professor of Mechnics of Machinery, University of Cassino and South Latium
Chairman of Commission for History of MMS
Marco Ceccarelli was born in Rome in 1958. He received the degree of mechanical engineer with laude in 1982 at the University “La Sapienza” of Rome. At the same University he completed a Ph.D. in Applied Mechanics in 1988. In 1987 he was visiting scholar at Stanford University, U.S.A., and in 1990 he received a CNR-NATO annual grant as visiting professor at the Technical University of Valencia, Spain. Since 1990 he teaches the courses “Mechanics of Machinery and Mechanisms” and “Mechanics of Robots” at the School of Engineering of University of Cassino. Since 1996 he is Director of the Laboratory of Robotics and Mechatronics of DiMSAT, the Department of Mechanics, Structures, Environment and Territory at the University of Cassino. Since 2001 he is appointed as Full Professor of Mechanics of Machinery and Mechanisms at the University of Cassino.
He is member of ASME (The American Society of Mechanical Engineers), AIMETA (Italian Society for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics), SIRI (Italian Association of Robotics and Automation), IEEE (the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), FeIbIM (Iberoamerican Federation for Mechanical Engineering).
He is Chairman of the IFToMM Commission for History of Machine and Mechanism Science. He is also member of the IFToMM Commission of Robots and Manipulators and Commission of Computational Kinematics. He is member of scientific Committees for several conferences; he is associate editor for Transactions of CSME (the Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers), and he has served as reviewer for several international conferences and journals. He has given several invited lectures in many countries. He has been Scientific Editor for the Proceedings of HMM04, International Symposium on History of Machines and Mechanisms and Chairman for RADD97 International Workshop on Robotics in Alpe-Adria Danube Region.
His research interests cover aspects of Theory of Machines and Mechanisms (TMM) and Mechanics of Robots. Specific subjects of his interest are analysis and synthesis of Workspace and Manipulation; Mechanical Design of Manipulators and Grippers; Mechanics of Grasp; History of TMM; Mechanism Design.