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researcher , Mechanical engineer

Donald Arthur Smith, American mechanical engineer, researcher. Achievements include patents in spray atomizers, burners, ignitors and flame scanning systems for industrial application. Established Combustion Engineering's fluid mechanics and combustion research facilities, Hartford Steam Boiler's corporation Research and Development program. Named Engineer Year American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Hartford section), 1989.

Background

Smith, Donald Arthur was born on April 9, 1945 in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. Son of Winfred Arthur and Marguerite Elisabeth (Johnson) Smith.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, U. Hartford, 1968.

Career

Research engineer, Combustion Engineering Inc., Windsor, Connecticut, 1968-1971;supervisor fluid research, Combustion Engineering Inc., Windsor, 1971-1977;manager combustion research, Combustion Engineering Inc., Windsor, 1977-1984;director Research and Development, Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Insurance Company, since 1984. Company representative Industrial Research Institute, Washington, since 1989. Treasurer American Flame Research Committee, since 1983.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patents in spray atomizers, burners, ignitors and flame scanning systems for industrial application. Established Combustion Engineering's fluid mechanics and combustion research facilities, Hartford Steam Boiler's corporation Research and Development program.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Technology editor: HSB Locomotive, 1990-1991.

Membership

Haddam (Connecticut) Planning and Zoning Commission, 1991-1995. President Sherwood Camp Association, Haddam, 1971-1981. Member Lions.

Connections

Married Marianne Carol Taverna, June 17, 1967. 1 child, Adam James.

father:
Winfred Arthur Smith

mother:
Marguerite Elisabeth (Johnson) Smith

spouse:
Marianne Carol Taverna

child:
Adam James Smith