Tony Schmitz, a member of the Mechanical Engineering Department in the Lee College of Engineering, was elected to the SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineers) College of Fellows.
He was one of 10 SME Fellows elected this year. Fellows are professionals from industry, research and academia with more than 20 years of experience in manufacturing who have had a demonstrated impact on the social, technological and educational aspects of the manufacturing profession.
“Inclusion in the SME College of Fellows is a prestigious recognition for a career well-served,” said 2016 SME President Dean Bartles. “These accomplished professionals instruct, inspire and lead. We’re proud to recognize their accomplishments, achievements and contributions to manufacturing.”
Schmitz, who also is associate chair for graduate programs in the Lee College, received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Temple University in 1993. His master’s and Ph.D. are from the University of Florida. He completed a postdoctoral appointment at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and was employed as a mechanical engineer from 1999 to 2002. Prior to joining UNC Charlotte in 2011, Schmitz was a member of the University of Florida’s Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department.