Tahira Reid Smith

Tahira Reid Smith

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
585 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2088

Office: ME 2198


  • B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, '00
  • M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, '04
  • Ph.D., University of Michigan, '10
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Iowa State University, 2010-2011

Research Interests

  • Product design
  • Conceptual design
  • Decision-making and behavioral psychology
  • Integrating human judgments into the design process
  • Application areas of interest include (but are not limited to): sustainability, healthcare/medicine, and non-traditional applications of design research.

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