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Tony Schmitz



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-present, 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


Manufacturing, machining, vibrations, measurement, uncertainty analysis


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)

Professional Service

President, American Society for Precision Engineering, 2019-present

Mock panel facilitator, National Science Foundation CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019; Host institution, National Science Foundation CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop, 2018

Associate editor, ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 2010-present

Co-chair, 2015 National Science Foundation Division of Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation Committee of Visitors

Co-chair, 43rd SME North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC) and 2015 ASME Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC 2015)

Awards and Recognitions

2020 American Society for Precision Engineering (ASPE) College of Fellows
2019 SME Frederick W. Taylor Research Medal
2019 UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching
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
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


Schmitz, T. and Smith, K.S., Machining Dynamics: Frequency Response to Improved Productivity, Second Edition, Springer, New York, NY, 2019 (First Edition, 2009).

Davies, M. and Schmitz, T., System Dynamics for Mechanical Engineers, Springer, New York NY, 2014.

Schmitz, T. and Smith, K.S., Mechanical Vibrations: Modeling and Measurement, Springer, New York, NY, 2012.

Journal articles (2019 only)
Schmitz, T., Honeycutt, A., Gomez, M., Stokes, T.M., and Betters, E., 2019, Multi-point Coupling for Tool Point Receptance Prediction, Journal of Manufacturing Processes, 43: 2-11.

Beasock, D., Stokes, T.M., El-Ghannam, A., and Schmitz, T., 2019, Effect of Processing Parameters on the Microstructure and Mechanical Behavior of a Silicon Carbide-Silica Composite, Procedia Manufacturing, 34: 747-753.

Cherukuri, H., Perez-Bernabeu, E., Selles, M.A., and Schmitz, T., 2019, A Neural Network Approach for Chatter Prediction in Turning, Procedia Manufacturing, 34: 885-892.

No, T., Gomez, M., Copenhaver, R., Uribe Perez, J., Tyler, C., and Schmitz, T., 2019, Scanning and Modeling for Non-standard Edge Geometry Endmills, Procedia Manufacturing, 34: 305–315.

Gomez, M. and Schmitz, T., 2019, Displacement-based Dynamometer for Milling Force Measurement, Procedia Manufacturing, 34:867-875

Kossack, C., Ziegert, J., and Schmitz, T., 2019, The Sliding Friction Contact Frequency Response Function, Procedia Manufacturing, 34: 73-82.

Cherukuri, H., Perez-Bernabeu, E., Selles, M.A., and Schmitz, T., 2019, Machining Chatter Prediction using a Data Learning Model, Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing, Special Issue on Machine Tool Dynamics, 3/2: 45.

Salehi, M., Schmitz, T., Copenhaver, R., Haas, R., and Ovtcharova, J., 2019, Probabilistic Sequential Prediction of Cutting Force using Kienzle Model in Orthogonal Turning Process, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 141/1: 011009.

Cong, D.C., Hwang, J., Shim, J., Ro, S.-K., and Schmitz, T., 2019, Effects of a Drawbar Design and Force on Multipurpose Aerostatic Spindle Dynamics, International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, 144: 103424.

Honeycutt, A. and Schmitz, T., 2019, Milling Bifurcations for Strongly Asymmetric, Symmetric, and Weakly Asymmetric System Dynamics, Precision Engineering, 55: 1-13.

Kossack, C., Ziegert, J., and Schmitz, T., 2019, Energy Based Friction Force Analysis, Precision Engineering, 55: 88-94.

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