Researcher

Associate Professor Warren Ferrers Smith

My Expertise

Naval Architecture, Optimisation, Vehicle Design (Formula SAE), Ship Design and Safety, Systems Engineering and Modelling, Engineering Design Education, Experiential Learning.

Biography

Associate Professor School of Engineering and IT University College, ADFA

Affiliate Research Scholar, University of Oklahoma, 2013-14

Qualifications

  • PhD (Operations Research)
  • MS (Mechanical Engineering)
  • BE (Naval Architecture) 1st Class Honours

Memberships

MSNAME, MASME, MRINA, AAEE

Research Interests

  • Complex Systems • Systems Modelling • Decision-Based Design • Optimisation Methods
  • Mechanical Design • Vehicle Design (Formula...view more

Associate Professor School of Engineering and IT University College, ADFA

Affiliate Research Scholar, University of Oklahoma, 2013-14

Qualifications

  • PhD (Operations Research)
  • MS (Mechanical Engineering)
  • BE (Naval Architecture) 1st Class Honours

Memberships

MSNAME, MASME, MRINA, AAEE

Research Interests

  • Complex Systems • Systems Modelling • Decision-Based Design • Optimisation Methods
  • Mechanical Design • Vehicle Design (Formula SAE)
  • Naval Architecture • Ship Design and Safety
  • Engineering Design Education • Authentic and Immersive Experiential Learning

Supervised HDR Completions (as at April 2017)

Sabeghi, M., Solution Space Exploration in Model-Based Realization of Engineered Systems. 2016, University of Oklahoma.

Milisavljevic, J., Accounting for Uncertainty in the Realization of Multistage Manufacturing Processes. 2015, University of Oklahoma.

Drohan, D., Inflatable Lifejacket Requirements for Encumbered Military Personnel, in School of Engineering and IT. 2015, UNSW: Canberra.

Coutts-Smith, L., Investigation of Anisotropic Laminated Bend-Twist Coupled Cantilevers in the Context of Preliminary Design and Analysis, in School of Engineering and IT. 2015, UNSW: Canberra.

Hayes, P., Stability Requirements of Naval Landing Craft, in School of Engineering and IT. 2014, UNSW: Canberra.

Singh, H.K., Development of Optimization Methods to Deal with Current Challenges in Engineering Design Optimization, in School of Engineering and IT. 2011, UNSW: Canberra.

Ayob, A.F.M., Development of an Optimization Framework for the Design of High Speed Planing Craft, in School of Engineering and IT. 2011, UNSW: Canberra.

Xie, S., Dynamic Contribution-based Decomposition Method and Hybrid Genetic Algorithm for Multidisciplinary Engineering Optimisation, in School of Aerospace, Civil and Mechanical Engineering, University College. 2009, University of New South Wales, PhD Thesis: Canberra.

Isaacs, A., Development of Optimization Methods to Solve Computationally Expensive Problems, in School of Engineering and Information Technology, University College. 2009, University of New South Wales, PhD Thesis: Canberra.

Fulton, N.L., Regional Airspace Design:  A Structured Systems Engineering Approach, in School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University College. 2002, University of New South Wales, PhD Thesis: Canberra.

Peacock, D.A., Decision-Based Hydrodynamic Design of Displacement Monohulls, in School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. 1998, University of New South Wales, PhD Thesis: Sydney.

Teaching Experience

  • Mechanical Engineering Design (variety of UG courses 1st-4th year)
  • Naval Architecture (UG and PG)

Organisational Leadership

  • National Coordinator, Warman Design & Build Project & Competition, 2002-present
  • Faculty Advisor, Formula SAE student design & build competition, 2003 – 2013 at UNSW Canberra, 2013-2014 at University of Oklahoma
  • F1inSchools ACT Hub Chair, 2007-present
  • F1inSchools National Rules Chair / Chair of Judges, Australia, 2011-present

Consulting Interests

  • Short courses: Naval Architecture, Ship Safety Management
  • Expert Opinion Services

Executive Positions

  • Head of School, School of Aerospace, Civil and Mechanical Engineering at UNSW-Canberra (ADFA), 2003-2009
  • Deputy Head of School, School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at UNSW-Canberra (ADFA) 2002-2003

Significant Awards

  • Re-Engineering Australia Foundation Founder's Award for Outstanding Contributions to the F1inSchools Program, 2017
  • Australian Society for Operations Research Conference Best Paper Award, 2016
  • UNSW Canberra Community Engagement Award for Services to the F1inSchools Program, 2013
  • Re-Engineering Australia Foundation Founder's Award for Outstanding Contributions to the F1inSchools Program, 2013
  • UNSW Canberra Rector’s Commendation for Excellence in Classroom Teaching, 2010
  • ALTC (now OLT) Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, 2008
  • AAEE Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, 2008
  • Ship Shape 2000, Royal Institution of Naval Architects Walter Atkinson Prize for best paper by a member, 1993

Prior Professional Experience

Naval Architect, Australian Department of Defence, 1978-1998

Various appointments included specialist engineering, research and managerial positions in - Ship hydrodynamics, ship concept design development and ship project costing; - Project management - Requirements and specification development; - Design, support and execution of tender evaluation methodologies.

Publications (as at April, 2017)

Books: 1

Book Chapters: 7

Journal: 13

Conference: 87

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Location

Building 20 Room 135
School of Engineering and Information Technology, The University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy, PO Box 7916, Canberra BC ACT 2610, AUSTRALIA

Contact

+61 2 6268 8262
+61 2 6268 8276