Mazzolai, Barbara

Mazzolai, Barbara

Professor
Research Director, Center for Micro-BioRobotics
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

Barbara Mazzolai is the Director of the Center for Micro-BioRobotics. Her current focus is on bioinspired soft robotics, with a particular research interest in merging biology and engineering. She is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Tübingen and Stuttgart (Germany), and a member of the IEEE, the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, and the Robotics and Automation Society. She has authored more than 180 papers that have appeared in international journals, books, and conference proceedings. She earned an MSc in Biology (with Honours) from the University of Pisa (Italy) and received her PhD in Microsystem Engineering from the University of Rome Tor Vergata.

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