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Job ID: 204911

MS/PhD Students or Visiting Scholar
Tennessee Technological University

Date Posted Feb. 2, 2023
Title MS/PhD Students or Visiting Scholar
University Tennessee Technological University
Cookeville, TN, United States
Department Mechanical Engineering or Electrical and Computer Engineering
Application Deadline May 5, 2023
Position Start Date Fall 2023
  • 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 Summer or Fall 2023 semester. Potential applicants (e.g., 2024 or after) can contact Dr. Duckbong Kim ( to discuss their interests and possibilities. Tuition, stipend for MS ($1300-1500/month), Direct PhD ($1600-$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, 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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