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Edoardo Sinibaldi

Chief Technician
Bioinspired Soft Robotics
Research center

After diverting from a rewarding path in classical music (piano), in 2002 Edoardo Sinibaldi received a BSc/MSc in Aerospace Engineering (with Honors) from the University of Pisa (Pisa, Italy), once completed an internship at Rolls-Royce plc (Derby, UK) for which he had been individually selected, and during which he studied computational geometry methods for air-breathing engines. In 2006, Edoardo Sinibaldi obtained a Ph.D. in Mathematics for Technology and Industry (with Honors) from Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa), where he developed numerical schemes for computational fluid dynamics, with application to cavitating flows in liquid-propellant rocket engines. Then he moved as Post-Doc to Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa; The BioRobotics Institute), where he was intensively involved in competitive fundraising and project technical management (national and European projects, with fundings obtained on both sides). He deliberately switched back to research upon passing to the Italian Institute of Technology (Genoa, Italy) in November 2009, with fixed-term contracts (as Senior Post-Doc and Researcher) until 2018, then with a permanent contract (as Chief Technician in the Bioinspired Soft Robotics Lab). Since 2017, Edoardo Sinibaldi also holds two national scientific qualifications as Associate Professor, namely for Applied Mechanics and Bioengineering. His research activity bridges modeling (at large, and in particular for biomedical applications), model-based design (in particular for flexible tools) and soft robotics (with some focus on biomimetics/bioinspiration).

Edoardo Sinibaldi authored nearly 60 papers on international journals (all of them being research papers, with the only exception of just 1 review) and 20 papers on international conferences, 7 patents, 1 book and 3 book chapters (plus 1 popular science book, edited and co-authored). He serves as Reviewer for 65 international journals, besides international conferences and research proposals (EU ERC, Swiss SNSF, Dutch NWO, Hong Kong RGC), and as Editorial Board Member (Associate/Academic Editor) for international journals, such as Scientific Reports (Nature Research), Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology and PLOS ONE.

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All Publications
Brancadoro M., Dimitri M., Boushaki M.N., Staderini F., Sinibaldi E., Capineri L., Cianchi F., Biffi Gentili G., Menciassi A.
A novel microwave tool for robotic liver resection in minimally invasive surgery
Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies, vol. 31, (no. 1), pp. 42-49
Article Journal
Montorsi M., Genchi G.G., De Pasquale D., De Simoni G., Sinibaldi E., Ciofani G.
Design, fabrication, and characterization of a multimodal reconfigurable bioreactor for bone tissue engineering
Biotechnology and Bioengineering, vol. 119, (no. 7), pp. 1965-1979
Massari L., Fransvea G., D'Abbraccio J., Filosa M., Terruso G., Aliperta A., D'Alesio G., Zaltieri M., Schena E., Palermo E., Sinibaldi E., Oddo C.M.
Functional mimicry of Ruffini receptors with fibre Bragg gratings and deep neural networks enables a bio-inspired large-area tactile-sensitive skin
Nature Machine Intelligence, vol. 4, (no. 5), pp. 425-435
Article Journal
Carmignani A., Battaglini M., Sinibaldi E., Marino A., Vighetto V., Cauda V., Ciofani G.
In Vitro and Ex Vivo Investigation of the Effects of Polydopamine Nanoparticle Size on Their Antioxidant and Photothermal Properties: Implications for Biomedical Applications
ACS Applied Nano Materials, vol. 5, (no. 1), pp. 1702-1713
Pane S., Faoro G., Sinibaldi E., Iacovacci V., Menciassi A.
Ultrasound Acoustic Phase Analysis Enables Robotic Visual-Servoing of Magnetic Microrobots
IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 38, (no. 3), pp. 1571-1582
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