I am a Senior Technician at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia in the Soft BioRobotics Perception group. I have over 10 years of research experience, with accomplished scientific competences, spanning from nano/micro scale electronic devices to milli/macro scale soft systems for tactile sensing in robotics and wearable applications.
In 2010, I received my Ph.D. in Information Engineering, with a thesis on the modeling and the fabrication of nanoelectronic devices based on AlGaAs/GaAs heterostructures. From 2010 to 2012 I was a Post-Doc at University of Pisa, working on novel nanostructures for electronic, sensing, and energy harvesting applications.
In 2012, I joined IIT as a Post-Doc, focusing on bioinspired tactile sensing for soft robotics and wearables. Since my Ph.D, I always pursued to combine both theoretical/modeling and experimental research activities. I gained experience in numerical techniques and FEM tools (i.e COMSOL Multiphysics) as well as in fabrication methods at different scales (from nano to macro), and in characterization and measurement of electronic devices and soft systems.
I have experience in National and International Research Projects, contributing to the writing of proposal, technical reports, deliverables, and performing experimental tasks. Currently, I am involved in FET-Open PROBOSCIS (H2020-FETOPEN-2019-01 n. 863212), coordinated by Dr. Lucia Beccai.
In parallel to my research, I have also experience in teaching activity, and tutoring of bachelor/master and Ph.D students.
I authored or co-authored 50+ peer reviewed publications, including articles, book chapters, and international conference proceedings. I am member of the IEEE-RAS (Robotics and Automation Society), and IEEE-EDS (Electronic Devices Society). IEEE Nanotechnology Council, and IEEE Sensors Council.