Scott Smith retired from GE Research in 2021 where he continues to consult. He earned B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the University of Rochester and the University of Pennsylvania respectively. Joining GE Research in 1976, he developed phased array probes for medical ultrasound. More recently, he led projects on adaptive acoustics and novel probe materials and fabrication methods. Dr. Smith has over 60 issued patents and over 40 refereed publications. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and an IEEE Life Fellow. He was General Co-Chair of the 2020 International Ultrasonics Symposium, currently chairs the UFFC Fellows Evaluating Committee, and also serves as an associate editor of the Transactions-UFFC.