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Ralph Smith is a Distinguished Professor of Mathematics in the North Carolina State University Department of Mathematics, Associate Director of the Center for Research in Scientific Computing (CRSC), and a member of the Operations Research Program.

- Description Of Research:
Mathematical modeling of smart materials, numerical analysis and
numerical methods for physical systems, parameter estimation, control theory, uncertainty quantification and sensitivity analysis.

- Database for Smart and Multifunctional Materials

This database contains models, codes, data and publications pertaining to smart and multifunctional materials including PZT, PLZT, SMA, terfenol-D, lead titanate and lead zirconate. The objective is to provide a repository for researchers employing these materials for a range of applications. We consider a variety of models ranging from DFT-based analysis to macroscopic models for design and control implementation. Aspects of this research have been funded by the NSF Grants CMMI-1306290 and CMMI-1306320 ``Collaborative Research: CDS&E: Uncertainty Quantification of an Electromechanical Nonlinear Continuum Theory,'' which is based on a collaboration between North Carolina State University and Florida State University.

- NSF Research Training Group (RTG): Mathematics of Materials (2007-12)

This program provided a number of interdisciplinary research and training opportunities for undegraduates, graduate students, and postdocs in the mathematical sciences. The research activities were organized around five topics that play a fundamental role in emerging technologies: multifunctional materials, polymers and composites including carbon nanotubes, orthopaedic biomaterials, dynamics of thin material layers, and material behavior of laser welding.

- SMASIS Short Course on Uncertainty Quantification (2016)

- Member of Research Programs

- Consortium for Advanced Simulation of LWRs (CASL)

- Consortium for Nonproliferation Enabling Capabilities (CNEC)

- Consortium for Advanced Simulation of LWRs (CASL)
- Research Publications

- Books

- Uncertainty Quantification: Theory, Implementation, and Applications, SIAM, 2014

- Smart Material Systems: Model Development, SIAM, 2005

- Research Directions in Distributed Parameter Systems, SIAM, 2003

- Smart Material Structures: Modeling, Estimation and Control, Masson/Wiley, 1996

- Uncertainty Quantification: Theory, Implementation, and Applications, SIAM, 2014
- Fall 2015 Courses

*Spring 2016 Courses*

- Math 574: Mathematical Modeling of Physical and Biological Processes II

- Math 540: Uncertainty Quantification for Physical and Biological Models

- Math 574: Mathematical Modeling of Physical and Biological Processes II
*Interesting Links*

- Department of Mathematics

- North Carolina State University

- Center for Research in Scientific Computing

- SIAM

- SAMSI

- Operations Research Program

- Department of Mathematics
*Very Old Pictures of my Nieces and Nephews*

- Emily, Rebecca and Carolyn Mooers
- Sage Smith
- Elsey, Sally and Ezra Perkins