People

Artificial Vision & Neural Engineering

Principal Investigator

임매순 , Maesoon Im, Ph.D.

Principal Research Scientist, Brain Science Institute, KIST
Associate Professor, Div. of Bio-Medical Science & Technology, University of Science & Technology

Adjunct Professor, KHU-KIST Dept. of Converging Science and Technology, Kyung Hee University

  • Education

    1. Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), Daejeon, South Korea (Mar 2003 – Aug 2009)

      B.S. magna cum laude in Electrical Engineering, KAIST, Daejeon, South Korea (Mar 1999 – Feb 2003)

  • Research career

    1. Adjunct Professor, KHU-KIST Department of Converging Science and Technology, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, South Korea (Mar 2023 – Present)
      Associate Professor, Division of Bio-Medical Science & Technology, University of Science & Technology, Seoul, South Korea (Mar 2020 – Present)

      Principal Research Scientist, Brain Science Institute, KIST(Korea Institute of Science and Technology), Seoul, South Korea (Mar 2022 – Present)

      Senior Research Scientist, Brain Science Institute, KIST (Korea Institute of Science and Technology), Seoul, South Korea (Aug 2018-Feb 2022)

      Assistant Scientist, Department of Ophthalmology, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan, USA (Nov 2015 – Jul 2018)
      Featured in “Vision & Visionaries” of Henry Ford Health System: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlRIlMkp1co

      Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Visual and Anatomical Sciences, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan, USA (Aug 2016 – Jul 2018)

      Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Wayne State University College of Engineering, Detroit, Michigan, USA (Nov 2016 – Jul 2018)

      Research Fellow, Department of Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA (Nov 2011 – Oct 2015)

      Research Associate, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts, USA (Jan 2015 – Sep 2015)

      Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA (Jun 2010 – Oct 2011)

      Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Electrical Engineering, KAIST, Daejeon, South Korea (Sep 2009 – May 2010)

  • Research activities

    1. 한국연구재단 국책연구본부 뇌공학분야 전문위원 (2022-2024)

      한국망막학회 정회원 (비전문의 초빙)

      한국뇌신경과학회 정회원

      한국분자세포생물학회 정회원

      대한의용생체공학회 정회원

      대한전자공학회 정회원, 협동이사 (2022-2024)

      마이크로나노시스템학회 정회원, 윤리위원회 간사 (2019),학술/교육위원회 이사 (2020, 2021) 및 간사 (2022), 부총무이사 (2023), 총무이사 (2024)

      한국반도체학술대회 MEMS and Sensors Systems Division 분과위원 (2021-2023)
      한국인지과학회 학술이사 (2024)

      Member of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)

      Member of MRS (Materials Research Society)

      Member of ARVO (Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology)

      Member of SfN (Society for Neuroscience)

Representitive publication

  • Artificial visual information produced by retinal prostheses

    Sein Kim*, Hyeonhee Roh*, and Maesoon Im

    Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience

    Vol. 16

    Art. No. 911754 (8pp)

  • Fabrication of high-density 3D microneedle array with various cross-sectional shapes,” Nano-Micro Le…

    Hyeonhee Roh*, Young Jun Yoon*, Jin Soo Park*, Dong-Hyun Kang*, Seung Min Kwak, Byung Chul Lee, and Maesoon Im

    Nano-Micro Letters (NML)

    Vol. 14

    Art. No. 24 (19pp)

  • Spiking characteristics of network-mediated responses arising in direction-selective ganglion cells …

    Yanjinsuren Otgondemberel*, Hyeonhee Roh*, Shelley I. Fried, and Maesoon Im

    IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

    Vol. 29

    pp. 2445-2455

  • A 4.49 nW/pixel light-to-stimulus duration converter based retinal prosthesis chip

    Dong-Hwi Choi, Hyeonhee Roh, Maesoon Im, and Dong-Woo Jee

    IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems (TBioCAS)

  • Preclinical study to improve microbubble-mediated drug delivery in cancer using an ultrasonic probe …

    Seunghyun Lee, Hoyoon Joen, Shinyong Shim, Maesoon Im, Jinsik Kim, Jung Hoon Kim, Byung Chul Lee

    Scientific Reports

    Vol. 11

    Art. no. 12654 (10pp)

  • Electric stimulation elicits heterogenous responses in ON but not OFF retinal ganglion cells to tran…

    Joon Ho Kang, Ye Ji Jang, Taegon Kim, Byung Chul Lee, Soo Hyun Lee, and Maesoon Im

    IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

    Vol. 29

    pp. 300-309, Mar. 2021

  • Fabrication of a glass micro-pipette device using reflow processes and its integration with microflu…

    Yoon-Jae Nam, Young Jun Yoon, Seung-ki Lee, Maesoon Im†, and Jae-Hyoung Park

    IEEE Sensors Journal

    Vol. 20

    No. 24, pp. 14694-14702

  • Versatile low-cost volumetric 3D ultrasound imaging using gimbal-assisted distance sensors and an in…

    Taehyung Kim, Dong-Hyun Kang, Shinyong Shim, Maesoon Im, Bo Kyoung Seo, Hyungmin Kim, and Byung Chul Lee

    Sensors

    Vol. 20

    No. 22, Art. no. 6613 (15pp)

  • Editorial for the special issue on micro/nanofabrication for retinal implants

    Maesoon Im

    Micromachines

    Vol. 11

    No. 11, Art. no. 1005 (4pp)

  • Retinal degeneration reduces consistency of network-mediated responses arising in ganglion cells to …

    Young Jun Yoon*, Jae-Ik Lee*, Ye Ji Jang, Seungki An, Jae Hun Kim, Shelley I. Fried, and Maesoon Im

    IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

    Vol. 11

    No. 11, Art. no. 1005 (4pp)

  • Neurophysiological and medical considerations for better-performing microelectronic retinal prosthes…

    Maesoon Im and Seong-Woo Kim

    Journal of Neural Engineering (JNE)

    Vol. 17

    No. 3, Art. no. 033001 (9pp),