Steven R. Schmid, Ph.D., P.E., FASME, FSME
Steven R. Schmid received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology; Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees at Northwestern University; was a professor for over 25 years at the University of Notre Dame, and is currently the Belk-Woodward Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. 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. He has won numerous best paper and teaching awards
In 2012-2013, Dr. Schmid was the first Faculty Fellow at the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office, and served as the Associate Director for Research Partnerships. He played a key role in the design of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (Manufacturing USA) program. From 2016-2019 he served as Program Director for the Advanced Manufacturing Program at the National Science Foundation, where he started the SME Blue Skies program and established multiple programs for international cooperation in manufacturing science.
Dr. Schmid is an International Delegate for SME (equivalent to Board member), and served as President of the North American Manufacturing Research Institute from 2015-2016. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. He serves as the Chair of the ASME Manufacturing Public Policy Task Team and is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering.