Marco Ceccarelli received his Ph.D. degree in applied mechanics in 1988. Since 1996, he has been the Director of the Laboratory of Robotics and Mechatronics of DiMSAT at the University of Cassino. He is a Full Professor of mechanics of machinery and mechanisms. During 1998–2004, he was the Chairman of Permanent Commission for History of Machine and Mechanism Science of IFToMM, the International Federation for the Promotion of Machine and Mechanism Science. He is a member of IFToMM Commission for Robotics, as well as scientific committees for several conferences, such as RAAD, Romansy, CK, and many others. He is an Associate Editor for the Transactions of the Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers (CSME), Mechanics Based Design of Structures and Machines, and Advanced Robotic Systems. He has served as an Associate Editor for mechanism and machine theory, and a Reviewer for several international conferences and journals. He has written Fundamentals of Mechanics of Robotic Manipulation published by Kluwer/Springer in 2004. He has served as an IFToMM Secretary-General during 2004–2007, and has been elected as the President of IFToMM for the term 2008–2011. His research interests cover aspects of theory of machines and mechanisms and mechanics of robots, with specific interest in analysis and design of workspace and manipulation; design of manipulators, legged robots, and grippers; history of TMM; and mechanism design. He is the author/coauthor of more than 400 papers, which have been presented at conferences or published in national and international journals.
Biography Updated on 23 March 2008