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Tony L. Schmitz

Tony L. Schmitz, PhD, FSME

Professor, Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical
University of Tennessee Knoxville
Tony L. Schmitz, PhD, FSME, received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Temple University in 1993, his master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Florida in 1996 and his doctorate in mechanical engineering from the University of Florida in 1999. Schmitz completed a postdoctoral appointment at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and was then employed as a mechanical engineer from 1999-2002. His professional recognitions include: 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 (NAMRC 47); 2018 51st Annual Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence; 2017 NAMRI | SME David Dornfeld Manufacturing Vision Award; 2016 SME College of Fellows; 2013 UNC Charlotte College of Engineering; 2013 Undergraduate Award for 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 (NAMRC 38); 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 NIST National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Associateship); 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 ASME’s Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering. SME Member Since 2004


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