Ross Smith

Ross Smith

Instructor and IDEELab Deputy Director

Office: 105B Carpenter Hall
rsmith@me.msstate.edu
662.325.7719

Education

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Mississippi State University, 2018.
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Mississippi State University, 2017.

Experience Record

  • IDEELab Deputy Director, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Mississippi State University, 2022-Present
  • Instructor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Mississippi State University, 2022-Present
  • Facilities Engineering, Product Support & Logistics Division, Caterpillar Inc., 2020-2022
  • Supplier Quality Engineer, Material Handling & Underground Division, Caterpillar Inc., 2019-2020
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Mississippi State University, 2018-2019
  • Engineering Consultant, Colombin & Figlio Spa, 2018-2019
  • Process Engineer Intern, Toyota Inc., 2015-2017

Introduction

“Mississippi State University is a special place for growth. Whether it’s critical thinking, leadership development, or innovation, there is an opportunity here for everyone.  Because of that, I have joined the ME Department determined to take my knowledge gained from working with various institutions to help develop students to become more industry-ready engineers prepared for any task in their profession.”

Specialty Areas

  • Lean/Six Sigma
  • Facility Design
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Manufacturing & Logistics
  • Engineering Education
  • Legal Engineering