Yeongin Kim Research Group - University of Cincinnati

(update on 3/11/2024) actively accepting applications.

Project title:
 "Epitaxy, heterogeneous integration, functional polymers, and 2D/3D printing for wearable sensors, image sensors, hydrogen production, and photonic quantum computing"

Yeongin Kim Research Group in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering/Materials Science and Engineering Program at University of Cincinnati seeks for passionate PhD students.

1. Project overview

 This project includes one of following areas: 1) Epitaxial thin-film growth, 2) Heterogeneous integration, 3) Syntheses of functional polymer, 4) 2D/3D printing, 5) Wearable sensors, 6) Image sensors, 7) Water-splitting electrolyzers for hydrogen production, and 8) Photonic quantum computing.
 The PhD students will work on practical engineering projects based on scientific principles so that the result could be published on high-impact journals and filed for highly-commercializable patents.

2. Requirements

  1. A Bachelor's or Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Materials Sciences, or related fields. The applicants will be admitted to PhD in Electrical Engineering (EE) or Material Science and Engineering (MSE) program.
  2. Minimum of 3.0 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale in their highest degree earned.
  3. Tests scores of TOEFL (Minimum 92), IELTS (Minimum 6.5), Duolingo (Minimum 110) and Pearson (Minimum 54). Waivers will be automatically given when their earned degree is from one of the listed countries where English is the official language, or waivers will be considered if the applicant has fulfilled one of the conditions (Waiver information).
  4. Required only for PhD in Electrical Engineering, not for PhD in Materials Science and Engineering: ETS GRE General Test score is required with the exception of any student that receives their bachelor's (BS) degree from an ABET accredited university in the United States with a GPA of 3.0+. Although GRE scores are required, the minimum scores are not strictly enforced.

3. University of Cincinnati

 Founded in 1819, University of Cincinnati is an urban and public university in the state of Ohio. University of Cincinnati was ranked No. 49 in the NSF's US total R&D expenditure ranking. Home to a diverse student body of  larger than 50,000 and more than 6,000 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical campus that The New York Times recently acclaimed as "the most ambitious campus-design program in the country"

4. Application process

 The opening is available until filled. The admission to PhD program for any semester and the adjustment of its start date can be arranged. The full funding including tuition, stipend, and benefits will be provided. Applicants should submit a CV to Professor Yeongin Kim ( to initiate the process.