Hyunglae Lee


Associate Professor

Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy
Arizona State University

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Hyunglae Lee is an associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy at Arizona State University. He directs the Neuromuscular Control and Human Robotics Laboratory at ASU. Lee’s research interests include physical human-robot interaction, neuromuscular control of human movement, and robot-aided neurorehabilitation.

Lee received his doctorate in mechanical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology under the supervision of Professor Neville Hogan. Then, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Sensory Motor Performance Program, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Previously, Lee also worked at Korea Institute of Science and Technology and LG Electronics. He received his BS (Ranked 1st in the class of 2002) and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Seoul National University (SNU). He is a recipient of the Top 5% Teaching Award at ASU Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering (2020), Winner of the Innovation Challenge in WearRAcon (2020), NSF CAREER Award (2019), Outstanding Paper Award in International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots (2018), Sarah Baskin Award (2014), Finalist for the Best Student Paper Award in IEEE BioRob (2012), Samsung Scholarship (2008-2013), and Top Graduation Award in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at SNU (2002).


  • human neuromuscular control
  • physical human-robot interaction
  • robot-aided neurorehabilitation