Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Baylor University
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Baylor University
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Jinjin Ha achieved her BS degree from POSTECH in Korea (2010) in Material Science and Engineering, MS (2012) and PhD (2016) from GIFT in POSTECH in Korea. She was a post-doctoral researcher in the University of UNH in 2016-2018 and OSU in 2019 and joined UNH as an assistant professor in Mechanical Engineering in 2020. Dr. Ha’s research expertise is material mechanics and constitutive modeling for metal forming. She received Alexander von Humboldt fellowship for experienced researcher in 2023. She teaches statics, materials and manufacturing processes, and theory of plasticity.
Project Director, Leitzel Center, University of New Hampshire
Stephen Hale received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami (1988), Masters from Louisiana State University (1993), and Ph.D. (2001) from the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Hale’s degree-training spans topics, including vertebrate (esp. birds) ecology and evolution, and geospatial remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems. For the past 15+ years, he has developed his career in STEM education and workforce development through numerous grant-funded projects (NSF, NASA, and DoD). He was the Director of Education and Workforce Development (EWD) for past NH EPSCoR Track 1 projects and serves as Program Evaluator on several projects’ EWD plans.
Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Univeristy of New Hampshire
Associate Dean of Research, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Dr. Brad Kinsey received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan (1992) and his Master’s (1998) and PhD (2001) degrees from Northwestern University, all in Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Kinsey’s research expertise is in mechanics, materials, and manufacturing innovations of deformation processes. His awards include Fellow status in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Associate Member status in CIRP (International Institution for Production Engineering Research), a CAREER Award from US National Science Foundation, the Ralph R. Teetor Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers, and the UNH Assistant Professor of the Year Award.
Ajay “AJ” P. Malshe is R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Agriculture and Biological Engineering (by Courtesy) at Purdue University. He is in leadership roles at Purdue including the honor of President’s Fellow, the Inaugural Director of the Materials and Manufacturing Research Laboratories (MMRL), and a Co-Director of Purdue’s Engineering Initiative (PEI) for eXcellence in Manufacturing and Operations (XMO). He has a collective professional experience of 40 years, partly overlapping, in industries (as a Founder, Board Member, and CTO of NanoMech now VinTech Nano Materials; acquired in 2018 by VinTech International) and academia. He has gained national and international recognition in advanced manufacturing, multifunctional-resilient-sustainable bio-inspired designing, functional multi-materials, and system integration and productization. Over the decades, application areas of his interest and contributions are in-space servicing, assembly, and manufacturing (ISAM), biomanufacturing for future protein foods and farms at the point of need, heterogeneous microelectronics for high-density systems, and nanomanufacturing for extreme machines.
Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of New Hampshire
Dr. Weiwei Mo got her BS degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China (2008), and her MS (2011) and PhD (2012) degrees from University of South Florida. Before coming to UNH, she was a post-doctoral associate at Yale University. Dr. Mo’s expertise lies in sustainability and resiliency assessment and participatory modeling. She received an NSF CAREER award in 2021 working on decision theoretic life cycle assessment. She teaches undergraduate and graduate level classes, including environmental pollution and control, sustainable engineering, systems dynamics modeling, and life cycle assessment.
Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of New Hampshire
Director, Olson Center
Dr. Zhu received his Bachelor’s (2016), Master’s (2018), and Ph.D. (2022) degrees all from the University of Alabama, in metallurgical engineering and materials science. Dr. Zhu joined Baylor University as an associate research scientist after graduation in 2022. His research expertise is in advanced solid-state manufacturing, including friction stir welding, cold gas dynamic spray, and additive friction stir deposition. He also actively utilizes multi-scale characterization techniques to understand the structural evolution in metal alloys, in particular using neutron diffraction, electron backscatter diffraction, and transmission electron microscopy for macro-, micro-, and nano-structural analysis.