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Brad L. Kinsey Elevated to Prestigious SME College of Fellows

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(DEARBORN, Mich., July 27, 2016) — SME, which serves the manufacturing industry by promoting advanced manufacturing technology and is recognized as a key resource for the industry, has elected Brad L. Kinsey, Professor and Chair at the University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, to its 2016 College of Fellows.

Kinsey is the chair and a professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department and a professor in the Materials Science Program at the University of New Hampshire. Kinsey holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan, and a master’s and doctoral degree in mechanical engineering from Northwestern University. He is also the director of the UNH Center for Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Innovations (a collection of 25 faculty members across the UNH College of Engineering and Physical Sciences) and the interim director of the UNH John Olson Advanced Manufacturing Center. In 2013, Kinsey served as the Department of Energy Representative to the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office which coordinates the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation. He has been an SME member since 2001.

Kinsey is one of ten SME Fellows elected this year. Fellows are professionals from industry, research and academia with more than 20 years of experience in manufacturing and have had a demonstrated impact on the social, technological and educational aspects of the manufacturing profession.

“Inclusion in the SME College of Fellows is a prestigious recognition for a career well-served,” said 2016 SME President Dean Bartles, PhD, FSME. “These accomplished professionals instruct, inspire and lead. We’re proud to recognize their accomplishments, achievements and contributions to manufacturing.”

The 2016 SME Fellows will be recognized during SME’s Fall Awards & Installation Banquet Nov. 12 in Rochester Hills, Michigan. As part of their recognition, the 2016 Fellows will receive lifetime, dues-free membership and can utilize the credentials “FSME” (“Fellow of SME”) after their names.

Nominations for the 2017 Class of SME Fellows are due on Dec. 1. Award information and nomination form can be found at Nominees must be members of SME.

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