Members

Here you can learn about members of our team.

View of the Gross, Kinsey, Korkolis and Tsukrov research groups, Summer 2012


Assistant Professor Yannis Korkolis

Yannis Korkolis

Contact

Office: Kingsbury Hall W131
Email: yannis.korkolis@unh.edu
Phone: (603) 862-2772

Credentials

Ph.D – Engineering Mechanics, The University of Texas at Austin, 2009
M.Sc. – Computational Mechanics, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, 2002
5-year Diploma – Mechanical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, 1998

Prof. Korkolis joined the department in Fall 2009. He is trained as a mechanical engineer with emphasis on mechanical constructions and on manufacturing, while his graduate studies are in solid mechanics. He also has 2 years of industrial experience. His research aims at interfacing mechanics of materials, constitutive modeling and failure, using numerical methods and experimental techniques. It is motivated by – but not limited to – actual manufacturing problems, such as those encountered in sheet metal forming and tube hydroforming. He has worked on constitutive modeling of advanced aluminum alloys, formability and failure prediction, modeling of machining operations, tube hydroforming and microforming processes.

Prof. Korkolis is the recipient of a 2011 CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). His research is further supported by grants from NSF, Office of Naval Research, Dept. of Commerce and Ford Motor Company.

Prof. Korkolis has taught ME 542 - Mechanical Dissection and Design Analysis, ME 643 - Machine Design, ME 795/895 - Materials Processing in Manufacturing, ME 777/877 - Computer-Aided Engineering, ME 927 - Theory of Plasticity and ME 795/995 - Experimental Mechanics while at UNH.

His current research interests include:

  • Plasticity and constitutive modeling of materials
  • Ductile fracture and formability. Instabilities and wrinkling.
  • High rate forming processes
  • Sheet metal forming
  • Tube hydroforming

Post-Doctoral Fellows (co-mentored by Profs. Kinsey and Korkolis)


Chetan Nikhare

From August 1st 2012, Assistant Professor at Penn State University at Erie (link)

Chetan Nikhare

Contact

Office: Kingsbury Hall W322
Email: chetan.nikhare@unh.edu
Phone: (603) 862-2156
Fax:    (603) 862-1865

Credentials

Ph. D - Mechanical Engineering, Deakin University, Australia, 2010
M.Tech. - Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science, IIT Bombay, India, 2006
B.E. - Mechanical Engineering, Nagpur University, India, 2003

Dr. Nikhare joined the department as a Post-Doctoral fellow in December 2010. He has performed different aspects of numerical and analytical modeling for material undergoing mechanical processes. He learned constitutive modeling of mild steel and advanced high strength steels and microstructural modeling during his graduate and post-graduate studies. His research interest are - but not limited to - experiments and numerical simulation of sheet metal and bulk forming in various deformation mode, fatigue and fracture, hydroforming and analytical modeling of material mechanics and processes.

His current research interests include:

  • Tube flaring
  • Micro-forming
  • Sheet Metal forming and Hydroforming
  • Bulk forming
  • Modeling, Simulation and optimization
  • Multi-scale modeling
  • Thermo-mechanical modeling
  • Analytical modeling
  • DRX modeling
  • Fatigue and fracture

Graduate Students


Graham W. Cullen

Graham Cullen

Contact

Office: Kingsbury Hall S225
Email: gwcullen@gmail.com
Phone: (603) 862-1636

Currently pursuing Masters in Mechanical Engineering.
Formability enhancement under pulsed uniaxial loading. Deformation-induced heating. Isothermal testing.

Credentials

B.Sc. – Chemistry, Clarkson University, 2005


Chris Dick

Contact

Office: Kingsbury Hall S225
Email: cpj25@wildcats.unh.edu
Phone: (603) 862-1636

Currently pursuing Masters in Mechanical Engineering.
Tube formability. Pulsed tube hydroforming.

Credentials

B.Sc.– Mechanical Engineering, University of New Hampshire, 2012


Nengxiu Deng

Nengxiu Deng

Contact

Office: Kingsbury Hall S225
Email: nns7@wildcats.unh.edu
Phone: (603) 862-1636

Currently pursuing Ph. D in Mechanical Engineering.
Modeling of forming processes. Constitutive modeling and cruciform specimen testing. Modeling of Bauschinger effect and nonlinear unloading.

