Aaron Smith

Aaron Smith

Associate Clinical Professor

Office: STEM 148E (Gulf Coast Campus)
Email: smith@me.msstate.edu
Phone: 228.201.1472

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  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Mississippi State University, 2012
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Mississippi State University, 2008

Experience Record

  • Associate Clinical Professor, Mississippi State University, 2022-Present
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Mississippi State University, 2016-2022
  • Senior Engineer – Research and Development, Eaton Aerospace, 2013-2015
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Mississippi State University, 2009-2012

Subject Areas Taught

  • Introduction to Mechanical Engineering
  • Engineering Analysis
  • Mechanics of Machinery
  • Thermodynamics I
  • Thermodynamics II
  • System Dynamics
  • Mechanical System Design
  • Case Studies in Engineering Design

Research Overview

Selected Publications

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Journal Articles

  • Mahajan, G., Cho, H., Smith, J. A., Thompson, S., “Experimental Analysis of Atypically Long Finned Oscillating Heat Pipe for Ventilation Waste Heat Recovery Application,” Journal of Thermal Science, 2019
  • Cho, H. Smith, A., Luck, R. and Mago, P., “Transient Uncertainty Analysis in Solar Thermal System Modeling,” Journal of Uncertainty Analysis and Applications, 2017


  • Smith, A., et al., “Hydraulic Radial Piston Device,” US9932827B2, Published, April 3, 2018
  • Smith, A., Frischemeier, S., and Skinner, J., “Supervisory Control and Monitoring Logic for Zonal Hydraulic System,” US10093408B1, Published, 2018
  • Skinner, J. and Smith, A., “Electronic Control of a Rotary Fluid Device,” US20160265520A1, Published, 2016

Honors and Awards

  • Mechanical Engineering Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, 2022, 2017
  • Schillig Special Teaching Projects Award, 2020
  • Innovation Award, Eaton Aerospace, 2015
  • Green Belt in Design for Six Sigma Certification, 2015