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Seung-Jae Kim, Ph.D.

Professor of Mechanical and Bioengineering

Office Phone: 951-552-8635
Office Location: College of Engineering Building, TEGR 360
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Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Bioengineering University of Utah 2006
M.S. Bioengineering University of Utah 2002
M.S. Mechanical Engineering Pohang University of Science & Technology (in Korea) 1995
  • Additional Education

    B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Han-Yang University (in Korea), 1993

  • Courses Taught

    EGR344 Dynamics
    EGR305 Engineering Statistics
    EGR261/262 Fundamental of Bioengineering-I & II
    EGR361 Biomechanics and Human Rehabilitation
    EGR367 Machine Learning for Bioengineering
    EGR464 Neural Engineering

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Neural Engineering
    Rehabilitation Engineering

  • Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

    2.5 years at Cebu College and Bicol University in Philippines

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    [Research Lab Web] https:/

    From 2006-2011, Dr. Kim worked as a post-doctoral research fellow conducting multiple research projects in the fields of neuro-rehabilitation engineering and biomechanics at the Center for Adaptive Neural Systems at Arizona State University and the Newman Laboratory for Biomechanics and Human Rehabilitation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
    Dr. Kim has extensive experience in the field of biomedical research, especially in the areas of neural prostheses, biomechanics, and rehabilitation research. His recent research focuses on developing better forms of rehabilitative gait training by employing combinational strategies that include robot-assisted, functional electrical stimulation, and visual feedback technologies. Inspired by his hemophiliac brother, Dr. Kim’s interest in assistive technologies also led him to conducting several studies where nerve stimulation and neural recording techniques were employed to regain sensorimotor functions. The long-term goals of his research are to understand and improve rehabilitation therapy and to develop assistive devices that help people with disabilities to regain their lost functions.

    18. SJ Kim, A. Worthy, B. Lee, E. Brown, "Adapting spatiotemporal gait symmetry to functional electrical stimulation during treadmill walking", Submitted to JNER (Under review)
    17. SJ Kim, S. Howsden, N. Bartels, H. Lee, "Concurrent Locomotor Adaptation and Retention to Visual and Split-Belt Perturbations", PLOS ONE, Dec. 2022;17(2)e0279585
    16. J. Pontius, SJ Kim (2021), "Alignment-Free Joint Angles Measurement Using Virtual Reference Coordinate System", Int. J Foot Ankle, 5:060.
    15. Pranathi C., SJ Kim* (corresponding), Hyunglae L., "Gait Symmetric Adaptation: Comparing effects of Implicit Visual Distortion Versus Split-belt Treadmill on Retention of Adapted Step Length Symmetry", Human Movement Science, 2019 (6)
    14. Kailey N., Eva M, Alex L., Jessica P., SJ Kim, "'Effects of Periodic Sensory Perturbations during Electrical Stimulation on Gait Cycle", PLOS ONE, 2018
    13. Maestas G, Hu J, Trevino J, Chunduru P, Kim S-J* (Corresponding) and Lee H, "Walking Speed Influences the Effects of Implicit Visual Feedback Distortion on Modulation of Gait Symmetry", Front. Hum. Neurosci. 12:114. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2018.00114, March, 2018
    12. Carlos Tobar, Eva Martinez, Nada Rhouni, Seung-Jae Kim, "The effects of visual feedback distortion with unilateral leg loading on gait symmetry", Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 46(2), 323-333, 2017
    11. Kim SJ, Kayitesi M, Chan A, Graham K, “Effects of Absence of Visual Feedback on Gait Pattern”, Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback , DOI: 10.1007/s10484-017-9358-0, March 2017.
    10. Muqatach R, Kim SJ, “The Effects of Visual Feedback on Treadmill Walking Speed”, 2016, International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    9. Kim SJ, Ogilvie M, Shimabukuro N, Stewart T, Shin JH, "Effects of Visual Feedback Distortion on Gait Adaptation: Comparison of Implicit Visual Distortion vs. Conscious Modulation on Retention of Motor Learning”, 2015 Apr 8., IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering.
    8. Kim SJ, Manzi D, "Effects of explicit visual feedback distortion on human gait”, Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 Apr 28; 11(1):74
    7. SJ Kim, HI Krebs, “Effects of implicit visual feedback distortion on human gait”, Experimental Brain Research, 2012, 218:495-502
    6. M Fairchild, SJ Kim, A Iarkov, JJ Abbas, R Jung, “Repetitive hindlimb movement using intermittent adaptive neuromuscular electrical stimulation in an incomplete spinal cord injury rodent model”, Experimental Neurology, 2010 Jun;223(2):623-33.
    5. Kim SJ, Mallika F., Alexandre I., James A., Ranu J., “Adaptive control for functional neuromuscular stimulation movement therapy”, IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2009 Feb; 56(2):452-61.
    4. Kim SJ, Badi AN, Normann RA, “Neuronal Responses in Cat Primary Auditory Cortex to Direct Intraneural Auditory Nerve Stimulation”, Laryngoscope. 2007 Jun;117(6):1053-62.
    3. Kim SJ, Manyam S, Warren D, Normann RA, “Electrophysiological Mapping of Cat in Primary Auditory Cortex with Microelectrode Arrays”, Ann Biomed Eng. 2006 Feb;34(2):300-9. Epub 2006 Feb 16.
    2. Seung-Jae Kim, Hwasoon Choi, Yougil Youm, “Development of strategies for myoelectric prosthetic control”, J. Biomed. Eng. 2005; Res. Vol.26, No. 243-249.
    1. D'astous JL, Macwilliams BA, Kim SJ, Bachus KN, “Superficial Versus Deep Transfer of the Posterior Tibialis Tendon”, J Pediatr Orthop. 2005 March/April; 25(2):245-248.

