Brad Kinsey

Brad Kinsey

Chair of Mechanical Engineering
Professor of Materials Science


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 automotic industry, he began his work at Northwestern University where he received 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.

For more information, please see Professor Kinsey's CV

Research Areas

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


  •  Julian Allwood, Jian Cao, Stephen Duncan, Peter Groche, Gerhard Hirt, Brad Kinsey, Takashi Kuboki, Matthias Liewald, Andreas Sterzing, and Erman Tekkaya (2016) “Closed-loop Control of Product Properties in Metal Forming”, in preparation to the Annals of CIRP, STC-F Keynote Paper.
  •  Chetan P. Nikhare, Yannis P. Korkolis, and Brad L. Kinsey (2015) “Formability Enhancement in Titanium Tube-Flaring by Manipulating the Deformation Path”, ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 137(5), 051006, pp. 1-9.
  • Ali Nassiri, Brad L. Kinsey, Greg Chini, Anupam Vivek, and Glenn Daehn (2015) “Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian Finite Element Simulation and Experimental Investigation of Wavy Interfacial Pattern during High Velocity Impact Welding”, Materials and Design, 88, pp. 345–358.
  •  Adam Jordan and Brad L. Kinsey (2015) “Investigation of Thermal and Mechanical Effects during Electrically-Assisted Microbending”, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 221, pp. 1-12.
  • Ethan Thibaudeau, Bradley Turner, Todd Gross and Brad L. Kinsey (2015) “Analysis of Fiber Optic Sensor to Measure Velocity during Electromagnetic Forming and Welding”, ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 137, 031013, pp. 1-7.
  • Ethan Thibaudeau and Brad L. Kinsey (2015) “Analytical Model and Experimental Validation of Velocity Measurements during Electromagnetic Forming”, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 215, pp. 251–263.
  • Ali Nassiri, Gregory P. Chini, and Brad L. Kinsey (2014) “Investigation of Spatial Shear Instability Theory to Predict Wavy Interfacial Pattern during Magnetic Pulsed Welding”, Annals of CIRP, 63, pp. 245-248.
  • Raed Hasan, Tugce Kasikci, Igor Tsukrov and Brad L. Kinsey (2014) “Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Key Assumptions in Analytical Failure Criteria for Sheet Metal Forming”, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 136, 011013-9, pp. 1-9.
Brad Kinsey
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(603) 862-1811