Lorenzo Masia


Lorenzo MasiaLorenzo Masia graduated in Mechanical Engineering at “Sapienza” University of Rome in 2003 with Prof Paolo Cappa, and in 2007 he accomplished his PhD in “Mechanical Measurement for Engineering” at the University of Padua with the Thesis “Design and Characterization of a Modular Robot for Hand Rehabilitation”.

He was PhD visiting student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (from Jan- 2005 to Dec 2006) working at the Newman Lab for Biomechanics and Human Rehabilitation.

Under the supervision of Dr. Hermano Igo Krebs and Prof. Neville Hogan, he designed the first prototype of InMotion Hand Robot for hand motor restoration, a modular device now commercialized by Interactive Motion Technologies Inc.(Cambridge, MA).

He was a post-doctoral researcher (February 2007- February 2011) and held a Team-Leader position (March 2011- July 2013) at the Robotics Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department (RBCS) of Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) leading the Motor Learning and Rehabilitation Laboratory, with Pietro Morasso, focusing his research on design & development of novel mechatronic devices for rehabilitation and haptics.

During the conference IEEE ICORR 2011 and IEEE ICORR 2015 on Rehabilitation Robotics, he received the Best Paper Award, presenting a modular mechatronic device for fast estimation of end-point stiffness (2011), and a novel actuation technology for assistive exoskeleton based on mutlistable composite materials (2015).

He is currently an Assistant Professor at the School of Meachanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) of Singapore.

New Journal on Rehabilitation Technology

Journal of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Engineering (click here)

Lorenzo MASIA (Associate Editor)



Journal Topics

Research Topic (click here)





International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics

Singapore 11th-14th August 2015 Hosted by NTU

General Chair: Wei Tech ANG

Program Chair: Lorenzo MASIA



IEEE BIOROB 2016 (clickhere)



  • L. Masia, Nanyang Tech. University
  • S. Kukreja, National University of Singapore





Lorenzo MASIA Editor of Biorob 2014



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