Brad Kinsey

Brad Kinsey, Ph.D

Professor and Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Kinsey has been a mentor for young women and girls enrolled in the Girls Connect program, part of FIRST Robotics, which strives to capture the interest of young people in the fields of science and technology. He worked in the automotive industry for three years after his bachelor’s degree before beginning his graduate work at Northwestern University. For his doctoral work, he successfully devised, analyzed, and implemented a modification to the sheet metal forming process to alleviate tearing failures. Dr. Kinsey teaches several courses in design and manufacturing, including and a course in computer-aided engineering, featuring authentic class projects which incorporate teaching with real analysis practices from industry. His current research is in the areas of Microforming; Stress based Failure Criterion Evaluation; Electromagnetic Forming and Magnetic Pulsed Welding; and Energy Efficiency in Manufacturing Processes. Dr. Kinsey has been awarded funding from the National Science Foundation to advance his scholarship, including receiving the prestigious National Science Foundation Early CAREER award.