Imperial College London

Dr Alessandro Del Vecchio

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Bioengineering

Visiting Researcher



+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.



Goodlich BI, Del Vecchio A, Kavanagh JJ, 2023, Motor unit tracking using blind source separation filters and waveform cross-correlations: reliability under physiological and pharmacological conditions., J Appl Physiol (1985), Vol:135, Pages:362-374

Ibanez Pereda J, Zicher B, Brown KE, et al., 2023, Standard intensities of transcranial alternating current stimulation over the motor cortex do not entrain corticospinal inputs to motor neurons, The Journal of Physiology, Vol:601, ISSN:0022-3751, Pages:3187-3199

Hug F, Avrillon S, Sarcher A, et al., 2023, Correlation networks of spinal motor neurons that innervate lower limb muscles during a multi-joint isometric task, The Journal of Physiology, Vol:601, ISSN:0022-3751, Pages:3201-3219

Del Vecchio A, Marconi Germer C, Kinfe TM, et al., 2023, The Forces Generated by Agonist Muscles during Isometric Contractions Arise from Motor Unit Synergies., J Neurosci, Vol:43, Pages:2860-2873

Goodlich BI, Del Vecchio A, Horan SA, et al., 2023, Blockade of 5-HT2 receptors suppresses motor unit firing and estimates of persistent inward currents during voluntary muscle contraction in humans, Journal of Physiology-london, ISSN:0022-3751

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