SmartState Chair Awarded View Larger Image Dr. Mears named the BMW SmartState Chaired Professor of Automotive Engineering. By Laine Mears|2019-08-26T06:35:06-04:00December 18th, 2016|Uncategorized| Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditTumblrPinterestVkEmail About the Author: Laine Mears Laine Mears is the SmartState Chair of Automotive Manufacturing at Clemson University. He directs research in Human Integration to the Industrial Internet, Intelligent Machining Systems and various manufacturing process control approaches. Related Posts Harshada wins Sage Fellowship Gallery Harshada wins Sage Fellowship Congratulations Tyler at IMECE Gallery Congratulations Tyler at IMECE Governor McMaster Launches Fraunhofer Alliance Gallery Governor McMaster Launches Fraunhofer Alliance Lab Partners with SeeDaten for Augmented Reality Gallery Lab Partners with SeeDaten for Augmented Reality Congratulations Brandt on NSF GRFP! Gallery Congratulations Brandt on NSF GRFP!