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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 scientifically solid and creative researcher (framed by iit with fixed-term contracts as senior post-doc/researcher until 2018, then with a permanent contract as chief technician in the Bioinspired Soft Robotics research line), and his scientific activity strategically bridges modeling (at large, and in particular for biomedical applications), model-based design (in particular for flexible/biomedical tools) and (bioinspired) soft robotics, 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 nearly 20 papers on international conferences, 7 patents, 1 book and 3 book chapters (plus 1 popular science book, as editor and co-author). He serves as reviewer for 70 international journals, besides international conferences and research proposals (European Research Council, Swiss National Science Foundation, Dutch Research Council, Hong Kong Research Grants Council), 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.

Edoardo strongly values integrity, respect, ethics, trust, fairness and solidarity, and grounds on them his relationships, also in professional pathways.

For any additional details/contacts, you can reach Edoardo by email at edoardo.sinibaldi[AT]iit.it. Yet, please, feel free to also reach him “in person”, because he is keen on fostering “physical” (before than/besides “virtual”) interactions for building and developing human and professional relationships.

All Publications
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
Article Journal
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
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