Tommaso Lenzi, PhD
I serve as the Director of the RMCOEH Ergonomics & Safety program and have extensive scientific expertise and experience, particularly in robotics and prosthetics. Prior to taking on this role, I supported the E&S program as an Assistant Professor in the University of Utah's Department of Mechanical Engineering through teaching courses in biomechanics and serving on graduate student advisory committees. My research has contributed scientific knowledge and technical innovations to the field of wearable and rehabilitation robotics, as is noted by my graduate research, which produced novel control algorithms and bio-inspired actuation and sensory systems that are used by several academic labs and corporate R&Ds and are licensed to industry. With my research group at Utah, I have developed the first technology capable of improving the metabolic cost in individuals with above-knee amputations.