Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Khalifa University Robotics Institute (KURI)
Address: P.O.Box 127788, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Telephone: +971-2-401 8082
Dr. Federico Renda received his BSc and MSc degrees in Biomedical Engineering in 2007 and 2009 respectively from the University of Pisa (Italy). He completed his PhD in Robotics in 2014 from the Scuola Superiore SantAnna, Pisa. In 2013, as visiting PhD student, he joined the IRCCyN Lab, at the Ecole des Mines de Nantes (France).
Before joining the Khalifa University of Science and Technology, he has been appointed as Post-Doctoral Fellow at the BioRobotics Institute of the Scuola Superiore Sant’ Anna, Pisa, where he developed geometrically exact models of beam-like and shell-like underwater soft robots. Since 2015, he has been a Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Khalifa University Robotics Institute (KURI), where he presently serves as Assistant Professor of mechanical engineering.
His research interests include geometric mechanics, dynamic modeling of underwater robots and marine structures inspection. He is an associate member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). .