Jongsang Son, Ph.D.
Associate Research Scientist
Arms + Hands Lab, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, RIC)
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Northwestern University
Chicago, IL 60611, United States


Education
  • 2009.09 - 2014.08: Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Yonsei University Graduate School, Wonju, Gangwon, South Korea
  • 2007.09 - 2009.08: M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Yonsei University Graduate School, Wonju, Gangwon, South Korea
  • 2004.03 - 2007.08: B.S. in Biomedical Engineering (summa cum laude), Yonsei University, Wonju, Gangwon, South Korea

Professional Experiences
  • 2019.05 - present: Research Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, United States
  • 2019.03 - present: Associate Research Scientist, Arms + Hands Lab, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly the RIC), Chicago, IL, United States
  • 2015.06 - 2019.05: Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, United States
  • 2015.05 - 2019.03: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Arms + Hands Lab, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly the RIC), Chicago, IL, United States
  • 2014.09 - 2015.04: Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Yonsei University, Wonju, Gangwon, South Korea
  • 2011.09 - 2015.02: Lecturer, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Yonsei University, Wonju, Gangwon, South Korea
  • 2007.09 - 2014.08: Researcher, Institute of Medical Engineering, Yonsei University, Wonju, Gangwon, South Korea
  • 2007.09 - 2011.08: Research Assistant, Yonsei University Graduate School, Wonju, Gangwon, South Korea
  • 2007.09 - 2011.08: Teaching Assistant, Yonsei University Graduate School, Wonju, Gangwon, South Korea

Awards, Fellowships, and Grants
  • 2019.01: 2018 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2018.12: Marquis Who's Who for the 2019 Edition
  • 2018.09 - 2019.08: 2018 The Davee Foundation Stroke Research Seed Grant, Stroke Research Committee in Department of Neurology, Division of Stroke and Neurocritical Care, Northwestern University
  • 2018.07: Yamaguchi Medal for Young Investigators in Soft Tissue Mechanics, Asian-Pacific Association for Biomechanics, World Congress of Biomechanics
  • 2018.09: Marquis Who's Who in the World for the 2018 Edition
  • 2017.09 – 2018.09: Switzer Research Fellowship Program, Administration for Community Living (ACL), National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR)
  • 2013.07: Best Lecturer Award, Yonsei University (Motion Analysis)
  • 2012.01: Best Lecturer Award, Yonsei University (Biotransport Theory)
  • 2009.10: Participation Award, Yonsei University Graduate School (Real-time Muscle Force Estimation)
  • 2009.09: Happy Idea!! Award, Assistive Technology Research & Assistance Center (Assistant system for joint movements of quadriplegia patients using brain-computer convergence technology)
  • 2008.04: Best Presentation Award, Information and Control Symposium (Development of the robotic gait trainer for persons with gait disorder)
  • 2007.09 – 2013.08: Full Scholarship from Brain Korea 21 (BK21), Ministry of Education
  • 2007.06: Best Paper Award, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Yonsei University (A FES Sensor System for Improving Hemiplegic Gait)
  • 2006 – 2007: Award for Excellent Records, Yonsei University
  • 2007.09 – 2013.08: Full Scholarship from Brain Korea 21 (BK21), Ministry of Education
  • 2005.03 – 2007.08: Full Scholarship from New University for Regional Innovation (NURI), Ministry of Education & Human Resources Development

Research Interests
  • Neurophysiology
  • Neuromusculoskeletal biomechanics
  • Human movement science
  • Neurorehabilitation engineering

Academic activities
  • Guest editor
  • Reviewer
    • 2019.06 – present: Biosensors
    • 2019.06 – present: Symmetry
    • 2019.02 – present: Sensors
    • 2018.09 – present: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering
    • 2018.03 – present: Journal of Biomechanics
    • 2017.10 – present: Frontiers in Neurology
    • 2017.08 – present: Clinical Biomechanics
    • 2017.05 – present: Biomedical Engineering Letters
    • 2016.10 – present: IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems
    • 2016.07 – present: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation
    • 2016.04 – present: Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering
    • 2015.08 – present: Biomedical Engineering/Biomedizinische Technik
  • Northwestern University Korean Scientists Association, NUKA, at Northwestern University, United States
    • 2016.12 – present: Scientific Affairs Officer
  • Research Seminar Coordinator at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly the RIC)
    • 2017.03 – 2017.07: Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Research Seminar Coordinator
    • 2016.06 – 2017.03: RIC Research Seminar Coordinator
  • Academic group, R.L.C., in Biomedical Engineering at Yonsei University, South Korea
    • 2007.03 – 2008.02: President
    • 2006.03 – 2007.02: Scientific Affairs Officer

Professional membership
  • 2019: International Society of Biomechanics Full Membership
  • 2019: IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Membership
  • 2019: IEEE Membership