Emily Asenath-Smith is a Research Materials Engineer at the US Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory. With expertise in surface and interface chemistry, especially those involving disparate materials classes (e.g., organic-inorganic hybrid materials), she is uniquely suited to take on a wide range of cold regions challenges. She has made significant contributions to the fields of nanocomposites and bioinspired materials by demonstrating the ability to tune functional properties (e.g., photocatalytic) by controlling interface structures in hierarchical materials. As the program lead for ice adhesion at CRREL, Asenath Smith leads testing and evaluation activities for private industry customers, and is the lead investigator on a new basic research program on ice adhesion. In her ice adhesion research, Asenath-Smith is working to derive a fracture mechanics based analysis of ice adhesion experimental data so that the effects of size, scale, and materials properties on ice adhesion can be understood.