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Fellows

CARLO ALBERTO AVIZZANO

Aggregate Professor at the Institute of Communication, Information and Perception Tecnologies (TeCIP) at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. He is the Director of the Perceptual Robotics Laboratory (PERCRO). Dr. Avizzano’s research activities have been performed within EU research framework in cooperation with international partnerships. Dr Avizzano’s most relevant themes of research focus on Robotic, Virtual Reality and Telepresence systems. He is author and coauthor of several publications on prestigious national and international journals.

MASSIMO BERGAMASCO

Full Professor at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna he is the director of the Institute of Communication, Information and Perception Tecnologies (TeCIP). He is author and coauthor of several publications on prestigious national and international journals ranging from skill learning in industrial and  sport enviroments to neurorehabilitation, cultural heritage fruition and understanding, and in performative arts.

MARIA CHIARA CARROZZA

Full Professor of Industrial Biorobotics at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, she has also been the Director of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna from 2007 to 2013. From 2013 to 2014 she has been Minister of the Education. She is author and coauthor of several publications on prestigious national and international journals.

CHRISTIAN CIPRIANI

Full Professor of Bioengineering. He has been a Visiting Scientist at the University of Colorado, Denver, Anschutzz Medical Campus. He is author and coauthor of several publications on BioRobotics. From 2017 he serves as the Director of the BioRobotics Institute. He has been awarded with several prestigious awards as the ERC Starting Grant with the project “A Bidirectional MyoKinetic Implanted Interface for Natural Control of Artificial Limbs”, for the periods 2016-2021; 2009 Vespucci Award,  2009 Vespucci Award.

MARK COCKELBERG

Full Professor of Philosophy of Media and Technology at the Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna since 2015. Since 2014 he is also (part-time) Professor of Technology and Social Responsibility at the Center of Computing and Social Responsibility, De Montfort University, UK. Currently he is President of the Society for Philosophy and Technology (SPT) and a member of the steering committee of ETHICOMP. Prof. Cockelberg is a member of the High Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence for the European Commission. Currently, he is involved in European research projects in the area of robotics.

PAOLO DARIO

Full Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna he has also been the founder of the BioRobotic Institute and its former director. He has been a Visiting Professor at Brown University, University of Pennsylvania, Ecole Politéchnique Fédérale of Lausanne, Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, Collè de France, Waseda University, Accademia Sinica, Tianjin University, Zhejiang University. His research interests focus on Biorobotics and Robotics applied to Medicine. He has been coordinator of several national and international research projects, financed by the European Union. He is author and coauthor of several publications on the most national and international prestigious journals.

ALBERTO DI MARTINO

Full Professor of Criminal Law at the at the Dirpolis Institute at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, he has been Visiting Researcher and Fellow of the Max-Plank-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Strafrecht in Freiburg, Germany, and Visiting Professor at the University of Hamburg. Alongside his academic position he has been appointed as a member of Italian delegations to the OECD Working Group of Bribery in International Business Transactions (2006-2007); furthermore, he has been member of several Commissions (GC) at the Italian Ministry of Justice. 

ALBERTO DI MININ

Associate Professor at the Institute of Management at the Scuola Superirore Sant’Anna, he holds a PhD in Management from the same Institution. Alberto's main research interests focus on technological transfer and internationalization of R&D within large multinational organizations. In particular, his research deals with at various aspects of Intellectual Property Management. Since 2013 he represents Italy at the group of governmental experts named High Level Group on Innovation Policy and Management. In 2013-2014 he served as Senior Advisor for Innovation Policy to the Italian Minister of Research and Education. He cooperates with the financial page of the main Italian newspaper. He is author and co-author of several publications on the most national and international prestigious journals.

ARIANNA MARTINELLI

Arianna Martinelli is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Economics at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa. She has a PhD in Economics (Economics of Innovation) from the Eindhoven University of Technology and a MSc in Industry and Innovation Analysis from SPRU (Science Policy Research Unit) at Sussex University.
Arianna’s research interests are on economics of innovation with a specific focus on the economics of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), technological standards, and the role of international knowledge transfers in technological catching up. Recently, she has become interested in green patents and responsible innovation. She has published in several international journals including Research Policy, Journal of Economic Geography, World Development and Technological Forecasting and Social Change.

