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Job ID: 219376

PhD Position
Tennessee Tech University

Date Posted Aug. 9, 2023
Title PhD Position
University Tennessee Tech University
Cookeville, TN, United States
Department Electrical and Computer Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available Immediately
  • Graduate Student
  • Energy Technology
    Electrical and/or Electronics
    Computer Engineering
    Computer Science

Position Overview:

PhD Position: Graduate research/teaching scholarship in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, TN, USA is open for hiring immediately. The research areas are electric vehicle integration in the smart grid and secondary battery recycling, including EV infrastructure planning, charging/discharging management, EV battery recycling and BMS management.

The candidate should have a background in some of the following topics: electric vehicle modelling (mobility modelling, battery energy management, demand response design, etc.), stochastic process (Markov chain, queueing theory, etc.), power system analysis (power flow analysis, economic dispatch, unit commitment, etc.), resource management, renewable energy modelling, optimization techniques (convex, NLP, MINLP, etc.), machine learning techniques (neural networks, reinforcement learning, federated learning etc.), and hardware-in-the-loop system.

If you are interested in joining my lab, please send the following application package to Dr. Chen via email:


Application Submission Details:

Interested applicants should send the following information as a zipped document to Dr. Nan Chen (

  • CV, including summary of educational background, grades, publication list, and research experience;
  • One-page research statement;
  • GRE score;
  • English language test score (if applicable);
  • All academic transcripts;
  • Names and email addresses of at least three references.


Bio of Dr. Nan Chen:

Nan Chen (M’20) received her Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada in 2019. From Oct. 2019 to Feb. 2020, she worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the Broadband Communication Research (BBCR) group in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo, supervised by Prof. Xuemin (Sherman) Shen. She joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Tennessee Tech University as a tenure-track assistant professor in Spring, 2021. Her current research interests include electric vehicle charging/discharging scheme design in smart grids, next-generation wireless networks, and machine learning applications in vehicular cyber-physical systems.


About Tennessee Tech University
Tennessee Tech University is ranked as the top tier National University in the U.S. News and World Report College Ranking 2020. It is ranked #137 Top Public School among National Universities. It has been recognized as a doctoral university (R2) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The ECE department offers two ABET-accredited undergraduate degrees in electrical and computer engineering

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Contact Information

  • Nan Chen
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Tennessee Tech University
    Cookeville, TN


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