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SunCam: Online Continuing Education Classes

Tony L. Schmitz, PhD, Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science

Tony L. Schmitz, PhD, Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science

Tony L. Schmitz, PhD, Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science

Presents a SunCam continuing education series on the topic of:

Machining Dynamics

Contact author at:
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd.
164 Duke Centennial Hall
Charlotte, NC 28223

Professional Preparation

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), 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)


Associate Professor, 2011 - present, Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science, University of North Carolina at 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

Engineer, 1993 - 1994, Acme Foundry, Inc., Coffeyville, KS

Honors and Awards

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

1999 - Top Graduate Student, UF Department of Mechanical Engineering

1999 - UF Graduate Student Teaching Award Finalist

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


Heterodyne Interferometer with Angstrom-level Periodic Error, T. Schmitz and J. Beckwith, US Patent No. 6,847,455 B1.

Flexure-Based Dynamometer for Cutting Force Measurement, D.Burton, T. Schmitz, G.S. Duncan, J.Ziegert,US Patent No. 7,536,924.

Variable Tuned Holder for Machine Tools, T. Schmitz, B. Mann, K.S. Smith, US Patent No. 7,730,813 B2.

Micro-molded Integral Non-Line-of-Sight Articles and Method, W. G. Sawyer, T. Schmitz, J. Ziegert, J. Bardt, G. Bourne (UF #11953).

System and Method for Tool Point Prediction Using Multi-Component Receptance Coupling Substructure Analysis, T. Schmitz, G. S. Duncan (UF #11621)

Professional Activities

Advanced Manufacturing Certificate — established one-year, three-course certificate offered through UF's Electronic Delivery of Graduate Education (EDGE) program

Board of directors, American Society for Precision Engineering, 2008 — present

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

Associate editor, Precision Engineering, 2002 — present

Chair, American Society for Precision Engineering Annual Meeting, 2006

Advisory Panel, Engineering Physics program, Taylor University, Upland, IN, 2006

Grant reviewer, Oak Ridge Associated Universities Ralph E. Rowe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award

Grant reviewer, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (Canada)

Grant reviewer, National Science Foundation

Grant reviewer, Texas A&M-CONACYT: Collaborative Research Grant Program

Grant reviewer, Southern Consortium for Injury Biomechanics

Grant reviewer, U.S. Department of State — Science Center Programs

Grant reviewer, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Advanced Technology Program

Grant reviewer, The Boeing Company Chairman's Innovation Initiative

Organizer, NSF-sponsored workshop on Uncertainty in Machining, Arlington, VA, February 24-26, 2010

Organizer, 2nd Manufacturing Education Leadership Forum: Moving Forward, State University of New York — Farmingdale, November 13-15, 2008

Organizing committee, 2nd International Conference on Smart Machining Systems, 2009

Organizing committee, 1st International Conference on Smart Machining Systems, 2007

Organizer, CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, 2004

Organizer, Accuracy and Stability in Machining, symposium sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Manufacturing Engineering Division, 2004

Organizer, Machines and Processes for Micro-scale and Meso-scale Fabrication, Metrology, and Assembly, winter topical meeting sponsored by the American Society for Precision Engineering, 2003

Organizer, Current Trends in Machine Tool Architecture and Design, panel sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Manufacturing Engineering Division, 2000

US delegate, India-USA Symposium on Emerging Trends in Vibration and Noise Engineering, Columbus, OH, 2001

Course Title Rating Hours Price
013-Vibration - Modal Analysis
(4.4) 12 Reviews
4 $90.00
021-Precision Measurement
No reviews yet.
4 $90.00

Future Courses by Tony L. Schmitz, PhD, Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science

  • Matlab for engineers
  • Turning dynamics
  • Milling dynamics
  • Surface location error in milling
  • Special topics in milling
  • Tool point dynamics prediction
  • The Regulatory and Standards Landscape in UWB Technology

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