    28. SJ Kim, Alex W., Brandom L., “Gait symmetric adaptation to functional electrical stimulation during treadmill walking (II)”, BMES, Seattle, WA., Oct. 2023.
    27. SJ Kim, Bradley P., Mohammed M., Elijah B., “Gait symmetric adaptation and retention to functional electrical stimulation during treadmill walking (I)”, BMES, Oct. 2022.
    26. S. HOWSDEN, N. BARTELS, S.-J. KIM, “Concurrent gait adaptation to visual and split-belt perturbations”, Soc. of Neuroscience, Chicago, Nov. 2021.
    25. Andrew Z., Maleah G., SJ Kim, “A Locomotor Adaptation Using Visual Feedback Distortion: Role of Explicit and Implicit Action”, BMES, Oct. 2020.
    24. Eva N., Peter H., Naim L., SJ Kim, "Effects of feedback distortion on visuomotor adaptation with gait", Soc Neurosci. Abs., San Diego, Nov 2018
    23. Pranathi C., SJ Kim, Hyunglae L., “Locomotor adaptation on implicit visual feedback distortion and split-belt treadmill”, BMES, Phoenix, AZ, Oct. 2017
    22. Kailey N., SJ KIM, “The effects of ankle perturbation with FES on gait cadence”, BMES, Phoenix, AZ. Oct. 2017
    21. Eva M., Carlos T., SJ KIM, “The Effects of visual feedback with unilateral leg loading on gait symmetry”, BMES, Phoenix, AZ, Oct. 2017
    20. G. Maestas, P. Chunduru, SJ Kim, H Lee, “The Effect of Visual Distortion on Human Gait Parameters”, BMES, Minneapolis, MN, Oct. 2016
    19. SJ Kim, “Functional Electrical Stimulation Laboratory for Introductory Courses in Biomedical Engineering”, BMES, Minneapolis, MN, Oct. 2016
    18. Ruthie Muqatach, SJ Kim, “The Effects of visual feedback on treadmill walking speed”, SCCUR, Claremont, Nov. 2015
    17. Kimberly Graham, SJ Kim, “Effects of partially removed visual feedback on gait symmetry”, Soc. Neurosci. Abs., Chicago, Oct. 2015.
    16. SJ Kim, M Ogilvie, N Shimabukuro, T Stewart, “Effects of visual feedback distortion on gait speed”, BMES, San Antonio, TX, Oct. 2014.
    15. SJ Kim, Joon-Ho Shin, “Effects of visual feedback distortion on gait adaptation”, Soc. Neurosci. Abs., 2013.
    14. SJ Kim, D Manzi, HI Krebs, “Effects of visual feedback distortion on human gait”, Soc. Neurosci. Abs., 2012.
    13. SJ Kim, HI Krebs, “Implicit Visual Distortion Modulates Human Gait”, 33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), Massachusetts, Sept, 2011
    12. HI Krebs, S Rossi, SJ Kim, PK Artemiadis, D Williams, E Castelli, P Cappa “Pediatric Anklebot”, International Conference of Rehabilitation Robotics, Zurich, Switzerland, June, 2011
