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Mechanical Engineering

Andrew Neil Smith

Professor
Mechanical Engineering Department
United States Naval Academy
590 Holloway Road
Annapolis, MD 21402-5042
(410) 293-6539
Fax (410) 293-3041
ansmith@usna.edu

Education:
     University of Virginia (Jan. 96 - May 01)
     Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
     Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
     Dissertation "Electron Phonon Nonequilibrium During Ultrashort Pulsed Laser Heating"
     Advisor: Dr. Pamela M. Norris

     Villanova University, (Sept. 88 - May 92)
     Bachelors of Science, Mechanical Engineering

Research Areas:
Pyroelectric Energy Conversion
Microscale Heat Transfer
Thermal Boundary Resistance
Thermal Conductivity of Thin Films

Awards:
2004 Pi Tau Sigma USNA Teaching Excellence Award
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal

Recent Journal Publications:
  • A.N. Smith, B.T. McGlasson, J.S. Bernardes, Heat Generation during the Firing of a Capacitor Based Railgun System”, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Vol. 41, pp. 235-240, 2007
  • B. Hanrahan, F. Sze, A. Smith and N. Jankowski. "Thermodynamics Cycle Optimization for Pyroelectric Energy Conversion in the Thin Film Regime." International Journal of Energy Research, Vol. 41(13), 2017.
  • R.J. Warzoha, A.N. Smith, and M. Harris. "Maximum Resolution of a Probe-Based, Steady-State Thermal Interface Material Characterization Instrument."Journal of Electronic Packaging, Vol. 139(1), 011004, 2017
  • A.N. Smith, B.M. Hanrahan, C.J. Neville, and N.R. Jankowski. "Timing A Pulsed Thin Film Pyroelectric Generator For Maximum Power Denisty." Journal of Physics: Conference Series, vol. 773, no. 1, p. 012102. IOP Publishing, 2016. Presented at the 16th International Conference on Micro and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications, 8 December 2016.
  • B. Hanrahan, C. Neville, A.N. Smith, N. Ter‐Gabrielyan, N. Jankowski, and C.M. Waits. "Wireless Power Transmission via Modulated Laser Irradiation of Pyroelectric Thin Films."Advanced Materials Technologies, Vol. 1(9), 2016.
  • A.N. Smith, N. Jankowski, and L. Boetler, “Measurement of High Performance Thermal Interfaces using a Reduced Scale Steady-State Tester and Infrared Microscopy.” J. Heat Transfer, Vol. 138(4), 041301, 2016
  • A.N. Smith, M.P. Christian, S.F. Firebaugh, G. Cooper and B. Jamieson, “Predicting and Managing Heat Dissipation from a Neural Probe.” Biomedical Microdevices, Vol. 17, pp. 1-9, 2015.
  • A.N. Smith, and H. Nochetto,”Laminar Thermally Developing Flow in a Rectangular Channel: Uniform Heat Flux.” Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 50, pp. 1627-1637, 2014
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