LUKE MCDONAGH

Luke is a Senior Lecturer in the Law School at City, University of London. His research primarily involves the areas of Intellectual Property Law and Constitutional Law. He has been a Visiting Lecturer at Keio University, Tokyo, a Visiting Scholar at Waseda University, Tokyo, and a Visiting Fellow at Toyo University, Tokyo.
Luke has published widely in prestigious journals including The Modern Law Review, Journal of Law and Society and Civil Justice Quarterly. He has been awarded grant funding for a range of successful law projects, including substantial grants from the ESRC, EU Horizon2020, the UK Global Challenges Research Fund, the UK Intellectual Property Office, The Modern Law Review and the UK Constitutional Law Association.

ANDREA MINA

Associate Professor of Economics at the Institute of Economics of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. Before his appointment in October 2016 he was University Lecturer in Economics of Innovation at the Cambridge Judge Business School. In Cambridge he was also Senior Research Fellow of the Centre for Business Research and Director of Economic Studies and Fellow of St Edmund’s College.  Professor Mina has been Co-investigator and Principal Investigator of several projects funded, among others, by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Medical Research Council (MRC), the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA), the Council for Industry and Higher Education and the European Commission. He is a member of the International Schumpeter Society, the Royal Economic Society, and the Academy of Management. He is Associate Editor of the journal Industry and Innovation. He is author and co-author of several publications on the most national and international prestigious journals.

ALESSANDRO NUVOLARI

Professor of Economic History and Director of the Institute of Economics at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. He holds a degree in Economics from Bocconi University, Milan, Italy and a PhD from Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands. His He is author and co-author of several publications on the most national and international prestigious journals including Economic History Review, Technology and Culture, Industrial and Corporate Change, Explorations in Economic, History, Journal ofEvolutionary Economics, Business History Review, Research Policy, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Transactions of the Newcomen Society.

ERICA PALMERINI

Associate Professor of Private Law at the Dirpolis Institute at the  Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Prof. Palmerini also teaches Private law and bioethics at the University of Pisa. Her main research interests cover law and technology, medical law, tort law and bioethics. She coordinated the two-year European (FP7) project RoboLaw (www.robolaw.eu), which was awarded with the World Technology Award in 2013,  on the ethical, social and legal implications of robotic technologies. She carried other research projects funded by the Italian Ministry of Science and Education (Genetic identity and disabilities: the protection against discrimination in civil law”, 2007-2009) and by private institutions (Droit – Droni in Toscana, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze, 2015-2016). She is a member to the Association of Italian Civil Lawyers and the European Law Institute (ELI), where she partakes in the Special Interest Group on Digital law.

GIANLUIGI PALOMBELLA

Full professor of Applied Legal Theory, Coordinator of the PhD program in Law, J.D and PhD at the Dirpolis Institute at the Scuola Sant’Anna, taught Legal Philosophy at the Law Faculty in Pisa and Parma. Member of the Academic Senate and Director for almost a decade of the Department of Law & Social Studies in Parma was a visiting fellow at several Law Schools, including Yale, Northwestern in Chicago, and “ F. Braudel” Professorial Fellow at the EUI; Invited Research Fellow at the UNSW in Sydney; Inaugural Fellow of the Straus Institute, NYU; “McCormick” Fellow, Edinburgh; Distinguished G.G. Fellow, Schuman Center (EUI), and other. In the editorial or scientific board of a number of academic journals (Law and Philosophy, the Hague Journal on the Rule of Law, Krytyka Prawa, Moscow State U. Kutafin Law Review, and others), he published ten books, some translated into other languages, two collections on the Rule of law (with N. Walker, Oxford 2009; and with L. Morlino, Leiden 2010) and is presently editing with Jan Klabbers, a C.U.P. volume on reconceiving law as “Interlegality” in the supranational setting.

GIUSEPPE TURCHETTI

Full Professor in Economics and Management of Innovation in Healtcare at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna.  He hold a PhD in Management from the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. Since 2017 he is member and coordinator of competitive research projects financed by the European Commission, and several Italian National Ministries. He is also member of the Board “Innovation” of the Italian Ministry of Health, member of the scientific committee of the International Festival on Robotics, and member of the Scientific Committee of the “Center of Excellence Endocas” on Computer Assisted Surgery of the University of Pisa. He is author and coauthor of several publications on the most national and international prestigious journals.