Job ID: 219869

MS/PhD Students or Visiting Scholar

Tennessee Technological University

  • Aug. 18, 2023
  • MS/PhD Students or Visiting Scholar
  • Mechanical Engineering or Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Tennessee Technological University
    Cookeville, TN
  • Oct. 5, 2024
  • Jan. 15, 2024
  • Graduate Student
  • Robotics
    Mechanical Engineering
    Manufacturing & Quality Engineering
    Industrial & Systems Engineering
    Electrical and/or Electronics
    Computer Engineering

A Smart Manufacturing and Data Analytics Group ( or Tennessee Tech. Univ. is hiring graduate students and visiting scholar (J-1 visa) for the Spring 2024 semester. Potential applicants (e.g., after Spring 2024) can contact Dr. Duckbong Kim ( to discuss their interests and possibilities. Tuition, stipend for MS ($1600-1800/month), Direct PhD ($1800-$2000/month) and PhD ($1800-2200/month) student and $2000-3000/month for visiting scholar) and travel for conferences will be financially supported.

Our research group focuses on smart manufacturing and data analytics, such as industrial automation and robotics, XR:AR/VR/MR, additive manufacturing (AM), computational modeling, machine learning, and decision support. Among these, we are currently focusing on four main specific topics: 1) XR-based Smart Manufacturing (e.g., Semiconductor and Battery), 2) Machine Learning and Computational Modeling, 3) Collaborative Robot, and 4) Machine Vision-based Digital Inspection Methodology (e.g., Cognex, PLC, and NI). For detail information, please visit the web-site of Smart Manufacturing and Data Analytics Group.

Required background & knowledge: mechatronics, industrial automation and robotics, machine vision, numerical modeling, PLC, and programming (e.g., C++, Unity, and Python). Applicants should hold a baccalaureate or a master degree in a field of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, industrial engineering or related-areas. Applicants may have earned a minimum of
- GPA: 3.0 on a 4.0 GPA scale (3.4 or the above preferred).
- GRE: Quantitative greater than 50%; Verbal greater than 33%; Writing greater than 33%
- TOEFL: 213 computer-based or 79 internet-based or can be replaced with TOEIC score.

If you are interested in this study opportunity, please send your C.V. to Dr. Duckbong Kim ( We are looking forward to seeing highly motivated applicants for graduate study.

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Contact Information

  • Duckbong Kim
    Manufacturing and Engineering Technology
    Tennessee Tech University
    Cookeville, TN
  • 3013723327

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