Brad Lee Kinsey, Professor and Chair

Brad Lee Kinsey, Professor and Chair

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ME Department Chair
Office: 
Kingsbury Hall W101A
Email: 
bkinsey@unh.edu
Phone: 
(603) 862-1811
Fax: 
(603) 862-1865

Credentials

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, 2001
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, 1998
B.S., Mechanical Engineering (Magna Cum Laude), University of Michigan, 1992

Prof. Kinsey is the chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Prof. Kinsey joined the faculty of the Mechanical Engineering Department in the 2001-02 academic year. After working three years in the automotice industry, he began his aowkr at Northwestern UNiversity where he recieved his Master's and Ph.D. degrees. For his doctoral work, he successfully devised, analyzed, and implemented a modification to the sheet metal forming process to alleviate tearing failures.

Prof. Kinsey teaches courses in Design and Manufacturing including ME 441 - Introduction to Engineering Design and Solid Modeling, and ME 785/885 - Solid Mechanics in Manufacturing.

Research Areas

  • Micromanufacturing/Microforming
  • Stress based Failure Criterion Evaluation
  • Electromagnetic Forming and Magnetic Pulsed Welding
  • Tailor Welded Blank Forming

Publications

  • Raed Hasan, Tugce Kasikci, Igor Tsukrov and Brad L. Kinsey (2012) “Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Key Assumptions in Analytical Failure Criteria for Sheet Metal Forming”, submitted to the Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering.
  • Lijie Wang, Yannis Korkolis, and Brad L. Kinsey (2012) “Investigation of Strain Gradients and Magnitudes during Microbending”, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 134, 041011, pp. 1-9.
  • Michael S. Siopis, Brad L. Kinsey, Nithyanand Kota and O. Burak Ozdoganlar (2011) “Effect of Severe Prior Deformation on Electrical-Assisted Compression of Copper Specimens”, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 133, 064502, 1-5.
  • Raed Hasan, Igor Tsukrov, and Brad L. Kinsey (2011) “Effect of Element Type Parameters on Failure Prediction Using a Stress-Based Forming Limit Curve”, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 133, 061002, 1-8.
  • Sunal Parasiz, Brad L. Kinsey, Numpon Mahayatsanun, and Jian Cao (2011) “Effect of Specimen Size and Grain Size on Deformation in Microextrusion”, Journal of Manufacturing Processes, Vol. 13, pp. 153-159.
  • Verena Psyk, Desiree Risch, Brad L. Kinsey, A. Erman Tekkaya, and Matthias Kleiner (2011) “Electromagnetic Forming – A Review”, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Vol. 211, No. 5, pp. 787-829.
  • Christine M. Dzialo, Michael S. Siopis, Klaus J. Weinmann, and Brad L. Kinsey (2010) “Effect of Current Density and Zinc Content during Electrical-Assisted Forming of Copper Alloys”, Annals of CIRP, Vol. 59, No. 1, pp. 299-302.
  • Sunal Parasiz, Reid VanBenthysen, and Brad L. Kinsey (2010) “Deformation Size Effects Due to Specimen and Grain Size in Microbending”, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 132, No. 01, 1018, pp. 1-8.
  • Michael S. Siopis and Brad L. Kinsey (2010) “Experimental Investigation of Grain and Specimen Size Effects during Electrical-Assisted Forming”, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 132, No. 02, 1004, pp. 1-7.
  • Sunal Parasiz and Brad Kinsey (2010) “Prediction of Strain Gradient Hardening during Microextrusion”, International Journal of Materials and Manufacturing Processes, Vol. 25, No. 8, pp. 769-776.
  • Richard M. Onyancha, Matthew J. Derov, and Brad L. Kinsey (2009) “Improvements in Spatial Ability as a Result of Targeted Training and Computer-Aided Design Software Use: Analyses of Object Geometries and Rotation Types”, Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. 98, No. 2, pp. 157-167.
  • Brad L. Kinsey, Erick Towle, Edward J. O’Brien, and Christopher F. Bauer (2008) “Analysis of Self-efficacy and Ability Related to Spatial Tasks and the Effect on Retention for Students in a College of Engineering and Physical Science”, International Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. 24, No. 3, pp. 488-494.
  • Brad L. Kinsey, Erick Towle, and Richard M. Onyancha (2008) “Improvement of Spatial Ability Using Innovative Tools: Alternative View Screen and Physical Model Rotator”, Engineering Design Graphics Journal, Vol. 72, No. 1, pp. 1-8.