Kihan Park

Kihan Park, PhD he/his/him

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


  • MNE 482 - Robotics (Fall)
  • MNE 466 - Control Systems Design (Spring)





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 the various aspects of the mechanics of robotics, its classifications and terminologies involved. Direct and inverse kinematics of a robot manipulator are treated in detail with the application of homogeneous and Denavit-Hartenberg transformation techniques. Dynamics, control and programming of a robot manipulator are discussed with associated laboratory work.

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 awards

  • $175,000.00 CRII: SCH: Multi-modal Soft Tissue Characterization for Non-invasive Breast Imaging


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.

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