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Roberto Francesco Pitzalis

Mechanical Engineer, PhD student
PhD Student
Advanced Robotics
Research center

After few experiences as a mechanical engineer in some companies, I actually decided to push my-self ahead facing new challenges by attending a PhD path at IIT. I'm working on thinking and designing new technologies to support and assist humans in work and daily living activities by developing new exoskeletons. I've found the best trade-off between my interests as a mechanical engineer and in making things helpful for people health.


Title: Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering - Design and Production Mechatronic Systems
Institute: University of Genova
Location: Via all'Opera Pia, 15, 16145, Genova (GE)
Country: Italy
From: 2017 To: 2020

Title: Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Institute: University of Genova
Location: Via all'Opera Pia, 15, 16145, Genova (GE)
Country: Italy
From: 2014 To: 2017

Title: Scientific High School Diploma
Institute: IIS - Scientific High School
Location: Via Giacomo Doria 2, La Spezia (SP)
Country: Italy
From: 2009 To: 2014


Title: RAMS Course (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, Safety)
Description: I learned a set of tools and methods that allow, in all phases a product, process or system life cycle, to ensure that it fulfills the mission for which it was conceived in terms of reliability, maintainability, availability and well-defined security for all others apparatus to which it is connected and even for all people who manage it. I had experiences in developing RAMS documentation specifically related to railway apparatus for well-known Railway companies.
Date: 16-12-2020

Title: Business English course
Description: This sectoral English used in companies and in the world of work allowed me to learn how to interact in groups with people of different countries and ages. I learned how to develop small projects related to social activities starting from the choice of the topic, arguing on the main aspects and than presenting them in front of an audience made of other students and professors.
Date: 12-06-2014

Title: Qualifying examination for having the engineering license
Description: Enrolled in the register of engineers of the municipality of La Spezia
Date: 16-01-2022

Experience External

Title: Mechanical Engineer
Institute: IGM Srl, Electromechanical & Electronics Systems
Location: Via Trieste, 22, 19020 Follo (SP)
Country: Italy
From: 2020 To: 2021

Title: Research Internship
Institute: EPFL-LMTS, Soft Transducers Laboratory, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Location: Rue de la Maladière 71b, CP 526, CH-2002 Neuchâtel
Country: Switzerland
From: 2019 To: 2020

Title: Mechanical Engineer Internship
Institute: Mectron S.p.A
Location: Rue Loreto 15A, 16042 Carasco, Genova (GE)
Country: Italy
From: 2017 To: 2017