In this conversation, Emeritus Professor Joe Smith discusses his career at the University of California at Davis, including important persons and events that shaped his interests and scholarship, how he came to the Davis campus and his experiences, relationships and accomplishments as a member of the University and the local community, he wrote semial textbooks in thermodynamics and reactor kinetics. The thermodynamics book, first published in 1947, is still in print.
Name: Joe M. Smith
Interviewer: Alan P. Jackman
Date Interviewed: 2/1/06
Date Appointed: 1961
Date Retired: 1986
Department(s): Chemical Engineering
See also: http://senate.universityofcalifornia.edu/_files/inmemoriam/html/joemauksmith.html