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Principal Investigator – Pietro Valdastri

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Epatology and Nutrition

PhD in Bioengineering from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy

p.valdastri [at] vanderbilt.edu

CV Publications

Post-Doc

Ekawahyu Susilo

ekawahyu.susilo [at] vanderbilt.edu

Research: Design Environment for Capsule Robots, Soft Colonoscopy Robotic Platform

 

Graduate Students

Christian Di Natali

christian.di.natali [at] vanderbilt.edu

Research: Magnetic Localization, Soft Colonoscopy Robotic Platform, Wireless Tissue Paplation, Local Magnetic Actuation

 

 

 

Marco Beccani

marco.beccani [at] vanderbilt.edu

Research: Wireless Tissue Paplation, Design Environment for Capsule Robots, Magnetic Localization

 

Charreau S. Bell

charreau.s.bell [at] vanderbilt.edu

Research: Soft Colonoscopy Robotic Platform, Vision-Based Localization

 

 

 

Robert J. Caprara

robert.j.caprara [at] vanderbilt.edu

Research: Medical Capsule Robots

 

 

 

Addisu Z. Taddese

addisu.z.taddese [at] vanderbilt.edu

Research: Design Environment for Capsule Robots

 

 

 

Undergraduate Students

Nathan E. Hall

nathan.e.hall [at] vanderbilt.edu

Research: Magnetic Localization

 

 

Victoria R. Mitchell

victoria.r.mitchell [at] vanderbilt.edu

Research: Wireless Insufflation

 

 

 

Mohd Fateh Mohd Lani

mohd.f.mohd.lani [at] vanderbilt.edu

Research: Local Magnetic Actuation

 

 

Jacopo Buzzi

jacopo.buzzi [at] vanderbilt.edu
Master student from Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Research: Local Magnetic Actuation

 

 

 

 

Nicolò Garbin

nicolo.garbin [at] vanderbilt.edu
Master student from Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Research: Local Magnetic Actuation

 

 

 

Gabriel Scozzarro

gscozzarro [at] gmail.com
Visiting student from Università Tor Vergata, Roma, Italy

Research: Medical Capsule Robots

 

 

High-School Students

Nhung Hoang

nhung.hoang [at] vanderbilt.edu

Research: Tablet Technologies to Improve Colonoscopy

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Research Engineers

Byron Smith

byron.f.smith [at] vanderbilt.edu

Research: CO2 Insufflator for Minimally Invasive Procedures

 

 

 

Lab Alumni and Former Collaborators

Brennan Steele

brennan.steele [at] vanderbilt.edu

Research: Tablet Technologies to Improve Colonoscopy

Current Position: preparing for college at Yale

 

 

Brian Fang

brian.fang [at] vanderbilt.edu

Research: Wireless Insufflation

Current Position: Undergraduate student at Vanderbilt University

Inès Ouali

Research: Medical Capsule Robots

Current Position: Undergraduate student at Polytech Marseille, France

 

 

 

Erdem Erdemir

Research: Design Environment for Capsule Robots

Current Position: Assistant Professor at Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN

 

David J.Cunningham

Research: Local Magnetic Actuation

Current Position: Systems Engineer, Northrop Grumman, Huntsville, AL

 

 

Massimiliano Simi

Research: Trans-Abdominal Active Magnetic Link

Current Position: Mechanical Design Engineer, MEDra s.r.l.,Pisa, Italy

 

 

Sissi Battaglia

Research: Tetherless insufflation of human colon

Current Position: Research Assistant, Ospedale Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna, Italy

 

 

Lorenza Angelini

Research: Smart Mechanisms to Avoid Bowel Preparation in Colonoscopy

 

 

 

Giulia Bassani

Research: Real-Time Localization of Magnetic Capsule Robots