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Steven Anton, Ph.D.


Steven  Anton, Ph.D.


Associate Professor


Mechanical Engineering

Email Address:


(931) 372-3287


BRWN 328

Dr. Steven R. Anton is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the director of the Dynamic and Smart Systems Laboratory at Tennessee Tech University. Dr. Anton received the B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University (2006), and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (2008 and 2011, respectively). Following his graduate work, Dr. Anton held a two year postdoctoral position at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The central theme of his research involves characterizing the dynamic response of smart material systems for energy harvesting, structural health monitoring, sensing, and actuation. By combining expertise in structural dynamics, behavior of active materials, experimental mechanics and signal processing, his research aims to discover new phenomenon associated with the dynamics of smart materials. Applications of Dr. Anton’s research include developing self-powered biomedical sensors, performing real-time structural health monitoring to detect damage in real-time on highly dynamic structures, embedding sensors and electronics in additively manufactured (3D printed) parts, and harvesting ambient energy to provide power to low-power electronics. He has over 60 publications in refereed journals and conference proceedings, and has advised 1 Ph.D. student and 7 M.S. students. Dr. Anton is the recipient of the 2016 Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Award for his project titled “Continuous, Real-Time State Monitoring in Highly Dynamic Environments.” Dr. Anton has also received funding to pursue his research from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Vibration Institute.