Lorenzo Masia



Mechanical Design, Mechatronics, Control System Engineering, Haptics, Rehabilitation Robotics, Mechanical Measurements, Biomechanics, Motion Analysis, Neural Control of Movements.

Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, December 1999
School of Mechanical Engineering, "Sapienza" University of Rome, Rome, Italy

M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, March 2003
School of Mechanical Engineering, "Sapienza" University of Rome, Rome, Italy
• Master Thesis Title: "Experimental study of dissipative effects induced by breathing circuit in assisted ventilation for newborns"
• Thesis Topic: Mechanical Measurement and Analysis of Biomedical Signals
• Advisor: Prof Paolo Cappa
• Area of Study: Mechanical-Biomedical Engineering

Ph.D., Mechanical Measurement for Engineering, April 2007
School of Mechanical Engineering University of Padua, Padua, Italy,
In collaboration with Newman Lab for Biomechanics and Human Rehabilitation at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mechanical Engineering Department, Cambridge, MA, USA where I was visiting PhD Student from January 2005 to December 2006 under the supervision of Dr Hermano Igo Krebs (MIT) and Prof Neville Hogan (MIT)
• Thesis Title: "Design and Characterization of a Modular Robot for Hand Rehabilitation"
• Thesis Topic: Robotics for Rehabilitation, Biomechanics and Human Motor Control
• Advisor: Prof Paolo Cappa ("Sapienza" University of Rome)
• Area of Study: Robotics


• Member of the Scientific Committee at ACHI 2009 (IARIA Conference), Conferences on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions.
• Member of the Scientific Committee at IEEE ICORR 2011, International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics.
• Co-Chair Session of "Rehabilitation Robotics" IEEE ICRA 2012 International Conference on Robotic and Automation, St Paul, MN, USA
• Appointed Associate Editor of IEEE EMBC, International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Conference Editorial Board (since 2011)
• Program Chair IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR2015)

JOURNAL PAPERS (regular reviewer)
IEEE Transactions on Robotics
IEEE Transactions on Mechatronics
IEEE Transaction on Biomedical Engineering
IEEE Transaction on Haptics
IEEE Transaction on Neural System and Rehabilitation Engineering
IEEE RAM (Robotic and Automation Magazine)
PLoSONE (Public Library of Science on Neuroscience)
Robotics and Autonomous Systems (Elsevier Ed.)
Experimental Brain Research (Springer Ed.)
Annals of Biomedical Engineering (Springer Ed.)
Sensors and Actuators (Elsevier Ed.)
Advanced Robotics (RSJ, Robotic Society of Japan)
Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation (Biomed Central Ed.)
Biomedical Engineering Online (Biomed Central Ed.)
Clinical Rehabilitation (Sage Pub)

CONFERENCE PAPER (regular reviewer)
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)
IEEEInternational Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS)
IEEE Intelligent Robotics and System (IROS)
IEEE World Haptics
IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR)
IARIA Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions

• IEEE member • ASME member

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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