Maria Chiara Carrozza



Prof. Maria Chiara Carrozza received the Laurea degree in physics from the University of Pisa, Italy, in 1990 and the PhD in Engineering at Scuola Superiore Sant Anna (SSSA), in 1994. Since November 2006, she is Full Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Robotics at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. Since Nov. 2004 to Oct. 2007, she was Director of the Research Division and elected Member of the national Board of the Italian association of Biomedical Engineering. Since Nov. 2007, she is Director of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. She was visiting professor at the Technical University of Wien, Austria, with a graduate course entitled Biomechatronics, she is involved in the scientific management of the Italy-Japan joint laboratory for Humanoid Robotics ROBOCASA, Waseda University, Tokyo, and she is Guest Professor at the Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. She has scientific and coordination responsibilities within several research projects, funded under the Sixth and Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union (some recent projects are Nanobiotact, Nanobiotouch, Evryon, Smarthand, Neurobotics, Robotcub, Cyberhand) and under national and regional programmes (some recent projects are OpenHand, Tectum, RITA, Safehand, Neuro-Bike, Enable). Since 2004 to 2007, she was the Coordinator of the ARTS Lab of SSSA. In the period 2006-2009 she supervised more than 30 PhD, Master and Bachelor theses and she currently leads a group of about 35 researchers, PhD students and research assistants. She is author of several scientific papers (more than 60 ISI papers and more than 100 papers in referred conference proceedings) and of 12 national and international patents. She served as Editor of several Special Issues of International Journals, as Member of Committees for International Conference organization and she gave several invited lectures and plenary speeches to national and international conferences and she is a recipient or numerous awards. She is member and of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) and of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology. She is member of the RAS Technical Committee “Micro/Nano Robotics and Automation”. Her research interests are in ambient assisted living, technical aids, biorobotics, rehabilitation engineering, bionics, cybernetic hands, humanoid robotics, systems for functional replacements and augmentation, biomechatronic interfaces, tactile sensors, artificial skin, applications of renewable energy to robotics and of robotics to renewable energy.

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