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Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Andrew Neil Smith, Ph.D.

Department Chair
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 (1996-2001)
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical Engineering
Dissertation   Electron Phonon Nonequilibrium During Ultrashort Pulsed Laser Heating"

Villanova University (1988-1992)
Bachelors of Science, Mechanical Engineering

RESEARCH AREAS
Elastocaloric Refrigeration
Pyroelectric Energy Conversion
Microscale Heat Transfer
Thermal Boundary Resistance
Thin Film Thermal Conductivity
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Mechanical Engineering Department U.S. Naval Academy (Aug 2001 – Present)
Department Chairman (Aug 2022 – Present)
Professor (2016 – Present)
Associate Professor (2005-2016)
Assistant Professor (2001-2005)
Civil Engineer Corps, U.S. Navy (May 1992 – March 1996)
Public Works Officer, NAVSUPFAC Antigua, West Indies
Assistant Resident Officer in Charge of Construction, U.S. Naval Academy
RECENT PUBLICATIONS
  • Sharar, D.J., Radice, J., Warzoha, R., Hanrahan, B. and Smith, A., "Low-force elastocaloric refrigeration via bending." Applied Physics Letters 118.18 (2021): 184103.
  • Warzoha, R.J., Vu, N.T., Donovan, B.F., Cimpoiasu, E., Sharar, D.J., Leff, A.C., Wilson, A.A. and Smith, A.N., "Grain growth-induced thermal property enhancement of NiTi shape memory alloys for elastocaloric refrigeration and thermal energy storage systems." International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 154 (2020): 119760.
  • Warzoha, R.J., Wilson, A.A., Donovan, B.F., Smith, A.N., Vu, N., Perry, T., Li, L., Miljkovic, N. and Getto, E., "A numerical fitting routine for frequency-domain thermoreflectance measurements of nanoscale material systems having arbitrary geometries." Journal of Applied Physics 129.3 (2021): 035103.
  • Smith, A.N. and Hanrahan, B.M., "Cascaded pyroelectric conversion: Optimizing the ferroelectric phase transition and electrical losses." Journal of Applied Physics2 (2020): 024103.
Awards
Meritorious Civilian Service Award
Pi Tau Sigma USNA Teaching Excellence Award
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
Professional Membership
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission
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