LUCAS SMITH is the Tube Fatigue Laboratory leader at Benét, where he researches, designs, develops, manufactures, tests, and supports fatigue testing and conducts applied research and development support for all new, modified, and legacy thick-wall pressure vessel assemblies. He has published multiple government reports. He received a patent related to the gun shield of an M60 main battle tank and applied for patents related to his high-pressure work and fatigue-related testing. Mr. Smith holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from RPI and an M.S. in mechanical engineering from Union Graduate College.