Trine professor certified as robotics instructor

March 04, 2024

LiuJohn Liu, Ph.D., assistant professor in Trine University’s Wade Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has earned certification as a FANUC robotics instructor after a year of training and examinations.

As a result, the university is now a FANUC-certified education training facility. Students in Liu’s courses and anyone partnering with the university will have the opportunity to earn FANUC robotics operator certification by passing the appropriate exams.

Offering the only national certifications for Robot Operations, Programming, Integrated Vision, and industry 4.0 Connected Smart Manufacturing, FANUC allows students and workers to document their knowledge and fill high-demand, high-paying career opportunities in robotics and advanced Manufacturing.

Founded in 1956 in Japan, FANUC is the global leader in CNC systems, robotics and robotic machines, with more than 40 million products installed worldwide.

For more information on industry certifications through Trine University, email

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