Martina Finocchiaro



UPC-Campus Nord
Jordi Girona 1-3
08034 Barcelona (Spain)

+34 934 137953


Martina received her B. Sc. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano (Milan), carrying out her bachelor thesis at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Barcelona). Following, she obtained her M. Sc. degree in Bionics Engineering cum laude, from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and University of Pisa (Pisa). During her Master, she was a visiting researcher at the Robotics and Embedded System department of Technician University of Munich (Munich), collaborating at the ROBOY project. Furthermore, she wrote her Master Thesis at the Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard University (Boston), under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Pierre Dupont. Her thesis focused on the design of an implantable robotic device for treating the short bowel syndrome. Later, she worked as a research assistant at the Biorobotics Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant’anna, under Prof. Dr. Arianna Menciassi and Dr. Gastone Ciuti, focusing on endoscopic capsules’ design.

Martina is currently pursuing a joint Ph. D. at both the Center of Research in Biomedical Engineering of Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and The BioRobotics Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna. In this regard, she is an Early Stage Researcher of the Marie Curie ATLAS project, under European Union Innovative Training Network.

Interested in

Journal Club: Cianchetti et al, 2013

By Mohammad Hasan Dad Ansari | November 12, 2019

STIFF-FLOP Surgical Manipulator: mechanical design and experimental characterization of the single module Matteo Cianchetti | Tommaso Ranzani | Giada Gerboni | Iris De Falco | Cecilia Laschi | Arianna Menciassi2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) November 3-7, 2013 (Tokyo, Japan).DOI: This paper combines the use of pneumatic actuators and granular…