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  • Dalila Cafagno, Preliminary studies for  a new generation of artificial muscles: Synthesis of a [c2]daisy chain model and characterization into a polymeric matrix, Master’s degree in Chemistry, University of Bologna (Italy), 2022.
  • Niklas Erdmann, Dynamic Modeling of a P(VDF-TrFE-CTFE)-Composite Soft Actuator, Master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence, University of Groningen (The Netherlands), 2022.
  • Niccolò Zanieri, Elettrolita polimerico per attuatori elettrochimici allo stato solido, Master’s degree in Ingegneria Chimica e Biochimica, University of Bologna (Italy), 2022.
  • Leon V. Wierenga, Electromechanical characterization and modelling of Poly(vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene-chlorotrifluoroethylene)-based soft actuators: Films and aligned electrospun nanofiber mats, Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, University of Groningen (The Netherlands), 2021.
  • Mariangela Rea, Development of nanostructured electrically responsive materials for artificial muscles, Master’s degree in Photochemistry and Molecular Materials, University of Bologna (Italy), 2021.
  • Elena Barbieri, Sviluppo, Realizzazione e test di una macchina innovativa per elettrospinning, – Bachelor’s degree in Automation Engineering, University of Bologna (Italy), 2021.
  • Daniela Metello, Modeling, simulation, and experimental validation of a PVDF-based electro-active actuators, Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, University of Coimbra (Portugal), Research performed at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands), 2020.
  • Kenny K. Burawudi, A comparative study of predictive models for Nafion-based IPMC soft actuators, Bachelor’s degree in Artificial Intelligence, University of Groningen (The Netherlands), 2020.
  • Francesco Benfatti, Sviluppo ed ottimizzazione di nanofibre coassiali per robotica llessibile, Bachelor’s degree in Automation Engineering, University of Bologna (Italy), 2020.
  • Giulia Amovilli, Progettazione e sviluppo di un dispositivo per elettrofilatura, Bachelor’s degree in Automation Engineering, University of Bologna (Italy), 2020.
  • Francesco Negri, Development of a novel electrospinning machine and characterization of electrospun metal-coated nanofibers, Bachelor’s degree in Automation Engineering, University of Bologna (Italy), 2020.
  • Lorenzo Tartarini, Production Of Artificial Muscles Through Electrospun Nanofibers, Bachelor’s degree in Automation Engineering, University of Bologna (Italy), 2019.
  • S. Della Sala, Synthesis of crown ether derivatives for the construction of molecular machines, Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, University of Glasgow (UK), Research performed at CNR (Bologna, Italy) within the Erasmus program, 2019.
  • Ruben G. Langius, A predictive model for Nafion-based IPMC soft actuators, Bachelor’s degree in Artificial Intelligence, University of Groningen (The Netherlands), 2019.

Abstracts/Others

  • A. Sensini, R. D’Anniballe, C. Gotti, L. De Bellis, G. Marchiori, M. Fini, R. Carloni, M.L. Focarete, and Andrea Zucchelli, Innovative electrospun biomimetic myotendinous-inspired junctions for soft robotic applications, in Proceedings of the Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 2023.
  • C. Gotti, Negri, A. Sensini, R. Carloni, C. Gualandi, M.L. Focarete, A. Zucchelli, Studio e caratterizzazione elettromeccanica di nanofibre multifunzionali ibride polimero-metallo, AIAS, Genova, Italia, 2023.
  • L. Andreoni, A novel prototype of acid-base and redox switchable [2]rotaxane, International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry, Reykjavik, Iceland, 2023.
  • M. Rea, C. Gotti, A. Zucchelli, F. Soavi, C. Arbizzani, A. Liguori, C. Gualandi, M. L. Focarete, Electrically conductive polymeric nanofibrous fabrics for flexible and stretchable nanocables, in Proceedings of the SYNC2022 Conference, Rome, Italia, 2022.
  • M. Rea, C. Gotti, A. Liguori, C. Gualandi, M. L. Focarete, Development of nanostructured electrically responsive materials for artificial muscles, in Proceedings of the Conference Macrogiovani AIM, 2021
  • E. Petri, C. Gotti, J. Groppi, A. Liguori, C. Gualandi, M. L. Focarete, S. Silvi, A. Credi, A. Zucchelli, F. Soavi, C. Arbizzani, Nanostructured materials for soft-robotic applications, in Proceedings of the European Materials Research Society, 2021.
  • E. Petri, C. Gotti, J. Groppi, A. Liguori, C. Gualandi, M. L. Focarete, S. Silvi, A. Credi, A. Zucchelli, F. Soavi, C. Arbizzani, Electrochemically responsive soft actuators, in Proceedings of the XXVII National Congress of the Italian Chemical Society, 2021
  • R. D’Anniballe, G. Paoletta, and R. Carloni, A polyurethane-based soft actuator: Fabrication, modeling, control, in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics, 2021.
  • C. Gotti, A. Sensini, M.L. Focarete, C. Gualandi, and A. Zucchelli, The multiscale roadmap of skeletal muscle-inspired electrospun structures: from a nano- to a macroscopic design, NANOTODAY, 2021.
  • A. Sensini, C. Gotti, D’Anniballe, C. Gualandi, M.L. Focarete, R. Carloni, and A. Zucchelli, Study of the mechanical behavior of nanofibrous hierarchical structures inspired by skeletal muscle for innovative soft robotics actuators, AIAS, online, 2020.
  • R. Langius, R. D’Anniballe, and R. Carloni, A predictive model for Nafion-based IPMC soft actuators, in Proceedings of the Benelux Meeting on Systems and Control, 2020.
  • A. Sensini, C. Gotti, M.L. Focarete, C. Gualandi, A. Kao, G. Tozzi, L. Cristofolini, and A. Zucchelli, Morphologically bio-inspired hierarchical Nulon 6,6 electrospun structures for soft-robotics applications, in Proceedings of Europolymer Conference2019.
  • A. Credi, and V. Balzani, Macchine molecolari, Ithaca – Viaggio nella Scienza, vol. 14, pp. 5-17, 2020.
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