Dr. Federico Renda
Dr. Federico Renda Assistant Professor
Bio
Education
Teaching Areas
Research Interests
Bio

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Federico Renda received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Biomedical Engineering in 2007 and 2009, respectively, from the University of Pisa. He completed his Ph.D. in Robotics in 2014 from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, and joined the IRCCyN Lab at the Ecole des Mines de Nantes in 2013 as visiting Ph.D. student.

Before joining Khalifa University, he has been appointed as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the BioRobotics Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, 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) at Khalifa University, where he presently serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. In 2018 and 2019 respectively, Dr. Renda joined the LS2N lab at IMT Atlantique and the DEFROST Lab at INRIA as a Visiting Professor.

His research interests include dynamic modeling and control of soft and underwater robots using principles of geometric mechanics. Dr. Renda is also a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Education
  • Ph.D., BioRobotics, Scuola Superiore SantAnna (Italy), 2014
  • M.Eng., Biomedical Engineering, University of Pisa (Italy), 2009
  • B.Eng., Biomedical Engineering, University of Pisa (Italy), 2007
Teaching Areas
  • Engineeering Dynamics
  • System Dynamics and Vibrations
  • Control of Mechanical Systems
  • UAV Modeling and Control
  • Differential Equations and Linear Algebra
Research Interests
  • Soft Robotics
  • Underwater Robotics
  • Geometric Mechanics