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Tony Schmitz

Professor and ONRL Joint Faculty

Biography

Tony Schmitz received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Temple University in 1993, his MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida in 1996, and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida in 1999. Schmitz completed a post-doctoral appointment at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and was then employed as a Mechanical Engineer from 1999-2002. During this time, he was also a lecturer at Johns Hopkins University. Schmitz accepted an appointment in the University of Florida’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (UF MAE) in 2002 and joined the Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science Department at UNC Charlotte in 2011.

Dr. Schmitz accepted a Joint Faculty position between the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in 2019. The appointment is a split position between the Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering department at UTK and ORNL’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility. His most recent appointment is Director of the Southeastern Advanced Machine Tools Network (SEAMTN), a consortium of companies, colleges and universities, national laboratories, non-profit organizations, and the Tennessee state government that seeks to strengthen the US industrial base by investing in machine tool research and development, education, workforce development, and supply chain support. He continues his manufacturing research in support of the US machine tool industry with an emphasis on machining dynamics.

Temple Univ. at UTK in 1990. Dr. Schmitz was #26 in your program, #1 in your heart.

Temple University at UTK in 1990. Dr. Schmitz was #26 in your program, #1 in your heart.

His professional recognitions include: 2021 SME Education Award, 2020 ASPE Inaugural College of Fellows, 2019 SME Frederick W. Taylor Research Medal, 2019 UNC Board of Governors Award for Teaching, 2019 Best Presentation ASPE Annual Meeting, 2019 NAMRI/SME Outstanding Paper (47th North American Manufacturing Research Conference), 2018 51st Annual Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence, 2017 SME David Dornfeld Manufacturing Vision Award, 2016 SME College of Fellows, UNC Charlotte Lee College of Engineering 2013 Undergraduate Award in Teaching Excellence, 2012 Temple University Alumni Fellow, 2011 Sports Emmy Award (NBC Learn) for the Science of NFL Football video series, 2010 NAMRI/SME Outstanding Paper (38th North American Manufacturing Research Conference), 2009 UF MAE Teacher of the Year, 2005 SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer award, 2004 Journal of Tribology Best Paper Award, 2003 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, 2003 National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 1999 Measurement Science and Technology Highly Commended Article, 1999 National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Associateship (NIST), 1999 Temple University Gallery of Success Inductee, 1998 Department of Energy/National Academy of Engineering Integrated Manufacturing Predoctoral Fellowship, and 1994 National Science Foundation Graduate Traineeship. Schmitz also serves as an associate editor for the ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering. He is married to Christine Schmitz and they have two children, Jake and Barbara Kate.

 

