YORK R. SMITH portrait
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Metallurgical Engineering
  • Assistant Professor, Metallurgical Engineering


  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Ph.D., Metallurgical Engineering, University of Utah

Research Summary

Extractive/Chemical Metallurgy; Electrochemistry, surface chemistry and reaction kinetics; Energy conversion and storage materials (metal oxides) synthesis and application; Process development and feasibility of new technical processes; Recycling nonferrous metals; Sustainable/Green Engineering

Smith Research Group


(L-R): Raja Marthi (Ph.D. student), Dylan Berger (undergraduate researcher), Prof. York Smith, Haruka Pinegar (Ph.D. student) (Missing: Benjamin Schroeder (undergraduate researcher)).


(L-R): Haruka Pinegar (Ph.D. student), Raja Marthi (Ph.D. student), Pamela Bogust (M.S. 2018), Prof. York Smith.


(L-R): Ruben Ochoa (Crus Scholar, undergraduate), Raja Marthi (M.S. student), Prof. York Smith, Pamela Bogust (M.S. student), Haruka Pinegar (Ph.D. candidate), Dr. Rashed Khan (post doctoral research scholar).