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Fabrizio Sergi

Fabrizio Sergi

Assistant Professor
Room 201H STAR Campus
Newark, Delaware 19713
Phone: 302-831-6404

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PhD | Biomedical Engineering, Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma
MS | Biomedical Engineering, Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma
BS | Biomedical Engineering, Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma


Fabrizio Sergi received his PhD in biomedical engineering from Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma in Rome, Italy in 2011. He then worked as a post-doctoral researcher and research scientist in the Mechanical Engineering department at Rice University in Houston TX from 2012 to 2015. He joined the University of Delaware as an assistant professor in August 2015, where he currently directs the Human Robotics Lab, and he holds appointments also in the Biomedical Engineering Department and in the Biomechanics and Movement Science Program.

Dr. Sergi has been the recipient of several research grants from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the American Heart Association (AHA), and received several investigator awards such as the NSF CAREER award (2020), and the AHA Scientist Development Grant (2017).

Dr. Sergi’s primary research interests are in rehabilitation robotics, and specifically in the use of tools and methods deriving from the field of robotics and dynamic systems for understanding the neural control of movements in healthy individuals and post-stroke individuals, with the ultimate goal of improving current practices in the diagnosis and treatment of post-stroke motor impairment. Dr. Sergi is currently leading several projects that use MRI-compatible robots to study the neural substrates involved in motor control and learning using functional neuroimaging (i.e., functional magnetic resonance imaging and/or transcranial magnetic stimulation), and is studying new methods and algorithms for training walking function after stroke.


  • Biomechanical Engineering
  • Robotics & Controls


  • Biomechanics
  • Dynamics & Control Theory
  • Neural Control of Movements


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