Neuromechanics Research Core Members
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0110C, 0102 SPH Building
Office Phone Number: 
301-405-8154
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neuromechanics@umd.edu

The UMD Neuromechanics Research Core studies neural and mechanical mechanisms of human movements in general. The current research focus includes locomotion in persons with lower extremity amputations and footwear, hand and multi-digit actions of people with neurological disorders, and sensory processing mechanisms. The Core is equipped for biomechanical and physiological testing and analysis for human movements such as 11 Kistler force platforms, 23 Vicon motion capture cameras, electromyography sensors, movement speed sensors, electromagnetic sensors, a Biodex dynamometer, portable and stationary metabolic units, miniature 6-D force/torque sensors, etc. in over 7,000 sq ft space. 

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Dec 16, 2018 Dissertation Defense Dion Cunningham, a doctoral student in School of Music co-advised and co-chaired by Dr. Shim, had a successful dissertation defense and became "Dr. Cunningham". Congrats!! 
April, 2018 Grant Drs. Shim, Miller, and Kwon with the help of our graduate students, Mia and Sara, receive grant funding from Korea Institue of Machinery and Materials (KIMM). The purpose of this proposed R&D effort is to investigate human-human interactions (IPMS) through motor tasks involving multiple co-working humans and apply the knowledge to physical human-robot collaboration (PHRC) control mechanisms. 
March 30, 2018 Presentation

Dr. Diane Damiano from National Institue of Health (NIH) presents at NRC Research Seminar. 

Title: Innovative Neurorehabilitation Approaches to Improve Gait in Children with Cerebral Palsy

2018, March New Member Dr. Serap Bastepe-Gray, MD, MM, OTR/L, CPAM joins NRC faculty. Her expertise comprises pain and playing related musculoskeletal and neurological upper extremity disorders that affect musical performers.
2018, Feb New Visiting Professor Dr. Moon Seok Park joins NRC as Visiting Clinical Professor from Seoul National University Bundang Hospital. Dr. Park is an orthopedic surgeon with expertise in cerebral palsy.  Image result for 박문석 교수
2017, Oct Grant Dr. Shim receives a research grant from Samsung Electronics.  Image result for samsung
2017Sept New Students

Jenna Burnett ,Mia Caminita, and Gina Garcia join the lab as graduate students!

  
2017, Sept
 Award

Liz Bell receives Edwin & Kathryn Arbogast Award from AOPA!

Edwin and Kathryn Arbogast Award was awarded for the best prosthetic abstract to her work entitled:
“A Mixed-Methods Examination of Limitations to Physical Activity as Reported by Individuals with Lower Extremity Amputations”

2016, Dec Keynote

Dr. Shim has a keynote lecture at International Conference of Korean Society of Sport Biomechanics. Pusan, Korea. 

2016, Nov Grant

Dr. Shim receives a 3-year grant from National Research Foundation of Korea 

Title: Systematic investigation into hand functions for the development of evidence-based hand rehabilitation for stroke patients 

2016, Oct Grant

Dr. Klossner (UMD Associate Athletic Director, Sports Performance) along with Dr. Shim, and Dr. Miller receive a grant from NCAA 

Title: NCAA Soccer Periodization Study

2016, May Thesis Defense Congratulations to Ed Chu for successfully defending his Master's Thesis!
2016, Feb Grant

Drs. Miller and Shim receive a grant from Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program

