Dr. Cesare Stefanini received his M.Sc. degree in mechanical engineering and Ph.D. degree in Microengineering, both with honors, from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA), Pisa, Italy in 1997 and 2002, respectively. In 2003, he joined the faculty of the BioRobotics Institute of SSSA in Pontedera, Italy.
In 2015. Dr. Stefanini joined Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, where he is currently Professor of Biomedical Engineering and the Director of the Healthcare Engineering Innovation Center (HEIC). His research activity is applied to different fields, including small scale robotics, bioinspired systems, biomechatronics, and micromechatronics for medical and industrial applications. He received international recognitions for his work in the development of novel actuators for microrobots and he has been a visiting researcher at the University of Stanford, Center for Design Research.
Dr. Stefanini is currently the PI of four research projects at Khalifa University. He is also the scientific advisor of a leading company in the field of robotic microsurgery (Medical Micro-instruments SpA, Italy) and the recipient of the "Intuitive Surgical Research Award."
Dr. Stefanini is the author or co-author of more than 130 articles on refereed international journals and on international conferences proceedings. He is the inventor of 14 international patents, eight of which are industrially exploited by world-leading companies. He is an affiliate member of the Academy of Scientists of the UAE and of the IEEE Societies RAS (Robotics and Automation), EMBS (Engineering in Medicine and Biology) and PES (Power and Energy).