Steven Schmid

Professor Emeritus

Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
College or School
Year of Emeritus Status

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. 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 Advanced Manufacturing at the National Science Foundation, where he started the SME Blue Skies program and reorganized the manufacturing programs into the current over-arching Advanced Manufacturing program.
Dr. Schmid has served as an International Delegate for SME (equivalent to Board member), and as President of the North American Manufacturing Research Institute. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. He was awarded the SME Gold Medal in 2019.