Title: Biomechanical Evaluation of Milestone Pod

2016, May Travel Award Liz Bell recieves a Student Travel Award from the American Society of Biomechanics to present her work at the 2016 annual meeting in Raleigh, NC.  Congratulations Liz!
2015, September New Student Jessica Hunter joins the lab as a PhD student.
2015, September New Student Rana Krimpour joins the lab as a PhD student. Image result for rana karimpour umd
2015, August Job  Dr. Jaebum Park, Assistant Professor at Montana State University and a former graduate student from Neuromechanics Research Core, has accepted an Assistant Professor Position at Seoul National University, the #1 ranked college in Korea.  Congratulations Dr. Park! 박재범사진
2015, August New Grant Dr. Miller is awarded a new grant from the Department of Defense (The Henry M. Jackson Foundation) to support his work entitled "Evaluation of knee joint loading in Service Members with unilateral lower extremity trauma"
2015, July ISB Promising Young Scientist Award Dr. Miller becomes the winner of the 2015 International Society of Biomechanics Promising Young Scientist Award. He presents his work at the annual meeting in Glasgow, Scotland

https://sph.umd.edu/news-item/dr-ross-miller-receives-promising-scientist-award-international-society-biomechanics

2015, June New Grant Drs. Miller and Shim, in collaboration wth Dr. Klossner of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, are awarded a  Tier I Seed Grant for the project entitled "The Elite Athlete as a Model for the Impact of Mechanical Loading on Human Knee Joint Health"
2015, May Invited Speech Dr. Shim is invited to present at the Korean Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance in Seoul, Korea.
2015, April Travel Award Becky Krupenevich recieves a Student Travel Award from the American Society of Biomechanics to present her work at the 2015 annual meeting in Columbus, OH.
2015, March Invited Lecture Dr. Shim is invited to present at the International Research Forum on Biomechanics of Running-Specific Prosthesis in Tokyo, Japan. 

https://sph.umd.edu/news-item/dr-shim-delivers-keynote-lecture-international-biomechanics-conference

2015, April Poster Presentation Award Congratulation to Dovin Kiernan for winning the Outstanding Academic Poster Award (First Place)! This award was given in recognition of outstanding presentation of innovative public health research and scholarship by a student at UMD's annual Public Health Research Day.

http://publichealthresearch.umd.edu/

2015, April Scholarship Award Congratulations to Dovin Kiernan for receiving the Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS-D) from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) for $105,000! The CGS-D is awarded to top-ranked applicants based on academic excellence, research potential, communication skills, and interpersonal and leadership abilities.

http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/PG-CS/BellandPostgrad-BelletSuperieures_eng.asp

2014, October Admission to PT Program Undergraduate, Kevin Levi-Goerlich, is accepted into two Physical Therapy programs and commits to University of Maryland Eastern Shore.
2014, September Tenure Track Position Ph.D. Graduate, Brian Baum, receives a tenure track position at Regis University, School of Physical Therapy.
2014, August New Graduate Student Becky Krupenevich joins the lab as a Ph.D. student.
2014, August New Graduate Student Kelsey Christensen joins the lab as a Masters student.
2013, August Grant The Effects of Post-Exercise Recovery Drinks on Muscular Strength and Endurance
2013, August New graduate student Edward Chu joins the lab as a Master's student
2013, June Return Dr. Shim comes back from a year long sabbatical.
2013, March New graduate student Dovin Kiernan joins the lab as a Master's student.
2013, June National Research Foundation Systematic investigation into hand functions for the development of evidence-based hand rehabilitation for stroke patients
$100,000
2012, August Grant Translation of kinesiology in preventive medicine II. $300,000
2012, July Grant

Dr. Shim receives an NIH grant.

A new biomechanical model to examine joint control adaptations during running in individuals with lower extremity amputations. R03 Award.

