- PhD students interested in research of materials for electronics and energy applications are highly encouraged to contact Dr. Lin for possible opportunities. More specifically, the interested areas are: 1) soft materials for electronics; 2) 3D printing of programmable, responsive materials; 3) autonomous manufacturing and sensing powered by artificial intelligence (AI).
- Master and undergraduate students who are interested in research of aforementioned research areas to contact Dr. Lin for potential opportunities.
- Visiting scholars and exchanged graduate students are welcomed to consult Dr. Lin for openings.
Two Ph.D. students are available for Spring, Summer, or Fall/2019. Interested areas are: 1) soft materials for electronics; 3) autonomous manufacturing and sensing. We are looking for students with the following backgrounds:
- Applications with master degree are preferred, although excellent ones with B.S. are also considered.
- Applicants with B.S. or M.S. degree majored in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics, Optics Science & Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science and Engineering are preferred.
- Applicants who have interest in research areas (1) and (2) are preferred to possess research experience in polymer synthesis and processing, electronic/energy devices fabrication. Applicants who have interest in research area (3) are preferred to possess experience or background in control, instrument development, embedded system, solid mechanics modeling, computer programming (Python, C++, JAVA).
- Minimum GPA: 3.0
- TOEFL or IELTS and GRE are required. Minimum of TOEFL is 80 (iBT) or 550 (PBT); IELTS is 6.5. The GRE is 298 (Verbal plus Quantitative). An excellent candidate who has not taken these tests may contact Dr. Lin for other solutions.
- Application deadline: Spring/2019 (deadline: 10/31/2018), Summer/2019 (04/30/2019), or Fall/2019 (deadline: 05/31/2019)
- MAE graduate application information (click here).
Interested applicants should send a single PDF file including curriculum vitae and transcript of major courses to Dr. Lin at firstname.lastname@example.org
M.S. and Undergraduate Students
Actively look for Master and Undergraduate students who are interested in robotics enabled autonomous manufacturing platform and sensing. Students with background in EE, ME, CS, and Applied Physics are preferred.
About MU: The University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) is the flagship campus of the University of Missouri system and was established in 1839 as the first public university west of the Mississippi River. MU is one of the nation’s top-tier R1 institutions by US News and a RU/VH (research university with very high research activity) by Carnegie Foundation. It is also a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), composed of 62 leading research-intensive universities in the North America. The University of Missouri Research Reactor Center is the world’s most powerful university research reactor. MU is one of only six public universities in the US with medicine, veterinary medicine, and law all on one campus.
About Location: MU is located in Columbia, MO – which is the center of Missouri. It has consistently been ranked by Money magazine as one of the nation’s top places to live because of its excellent quality of life. It is 2 hour-drive to both Saint Louis and Kansas cities which are the metropolitan areas.
About career: The students well trained in this group will obtained strong hand-on experience in instrument design and construction, materials synthesis and processing, energy and electronic devices fabrication and testing. The targeted career path can be research scientists or engineer in semiconducting, instrumentation, chemical, oil production/service companies or national labs. The students with entrepreneurial spirits are motivated to start new companies.