SMART Leadership

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From left to right: Co-Directors Kemper Lewis and Omar Khan, and Deputy Director Ken English.

We have a shared governance model for consensus building around major community initiatives. We are fostering interdisciplinary spaces and opportunities for people to intersect, to consider new models of scholarship, and to advance different economies of success.

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Kemper E. Lewis, PhD

Co-Director, SMART Community of Excellence; Chair and Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

As Co-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.

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Omar Khan

Co-Director, SMART Community of Excellence; Associate Professor, Department of Architecture

As Co-Director, Omar Khan facilitates SMART’s shared governance model and engages external partners. His research and practice address responsiveness and performativity in architecture. Omar Khan is interested in how advances in technology impact design across scales.

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Ken English, PhD

Deputy Director, SMART Community of Excellence;

As Deputy Director of the SMART Community of Excellence, Ken English helps build the community through communications, events and networking opportunities.