Professor Maurizio Porfiri who was recently featured on CNN for his work with robotic fish will be presenting. This is your opportunity to learn more about Professor Porfiri's work and discuss your own projects with him.
Maurizio Porfiri was born in Rome, Italy in 1976. He received M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Engineering Mechanics from Virginia Tech, in 2000 and 2006; a “Laurea” in Electrical Engineering (with honours) and a Ph.D. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and the University of Toulon (dual degree program), in 2001 and 2005, respectively. From 2005 to 2006 he held a Post-doctoral position with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Virginia Tech. He is currently an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University in Brooklyn. He is engaged in conducting and supervising research on dynamical systems theory, mathematical control theory, mechanics of advanced materials, and underwater robotics. Maurizio Porfiri is the author of over 60 journal publications and is the recipient of the NSF CAREER award (Dynamical Systems program) in 2008.