    11. SJ Kim, HI Krebs, “MIT-Skywalker: Preliminary Insights on Performance-Based Locomotor Training”, ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, Sept, 2010
    10. M Fairchild, JL Burton, SJ Kim, JJ Abbas, R Jung, “Use of adaptive neuromuscular electrical stimulation for hip movement in an incomplete spinal cord injury rodent model”, Soc. Neurosci. Abs., 2009.
    9. Abbas J, Kim SJ, Fairchild M, Allison S, Krishnamurthi N, Jung R, “On the Use of Adaptive Control in Stimulation-Assisted Neuromotor Therapy”, International FES Society Conference, German, 2008
    8. Andrade J, Kim SJ, Christensen D.A., “Bioengineering Education via Projects and Activities for an Interactive Science Center: the University of Utah Experience”, 3rd Biomedical Engineering Education Summit Meeting, St. Charles, IL, June, 2008.
    7. Kim J, Cho S, Kim SJ, “Preliminary Studies to Develop a Ubiquitous Computing and Health-monitoring System for Wheelchair Users", BodyNets, Tempe, AZ, March, 2008.
    6. Kim SJ, Mukherjee M, Jung R, “Adaptive Control for Neuromuscular Stimulation Therapy in an Intermittent Training Paradigm”, BMES, Los Angeles, CA., Sept, 2007.
    5. Kim SJ, Mukherjee M, Jung R, “Adaptive electrical stimulation for rodent locomotion training produces fatigue-resistant responses”, Int. Neurotrauma Symposium, 2007.
    4. Kim SJ, Badi AN, Normann RA, “Electrophysiological Mapping of Cat Primary Auditory Cortex with Microelectrode Arrays”, Soc. Neurosci. Abs., 2005.
    3. Kim SJ, Manyam S, Badi AN, Normann RA, “Neural Responses in Feline Auditory Cortex to Direct Auditory Nerve Stimulation”, Soc. Neurosci. Abs., 2004.
    2. Badi A.N., Kim S. J., Shelton C., Normann R.A., “Electrode Independence in a Novel VIII Nerve Auditory Prostheses”. Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, 2003.
    1. Kim SJ, Boninger M, Cooper R, Koontz A, Souza A, “Wheelchair Braking Biomechanics”, Resna Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, July, 2002

    c. PATENT:
    2010, PCT/US/10/31936. “Neural Enabled Prosthesis-Communication Interface for Sensory Stimulation (NEP-CSS)”. Ranu Jung, Kenneth Horch, James J. Abbas, Stephen Phillips, Bertan Bakkaloglu, Seung-Jae Kim. (April 21, 2009. US provisional patent, M9- 109L).

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Corona Thanksgiving Church

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Dr. Kim is married to Soyoung and they have two sons, Jaeson and James. Dr. Kim enjoys playing sports, reading books, and writing essays.

  • Personal Philosophy

    “Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him -Psalms 62:5”