Stephan Smith, Ph.D

Dr. Stephan Smith serves as the Technical Monitor for NCAS-M.

Dr. Stephan Smith is Director of the Office of Science and Technology Integration (OSTI) and is responsible for the Meteorological Development Laboratory (MDL), Operational Proving Ground (OPG), the Modeling Program Team, and the Field Driven Research to Operations (R2O) Team.

OSTI also collaborates with the Central Processing and Dissemination offices to maintain and enhance a centralized research, development, and testing environment, which enables transitioning research to operations through streamlining development, testing, training, and field implementation. In addition to overseeing these efforts within the Weather Service, STI holds a critical role in coordinating NWS Research-to-Operations-to-Research (R2O2R) efforts across the NOAA line offices. Particularly with the NOAA Science Council and NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research.

Steve earned both his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Meteorology from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He received his B.S. in Mathematics and Physical Sciences from the University of Maryland. Before joining NWS, Steve was a Research Associate at the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) in Fort Collins.