Edoardo Sinibaldi received a BSc/MSc in Aerospace Engineering (with Honors) from the University of Pisa (Italy) in 2002, after an internship period at Rolls-Royce plc (Derby, UK) during which he studied computational geometry methods for air-breathing engines applications. In 2006 he obtained a Ph.D. in Mathematics for Technology and Industry (with Honors) from the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, where he developed numerical methods for computational fluid dynamics, with application to cavitating flows in liquid propellant rocket engines. Then he moved to Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa (The BioRobotics Institute), holding a post-doctoral position until October 2009. During the period, he was strongly involved in competitive fundraising and project technical management (national and European projects in the ICT and MNP areas).
He is with the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) since November 2009, formerly as Senior Post-Doc then Researcher at the IIT Center for Micro-BioRobotics. Since January 2019 he holds a permanent position as Chief Technician. His research activity bridges modeling (at large, and in particular for biomedical applications), model-based design (in particular for flexible tools) and bioinspired soft robotics (at large, and in particular bioinspired actuation).
Since 2017 he also holds two national scientific qualifications as Associate Professor, namely for Bioengineering and Applied Mechanics.
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<Research publications and communications, as retrieved from the IIT database, are listed below; I beg to also mention the following complementary items:>
Italian application IT102019000018614, filed on October 11, 2019
Subject: 3D cell co-culture method and system, based on magnetoresponsive scaffolds
Italian application IT102019000003657, filed on March 13, 2019
Subject: sensorized artificial skin for prosthetics and collaborative robotics applications
International application WO2019155316 (PCT/IB2019/050621), filed on January 25, 2019 (extension of the Italian application IT102018000002432, filed on February 6, 2018)
Subject: compliant surgical grasper for effective and safe interaction with tissue
Japanese Patent JP 6667552 granted on March 18, 2020.
European Patent EP 3288438 granted on February 27, 2019
International application WO2016174596 (PCT/IB2016/052396), filed on April 27, 2016 (extension of the Italian application TO2015A000233, filed on April 27, 2015)
Subject: flexible tool that can be deployed over a chosen trajectory with the whole body, without using auxiliary supports (the first interlaced continuum robot, with intrinsic “follow-the-leader” capability)
International application WO2013027182 (PCT/IB2012/054239), filed on August 22, 2012 (extension of the Italian application FI2011A000185, filed on August 3, 2011)
Subject: robotic capsule for releasing patches in the gastro-intestinal tract
Popular Science Book
Authors: M. Barsanti, R. Dvornicich, M. Forti, T. Franzoni, M. Gobbino, S.Mortola and E. Sinibaldi
Illustrators: V. Mattoli and E. Sinibaldi
Subject: This book presents math gems, puzzles, and problems originally conceived by the Italian mathematician Franco Conti (and colleagues) for the final session of the Italian Mathematical Olympiad. All problems are solved; relevant points are discussed (more details at: http://olimpiadi.dm.unibo.it/eventi/il-fibonacci/)
A. Marino*, O. Tricinci*, M. Battaglini, C. Filippeschi, V. Mattoli, E. Sinibaldi* and G. Ciofani*, “A 3D real-scale, biomimetic and biohybrid model of the blood-brain barrier fabricated through two-photon lithography”. Small, 14(6), 1870024 (1 page), 2018 (* corresponding) [DOI: 10.1002/smll.201702959]
I. Must, E. Sinibaldi* and B. Mazzolai*, “A variable-stiffness tendril-like soft robot based on reversible osmotic actuation”. Nature Communications 10(1), 344 (8 pages), 2019 (* corresponding) [DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-08173-y]
V. Iacovacci*, L. Ricotti, E. Sinibaldi*, G. Signore, F. Vistoli and A. Menciassi, “An intravascular magnetic catheter enables the retrieval of nanoagents from the bloodstream”. Advanced Science, 5, 1800807 (8 pages), 2018 (* corresponding) [DOI: 10.1002/advs.201800807]
A. Marino*, O. Tricinci*, M. Battaglini, C. Filippeschi, V. Mattoli, E. Sinibaldi* and G. Ciofani*, “A 3D real-scale, biomimetic and biohybrid model of the blood-brain barrier fabricated through two-photon lithography”. Small, 14(6), 1870024 (1 page), 2018 (* corresponding) [DOI: 10.1002/smll.201702959] [DOI: 10.1002/smll.201870024]
S. Taccola, F. Greco, E. Sinibaldi, A. Mondini, B. Mazzolai and V. Mattoli, “Soft Actuators: Toward a New Generation of Electrically Controllable Hygromorphic Soft Actuators (Adv. Mater. 10/2015)” Advanced Materials, 27(10), pp. 1637-1637, 2015 [DOI: 10.1002/adma.201404772] [DOI: 10.1002/adma.201570065]
M. Khorami Llewellyn, P. Dario, A. Menciassi and E. Sinibaldi, “Magnetic Dragging of Vascular Obstructions by Means of Electrostatic and Antibody Binding”, Proceedings of ICRA2012, pp. 2504-2509, 2012 [DOI: 10.1109/ICRA.2012.6224905]
B. Mazzolai, A. Mondini, P. Corradi, C. Laschi, V. Mattoli, E. Sinibaldi and P. Dario, “A Miniaturized Mechatronic System Inspired by Plant Roots”, IEEE Transaction on Mechatronics 16(2), pp. 201-212, 2011 [DOI: 10.1109/TMECH.2009.2038997]