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Jae Shim

Professor, Kinesiology

Dr. Jae Kun Shim is Professor in Kinesiology and directs the Neuromechanics Research Core at the University of Maryland. His research is focused on neural and mechanical mechanisms of human hand and digit actions and locomotion, as well as their applications to rehabilitation, medicine and ergonomics. Dr. Shim serves as Specialty Chief Editor of Frontiers in Human Neuroscience (Sensory Neuroscience) and Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Biomechanics.


SPH | Room 0110F

(301) 405-2492


Areas of Interest

Core Faculty

Neuromechanics; Biomechanics; Neuroscience; Robotics; Bioengineering

PhD, Kinesiology (Area: Biomechanics & Neuroscience), 2005

Pennsylvania State University

M.S. Exercise Science (Area: Clinical Biomechanics)
School of Physical Education, 2002

Ball State University

B.S. Major (Summa Cum Laude) in Physical Education
College of Exercise Science & Physical Education, 1999

Kyung-Hee University, Seoul, South Korea.

KNES289P Mathematical and Physical Bases of Human Movement

KNES300 Biomechanics of Human Motion

KNES498V Clinical Biomechanics: Musculoskeletal Injury

KNES498W Prosthetics for Limb Amputations

KNES670 Biomechanics Theory

KNES689C Kinematics of Human Motion

KNES689F Neuromechanics of Muscles

KNES698G Research Techniques in Neuromechanics

KNES689L Neuromechanics of Bipedal Locomotion

KNES689W Anthropomorphic Robotics

KNES789A Advanced Neuromechanics

KNES789B Advanced Biomechanics

KNES789P Contemporary Neuromechanics

KNES789T Current Issues in Hand and Finger Biomechanics and Motor Control

Research & Development Award School of Public Health, University of Maryland, 2015

Kyung Hee International Scholar, Kyung Hee University, 2010

Young Scientist Award (honorary), American Society of Biomechanics (ASB), 2009

Promising Young Scientist Award (honorary), International Society of Biomechanics (ISB), 2009

Park YS, Koh K, Yang JS, Shim JK. Efficacy of rhythmic exercise and walking exercise in the older adults’ exercise participation rates and physical function outcomes. Geriatrics & Gerontology International. 17: 2311–2318. 2018.

Park YS, Koh K, Kwon HJ, Lee OJ, Shim JK. Aging differentially affects online control and offline control in finger force production. PLOS ONE 13 (5), e0198084. 2018.

Koh K, §Kwon HJ, Kiemel T, Miller RH, Park YS, Kim MJ, Kwon YH, Kim YH, Shim JK. Intra-auditory integration between pitch and loudness in humans: Evidence of super-optimal integration at moderate uncertainty in auditory signals. Scientific Reports, 8:13708. 2018.

Kim YS, Koh K, Shim JK. Inter-dependence between mathematically independent variability components in human multi-finger force control. Neuroscience Research. 158: 16-20. 2019.

Hunter JG, Garcia GL, Shim JK, Miller RH. Fast Running Does Not Contribute More to Cumulative Load than Slow Running. Medicine & Science in Sports and Exercise, 51(6):1178-1185, 2019.

Baum BS, §Hobara H, Koh, K, §won HJ, Miller RH, Shim JK. Amputee Locomotion: Joint Moment Adaptations to Running Speed using Running-Specific Prostheses. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 98(3):182-190. 2019.

Caminita M, Garcia GL, Miller RH, Kwon HJ, Shim JK. Sensory-to-Motor Overflow: cooling foot soles impedes squat jump performance. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 2020. 

Hunter JG, Smith AMB, Sciarratta LM, Suydam S, Shim JK, Miller RH. Standardized lab shoes do not decrease loading rate variability in recreational runners. 2020. Journal of Applied Biomechanics. 36(5):340–344, 2020.

Bell EM, Carrignan J, Collier DK, Yang JS, Shim JK. Identifying Abilities that Define the Physical Function of People with Lower Extremity Amputations. Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics. 2020. Accepted for Pub.

Kim SE, Lee J, Lee SY, Lee HD, Shim JK, Lee SC. Small changes in ball position at address causes a chain effect in golf swing. Scientific Reports, 2020. Accepted for Pub.