1985 to 1992
University of Nebraska,
Department of Chemical Engineering, Lincoln, Nebraska
Adjunct Professor (October 1992 to December 1992)
Assistant Professor (September 1995 to August 1992)
Instructor (January 1985 to August 1985)
- Prepared five proposals receiving over $40,000 of research
funding. Directed four graduate thesis projects in the fluidization
test laboratory developed with these funds.
- Submitted eight research proposals to major funding agencies for
over $2,000,000 of research funding. One project later received
partial funding of $64,000. Suspended revision of multi-disciplinary
proposals when key personnel left the university.
- Served on the faculty research advisory committee for the college
of engineering and technology. Reviewed preliminary proposals in
response to a Governor's research initiative. Committee feedback to the
investigators helped establish four new research centers in the college.
- Completed seventeen professional development seminars on recent
technical developments, research management, and
effective teaching methods.
- Developed graduate seminar in system modeling and computer
calculation. Directed student seminar projects assisting nine graduate
students with masters degree research.
- Organized two sessions at national meetings of the Fine Particle
Society. Served as officer in the Nebraska Section of the American
Institute of Chemical Engineers.
- Presented inter-departmental seminars at the UNL Mathematics
Department. Demonstrated numerical methods on the Cyber 205, Cray
X-MP, and the IBM 3090 supercomputers showing order of magnitude
improvement with proper coding of appropriate algorithms.
- Developed lesson plans and complete lecture notes for eight
different classes about transport phenomena, numerical methods, and
process control. Directed nine undergraduate independent study
projects. Received "very good" to "excellent" rating in student class
evaluations. Selected by the students as departmental nominee for the
College of Engineering and Technology teaching award.
- Expanded departmental computing capabilities by committee service
at the university, college, and department levels.
- Prepared plans for $100,000 upgrade of the unit operations
teaching laboratory. Replaced many experiments with automated
experiments under this ongoing plan. Improved analytical
instrumentation by adding computer control to existing
- Developed hardware and software specifications for a $25,000
undergraduate departmental computing laboratory. Introduced personal
computing to the curriculum.
- Specified upgrade plans for office computing. Personal computers
worth over $20,000 replaced the single word processor used in the
office. The systems provided word processing for all faculty in the
- Coordinated department resources with the campus computing center
for installation of department node on campus-wide network. Over
$20,000 of networking equipment provides network access for faculty
offices and department laboratories. The network node communicates with
campus mainframes one thousand times faster than the replaced leased
Last revised on September 14, 1998
Gregory W. Smith (WD9GAY)
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