Marco Cempini, PhD - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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Marco Cempini, PhD

Room#: RIC 1431
Phone: 312-238-2086

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Center for Bionic Medicine
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Dr. Cempini’s research explores the concept, design and realization of robotic devices for assistance and rehabilitation, covering several fields as biomechanics, mechatronics, manufacturing technologies. The aim of his studies is to match high-level end-users requirements, such as mobility, manipulation and perception, with engineering solutions, toward a full human-centered-design paradigm.

His previous projects dealt with the design of novel hand, shoulder-elbow and waist-hip exoskeletons, addressing human/robot kinematic compatibility and series-elastic actuators optimization. He is currently working on the optimization of an active prosthetic leg.


• BS in Aerospace Engineering, University of Pisa, 2007
• MSc in Aeronautical Engineering, University of Pisa, 2010
• PhD in BioRobotics, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, 2014

Professional Associations and Activities

• Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Member
• IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) Member
• IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMB) Member
• American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Member