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Principal Investigator
Joon-Hyuk Park

Assistant Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department
Disability, Aging and Technology Cluster

Phone: 407-823-1227
Office: Research 1, Room 377
Lab: Research 1, Room 313

Joon-Hyuk Park is an assistant professor in the UCF Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, and a member of the Disability, Aging and Technology (DAT) Cluster.  Prior to UCF, he was a National Research Council Research Associate at the U.S. Army Research Lab (Integrated Capability Enhancement Branch), where he worked on the research and evaluation of exoskeletons designed for soldiers.  He received his M.Phil. and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Columbia University (Advisor: Sunil K. Agrawal).  His research focuses on wearable robotics and human-robot interaction.  At UCF, he plans to continue his research on assistive and rehabilitative devices in wearable forms, and develop design features and control strategies that can improve the utility, user acceptance and effectiveness of wearable technologies in various applications.

  • Robotics and mechatronics
  • Wearable assistive and rehabilitative devices
  • Human-robot interactions and adaptive control
  • Experimental human movement biomechanics
  • Statistical and learning-based models for human intention/state detection

  • IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (IEEE RAS)
  • ASME Mechanisms and Robotics Society (ASME MR)
  • IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE EMBS)
  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) International – Committee F48 on Exoskeletons and Exosuits

PHD student

Renoa Choudhury

MAE (Fall, 23)

Jirui Fu

MAE (Fall, 23)

Gabriel Rios Carbonell

MAE (Fall, 24)

Saba M.Hosseini

MAE (Spring, 25)

Ibrahim Kadhim

MAE (Spring, 25)

Christian Bakalov

EE (Fall, 24)

MS student

Hassan Aboukoura

MAE (Spring, 23)

undergraduate student

Michael Felice

MSE (Spring, 21)

Elijah Smith

CS (Spring, 23)
BHC student

Mark Virgen

MAE (Spring, 23)

Alvaro Alvial

MAE (Fall, 23)
BHC student

Austin Brooks

CE (Spring, 22)

Geela Ramos

CS (Spring, 23)

Seth Horwitz

CS (Spring, 23)
BHC student

Sean Litts

MAE (Fall, 21)


Apoorva Shah

MAE (Spring, 22)

Ved Arnav Singh

CE (Spring, 23)​

Eric Frankle

MAE (Spring, 23)

Sonia Alvarez

MAE (Spring, 23)

Montserrat Santillan-Rodriguez

CE (Spring, 23)

Drue Shapiro

MAE (Spring, 23)

Robert "Tyler" Riley

CS (Spring, 23)


Charles De Jager

BSEE (Fall, 2020)


Arnaldo Baretto​

BSME (Fall, 2020)

UCF MSME (Spring, 2021-)

Taylor Russell​

BSME (Spring, 2021)


Evan Raidt

BSME (Spring, 2021)

EnPro EDGE Program (Summer, 2021-)

Magdalena Pasternak

BSCE (Spring, 2021)

UF PhD in CS (Fall, 2021-)

Surendar Devasundaram

MSEE (Summer, 2021)

UCF PhD in EE (Fall, 2021-)

Joao Lopez

BSME (Fall, 2021)


Ryan Huff

BSME (Fall, 2021)