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Kingman E. Yee, PhD

Associate Professor

21000 West Ten Mile Road
Engineering Building, E33
Southfield, MI 48075

Phone (248) 204-2582

kyee@ltu.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Wayne State University
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, Wayne State University
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Wayne State University

Courses and Advising

  • Engineering Cost Analysis
  • Mechanical Engineering Projects
  • Engineering Analysis
  • Faculty Advisor, Blue Devil Motorsports

Research Interests

  • Manufacturing
  • Electrochemical Engineering
  • Corrosion
  • Energy

Selected Publications

  1. Kingman E. Yee.  “3T (Thick-Thick-Thin) Resistance Spot Weld Study.” Chrysler LLC, August 21, 2008.
  2. Kingman E. Yee.  “A Study of Resistance Spot Weld Microstructures in AHSS: Their Relationship to Weld Parameters and Their Effect on Joint Strength. Part 1. 2T Stack Ups.” Chrysler LLC,  August 12, 2008.
  3. Kingman E. Yee.  “Failure of Resistance Spot Welds on Advanced High Strength Steels.”  DaimlerChrysler Corp., June 4, 2007.
  4. Kingman E. Yee.  “Durability Study of Two Low-voltage Electric Clamps.” DaimlerChrysler Corp., January 3, 2007.
  5. Kingman E. Yee.  “Durability Study of Low-voltage Electric Clamps.” DaimlerChrysler Corp., April 11, 2006.
  6. Kingman E. Yee.  “A Study of the Cracks on the J-Hooks (Engine Lift Operation) at Brampton Assembly Plant.”   DaimlerChrysler Corp., July 19, 2005.
  7. Kingman E. Yee. “Analysis of Bolt Failure on the Trim Box Transfer Fork Assembly at Warren Truck Assembly Plant.”  DaimlerChrysler Corp., August 16, 2004.
  8. Kingman E. Yee.  “Galvanic Corrosion”. Chapter 38 of Handbook of Bolts and Joints.  J. Bickford and S. A. Nassar, editors.  Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York, 1998.
  9. Kingman E. Yee.  “Electrochemical Aspects of the Automobile.”  Presented at the 21st Century Automotive Seminar Series at GMI Engineering and Management Institute, Flint, MI; May 8, 1997.
  10. Lucy Siu-Bik King and Kingman E. Yee.  “Kinematics and Grasp Analysis for Automatic Fixturing Assembly.”  Presented at the International Conference on Manufacturing Automation, University of Hong Kong, August 10-12, 1992.

Honors and Awards

  • Unsung Hero Award from the Association of Chinese Americans [Detroit Chapter of the Organization of Chinese Americans] (October 4, 2008)
  • SAE Distinguished Faculty Advisor Award (1992, 1999, 2000, 2006)
  • Unsung Hero Award, awarded by the Coalition of Chinese Organizations (Nov. 2001)
  • Distinguished Teaching Performance Award, 1989-90, awarded by the College of Engineering, Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI (October 9, 1990)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award (Wayne State University, College of Engineering, 1981)
  • Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award (Wayne State University, College of Engineering, 1980).

Activities and Service

  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Detroit Chinese Engineers Association, Treasurer (1999-2006); Secretary (1998); Advisor (2007-present)
  • Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society)
  • Order of the Engineer