Kyung Yun Choi

Research Assistant
  • Tangible Media

Kyung Yun (goes by Yun) is an engineer, designer, and artist. The overarching aim of her research efforts has always been to create a new interactive interface that extends the space of user experience by enabling the engagement of our various perceptions with the improved embodiment. To this end, she focuses on soft robotics, multi-functional composite structure and material, and digital fabrication.

Before joining the Media Lab, Kyung Yun has worked on developing two Cube satellites as a chief engineer of the structural and thermal control system in conjunction with NASA GSFC. Also, she has worked on developing a myoelectric prosthetic hand as a lead mechanical engineer at the bionic hand start-up. She received her B.S in Mechanical Engineering from Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea and her M.S in Aerospace Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Kyung Yun is a recipient of the Korean Government Scholarship for Study Overseas in 2014, and the Kwanjeong scholarship for the graduate study in 2017.

She is also a writer and illustrator, who published her book 'The 220-days on the Other Sides of the Earth’ in South Korea.

Outside of the lab, you may find her painting, backpacking in nature, and driving a space shuttle in the space hopefully soon. ;-)