lubrication are some of his other books.
In 2012–2013, Dr. Schmid was the first Faculty Fellow at the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office, and played a key role in the design of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation program. He served as Program Director for Manufacturing Machines and Equipment at the National Science Foundation, and was instrumental in reorganizing NSF manufacturing programs into an overarching Advanced Manufacturing program.
He has won numerous best paper and teaching awards, and served as President of the North American Manufacturing Research Institute from 2015–2016 and an International Delegate to SME from 2019–2020. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. He serves as the co-chair of the ASME Manufacturing Public Policy Task Team, and a member of the SME Public Policy Committee, and received the SME Gold Medal in 2019.