Shim, Jae Kun

Jae Kun Shim
Associate Professor
Department of Kinesiology
Program in Neuroscience & Cognitive Science
School of Public Health
0110F School of Public Health
General Research Interests: 
  • Neuromechanics of hand and multi-digit actions as well as their applications to medicine, rehabilitation, and ergonomics
  • CNS control mechanisms for motor redundancy, developments of motor functions in typically developing children as well as children with developmental coordination disorder, and developmental changes and intervention & adaptation of motor functions in elderly persons and the persons with neurological/genetic disorders or stroke
  • Locomotion in persons with lower extremity amputations
  • Gait (walking, running, sprinting) and related tasks (e.g. side-cutting) with long term objectives of: a) developing theories that explain and accurately predict the mechanics and energetics of human locomotion, and b) integrating principles from engineering, physiology, and neuroscience for early identification and prevention of locomotor impairments.


Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, PA, USA, Major in Kinesiology (Biomechanics and Motor Control), Minor in Industrial Engineering (Ergonomics / Human Factor Engineering), 2005

M.S.,Ball State University, IN, USA, Major in Clinical Biomechanics, Minor in Computer Science (Signal and Image Processing), 2002

B.S.​, Summa Cum Laude, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea, Major in Kinesiology (Physical Education/Exercise Science), Secondary School Teacher License (Korean Ministry of Education), 1999