Dr Federico Carpi

Dr Federico Carpi

Visiting Professor in Biomedical Engineering and Biomaterials

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Engineering 215, Mile End

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Expertise: The main research focus is on biomedical & bioinspired mechatronic devices made of soft smart materials. Core activities deal with the development of innovative devices based on electromechanically active polymer transducers (EAPs) and, in particular, dielectric elastomer (DE) transducers. DE actuators exhibit a mechanical response to an electrical stimulus, while offering, at the same time, light weight, mechanical compliance, compact size, simple structure, low power consumption, acoustically silent operation, and low cost. We study DE transducers as 'artificial muscle materials' for new electromechanical transduction technologies to enable applications not feasible or even imaginable with other technologies.

Brief Biography

Federico Carpi is a Reader (Associate Professor) in Biomedical Engineering and Biomaterials at Queen Mary University of London, School of Engineering and Materials Science.

He was born in Pisa, Italy, in 1975 and received from the University of Pisa the Laurea degree in Electronic Engineering, the Ph.D. degree in Bioengineering and a second Laurea degree in Biomedical Engineering.

From 2005 to 2012 he has been a post-Doc researcher at the University of Pisa, School of Engineering, Research Centre ?E. Piaggio?. Since 2012, he is with Queen Mary University of London, where he leads the ?SMART ? Soft Matter ARtificial muscles & Transducers? research group. Since 2014, he is also an Adjunct Professor at Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China.

He is the Director of Post-graduate Programmes on Biomedical Engineering at Queen Mary University of London, School of Engineering & Materials Science, and he is a member of the Institute of Bioengineering at Queen Mary College (www.bioengineering.qmul.ac.uk).

He is the President of "EuroEAP - European Society for Electromechanically Active Polymer Transducers & Artificial Muscles" (www.euroeap.eu) and from 2011 to 2014 he has been the Coordinator (Chair) of the 'European Scientific Network for Artificial Muscles - ESNAM', focused on transducers and artificial muscles based on electroactive polymers.

He organizes the annual 'EuroEAP: International Conference on Electromechanically Active Polymer Artificial Muscles & Transducers' (www.euroeap.eu)

He is an Editorial Board member of several international journals, and member of the scientific committees of several conferences. His publications include some 70 articles in international journals, 2 edited books and several contributions to books and conferences.

An extended CV can be downloaded from www.smart.sems.qmul.ac.uk