About Yun Seong Song


  • Massachusetts Institute of Tec, Doctor of Philosophy, 2012

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Yun Seong Song

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Mechanical & Aerospace Engin
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573-341-4371 | songyun@mst.edu


  • Massachusetts Institute of Tec, Doctor of Philosophy, 2012

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Academic Positions

Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Missouri S&T, 2016-present

Guest Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-16

Postdoctoral Researcher, Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, 2014-16

Postdoctoral Researcher, Mechanical Engineering, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, 2012-13


Research interests

Physical Human-Robot Interaction (pHRI), Physical Human-Human Interaction (pHHI), Human Movement Assistance, Rehabilitation Robotics, Wearable Devices, Energy-Harvesting from Human Movement, Design and Instrumentation of Medical Devices.


Select Publications
  • Yun Seong Song and Neville Hogan, "Design, Implementation, Validation of an Interactive Exoskeletal Robot for
    Overground Locomotion Studies in Rodents," IEEE Transactions on Neural
    Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 2015.
  • Yun Seong Song, Yi Sun, Rubia Van Den Brand, Joachim Von Zitzewitz, Silvestro Micera, Grégoire Courtine, Jamie Paik, "Soft Robot for Gait Rehabilitation of Spinalized Rodents," IEEE/RSJ
    International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2013
  • Yun Seong Song, Metin Sitti, "Surface-Tension-Driven Biologically Inspired Water Strider Robots: Theory
    and Experiments," IEEE Transactions on Robotics, Vol. 23, pp. 578-589, 2007.

Awards and recognition


  • Samsung Scholarship for Doctoral Studies 2006-2010
  • Samsung Scholarship for Master Studies 2004-2006
  • Bennett Best Presenter Award, Carnegie Mellon University 2006