Scott L. Delp, Ph.D.

Scott L. Delp, Ph.D.

Professor, Bioengineering
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor (By courtesy), Orthopaedic Surgery
Member, Bio-X
Member, Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance
Member, Maternal & Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI)
Member, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute
Ph.D., Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering (1990)
M.S., Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering (1986)
B.S., Colorado State University, Mechanical Engineering (1983)
Scott L. Delp, Ph.D., is the James H. Clark Professor of Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Orthopaedic Surgery at Stanford University. He is the Founding Chairman of the Department of Bioengineering at Stanford, and Director of the Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance at Stanford, a university-wide research initiative focused on discovering biological principles to optimize human performance and catalyze innovations in human health for all. Dr. Delp is also the Director of the Restore Center, an NIH national center focused on measuring real world rehabilitation outcomes, and Director of the Mobilize Center, a NIH National Center of Excellence focused on Big Data and Mobile Health. Scott is focused on developing technologies to advance movement science and human health. Software tools developed in his lab, including OpenSim and, have become the basis of an international collaboration involving thousands of students and scientists who exchange simulations of human movement. Prior to joining the faculty at Stanford, Delp was on the faculty at Northwestern University and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. He has published over 325 research articles in the field of biomechanics and has published a textbook from MIT Press entitled Biomechanics of Movement: The Science of Sports, Robotics, and Rehabilitation. Professor Delp has co-founded six health technology companies and is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.