Chemical Engineering Faculty - Tamara Floyd Smith

Tamara Floyd Smith, P.E.
Professor of Chemical Engineering and 3M Scholar
Tuskegee  University,  Tuskegee,  AL  36088
Phone: (334) 727-8975
Fax:  (334) 727-8996


Ph.D.,  Chemical Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, MA, 2001

M.S., Chemical Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, MA, 1998

B.S., Chemical Engineering, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL, 1996

Academic Experience
Fall 12 - Present    Professor and 3M Scholar , Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL
Fall 09 - Fall 12      Associate Professor and 3M Scholar , Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL
Fall 07 - Fall 09      Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL
Fall 03 - Fall 07      Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL
Fall 02    Adjunct Professor, Chemical Engineering, Clark-Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA

Industrial Experience
9/01 - 8/03              OFS Optics (formerly Lucent Technologies-Bell Labs), Norcross, GA, Optical Fiber Research and Development, Member of Technical Staff

 Research Interests
Scientific research studies at the intersection of nanotechnology and microfluidics.  Engineering education.

Selected Publications

Tamara Floyd-Smith, Shamim Begum, Nader Vahdat, Qinghua Peter He, Kyung Kwon, Jonathan Mbah and Allen Smith, “Chemical Engineering at Tuskegee University,” Chemical Engineering Education, in press for Winter 2015.

David Baah and Tamara Floyd-Smith, “Microfluidics for Particle Synthesis from Photocrosslinkable Materials,” Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 2014, (17) 431.

David Baah, Tobias Donnell, Julaunica Tigner and Tamara Floyd-Smith, “Stop Flow Lithography Synthesis of Non-Spherical Metal Oxide Particles,” Particuology, 2014 (14) 91. 

Julaunica Tigner, Mahmoud Moeini Sedeh, Trena Sharpe, Alexandria Bufford and Tamara Floyd-Smith, “Analysis of a Platform for Thermal Management Studies of Microelectronic Cooling Methods,” Applied Thermal Engineering, 2013, (60) 88.

Cheryl Allendoerfer, Denise Wilson, Rebecca Bates, Joy Crawford, Denise Jones, Tamara Floyd-Smith, Melani Plett, Elaine Scott and Nanette Veilleux, “Strategic Pathways for Success: The Influence of Outside Community on Academic Engagement,” Journal of Engineering Education, July 2012.

David Baah, Julaunica Tigner, Kala Bean, Bernard Britton and Tamara Floyd-Smith, “Microfluidic Synthesis and Post Processing of Non-Spherical Polymeric Microparticles,” Microfluidics and Nanofluidics,  2012, (12) 657.

David Baah, Julaunica Tigner, Kala Bean, Gwynetta Henderson, Nicole Walker, Bernard Britton, Tamara Floyd-Smith, “Preparation of Planar Graded Refractive Index Nanocomposites Using Microfluidics,” Materials Science and Engineering B, 2011, (176) 883.

Ki Wan Bong, Stephen C. Chapin, Daniel C. Pregibon, David Baah, Tamara M. Floyd-Smith and Patrick S. Doyle, “Compressed-air Flow Control System,” Lab on a Chip, 2011, (11) 743.

Tamara Floyd-Smith, David Baah, James Bradley, Michelle Sidler, Rosine Hall and Christine Curtis, “A Synchronous Distance Education Course for Non-Scientists Coordinated Among Three Universities, Chemical Engineering Education, 2010, (44) 30.

Dwayne Vickers, Lynden Archer and Tamara Floyd-Smith “Synthesis and Characterization of Cubic Cobalt Oxide Nanocomposite Fluids,” Colloids and Surfaces A, 2009, (348) 39.

Tamara Floyd-Smith, David Baah, Kala Bean, April Hollinger, Dwayne Vickers and Jeremy York, “Principles of Nanotechnology for Middle and High School Students,” Journal of Materials Education, 2009, (31) 167.

D. Baah, D. Vickers, A. Hollinger, T. Floyd-Smith, “Patterned Dispersion of Nanoparticles in Hydrogels using Microfluidics,” Materials Letters, 2008, (62) 3833.
Willie F. Harper, Jr., Tamara Floyd-Smith and Taewoo Yi, “Chemical Processes During Biological Wastewater Treatment (Chapter 16), Fate of Pharmaceuticals in the Environment and in Water Treatment Systems, CRC Press:  New York, NY, 2008.

Kyung C. Kwon, Yoonkook Park, Tamara Floyd, Nader Vahdat, Erica Jackson and Paul Jones, “Rheological Characterization of Shear-Thinning Fluids with a Novel Viscosity Equation of a Tank-tube Viscometer,” Applied Rheology, 2007, (17) 51413.

K.C. Kwon, Y. Park, T. Floyd-Smith, N. Vahdat, E. Jackson, C. Burnell, T. Allen and P. Jones, “Rheological Characterization of Non-Newtonian Fluids With a Novel Viscometer,” Chemical Engineering Communications, 2007, (195) 687-705.

J. Golden*, Tamara M. Floyd-Smith*, D. Mott, F. S. Ligler, “Target Delivery in a Microfluidic Immunosensor,” Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 2007, (22) 2763-2767. (*authors contributed equally to this work).

Tamara M. Floyd-Smith, K.C. Kwon, J. A. Burmester, F. Dale, N. Vahdat, P. Jones, “Demonstration and Assessment of a Simple Viscosity Experiment for High School Science Classes,” Chemical Engineering Education, Summer 2006

Tamara M. Floyd-Smith, J. Golden, P. Howell, F. S. Ligler, “Characterization of Passive Microfluidic Mixers Fabricated Using Soft Lithography,” Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 2006, (2) 180-183.

Tamara M. Floyd, M. A. Schmidt, K. F. Jensen, “A Silicon Micromixer with Infrared Detection for Studies of Liquid Phase Reactions,” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2005, (44), 2351-2358.

Rebecca J. Jackman, Tamara M. Floyd, Reza Ghodssi, Martin A. Schmidt, Klavs F. Jensen, “Microfluidic Systems with On-line UV Detection Fabricated in Photodefinable Epoxy,” J. Micromech. Microeng, 2001, (11) 263-269.

Intellectual Property

Kyung C. Kwon, Nader Vahdat, Tamara M. Floyd-Smith, Legand L. Burge, Jr. and Paul Jones (2010). “Capillary Viscometers for use with Newtonian and non-Newtonian Fluids,” Patent No. 7730769.