MIT Zhao Lab, 77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
Lab: 1-025 / Office: 1-321

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Research Interests

  • 3D/4D Printing
  • Mechanics of Soft Materials
  • Medical Devices
  • Soft Active Materials
  • Soft/Medical Robotics

Yoonho Kim

Yoonho's current research interests include advanced fabrication and design of soft active materials, mechanics of soft materials, unconventional soft robots for biomedical applications, and medical robotics. He is interested in addressing unmet needs and challenges in healthcare through applying principles in mechanics and design to clinical problems.

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  1. 2018-2022


    Mechanical Engineering at MIT
  2. 2016-2018


    Mechanical Engineering at MIT
  3. 2016-2018

    Ph.D. (left)

    Medical Engineering and Medical Physics at Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST)
  4. 2008-2013


    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Seoul National University (Summa cum laude)

  • 2022
    35 Innovators Under 35 (AI and Robots)
    MIT Technology Review
  • 2021
    Luis de Florez Design Award - First Place
    MIT Mechanical Enginering
  • 2020
    Collegiate Inventors Competition Finalist
    National Inventors Hall of Fame
  • 2020-2021
    MIT SoE MathWorks Fellowship
    MIT School of Engineering (SoE), MathWorks Inc.
  • 2019
    MRS Graduate Student Gold Award
    Materials Research Society