Kory Jenkins Ph.D.

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Professional Title
Senior Research Engineer

Dr. Jenkins is a Senior Research Engineer at NRRI, with both academic and industry background in mechanical engineering. The NRRI additive manufacturing program works to co-develop sustainable materials and manufacturing techniques, for applications ranging from prototyping to construction. NRRI's additive manufacturing capabilities have provided support for local and regional industries including consumer products, automotive and aerospace, and medical devices. Kory's research also includes work on bio-inspired functional nanomaterials for sustainable energy harvesting.


  • 2018 - Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
  • 2016 - M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
  • 2007 - B.A.E.M., Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities


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NRRI News Articles

Ten men stand in row in front of demo house holding ribbon while one man cuts ribbon.

Partnership with Natural Resources Research Institute at University of Minnesota Duluth signals commitment to innovation and sustainability and fuels product pipeline.

Kory Jenkins on Mountain Bike on gravel trail in forest.

Engineer Kory Jenkins steps out of his comfort zone to innovate and collaborate.

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Manufacturing association turns to NRRI to test trending wall-mounted cabinets.