Stefano Stramigioli received both his M.Sc. degree (in 1992) and his PhD degree (in 1998) with honors (cum laude). Between the two degrees he worked as a researcher at the University of Twente. He has been faculty member since 1998 and is currently full professor of Advanced Robotics and chair holder of the Robotics and Mechatronics group at the University of Twente. He has more than 150 publications, including 4 books, book chapters, journal and conference contributions.
He's an officer and Senior Member of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). He is the emeritus Editor in Chief of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine which he brought to be the journal of robotics with the highest IF (3.0), he is a member of the Editorial Board of the Springer Journal of Intelligent Service Robotics and he is currently the Vice President for Member Activities of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. He has been an AdCom member for IEEE RAS. He is a member of the ESA Topical Team on Dynamics of Prehension in Micro-gravity and its application to Robotics and Prosthetics.
"Ambitions, dreams and knowledge have brought humanity to reach new frontiers. The Mars One project is a fantastic example of one of these dreams which will write history by becoming a reality. I am really happy and honored to be part of it and be able to contribute with a team spirit to this fantastic adventure."