Imperial College London

Dr Alessandro Del Vecchio

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Bioengineering

Research Associate



+44 (0)7516 143 524a.del-vecchio




B121Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





Dr Alessandro Del Vecchio is a research associate at Department of BioengineeringImperial College London. He completed his PhD in Rome at the University of Rome "Foro Italico" with summa cum laude in the neural control of muscles. He spent part of his PhD (Doctor Europaeus) at the Neurorehabilitation Institute, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience at the Medical University of Göttingen, Germany. 

Six months before finishing his PhD (July 2017), he joined the Neuromechanics and Rehabilitation Technology Group at the Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London, where he carries out research on motor neurons, neuromechanics, and biosignal processing. 

Dr Del Vecchio is interested in the study of the neuromuscular function in humans and other mammals and the development of neurotechnologies for man-machine interfaces.



Dideriksen JL, Del Vecchio A, Farina D, 2020, Neural and muscular determinants of maximal rate of force development, Journal of Neurophysiology, Vol:123, ISSN:0022-3077, Pages:149-157

Vecchio AD, Farina D, 2019, Interfacing the neural output of the spinal cord: robust and reliable longitudinal identification of motor neurons in humans., J Neural Eng, Vol:17

Del Vecchio A, Germer CM, Elias LA, et al., 2019, The human central nervous system transmits common synaptic inputs to distinct motor neuron pools during non-synergistic digit actions., J Physiol, Vol:597, Pages:5935-5948

Casolo A, Farina D, Falla D, et al., 2019, Strength training Increases conduction velocity of high-threshold motor units., Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, ISSN:0195-9131


Felici F, Bazzucchi I, Casolo A, et al., 2019, The relative strength of common synaptic input to motor neurons is not a determinant of the maximal rate of force development in humans, WILEY, Pages:25-26, ISSN:1748-1708

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