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Dr. Robert Smith

Boeing Technical Fellow
CDP Distinguished Professor of Practice

Robert A. Smith is a Boeing Technical Fellow with more than 20 years of experience with the Boeing Company and a NextFlex Consortium Fellow.  In his current role with Boeing Research and Technology, his research focus areas are optical and radio frequency remote sensing, millimeter wave sensing technology, RFID, component fabrication utilizing additive and subtractive technology for SWAP constrained platforms and advancing Flexible Hybrid Electronic (FHE) devices for Asset Tracking, Health Monitoring and Antenna applications.  Robert has been the program manager and principal investigator for multiple advanced technology research projects and multiple remote sensing government contracts for Boeing Defense Systems including missile defense, international space station, satellite systems and commercial space ventures.  He has 22 patents including 2 foreign patents and was the recipient of a Boeing Special Invention award in 2010.