2012, May Graduation Graduation: Drs. Sohit Karol, Brian Baum, and Junfeng Huang
2011, August MIPS Award Translation of kinesiology in preventive medicine I. $514,100
2011,
April 16
Lab Outing NML members had a great time in Bethesda
2011,
April 15
Wylie Dissertation Fellowship Sohit Karol, NML PhD student, received a prestigious Wylie Dissertation Fellowship from the University Graduate School. Sohit studies interactions of sensory feedbacks in motor performance
2011,
April 15
Wylie Dissertation Fellowship Brian Baum, NML PhD student, received a prestigious Wylie Dissertation Fellowship from the University Graduate School. Brian studies biomechanics of amputee running
2010, December Equipment Purchase Grant NML receives $90K from the three sources of UMD: UMD Division Research, School of Public Health, and Department of Kinesiology for multiple forceplates and portable gas analyzer purchase.
2010, December MIPS Award For the collaborative research with Under Armour, NML (Dr. Sraswat and Dr. Shim) received Maryland Industrial Partnerships Award. Total research budget is $689K.
2010, November Lab Outing Neuromechanics Lab had dinner at Garam Korean Restaurant
2010, November Dr. Jaebum Park returns for a talk Dr. Jaebum Park, 2009 PhD graduate from Neuromechanics Lab, returns for a talk on his recent publication: Optimality vs. Variability
2010, June 28th AAPI Convention Dr. Shim attended American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) Convention in Washington, DC (pic with Majority Leader of US Congress, Mr. Hoyer, and President of Recovery Science, Mr. Shah)
2010, May 26th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference Neuromechanics Lab group went to Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference. Dr. Shim chaired Neuromechanics & Rehab Session. Brian, Sohit, and Jaebum had presentations.
2010, April Distinguished Teaching Assistant Sohit Karol, PhD student, was selected as a 2009-1010 Distinguished Teaching Assistant from KNES Department.

2010, April Graduate Student Summer Research Fellowship Brain Baum, PhD student, was awarded a Graduate Student Summer Research Fellowship from UMD Graduate School ($5K).
2010, Feb Snow Storm The University and the Lab were closed more than a week because of snow storms.
2010, Feb MIPS Award NML received Maryland Industrial Partnerships Award ($300K).
2010, Feb Dr. Yoon Leaves Dr. Bumchul Yoon, left after a year of Visiting Professorship at NML
2010, Jan Dr. Shim's Talk at KAIST Dr. Shim had a seminar on CNS control over multi-effector systems in humans at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
2009, Jan Kyung Hee International Scholar Dr. Shim received Kyung Hee International Scholar Award with his appointment at College of Engineering, Kyung Hee Univeristy
2009, Jan Dr. Shim's Week-long Seminar Dr. Shim had a week-long seminar at Kyung Hee University, Korea, Dr. Shim's undergradaute school
2009, Dec Experiments at Korea University (KU) Drs. Shim and Kim traveled to Korea for a series of invasive experiments at Korea University in collaboration with KU Physical Therapy and Medical Center
2009, Dec Dr. Jaebum Park Mr. Jaebum Park became Dr. Jaebum Park. Dr. Park is the first PhD from Neuromechanics Lab. He is current a Postdoc at Penn State.
2009, Dec Jeffrey Hsu Jeff Hsu received his Master's degree
2009, Nov MOU with Korea University (KU) Neuromechanics Lab arranged Memorandum of Understanding between UMD School of Public Health and KU College of Health Science
2009, Sept Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Award Jaebum, NML PhD student, received Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Award from the UMD Graduate School ($10K)
2009. Aug ASB Young Scientist Award Dr. Shim received ASB's Young Scientist Award at 2009 ASB Meeting at Penn State.
2009. July ISB Promising Young Scientist Award Dr. Shim received ISB's Promising Young Scientist Award at 2009 ISB Congress in Cape Town.
2009, July 2009 ISB Congress We participated in 2009 ISB Congress in Cape Town, South Africa.
2009, Sept DOD Award NML received Department of Defense Research Award ($200K).
2009, Feb MIPS Award NML received Maryland Industrial Partnerships Award ($2M).
2009, May Lab photos We took pictures of current NML members.
2009, May Lab visit Two retired soldiers with leg amputations visited NML and had a talk on their experiences at Dr. Shim's Biomechanics class.
2009, May
 

 

