Jongsang Son, Ph.D.

  • Associate Research Scientist, Arms + Hands Lab, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, RIC), Chicago, IL 60611, United States

  • 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, 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

    • 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

  • Board Member

  • Reviewer

    • IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering

    • Journal of Biomechanics

    • Journal of Applied Biomechanics

    • Clinical Biomechanics

    • Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation

    • Frontiers in Neurology

    • IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems

    • Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering

    • Biosensors

    • Sensors

    • Biomedical Engineering/Biomedizinische Technik

    • Applied Sciences

    • Symmetry

    • International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

    • Biomedical Engineering Letters

  • 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

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