I'm Assistant Professor at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, where I focus on healthcare and service robotics, and Associate Researcher at the Rolls-Royce UTC, University of Nottingham, where I work on inspection and maintenance in aerospace and nuclear. 

My research focuses on novel robot designs, developing enabling technologies for challenging tasks. My interests include design optimisation, continuum robots and parallel robots

Contact me at if you want to discuss collaborations, research, or other opportunities! 


I am available for supervising BSc and MSc thesis projects at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, which can be carried out internationally as part the Erasmus+ programme or in collaboration with industry. Possible thesis topics include (but are not limited to) robotics for industrial and medical applications, robot modeling and simulation, and mechanism design and optimization.

I also welcome queries from prospective PhD students and postdoctoral candidates, and I'm happy to support applications for PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowships, such as MSCA. Please write to me at if you are interested in working with me, including a short bio with relevant skills, previous projects, background and interests.