Francesca Tramacere received her Master Degree in Biomedical Engineering (with honors) from the University of Pisa, in December 2009. In January 2013, she obtained her Ph.D. in Innovative Technology (with honors) from the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa with a thesis on the study and analysis of adhesion mechanisms in nature for the development of innovative bioinspired adhesion devices. In 2012, she spent a research period as visiting Ph.D. student at the University of Kiel (Kiel, Germany). Since 2013, she is a Post-Doc at the Italian Institute of Technology, Center for Micro-BioRobotics (Pontedera). Her research interests are mainly related to systems inspired by invertebrate animals.
Tramacere F., Nicola M. Pugno, Michael J. Kuba, Mazzolai B (2015) Unveiling the morphology of the acetabulum in octopus suckers and its role in attachment. Interface Focus 5(1): 20140050.
Follador M., Tramacere F., Mazzolai B (2014) Dielectric elastomer actuators for octopus inspired suction cups. Bioinspiration and Biomimetics 9(4): 046002.
Tramacere F., Appel E., Mazzolai B., Gorb S. (2014) Hairy suckers: the surface microstructure and its possible functional significance in the Octopus vulgaris sucker. Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology 5: 561-565.
Tramacere F., Beccai L., Kuba M., Mazzolai B. (2013) Octopus Suckers Identification Code (OSIC). Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology 46(6): 447-453.
Tramacere F., Beccai L., Kuba M., Gozzi A., Bifone A., Mazzolai B. (2013) The Morphology and Adhesion Mechanism of Octopus vulgaris suckers. PLOS ONE 8(6): e65074.
Sinibaldi E., Puleo G.L., Mattioli F., Mattoli V., Di Michele F., Beccai L., Tramacere F., Mancuso S., Mazzolai B. (2013) Osmotic actuation modelling for innovative biorobotic solutions inspired by the plant kingdom. Bioinspiration and Biomimetics 8: 025002.
Tramacere F., Beccai L., Mazzolai B. (2013) What Can We Learn from the Octopus? In: Santos R., Aldred N., Gorb S., Flammang P. editors. Biological and Biomimetic Adhesives. The Royal Society of Chemistry. Pp. 89-102.
Follador M., Tramacere F., Viry L., Cianchetti M., Beccai L., Laschi C., Mazzolai B. (2013) Octopus-Inspired Innovative Suction Cups. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) 8064: 368-370.
Tramacere F., Beccai L., Mazzolai B. (2012) Design of Adhesion Device Inspired by Octopus Sucker. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) 7375: 400–01.
Tramacere F., Beccai L., Mattioli F., Sinibaldi E., Mazzolai B. (2012) Artificial Adhesion Mechanisms inspired by Octopus Suckers. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). Pp. 3846-3851.
Tramacere F., Beccai L., Sinibaldi E., Laschi C., Mazzolai B. (2011) Adhesion Mechanisms Inspired by Octopus Suckers. Procedia Computer Science 7: 192-93.
Tramacere F., Tricinci O., Ciaponi C., Celi S., Di Puccio F., Cascone M.G. (2008) Mechanical properties of natural chordae tendineae. GNB2008. Pp. 471-72.