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Edoardo Sinibaldi

Chief Technician
Bioinspired Soft Robotics
Research center

Edoardo Sinibaldi is a researcher keen on science and humanities. After diverting from a passionate pre-professional path in classical music (piano), in 2002 Edoardo 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 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 high-performance computing of cavitating flows in liquid-propellant rocket engines. Then he moved to Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa; The BioRobotics Institute), where his post-doctoral fellowship was capitalized for competitive fundraising and project technical management, with funding obtained for both national and European projects.

At the end of 2009, upon passing to the Italian Institute of Technology (iit; Genoa, Italy), he deliberately switched back to research. Edoardo Sinibaldi is a solid and creative scientist (framed by iit through fixed-term contracts as senior post-doc/researcher until 2018, then through a permanent contract as chief technician in the Bioinspired Soft Robotics research line) strategically bridging curiosity-driven and application-oriented investigations, via physics-based modeling and model-based design. His research activities are centered in the scope of bioengineering/biorobotics, particularly for biomedical and soft-robotic systems/applications, with growing interest in magnetics and physical intelligence. Since 2017, Edoardo also holds two national scientific qualifications as Associate Professor (namely for Applied Mechanics, and for Bioengineering), also stemming from his continuous dedication to complementary academic teaching and mentoring of students and young researchers/innovators (in Italy and abroad).

Edoardo Sinibaldi authored >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, 8 patents, 1 book and 3 book chapters (plus 1 popular science book, as editor and co-author). He serves as reviewer for ~80 international journals, besides international conferences and research proposals (European Research Council, Swiss National Science Foundation, etc.), and as associate/academic editor for international journals (Scientific Reports, PLOS ONE, etc.).

For any additional details/contacts, please, feel free to reach Edoardo (in person, which is something he would love to, or) by email at edoardo.sinibaldi[AT]iit.it.

All Publications
Valdur K.-A., Tamm T., Fiorello I., Aabloo A., Must I., Sinibaldi E., Mazzolai B.
A Spider Leg-Inspired mm-Scale Soft Exoskeleton Enabled by Liquid via Hydration and Charge Transport
Advanced Functional Materials
Article Journal
Mariani S., Cecchini L., Mondini A., Del Dottore E., Ronzan M., Filippeschi C., Pugno N.M., Sinibaldi E., Mazzolai B.
A Bioinspired Plasmonic Nanocomposite Actuator Sunlight-Driven by a Photothermal-Hygroscopic Effect for Sustainable Soft Robotics
Advanced Materials Technologies
Article Journal
Masiero F., Sinibaldi E.
Exact and Computationally Robust Solutions for Cylindrical Magnets Systems with Programmable Magnetization
Advanced Science
Huan Y., Ren X., Firrincieli A., Manfredi L., Cianchetti M., Arezzo A., Sinibaldi E., Ciuti G.
Flexible Over-the-Tube Device for Soft-Tethered Colonoscopy
IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics
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