Control Group

Cambridge University Department of Engineering

Dr Fulvio Forni

Background - Research - Publications

Position: Lecturer

Office Location: BN4-84

E-mail: f.forni [at]


Fulvio Forni received his Ph.D degree in Computer Science and Control Engineering in 2010 from the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy. In 2008-2009 he held visiting positions at the LFCS of the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK and at the CCDC of the University of California Santa Barbara (USA). In 2011-2015 he was a Post-doc at the University of Liege, Belgium (FNRS). He is currently Lecturer at the University of Cambridge, UK, and Director of Studies at Newnham College.

Research Interests

Differential methods for system analysis (contraction, differential positivity, dominance, differential dissipativity). Nonlinear control and hybrid control (electro-mechanical systems, antiwindup, resets, impacts). Nonlinear dynamics in biology (oscillators, switches) and bio-inspired robotics.


The complete list of publications is available at