Jacob Goldharber Travel Award
 
Jeff, NML Masters student, received Jacob K. Goldharber Travel Award from UMD to attend Progress in Motor Control Meeting in France ($1K).
2009, March Dr. Jongkook Song's visit Dr. Song from Kyung Hee University visited NML.
2008, Nov Mr. Brian Frasure's visit Brian, the Paralympian with multiple gold, silver, and bronze medals visited NML for our amputee locomotion research.
2008, Sep Dr. Woosub Kim visit Dr. Kim visited NML and we went to our collaborator, Water Reed Army Medical Center for a tour.
2008, Sep Sohit Karol, Alex Hooke, James Lieu graduate Masters students, Sohit, Alex, and James graduated from NML.
2008, Aug F. Daniel Wagner Memorial Award for Outstanding Physical Activity Teaching Assistant Alex, NML Masters student, received F. Daniel Wagner Memorial Award for Outstanding Physical Activity Teaching Assistant from Kinesiology Department
2008, Aug Drs. Changsoo Yang and Beeoh Lim visit Drs. Yang and Lim from Korea visited NML and had a couple of beer.
2008, Aug Yonghyun Park from Seoul National University visit Younghyun, an exchange student from Seoul National University visited NML. We had a party at Dr. Shim's.
2008, Aug 2007 Progress in Motor Control We participated in 2007 ISMC meeting in Santos, Brazil.
2008, July Dr. Shim's Keynote at ISBS Dr. Shim delivered an invited lecture at ISBS, Korea. The picture was taken with a Taekwondo demonstration team from Kyung Hee University, Dr. Shim's UG school.
2008, June Graduate Summer Student Research Fellowship Jaebum, NML PhD student, received Graduate Summer Student Research Fellowship from UMD Graduate School ($5K)
2008, March Visiting Professor, Dr. Chulsoon Choi Dr. Kim from Kwangwoon University joined NML as a Visiting Professor for a year.
2008, May GRIP Award Sohit, NML Masters student, received Graduate Research Initiative Project Award from UMD Kinesiology ($2.5K)
2008, Feb MIPS Award NML received Maryland Industrial Partnerships Award ($300K: Phase II).
2008, Feb GRIP Award Alex, NML Masters student, received Graduate Research Initiative Project Award from UMD Kinesiology ($2.5K)
2008, Feb GRIP Award Jeff, NML Masters student, received Graduate Research Initiative Project Award from UMD Kinesiology ($2.5K)
2008, Feb GRIP Award Jaebum, NML PhD student, received Graduate Research Initiative Project Award from UMD Kinesiology ($2.5K)
2008, Jan Postdoctoral Fellowship Dr. You-Sin Kim, postdoc at NML, received a Tae-Do Academic & Cultural Foundation Fellowship ($17K)
2007, July 2007 ISB Congress We participated in 2007 ISB Congress in Taipei, Taiwan. The picture has Dr. Shim's Masters and PhD advisors, Dr. Kwon and Dr. Zatsiorsky.
2007, June Howard Hughes Medical Institute Travel Award Jeff Hsu, NML UG research assistant, received Howard Hughes Medical Institute Conference Travel Award ($1K)
2007, March 2007 NEASB Conference NML organized the first Northeast American Society of Biomechanics (NEASB) Conference UMD.
2007, March ISB Travel Award Sohit, NML Masters student, received International Society of Biomechanics Travel Award ($1K) for his travel to World Congress of Biomechanics in Munich, Germany.
2007, March ISB Travel Award Jaebum, NML PhD student, received International Society of Biomechanics Travel Award ($1K) for his travel to World Congress of Biomechanics in Munich, Germany.
2007, March Visiting Professor, Dr. Chang Kook Kim Dr. Chang Kook Kim from Korea University joined NML as a Visiting Professor for a year.
2007, March Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Research Fellowship Jeff Hsu, NML UG research assistant, received Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Research Fellowship ($2.7K)
2007, March ASB Conference Organization Award NML received a local conference organization grants from ASB and industry ($10K).
2007, Feb MIPS Award NML received Maryland Industrial Partnerships Award ($300K).
2006, July 2006 WCB We participated in 2006 World Congress of Biomechanics in Munich, Germany. The picture was taken at the Munich Science Museum.
2006, June CK's Lab Visit NML members visited Dr. Christopher Knight's Lab at University of Delaware.
2006, May Senior Summer Scholars Award Jeff Hsu, NML UG research assistant, received Senior Summer Scholars Award from UMD
2006, April UMD Undergraduate Researcher of the Year Award Jeff Hsu, NML UG research assistant, received Undergraduate Researcher of the Year Award from UMD
2006, July KRF Award NML received Korea Research Foundation Award ($100K).
2006, July DHS Award NML received Department of Homeland Security Award ($915K).
2006, June GRB Award Dr. Shim received General Research Board (GRB) Research Award from University of Maryland ($9K)
2006, May Jacob Goldharber Travel Award Jaebum, NML PhD student, received Jacob K. Goldharber Travel Award from UMD to attend World Congress of Biomechanics in Munich, Germany ($1K).
2005, Sept Clark Fellowship Junfeng, NML PhD student, received Clark Fellowship from Department of Kinesiology for two years of financial support during his PhD study at NML.
2005, Aug 2005 ISB/ASB Meeting We participated in 2005 ISB/ASB joint conference in Cleveland. Picture was taken at the Cleveland Clinic.

