SMART engages partners throughout the university and beyond to bring focused expertise and unique capabilities to the challenge of a revitalized manufacturing industry in New York State. Strategic partners include partners both inside and outside of the University working with the various groups facilitated by faculty leaders.
As director of the SMART Community of Excellence, Kemper Lewis facilitates the interdisciplinary research and education opportunities. He also engages external partners and assists the working groups in their focused explorations.
As deputy director of the SMART Community of Excellence, Ken English helps build the community through communications, events and networking opportunities.
A co-leader of the SMART community of excellence, Omar Khan is interested in how advances in technology impact design across scales.
A co-leader of the SMART community of excellence, Michael Silver is interested in the use of robotics outside the controlled enviroment of a factory.