Supplementary material from "Edwin Smith. 28 July 1931 — 4 July 2010"
Published on 2017-05-18T10:34:43Z (GMT) by
Ted Smith is best known for his contributions to the analysis of continuous dislocations in deformed crystals and the application of this to understanding the conditions leading to plastic flow and fracture in metals. He applied his knowledge to a range of practical problems, particularly ones concerned with the structural integrity of key components in the nuclear power generation industry. His career spanned both industry and academia, including 20 years as Professor of Metallurgy at the University of Manchester, during which time he helped oversee the joint operation of the Departments of Metallurgy at both the University and UMIST and served at senior levels in the University administration. His research was frequently motivated by interactions with industry in consultancy work. He published over 500 papers, the great majority of which were of his sole authorship.