Scott (Scotty) Howard Smith is a current Ph.D. student, U.S. Department of Energy (NEUP) Fellow, and Presidential Scholar at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His current research is focused on the theoretical and computational understanding of freezing phenomena in porous and brittle media, but has also conducted research in areas related to life-cycle assessments of common construction materials and shock physics. While at Sandia National Laboratories, he recognized he had a passion for asking fundamental questions about the way the world operates and how education and scholarship can serve as a foundation for tackling our world’s grand challenges.
During his time at the University of Georgia (UGA), where he received a B.S. in Civil Engineering, he served as the President of ASCE, the Vice-President and Project Manager of EWB, and was a Student Ambassador for the College of Engineering. Scotty also worked as an undergraduate research assistant in multiple departments beginning in his freshman year, co-authoring 3 papers and giving numerous conference posters and presentations.
Informed by the multifaceted education he received while at UGA, active areas of his interests and involvement include: computational design of materials, global consumption trends, and educational equality.
Students are invited to sign up for a 30-minute appointment with Scotty to learn about his experience after graduation and his decision to pursue a Ph.D. Attire is business casual. Deadline to register is Tuesday, March 27.
Alum of the Day is sponsored by the College of Engineering Office of Development & Alumni Relations.