Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Bioengineering

Chair in Neurorehabilitation Engineering



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RSM 4.15Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus






Professor Farina has been Full Professor at Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark, (until 2010) and at the University Medical Center Göttingen, Georg-August University, Germany, where he founded and directed the Institute of Neurorehabilitation Systems (2010-2016) until he moved to Imperial College London as Chair in Neurorehabilitation Engineering. His research focuses on biomedical signal processing, neurorehabilitation technology, and neural control of movement. Within these areas, he has (co)-authored approximately 400 papers in peer-reviewed Journals and >500 conference abstract and papers. He has been the President of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK) (2012-2014) and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the official Journal of this Society, the Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. He is also currently an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering and the Journal of Physiology, and previously covered editorial roles in several other Journals.

Honours and Memberships


Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award, London, UK (2016)

2010 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Early Career Achievement Award (2010)

The Nightingale Prize for best paper published in Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing (MBEC) (2007)

External Positions

2016-Present:  Guest Professor, University Medical Center Göttingen, Georg-August University, Göttingen, Germany

2006: Guest Professor (Signal Processing), Polytech'Orléans, Orléans, France

2006: Guest Professor (Signal Processing), Department of Electronics, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy

Since 2016: Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology

2014-2015: Distinguished Lecturer IEEE Engineering in Medical and Biology Society

Membership of Professional Bodies

2012-2013: President of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK)

Since 2008: Senior Member IEEE

2004-2016: Member of the Council of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK)


2016: Elected Fellow of the European Alliance for Medical and Biological Engineering and Science (EAMBES)

2012: Elected Fellow of the American Institute for Medical & Biological Engineering (AIMBE)



Oliveira DSD, Casolo A, Balshaw TG, et al., 2022, Neural decoding from surface high-density EMG signals: influence of anatomy and synchronization on the number of identified motor units., J Neural Eng, Vol:19

Yeung D, Guerra IM, Barner-Rasmussen I, et al., 2022, Co-Adaptive Control of Bionic Limbs via Unsupervised Adaptation of Muscle Synergies., Ieee Trans Biomed Eng, Vol:69, Pages:2581-2592

Shirzadi M, Marateb HR, McGill KC, et al., 2022, An Accurate and Real-time Method for Resolving Superimposed Action Potentials in MultiUnit Recordings., Ieee Trans Biomed Eng, Vol:PP

Caillet A, Phillips ATM, Farina D, et al., 2022, Mathematical relationships between spinal motoneuron properties, Elife, ISSN:2050-084X

Del Vecchio A, Jones RHA, Schofield IS, et al., 2022, Interfacing motor units in non-human primates identifies a principal neural component for force control constrained by the size principle, The Journal of Neuroscience, ISSN:0270-6474

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