Credentials

B.Sc. - Vehicle Engineering, Hunan University, China, 2009


Adam Kaplan

Adam Kaplan

Contact

Office: Kingsbury Hall S225
Email: arg25@unh.edu
Phone: (603) 862-1636

Currently pursuing Masters in Mechanical Engineering.
Tube formability and hydroforming.

Credentials

B.Sc. – Mechanical Engineering, University of New Hampshire, 2010


Paul Knysh

Contact

Office: Kingsbury Hall S225
Email: paul.knysh@gmail.com
Phone: (603) 862-1636

Currently pursuing Ph. D in Mechanical Engineering.
Modeling of microforming processes. Crystal Plasticity. Deformation-induced roughening.

Credentials

B.Sc., M.Sc. - Mechanical Engineering, Dnipropetrovsk National University, Ukraine, 2012


Vojtech Kubec

Contact

Office: Kingsbury Hall S225
Email: vdp3@wildcats.unh.edu
Phone: (603) 862-1636

Currently pursuing Masters in Mechanical Engineering.
Tube formability. Pulsed biaxial loading. Path-dependence of formability in sheet and tube forming.

Credentials

B.Sc. – Mechanical Engineering, University of New Hampshire, 2012


Peter Ripley

Contact

Office: Kingsbury Hall S211
Email: pwr110@gmail.com
Phone:

Currently pursuing Masters in Mechanical Engineering.
Microforming processes. Testing of microtubes.

Credentials

B.Sc. – Kinesiology and Movement Science, Pennsylvania State University of New Hampshire, 2006


Timothy Roemer (co-advised with Profs. Brad Kinsey and Marko Knezevic)

Contact

Office: Kingsbury Hall S211
Email: tim@roemer.net
Phone:

Currently pursuing Masters in Mechanical Engineering.
Continuous-bending-under-tension.

Credentials

B.Sc. – Mechanical Engineering, University of New Hampshire, 2013


Joseph Wilson (co-advised with Prof. Brad Kinsey)

Contact

Office: Kingsbury Hall S211
Email: jwilson625@gmail.com
Phone:

Currently pursuing Masters in Mechanical Engineering.
Design and development of a cruciform specimen loading frame.

Credentials

B.Sc. – Mechanical Engineering, University of New Hampshire, 2011


Undergraduate and Summer Students


Drummond Biles

Research assistant, Summer 2013

Contact


Email: biles430@gmail.com

Credentials

B.Sc. – Mechanical Engineering, University of New Hampshire, 2013


Nihco Gallo

NSF REU Awardee, Summer 2013

Contact


Email: nax58@wildcats.unh.edu

Credentials

Currently pursuing Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering, University of New Hampshire.


Newell Moser

Research assistant, Summer 2013 and NSF REU Awardee, Summer 2011
Evan Flower

Contact


Email: nhz5@wildcats.unh.edu

Credentials

B.Sc. – Mechanical Engineering, University of New Hampshire, 2013


Alex Roy

NSF REU Awardee, Summer 2013

Contact


Email: ail8@wildcats.unh.edu

Credentials

Currently pursuing Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering, University of New Hampshire - Manchester.


Alumni


Alexandra Dannehl

UNH REAP Awardee, Summer 2012

Contact


Email:abp395@wildcats.unh.edu

Credentials

Currently pursuing Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering, University of New Hampshire.


Evan Flower

Undergraduate Research Assistant, AY 2010-2011
Evan Flower

Contact


Email: fjj3@cisunix.unh.edu

Credentials

B.Sc. – Mechanical Engineering, University of New Hampshire, 2012


Andrew Lapointe

NSF REU Awardee, Summer 2012

Contact


Email: ajc554@wildcats.unh.edu

Credentials

B.Sc. – Mechanical Engineering, University of New Hampshire, 2013


Taylor Regan

NSF REU Awardee, Summer 2011
Evan Flower

Contact


Email: taylor_regan1@student.uml.edu

Credentials

Currently pursuing Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering at Univ. Massachussetts - Lowell.


Ben Weidmann

NSF REU Awardee, Summer 2012

Contact


Email: nhz5@wildcats.unh.edu

Credentials

B.Sc. – Mechanical Engineering, University of New Hampshire, 2013