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Edward Kinzel

Edward Kinzel

Email: ekinzel@nd.edu

Phone: 574-631-8941

Office: 377 Fitzpatrick Hall


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 2010

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 2005

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 2003


Edward Kinzel is an Associate Professor in the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department.  He was an Assistant/Associate Professor at the Missouri University of Science and Technology prior to joining Notre Dame in 2019. His graduate work was focused on laser based micro/nano-fabrication including Laser Forward Transfer and Selective Laser Sintering of electronics as well as near-field direct-write nanolithography with sub-100 nm resolution. Following PhD, he was a postdoc for 1.5 years in the Infrared Systems Laboratory at UCF:CREOL/UNCC and focused on the design and application IR antennas, FSS/metasurfaces and their observation with Near-Field Scanning Optical Microscopy. In 2014, he was an Air Force Summer Faculty Fellow and worked on developing reconfigurable liquid metal RF devices.

Summary of Activities/Interests

Dr. Kinzel’s research interests are centered on laser/material interaction with a focus on manufacturing/fabrication as well as sensing and energy harvesting.  Current projects in his research group include additive manufacturing of glass for optics/photonics, scalable fabrication of metasurfaces/IR antennas for the control of thermal radiation, design of metasurface enabled uncooled IR microbolometers, and implementing spectrometry/radiometry for microstructure control in metal selective laser melting.


M. Hai, Q. Cheng, M Hesan, C. Qu, E.C. Kinzel M.F. Almasri, “Amorphous SixGeyO1-x-y Thin Films for Uncooled Infrared Microbolometers,” Infrared Physics and Technology 95, 227-235 (2018)

J. Luo, J. Hostetler, L. Gilbert, J. Goldstein, A. Urbas, R. Landers, D. Bristow, E.C. Kinzel, “Additive manufacturing of transparent fused quartz,” Opt. Eng. 57(4), 041408 (2018)

C. Qu, E. Kinzel, “Infrared Metasurfaces Created with Off-Normal Incidence Microsphere Photolithography,” Opt. Exp. 25(11) 12632-12639 (2017)

J. Luo, L.J. Gilbert, D.A. Bristow, R.G. Landers, E.C. Kinzel, “Additive manufacturing of transparent soda-lime glass using a filament-fed process,” J. Mfct. Sci. Eng., 139(6) 061006 (2017).

C. Qu, E.C. Kinzel, “Polycrystalline metasurface perfect absorbers fabricated using microsphere photolithography,” Opt. Lett. 41(15) 3399-3402 (2016).

E.C. Kinzel, R.L. Brown, J.C. Ginn, B.A. Lail, B.A. Slovick, G.D. Boreman, “Design of MOM Diode-Coupled Frequency-Selective Surface,” Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, 55 489-493 (2013).

E.C. Kinzel, J.C. Ginn, R.L. Olmon, D.J. Shelton, B.A. Lail, I. Brenner, M.B. Sinclair, M.B. Raschke, G.D. Boreman, “Phase resolved near-field mode imaging for the design of frequency-selective surfaces,” Opt. Exp., 20, 11986-11993 (2012).

E.C. Kinzel, H.H. Sigmarsson, X. Xu, W.J. Chappell, “Laser sintering of thick-film conductors for microelectronic applications,” J. Appl. Phys., 101, 063106 (2007)


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