Kihan Park

Kihan Park, PhD

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering



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2019Georgia Institute of TechnologyPhD
2011Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)MS
2009Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)BS


  • Robotics





Investigations of a fundamental and/or applied nature representing an original contribution to the scholarly research literature of the field. PhD dissertations are often published in refereed journals or presented at major conferences. A written dissertation must be completed in accordance with the rules of the Graduate School. Admission to the course is based on successful completion of the PhD comprehensive examination and submission of a formal proposal endorsed by the student's graduate committee and submitted to the appropriate BMEMT Graduate Program Director.

Research investigations of a fundamental and/or applied nature defining a topic area and preliminary results for the dissertation proposal undertaken before the student has qualified for EAS 701. With approval of the student's graduate committee, up to 15 credits of EAS 601 may be applied to the 30 credit requirement for dissertation research.

Introduction to sensors used widely in control systems. Analog as well as digital control of machines and processes are discussed along with modeling of control system elements and linearization method and its applicability. Both frequency and time domain control design techniques are discussed. Algorithms for computer control and the effect of sampling on stability are developed. Applications of analog control devices and microprocessors are included.

Thesis research on an experimental or theoretical project in mechanical engineering under a faculty advisor. A formal thesis must be submitted to fulfill the course requirements.

Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation--e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand. Conditions and hours to be arranged. Prerequisites: Submission of a proposal, including the course description, goals, deliverables, time allocation and grading procedure; approval by the instructor, department chairperson, department graduate director and college dean.


Research Interests

  • Medical Robotics
  • Micro-scale Sensing/Actuation
  • Machine Learning
  • Biosignal Processing

Kihan Park is an assistant professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He received his Ph.D. degree in Robotics (Home Department: Biomedical Engineering) from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA in 2019, B.S and M.S degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, South Korea in 2009 and 2011, respectively. His primary research interests are design/control of robotic systems, micro-scale sensing/actuation, microfabrication, and machine learning for both medical and industrial applications.

He is a recipient of Korean governmental scholarship (USD 150,000) for his doctoral education and his works have been awarded to the best student paper from IEEE MARSS 2017 and the best conference paper finalist from IEEE BioRob 2011.

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