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Awards

Prof. Na Jin Seo, Ph.D.

  • Silver medal, South Korean National Invention Competition, “User-friendly one-size-fits-all battery socket”, 1998
  • 2nd place, International Intelligent Robot Contest, “Development of an intelligent robot controlled by eye and facial movements”, 2000
  • Winner, Research Competition, “Mechanical design of an automatic toothbrush for upper limb amputees or people with upper limb paresis”, Pohang University of Science &Technology, 2001
  • General Electric (GE) Scholarship, 2001-2002
  • Korea Science and Engineering Foundation Fellowship, 2003-2005
  • University of Michigan Graduate Fellowship, Ann Arbor, MI, 2003-2008
  • Judith Stitt Women Faculty Scholar Award, Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation, Madison, WI, 2010
  • Employee Development Award, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, 2010
  • Research Fellows Award, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, 2010
  • Distinguished Fellowship Award, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, Washington DC, 2011
  • University of Wisconsin Libraries Research Fellows, University of Wisconsin Libraries, Madison, WI, 2012
  • Hugh Kelly Research Fellowship Award, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, 2013
  • Millionaires’ Club, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Engineering and Applied Science, 2013

Awards to Students Mentored by Prof. Na Jin Seo

Prestigious awards from extramural agencies/organizations

  • Research Traineeship from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) UIC ERC for Dr. Seo’s postdoc, Dr. Pilwon Hur, as a trainee, and Drs. Seo and Garg as mentors, 2011-2012.
  • Graduate Student Grant-in-Aid from the American Society of Biomechanics for Dr. Seo’s PhD student, Leah Enders, 2012.
  • Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship from the American Heart Association (AHA) for Dr. Seo’s undergraduate student, Alek Brandenburg, June-August 2012.
  • Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship from the American Heart Association (AHA) for Dr. Seo’s undergraduate student, Jerome Scott, June-August 2012.
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places at the IEEE Milwaukee Section 2012 Larry Hause Student Poster Competition for Dr. Seo’s PhD students, Leah Enders, Daniel Lomo-Tettey, and Binal Motawar, May 2012. Cash awards of $500, $250, and $100, respectively.
  • Research Assistantship award from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute for Dr. Seo’s PhD student, Binal Motawar, 2012-2013.
  • 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship from the American Heart Association (AHA) for Dr. Seo’s postdoc, Pilwon Hur, as a Fellow, and Dr. Seo as a Sponsor, 2012-2014.
  • Graduate Student Grant-in-Aid from the American Society of Biomechanics for Dr. Seo’s PhD student, Binal Motawar, 2013.
  • NIOSH UIC ERC Traineeship for Dr. Seo’s postdoc, Greg Slota, as a trainee, and Dr. Seo as a mentor, 2013-2014.
  • Graduate Student Travel Award from the American Society of Biomechanics for Dr. Seo’s PhD student, Binal Motawar, 2014.
  • Finalist for Student Paper Competition at the World Congress of Biomechanics for Dr. Seo’s B.S. student, Marcella Kosmopoulos, 2014
  • 3rd place at the IEEE Milwaukee Section 2014 Larry Hause Student Poster Competition for Dr. Seo’s PhD student, Kishor Lakshminarayanan, May 2014. $100

Special intramural awards

  • Outstanding Student Award from the Order of Engineer for Dr. Seo’s master’s student, Leah Enders, Dec 2010.
  • Honorable Mention at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Engineering & Applied Science Poster Competition for Dr. Seo’s undergraduate student, James Newbern, April 2010.
  • Advanced Opportunities Program award for Dr. Seo’s PhD student, Daniel Lomo-Tettey, 2012. Fellowship of $14,000.
  • 2nd place for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Engineering & Applied Science Poster Competition for Dr. Seo’s undergraduate student, Patrick Stepanski, April 2012. Cash award of $500.
  • 1st and 3rd places at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Health Science Research Symposium Research Podium Presentation Competition for Dr. Seo’s PhD student, Leah Enders, and postdoctoral student, Pilwon Hur, May 2012. Cash awards of $300 and $100, respectively.
  • Finalist, College of Health Science Research Symposium Research Podium Presentation Competition, Dr. Seo’s PhD student, Binal Motawar, December 2012.
  • Student Research Grant Award from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Health Science for Dr. Seo’s PhD student, Binal Motawar, 2013. $2,000
  • Distinguished Dissertation Fellowship from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Graduate School for Dr. Seo’s PhD student, Leah Enders, 2013-2014.
  • Dean’s Fellowship for Dr. Seo’s PhD student, Kishor Lakshminarayanan, 2013-2017.
  • 2nd place for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Engineering and Applied Science Poster Competition for Dr. Seo’s PhD student, Leah Enders, April 2013. $500.
  • 2nd place for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Engineering and Applied Science Poster Competition for Dr. Seo’s undergraduate student, Patrick Stepanski, April 2013. $500.