Cesare Stefanini

Cesare Stefanini received the M.Sc. degree in mechanical engineering and the Ph.D. degree in Microengineering, both with honours, from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy, in 1997 and 2002. He has been visiting researcher at the University of Stanford. He is Professor of Biomedical Engineering and the Director of the Healthcare Engineering Innovation Center at Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi.

Most research interests for a scientist

Small scale robotics, bioinspired systems, biomechatronics and micromechatronics for medical and industrial applications. Scientific advisor of a leading company in the field of robotic microsurgery (Medical Micro-Instruments, Italy) and recipient of the "Intuitive Surgical Research Award" (Sunnyvale, CA). Author or co-author of more than 160 articles on refereed international journals and on international conferences proceedings. Inventor of 15 international patents, 8 of which industrially exploited.


  • Small scale robotics
  • Bioinspired systems
  • Biomechatronics and micromechatronics for medical and industrial applications.