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Silvia Filogna


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Silvia Filogna received her Bachelor’s degree in Medical Engineering at University of Rome “Tor Vergata”in 2015 and her Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering at  University of Rome “Campus Bio-Medico” (110/110) in 2016 with a dissertation in neuroscience. She is currently a Ph.D. student at The BioRobotics Institute (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy) in collaboration with Zoological Station “Anton Dohrn” (SZN, Naples, Italy) and her research topic is related to bio-inspiration from marine organisms.

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Her activities are carried out in collaboration with Zoological Station “Anton Dohrn” of Naples. In this framework, she is studying in detail the zoology of a group of unsegmented marine organisms belonging to the Annelida species, called Sipuncula. The main focus is enriching biological knowledge about movement, forces exerted and actuation mechanisms of these organisms in order to design and develop bio-inspired prototypes using mechatronics tools and smart materials.

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