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Stephen N. Kuchnicki, Ph.D.

Education

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Rutgers University, 2001
  • M.S., Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University, 1997
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering (Aerospace Option), Rutgers University, 1995

Courses

  • Strength of Materials
  • Machine Component Design
  • Dynamics
  • Materials Science

Research Interests

  • Crystal Plasticity
  • Multiscale Modeling
  • Dynamics and Engineering in Sports
  • Dynamic Deformation

Honors

  • York College of PA Faculty Development Grants, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015

Recent Publications

  • Ericson, T.M. and Kuchnicki, S.N., "Undergraduate Research in a Materials Independent Study at a Small College: From Building Modern Fabrication Equipment to Experimental Testing", proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Salt Lake City, UT June 2018
  • Kuchnicki, S.N. and Kiefer, S.F., "Frequency of Exams and Student Performance in a Solid Mechanics Course", proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Columbus, OH, June 2017
  • Kiefer, S.F. and Kuchnicki, S.N., "Project-Based Learning - Teaching Engineering Design Not Tinkering", proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Atlanta, GA, June 2013
  • Cappello, N.C., Ei, T.J., Miller, E., Bosse, D., Edwards, B.S., Meah, K., Kuchnicki, S.N., Link, G.L., Blanding, W., and Kiefer, S.F., "Design, Fabrication, and Simulation of an Intelligent Ground Vehicle as Part of the Capstone Design Project", ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, San Antonio, TX, June 2012
  • E.A. Tuncer, S.N. Kuchnicki, and A.M. Cuitino, "Numerical Modeling of Experimentally-Observed Anisotropy: A Multiscale Approach", Chapter 12 in "Plasticity in Crystalline Metals: From Dislocations to Continuum", I. Ionescu, P. Franciosi, S. Bouvier, and O. Cazacu, eds., Wiley, 2011

Recent Presentations

  • Kuchnicki, S.N. and Kiefer, S.F., "Frequency of Exams and Student Performance in a Solid Mechanics Course", proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Columbus, OH, June 2017
  • Kuchnicki, S.N., "Frequency of Exams and Student Performance in a Solid Mechanics Course", proceedings of the ASEE Mid-Atlantic Section Conference, Villanova, PA, April 2015
  • Kiefer, S.F. and Kuchnicki, S.N., "Project-Based Learning - Teaching Engineering Design Not Tinkering", proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Atlanta, GA, June 2013

Service

  • Coordinator of Mechanical Engineering program, June 2015-present
  • Chair, Academic Programs Committee, August 2016-present
  • Departmental Representative, Academic Programs Committee, August 2014-present
  • Faculty Development Committee, Projects and Resources Subcommittee, Fall 2008-Spring 2009; Fall 2010-Spring 2013

Professional Association

  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Member, American Society of Engineering Education
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