Prof. Dr. Cristina Piazza

Prof. Dr. Cristina Piazza

Room No 03.13.061 Please send an email to schedule an appointment

Contact Details

Neuroprosthetics and Human-Centered Robotics Lab

Institut für Informatik - I16

Technische Universität München

Boltzmannstr. 3

85748 Garching bei München, Germany

Room: MI 03.13.061


Secretary: Christa Hoff

Phone: +49 (89) 289-17058

Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Piazza received a B.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering, a M.S. in Automation and Robotics Engineering and a PhD degree in Robotics (summa cum laude, 2019) from the University of Pisa (Italy).

She subsequently moved to Chicago (USA) where she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwestern University and the Regenstein Foundation Center for Bionic Medicine, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (former Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago).

Since November 2020, Prof. Piazza is assistant professor at TUM.

Curriculum Vitae

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Research Interests

The research activity of Professor Piazza focuses on the areas of bionic prostheses and assistive robotics.

Her main research interests include:

  • the study of human movement
  • the design of bionic prostheses and wearable devices based on soft robotics technologies
  • the development of advanced control algorithms
  • the development of innovative assessments for upper limb rehabilitation using emerging technologies, such as virtual reality

Research Positions

We are actively looking for highly qualified and motivated researchers to join our group.

Interested? If you wish to apply for a PhD or PostDoc position, please send an email to Cristina Piazza, including the following information:

  • A letter motivating the application for this position (cover letter)
  • An up-to-date, detailed curriculum vitae (CV)
  • The names of three people who could provide references
  • (if applicable) A list of relevant projects and publications

Student Projects

If you are interested in a BSc or MSc project, please send an email to Cristina Piazza.


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