Steven W. Smith


  • Married, one son in college
  • Residence: San Diego, California
  • Citizenship: USA


  • B.S. , Physics, March 1982, University of Utah
  • M.S. , Physics Instrumentation, June 1983, University of Utah
  • Ph.D. , Electrical Engineering, June 1988, University of Utah

Employment History

  • President and Founder, Spectrum San Diego, San Diego, CA, (June '98 - )
    A research and development group in x-ray imaging and instrumentation.

  • Director of Research, IRT Corporation, San Diego, CA, (Apr '91 - May '97)
    Management of 8-12 scientists and engineers; commercialization of the SECURE 1000; R&D leading to a tomographic (3D) x-ray imaging system for printed circuit board inspection. IRT has 110 employees and sales of $25M/year. (IRT was purchased by Nicolet Imaging Systems in 1995).

  • President and Founder, Future Research, Inc., Murray, UT, (Jan '89 - Apr '91)
    Development of the SECURE 1000, a backscatter x-ray imaging system for detecting weapons and explosives concealed under persons' clothing.

  • Director of Research, Lunar Radiation Corp., Madison, WI, (Mar '87 - Jan '89)
    Management of 8-12 scientists and engineers; development of bone densitometry system for measuring osteoporosis. Lunar has 150 employees and sales of $16M/year.

  • Electronics Instructor, Salt Lake Community College, WVC, UT, (1982-1985)
    Lecture and laboratory instruction for electronic engineering students.

Career Highlights

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