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Dr. Yeongjin Kim

Yeongjin-Kim

Part-time researcher of Division of Thermal and Fluids Science

H-Index (Scopus): 6; Citation (Scopus): > 110 


 

1. EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea, 2006.
  • Master of Mechanical Engineering/Robotics, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea, 2008.
  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering/Robotics, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea, 2012.

2. WORKING HISTORY

  • From 2012 to 2013: Researcher, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea.
  • From 2013 to 2016: Research associate, University of Maryland, College Park, USA.
  • From 2016 to present: Assistant professor, Incheon National University, Korea.

3. RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Image-guided surgical robotics;
  • Rehabilitation robotics and grasping;
  • Soft robotics;
  • Disaster robotics, Farm/Factory Automation.

4. AWARDS

[1]. Outstanding Dissertation Award for BK21, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), 2008.

5. RESEARCH PROJECTS

[5]. Development of bird repellent robots (Principal investigator), Ministry of SMEs and Startups, from 06/2018 (12 months) (Ongoing).

[4]. Development of high-resolution line sensor for logistics transfer robot in smart factory (Principal investigator), Ministry of SMEs and Startups, from 12/2017 (9 months) (Completed).

[3]. Development of prototype of medical thoracoscopic trocar with 12mm diameter (Principal investigator), Ministry of SMEs and Startups, from 10/2017 (9 months) (Completed).

[2]. Development of a force sensor-coupled signal processing board for industrial 4.0 and verification of electromagnetic compatibility (Principal investigator), Ministry of SMEs and Startups, from 07/2017 (9 months) (Completed).

[1]. Shape conversion and stiffness modulation for disaster relief robot with virtual reality interface (Principal investigator), National Research Foundation (NRF), from 08/2016 (36 months) (Ongoing).

6. PUBLICATIONS

  • Journals:

[19]. Y. Kim, J. Lee, S. Kim, and B. Ahn, Infra-Obturator Tension Sling for Urinary Incontinence Treatment, J. Mechanics in Med & Bio, (2018) (ISI)

[18]. H. Lee, H. Cho, S. J. Kim, Y. Kim, J. Kim, Dispenser Printing of Piezo-resistive Nanocomposite on Woven Elastic Fabric and Hysteresis Compensation for Skin-Mountable Stretch Sensing, Smart Materials and Structures, 27(2): 025017, (2018) (ISI)

[17]. Y. Kim, S S Cheng, J. P. Desai, Active Stiffness Tuning of a Spring-based Continuum Robot for MRI-Guided Neurosurgery, IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 34(1): 18-28, (2017) (ISI)

[16]. S.J Kim, Y. Kim, H. Lee, P. Ghasemlou, J. Kim, Development of an MR-compatible hand exoskeleton that is capable of providing interactive robotic rehabilitation during fMRI imaging, Medical & Biological Engineering & computing, 56(2): 261-272, (2017) (ISI)

[15]. Y. Kim, S. S. Cheng, M. Diakite, R. Gullapalli, J P. Desai, Towards the Development of a Flexible Meso-scale MRI-compatible Neurosurgical Continuum Robot, IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 33(6): 1386-1397, (2017) (ISI)

[14]. S. S. Cheng, Y. Kim, J. P. Desai, A New Actuation Mechanism for Actively Cooled SMA Springs in a Neurosurgical Robot, IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 33(4): 986-993, (2017) (ISI)

[13]. S. S. Cheng, Y. Kim, J. P. Desai, Modeling and characterization of shape memory alloy springs with water cooling strategy in a neurosurgical robot, Journal of Intelligent Materials System and Structures, 28(16): 2167-2183, (2017) (ISI)

[12]. J. Cho, H. Lee, Y. Kim, J. Kim, Design of an optical soft sensor for measuring fingertip force and contact recognition, International Journal of Control, Automation and Systems, 15(1): 16-24, (2016) (ISI)

[11]. S.-T Kim, Y. Kim, J. Kim, Design of a MR-Compatible Biopsy Needle Manipulator using a Pull-Pull Cable Transmission, International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, 17(9): 1129-1137, (2016) (ISI)

[10]. M. Ho, Y. Kim, S. S. Cheng, R. Gullapalli, J. P. Desai, Design, development, and evaluation of an MRI-guided SMA spring-actuated neurosurgical robot, International Journal of Robotics Research, 34(8): 1147-1163, (2015) (ISI)

[9]. Y. Kim, B. Ahn, Y. Na, T. Shin, K. H. Rha, J. Kim, Digital Rectal Examination in a Simulated Environment using Sweeping Palpation and Mechanical Localization, International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing, 15(1): 169-175, (2014) (ISI)

[8]. B. Ahn, H. Lee, Y. Kim, J. Kim, Robotic System with Sweeping Palpation and Needle Biopsy for Prostate Cancer Diagnosis, International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, 10(3): 356-367, (2014) (ISI)

[7]. Y. Kim, J. Hong, J. Kim, J. H. Shin, Comparative study on the differential mechanical properties of human liver cancer and normal cells, Animal Cells and Systems, 17(3): 170-178, (2013) (ISI)

[6]. T. Shin, Y. Kim, S. K. Lim, J. Kim, K. H. Rha, Robotic mechanical localization of prostate cancer correlates with MRI scans, Yonsei Med J, 54(4): 907-911, (2013) (ISI)

[5]. Y. Kim, B. Ahn, J. Lee, G. Lah, J. Kim, Local Property Characterization of Prostate Glands using Inhomogeneous Modeling Based on Tumor Volume and Location Analysis, Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing, 51(1-2): 197-205, (2013) (ISI)

[4]. B. Ahn, Y. Kim, C. Oh, J. Kim, Robotic Palpation and Mechanical Property Characterization for Abnormal Tissue Localization, Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing, 50(9): 961-971, (2012) (ISI)

[3]. Y. Kim, M. Kim, J. H. Shin, J. Kim, Characterization of Cellular Elastic Modulus using the Structure based Double-Layer Cell Model, Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing, 49(4): 453-462, (2011) (ISI)

[2]. B. Ahn, Y. Kim, J. H. Shin, J. Kim, Biomechanical characterization with inverse FE model parameter estimation: macro and micro applications, Transactions of the Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers A, 33 (11): 1202-1208, (2009) (Scopus)

[1]. J. Kim, Y. Kim, J. Kim, Real-Time Haptic Rendering of Slowly Deformable Bodies Based on Two Dimensional Visual Information for Telemanipulation, Transactions of the Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers A, 31(8): 855-861, (2007) (Scopus)

7. PATENTS

[4]. B. Ahn, Y. Kim, J. Kim, Position and force tracking system and the tracking method of NOTES, 2012.

[3].  B. Ahn, Y. Kim, J. Kim, Multi-dimensional mechanical loading apparatus and medical diagnosis method, 2012.

[2]. B. Ahn, Y. Kim, J. Kim, Position sensing and compensation method using endoscope camera and magnetic-based sensor, 2011.

[1]. B. Ahn, Y. Kim, J.H. Lee, W.D. Kim, J. Kim, Apparatus and method of diagnosing property of matter, 2011.