Faculty and Staff

Jae Kun Shim, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Deptartment of Kinesiology
Maryland Robotics Center
Neuroscience and Cognitive Science Program (NACS)
Background: Kinesiology, Biomechanics, Computer Science, Engineering

Ross H. Miller, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Department of Kinesiology
Background: Mechanical Engineering, Biomechanics

Tim Kiemel, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Professor

Department of Kinesiology
Background: Mathematics

Hyun Joon Kwon, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Professor

Department of Kinesiology
Background: Mechanical Engineering, Biomechanics

Joanne Klossner

Joanne Klossner, PhD, ATC
Lecturer

Department of Kinesiology
Background: Athletic Training, Sports Medicine
Serap Bastepe-Gray, MD, MM, OTR/L, CPAM
Assistatnt Research Professor

Department of Kinesiology
Background: Medicine, Occupational Health and Injury Prevention, Musician's Health

Kurt Collier, CP
Prosthetics Instructor

Department of Kinesiology
Background: Prosthetics

 


Visiting Professors

Kyung Soo Kim, PhD
Visiting Professor
Kyung Hee University, South Korea

Background: Applied Mathematics

 

Post-Doctoral Researchers

 

 

Graduate Students

Rana Karimpour, M.S.
Ph.D. Student, Kinesiology 

Background:Sports Sciences and Biomedical Engineering, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland

Edward Chu, M.S.
Ph.D. Student, Kinesiology 

Background: Kinesiology, University of Maryland

Jessica Hunter, M.S. 
Ph.D. Student, Kinesiology

Background: Biomechanics and Injury Prevention, Barry University

Shakiba Rafiee
Ph.D. Student, NACS

Background: Neuroscience and Cognitive Science, University of Maryland

 

Jenna Burnett
Ph.D. Student, Kinesiology

Background: Physics and Math, Purdue University; Kinesiology, Iowa State Univeristy

Mia Caminita
Ph.D. Student, Kinesiology

Background: Industrial and Operational Engineering, Movement Science, University of Michigan

 

Liz Bell, M.S. 
Ph.D. Student, Kinesiology

Lab Manager 
Background: Mechanical Engineering, University of Denver

 

Sara Honarvar, B.S.
Masters Student, Kinesiology
Background: Biomechanics/Biomedical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran

Gina Garcia, B.A
Masters Student, Kinesiology
Background: Exercise and Sport Science, Neuroscience , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
 
Oren Lagziel,
Masters Student, Kinesiology
Background: Bioengineering, University of Maryland
 

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate Research Assistants

Alyssa Ruefenacht
Major: Kinesiology
Chayce Wong
Major: Mechanical Engineering