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Academic Position

  • Full Professor of Industrial Bioengineering, The Biorobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy
  • Scientific Director of Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus, Milano, Italy


  • PhD in Engineering (1994) at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna.
  • Master of Science in Physics (1990) University of Pisa.

Recent Positions

  • (2013 - 2018 XVII Legislature) she was Member of the Italian Parliament, Chamber of Deputies, (Foreign and European Affairs Committee)
  • (2013-2014) Minister of Education, University and Research, Enrico Letta Cabinet
  • (2007- 2013) Rector of Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
  • (2005-2007) Director of Research Division of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

Scientific Societies

  • Since 2016  President of the National Group of Bioengineering
  • Member of IEEE Society of Engineering in Medicine and Biology (EMB), and of IEEE Society of Robotics and Automation (R&A) 

Spin-off and Tech Transfer

  • Since 2015 Member of the Board of Director of Piaggio SpA
  • Since 2015 Founding Partner of IUVO SrL ,Spin-off of Scuola Superirore Sant'Anna in wearable robotics 


  • Coordinator of the Neurobotics Area of the Biorobotics Institute ( 

  • Scientific Director of Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi a network of scientific hospitals active in the area of Rehabilitation Medicine (Milano e Firenze) (
  • President of the National Association of Bioengineering since 2016 (
  • Member of the Working Group to support the Scientific Council of the Italian Ministry of Health for In Silico Medicine (2019)




Recently prof. Carrozza published the Book :

The Robot and US, Springer 2018  An 'antidisciplinary' perspective on the scientific ad social impact of Robotics