Brad Kinsey

Assoc Dean CEPS-UNH
Phone: (603) 862-1811
Office: UNH CEPS Dean's Office - College of Engineering & Physical Science, Kingsbury Hall, Durham, NH 03824
Pronouns: He/him/his
Brad Kinsey

Prof. Kinsey joined the faculty of the Mechanical Engineering Department in the 2001-02 academic year. After working three years in the automotive industry, he began his work at Northwestern University where he received his Master's and Ph.D. degrees. His research focuses on the mechanics, materials, and manufacturing innovations related to materials deformation processes.


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan

Courses Taught

  • ME 441: Intro Eng Design & Solid Model
  • ME 477: Introduction to Solid Modeling
  • ME 696: Projects
  • ME 755: Senior Design Project I
  • ME 756: Senior Design Project II
  • ME 777/877: Computer Aided Engineering
  • ME 782/882: Industrial Skills and Eng
  • ME 785/885: Solid Mechanics Manufacturing
  • ME 797: Honors Seminar
  • ME 992: Master's Project
  • ME 999: Doctoral Research
  • TECH 411: Innovation Scholars I
  • TECH 412: Innovation Scholars
  • TECH 602: Machine Shop Training

Selected Publications

Yokoyama, Y., Mitchell, B. R., Nassiri, A., Kinsey, B. L., Korkolis, Y. P., & Tagawa, Y. (2022). Integrated photoelasticity in a soft material: phase retardation,
azimuthal angle and stress-optic coefficient. Retrieved from

Mitchell, B., Yokoyama, Y., Nassiri, A., Tagawa, Y., Korkolis, Y., & Kinsey, B. (2022). An investigation of Hertzian contact in soft materials using
photoelastic tomography. Retrieved from

Chen, K., Breunig, A., Ha, J., Kinsey, B. L., Groche, P., & Korkolis, Y. P. (2022). Robustness of deep-drawing finite-element simulations to process variations. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MATERIAL FORMING, 15(3). doi:10.1007/s12289-022-01695-3

Guglielmi, G., Mitchell, B., Song, C., Kinsey, B. L., & Mo, W. (2021). Life Cycle Environmental and Economic Comparison of Water Droplet Machining and Traditional Abrasive Waterjet Cutting. SUSTAINABILITY, 13(21). doi:10.3390/su132112275

Zhang, S., & Kinsey, B. L. (2021). Influence of Material Properties on Interfacial Morphology during Magnetic Pulse Welding of Al1100 to Copper Alloys and Commercially Pure Titanium. JOURNAL OF MANUFACTURING AND MATERIALS PROCESSING, 5(2). doi:10.3390/jmmp5020064

Allwood, J. M., Duncan, S. R., Cao, J., Groche, P., Hirt, G., Kinsey, B., . . . Tekkaya, A. E. (2016). Closed-loop control of product properties in metal forming. In CIRP ANNALS-MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY Vol. 65 (pp. 573-596). doi:10.1016/j.cirp.2016.06.002

Nassiri, A., Chini, G., Vivek, A., Daehn, G., & Kinsey, B. (2015). Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian finite element simulation and experimental investigation of wavy interfacial morphology during high velocity impact welding. MATERIALS & DESIGN, 88, 345-358. doi:10.1016/j.matdes.2015.09.005

Kinsey, B., Cullen, G., Jordan, A., & Mates, S. (2013). Investigation of electroplastic effect at high deformation rates for 304SS and Ti-6Al-4V. CIRP ANNALS-MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY, 62(1), 279-282. doi:10.1016/j.cirp.2013.03.058

Psyk, V., Risch, D., Kinsey, B. L., Tekkaya, A. E., & Kleiner, M. (2011). Electromagnetic forming-A review. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY, 211(5), 787-829. doi:10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2010.12.012

Kinsey, B., Liu, Z. H., & Cao, J. (2000). A novel forming technology for tailor-welded blacks. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY, 99(1-3), 145-153. doi:10.1016/S0924-0136(99)00412-4

Most Cited Publications