  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), NRC Postdoctoral Fellow, 1999-2000
  • University of Florida, Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, 1999
  • University of Florida, M.S. in mechanical engineering, 1996
  • Temple University, B.S. in mechanical engineering, 1993 (summa cum laude)
  • Director, 2021-present, Southeastern Advanced Machine Tools Network (SEAMTN)
  • Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Endowed Professor, 2020-present, TU Wien, Vienna, Austria
  • Professor, 2019-present, Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Joint Faculty, 2019-present, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Assistant Director, 2018-2019, Energy Production & Infrastructure Center (EPIC), University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte)
  • Professor, 2014-2019, Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science, UNC Charlotte
  • Associate Chair for Graduate Programs, 2014-2018, Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science, UNC Charlotte
  • Associate Professor, 2011-2014, Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science, UNC Charlotte
  • Associate Professor, 2007-2011, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida (UF)
  • Assistant Professor, 2002-2007, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UF
  • Mechanical Engineer, 2000-2002, Manufacturing Metrology Division, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD
  • Lecturer, 2000-2002, Whiting School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • Instructor, 1998-1999, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UF
  • Visiting Researcher, 1997, Precision Systems and Manufacturing Group, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA
  • 2021 SME Education Award
  • 2021 B. Ray Thompson Endowed Excellence in Research Award, Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering Department, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • 2020 NAMRI Board of Directors
  • 2020 Best Paper Award, AIAA Spring Symposium Series on Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing
  • 2020 ASPE Inaugural College of Fellows
  • 2019 SME Frederick W. Taylor Research Medal
  • 2019 UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • 2019 Best Presentation ASPE Annual Meeting
  • 2019 NAMRI/SME Outstanding Paper, 47th North American Manufacturing Research Conference
  • 2018 51st Annual Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence
  • 2017 Inaugural NAMRI/SME David Dornfeld Manufacturing Vision Award
  • 2017 Highly Cited Research, Journal of Manufacturing Processes, “Analytical process damping stability prediction”
  • 2016 SME College of Fellows inductee
  • 2013 UNC Charlotte Lee College of Engineering Undergraduate Award in Teaching Excellence
  • 2012 Temple University Alumni Fellow
  • 2011 NAE Frontiers of Engineering Program participant
  • 2010 NAMRI/SME Outstanding Paper, 38th North American Manufacturing Research Conference
  • 2009 Teacher of the Year, UF Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • 2008 Dean’s commendation for “excellent student evaluations” (Fall and Spring semesters)
  • 2007 Nanotechnology Measurement Division Certificate of Appreciation, Agilent Technologies
  • 2005 Society of Manufacturing Engineers Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award
  • 2004  American Society of Mechanical Engineers Journal of Tribology Best Paper Award
  • 2003 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award
  • 2003 National Science Foundation CAREER Award
  • 2003 Best Organizer of Symposium and Sessions (BOSS) Award, ASME Manufacturing Engineering Division
  • 1999 Highly Commended Article, Measurement Science and Technology
  • 1999 National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Associateship
  • 1999 Temple University Gallery of Success Inductee
  • 1999 Top Graduate Student, UF Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • 1999 UF Graduate Student Teaching Award Finalist
  • 1998 Department of Energy/National Academy of Engineering Integrated Manufacturing Predoctoral Fellowship
  • 1994 National Science Foundation Graduate Traineeship
  • 1993 Top Graduate, Temple University School of Engineering
  • 1991 College Football Association Student-Athlete Award
  • 1991 GTE NCAA Region IX Academic All-American
  • 1989 NJCAA Academic All-American
  • Heterodyne Interferometer with Angstrom-level Periodic Error, T. Schmitz and J. Beckwith, US Patent No. 6,847,455 B1
  • Flexure-Based Dynamometer for Cutting Force Measurement, D. Burton, T. Schmitz, G.S. Duncan, and J. Ziegert, US Patent No. 7,536,924
  • Variable Tuned Holder for Machine Tools, T. Schmitz, B. Mann, and K.S. Smith, US Patent No. 7,730,813 B2
  • System and Method for Tool Point Prediction Using Multi-Component Receptance Coupling Substructure Analysis, T. Schmitz and G.S. Duncan, US Patent No. 8,131,525 B2
  • Micro-molded Integral Non-Line-of-Sight Articles and Method, W. G. Sawyer, T. Schmitz, J. Ziegert, J. Bardt, and G. Bourne, US Patent No. 8,231,948 B2
  • Composite Carbide Compositions and Methods of Making the Same, A. El-Ghannam and T. Schmitz, International Application No. PCT/US2018/014234
  • Flexure-based Modal Hammer and Analysis, T. Schmitz and M. Gomez, USPTO Provisional Application, 62652349
  • Flexure-based Cuttting Force Dynamometer and Analysis, T. Schmitz and M. Gomez, USPTO Provisional Application, 62652350
  • Cantilever-supported Tuned Dynamic Absorber, S. Eichelberger, T. Schmitz, S. Chen, I. Kaufmann, R. Frota de Souza Filho, USPTO Docket No. P16-06198-US-NP.
  • At-Large Director, North American Manufacturing Research Institution of SME, NAMRI | SME, 2019-present
  • President, American Society for Precision Engineering, 2019
  • Vice president, American Society for Precision Engineering, 2018
  • Associate editor, ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 2010-present
  • Co-chair, 2015 National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation Committee of Visitors (COV)
  • Co-chair, 43rd SME North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC) and ASME Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC 2015)
  • Mock panel facilitator, 2015 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
  • Organizing committee, 2016 3rd CIRP Conference on Surface Integrity (CSI)
  • Associate editor, Precision Engineering, 2002-2013
  • Scientific Committee, North American Manufacturing Research Institution of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (NAMRI/SME), 2012-2014
  • Advanced Manufacturing Certificate – established one-year, three-course certificate offered through UF’s Electronic Delivery of Graduate Education (EDGE) program
  • Board of directors, American Society for Precision Engineering, 2009-2011
  • Chair, American Society for Precision Engineering Annual Meeting, 2006
  • Advisory Panel, Engineering Physics program, Taylor University, Upland, IN, 2006
  • Grant reviewer, Oak Ridge Associated Universities Ralph E. Rowe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award
  • Grant reviewer, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (Canada)
  • Grant reviewer, National Science Foundation
  • Grant reviewer, Texas A&M-CONACYT: Collaborative Research Grant Program
  • Grant reviewer, Southern Consortium for Injury Biomechanics
  • Grant reviewer, U.S. Department of State – Science Center Programs
  • Grant reviewer, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Advanced Technology Program
  • Grant reviewer, The Boeing Company Chairman’s Innovation Initiative
  • Organizer, NSF-sponsored workshop on Uncertainty in Machining, Arlington, VA, February 24-26, 2010
  • Organizer, 2nd Manufacturing Education Leadership Forum: Moving Forward, State University of New York – Farmingdale, November 13-15, 2008
  • Organizing committee, 2nd International Conference on Smart Machining Systems, 2009
  • Organizing committee, 1st International Conference on Smart Machining Systems, 2007
  • Organizer, CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, 2004
  • Organizer, Accuracy and Stability in Machining, symposium sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Manufacturing Engineering Division, 2004
  • Organizer, Machines and Processes for Micro-scale and Meso-scale Fabrication, Metrology, and Assembly, winter topical meeting sponsored by the American Society for Precision Engineering, 2003
  • Organizer, Current Trends in Machine Tool Architecture and Design, panel sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Manufacturing Engineering Division, 2000
  • US delegate, India-USA Symposium on Emerging Trends in Vibration and Noise Engineering, Columbus, OH, 2001