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Kimchi, Menachem


 Menachem Kimchi is an Associate Professor of Practice in the Welding Engineering program at The Ohio State University. After completing his MS degree in Welding Engineering in 1981, he spent more than 25 years in industry, where he gained most of his industrial experiences in the primary metals producers and automotive sectors. He was a principal research engineer, technology leader, and business development manager for EWI, and has published over 100 technical papers in area of Resistance and Solid State Welding processes of advanced materials. he also coauthored and published the book “Resistance Spot Welding Fundamentals and Applications for the Automotive Industry. Menachem began teaching at Ohio State in 2012, where he is teaching a variety of welding processes, all the industry sponsored  Capstone courses and graduate level courses on Resistance and Solid State Welding.



As an expert Resistance Welding and Solid state Welding processes, Menachem Kimchi Initiated and managed research projects in the areas of Resistance Spot Welding, Resistance Seam, and Projection Welding, specializing in resistance welding high-strength steels and aluminum alloys.  Other major areas of technical expertise include weldability of steels with metallic and nonmetallic coatings, and electrode materials for resistance welding.  

Also, he is considered to be an industry expert in tube and pipe production as it relates to the high-frequency welding process.

His technical knowledge is mostly applied to the automotive, materials producers and the light industrial product markets, developed and managed industrial projects with the major OEMs and tier one suppliers. His experience and relationships with industry is significant to the development of senior projects for our students.