Paul W. Smith, a Founder and Director of Engineering with INVENtPM llc, has over 40 years of experience in research and advanced product development.Paul-Portrait-1-BW2

     Prior to founding INVENtPM, Dr. Smith spent 10 years with Seagate Technology in Longmont, Colorado. At Seagate, he evaluated new data storage technologies under development throughout the company, and utilized six-sigma processes to stage them for implementation in advanced engineering models. Early in his career, he was a member of the team that produced the data storage industry’s first thin-film head, and years later helped build the first commercial disk drive using perpendicular recording technology.

     Paul is a former Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines, and currently shares insights about science and life on his website, “Technology for the Journey“.  He reviews books for the culture and entertainment site Blogcritics, and is the author of the “Technology and Society” column of LoveMyTool.

     Paul holds a doctorate in Applied Mechanics from the California Institute of Technology, as well as Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara.


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