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Francesca Tramacere

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Francesca Tramacere received her Master's Degree in Biomedical Engineering (with honors) in 2009 and her Ph.D. in Innovative Technologies of Information and Communication Engineering and Robotics (with honors) in 2013. In 2012, she spent a period as a visiting researcher at the University of Kiel in Germany. From 2013 to 2016, she was a Post-Doc at the Center for Micro-Bio Robotics of the Italian Institute of Technology, working on robotic solutions inspired by biological systems and supporting her research group as a tutor of several Ph.D. students. From 2017 to 2022, she worked as a project manager of European and industrial projects in the robotics field.
During her research activities, she gained extensive experience in the synthesis of scientific outcomes and their translation into communication content, leading her to be currently the manager of the Italian Institute of Technology's websites.


Title: Master's degree, Biomedical Engineering
Institute: University of Pisa
Location: Pisa
Country: Italy
From: 2004 To: 2009

Title: PhD, Innovative Technologies of Info. & Com. Eng. and Robotics
Institute: Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna di Pisa
Location: Pisa
Country: Italy
From: 2010 To: 2013

All Publications
Fiorello I., Tricinci O., Naselli G.A., Mondini A., Filippeschi C., Tramacere F., Mishra A.K., Mazzolai B.
Climbing Plant-Inspired Micropatterned Devices for Reversible Attachment
Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 30, (no. 38)
Article Journal
Mazzolai B., Del Dottore E., Margheri L., Mondini A., Tramacere F.
Generation GrowBots: learning from plants how to design self-morphing, growing robots
APS March Meeting 2020
Abstract Report Conference
Calusi B., Tramacere F., Gualtieri S., Pugno N.M., Mazzolai B.
Plant root penetration and growth as a mechanical inclusion problem
International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, vol. 120
Fiorello I., Del Dottore E., Tramacere F., Mazzolai B.
Taking inspiration from climbing plants: methodologies and benchmarks-a review
Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, vol. 15, (no. 3)
Mazzolai B., Tramacere F., Fiorello I., Margheri L.
The Bio-Engineering Approach for Plant Investigations and Growing Robots. A Mini-Review
Frontiers Robotics AI, vol. 7
Awards and Achievements
Fiorello I., Tricinci O., Naselli G. A., Mondini A., Filippeschi C., Tramacere F., Mishra A. K., Mazzolai B.
Frontispiece Cover image of issue 30(38), September (2020) of Advanced Functional Materials
Mazzolai B., Mondini A., Tramacere F., Del Dottore E.
Octopus-inspired Technologies for Grasping and Manipulation Tasks
Follador M., Tramacere F., Viry L., Cianchetti M., Beccai L., Laschi C., Mazzolai B.
Best demo with “Octopus-inspired innovative suction cups”
Organized Events
Tramacere F.
Website Chair of the 12th International conference on biomimetics and biohybrid systems (Living Machines 2023)
Tramacere F.
Website Chair of the 6th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft 2022)
Tramacere F.
Website Chair of the 2dn Italian Conference on Robotics and Intelligent Machines (I-RIM Conference 2020)
Tramacere F.
Workshop Chair of "Biomimetica: ispirati dalla natura!" - Festival della Scienza (Genoa)
Tramacere F.
Workshop Chair of "Guarda che pianta!" - Festival della Scienza (Genoa)