Job ID: 134593

Ph.D. positions in Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky (controls)

University of Kentucky

  • Dec. 6, 2019
  • Ph.D. positions in Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky (controls)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • University of Kentucky
    Lexington, KY
  • Feb. 1, 2020
  • Available immediately
  • Graduate Student
  • Mechanical Engineering

Ph.D. Positions in intelligent control at the University of Kentucky

Ph.D. openings are available beginning Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 in the Department of Mechanical Engineering
at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA, on the topics of intelligent control. Our group’s focus is on adaptive control and iterative learning control with applications to multiagent systems, constrained formation systems, robot manipulation systems, and cyber-physical systems. More research details can be found on Dr. Xu Jin’s website:, and the external links included.

The positions include stipend, health care, and tuition support. The offers are valid for two years, and renewable for additional years based on performance of the students.

Qualifications: The applicants must first pass the GRE and TOEFL tests with satisfactory scores meeting the departmental minimum requirement. Applicants with a strong background in mathematics, control systems, and/or robotics, and with experience in mathematical analysis, Matlab numerical simulations, hands-on experiences on robotic systems, are encouraged to apply. The applicant must demonstrate competent analysis, experimental skills, and programming ability. Dates: Beginning Spring 2020 (1 position) and Fall 2020 (1 position).

How to apply: Applications should be emailed to Dr. Xu Jin at, as soon as possible. Please include a full CV (including GRE and TOEFL scores), PDFs of relevant publications, and names of at least three references. Upon initial email discussions, those who are encouraged to apply should then apply to the department as soon as possible, and indicate my name in the application package.

Short note about the department and the city: Mechanical Engineering is the largest department in the College
of Engineering with 35 tenured and tenure-track faculty members, over 1,000 undergraduate students, and over 120 graduate students. The department also has state-of-the-art computational facilities, research labs, and classrooms. The city of Lexington is ranked #3 Best City to Raise a Family, #21 Best Places to Live in America, and #31 Most Educated Cities in America. Located in the heart of the Bluegrass Region, Lexington is known as the "Horse Capital of the World".

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