Prof. Smith’s work on modeling, control and uncertainty quantification of smart material systems is considered among the best in the field, and was recognized by his selection as a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. He has developed an influential unified theory that describes hysteresis in ferroic materials. He joined the NC State faculty in 1998, and currently serves as Associate Director of CRSC. He was previously a Distinguished Professor. The additional “University” distinction recognizes his service to NCSU. The Department of Mathematics has 7 Professors of Distinction, among which the department is proud to now have two Distinguished University Professors.