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Call for Doctoral Symposium Presentations

Doctoral Symposium Description

The Doctoral Symposium will be an opportunity for doctoral students who will graduate soon (within a year) or a recently graduated doctoral student to showcase their doctoral dissertation research in various advanced manufacturing research areas. The symposium will also provide universities and industrial companies an opportunity to identify excellent candidates for job openings targeting Ph.D. graduates in advanced manufacturing.

Students participating in the Doctoral Symposium will submit a two-page abstract and a 100-200-word biography with a head shot photograph by 5 PM EDT March 8th, 2024. This two-page abstract and biography will be written in the conference-provided format (link below). Accepted students will provide a 20-minute oral presentation on their doctoral research with 5 minutes for Q&A. In addition, the students participating in the Doctoral Symposium will be invited for a poster presentation. Authors will be notified of acceptance for the symposium presentation by March 15th, 2024.

A brochure of the Doctoral Symposium can be accessed throughout the conference.

Conference attendees will be encouraged to check the displayed abstracts and biography before the doctoral symposium presentation session on Day 1 of the conference.

Doctoral Dissertation Abstract Submission

Note: No abstracts and biography are to be submitted to the organizers; submissions will only be accepted via the MSEC conference website. Please choose "Presentation only" paper type when submitting your abstracts on the conference website.

Download Abstract & Bio Template

The PDF document of the abstract and biography (formatted according to the ASME MSEC template) must be submitted for review by March 8th, 2024. Authors will be notified of acceptance by Mar 15th, 2024. The presenter must pre-register by March 20th, 2024, to prevent the abstract from being withdrawn from the conference.


Dr. Guha Manogharan, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA
Dr. Chinedum Okwudire, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA