Marco Salerno

Dr.  Salerno , Marco

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Marco Salerno received his Master Degree in Biomedical Engineering at the Politecnico di Torino in 2009 and the PhD in BioRobotics at Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in 2013 with a thesis entitled: Design of Miniaturized Medical Devices for Minimally Invasive Diagnosis and Therapy.
Currently he is Post-doc fellow at Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna. His main research interests are in the fields of magnetic driven endoluminal devices design-control and smart actuation mechanisms focusing on shape memory alloy (SMA) applied to surgical robotics. He has been involved in European and not European projects such as VECTOR, ARAKNES and MicroVAST.

Work experience:

Current Position: Post-doc fellow at the BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (SSSA).

May-October 2013 (6 months): Visiting PhD student at Centre for Robotics Research (CORE), King's College London  (KCL).
Research activities: Design of SMA based actuation system of an origami inspired miniaturized parallel platform for robotic surgery. Design of SMA based variable stiffness mechanisms for improving underactuated robotics finger kinematics.

December 2009-December 2013: PhD candidate at The Biorobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (SSSA).
Research activities: Design of magnetic driven capsule endoscopy localization and control methodologies, Design of an endoluminal platform for NOTES surgical procedures, Design of Shape Memory Alloy based actuation mechanisms.

May-December 2009: Research assistant at The Biorobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (SSSA).
Research activities: Surgical Robotics & Capsule Endoscopy.

March-August 2008 (6 months): Trainee at the Smith&Nephew European Centre for Knee Research (ECKR), Leuven.
Research activities: Finite elements explicit/implicit analysis, experimental activity based on kinematics knee simulator, pressure sensors, loading frame and stereophotogrammetric systems.

March-June 2006: Trainee at CNR (National Research Council) - ISTEC (Institute of science and technology of materials) in Torino.
Research activities: experimental activity on wear evaluation methods in hip joint’s prosthesis with Alumina-UHMWPE interface.

Education:

December 2009-December 2013: PhD in Innovative Technologies of Information & Communication Engineering, and Robotics at The Biorobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (SSSA).
Thesis’ title: Design of Miniaturized Medical Devices for Minimally Invasive Diagnosis and Therapy.

September 2006-March 2009: Master Degree in Biomedical engineering at Politecnico di Torino.
Thesis’ title: Finite elements analysis of TKA kinematics using fluoroscopic output.

September 2003-October 2006: Bachelor degree in Biomedical engineering at Politecnico di Torino.
Thesis’ title: Wear evaluation methods in hip joint’s prosthesis with Alumina-UHMWPE interface.

Tutoring activity:

Supervisor of 4 Master Theses in Biomedical Engineering at University of Pisa.

"Utilizzo di metodi analitici per il calcolo delle forze di interazione magnetica in applicazioni endovascolari"
"Studio, progettazione e realizzazione di un sistema di ancoraggio in lega a memoria di forma per applicazioni chirurgiche minivasive"
"Fusione di informazioni magnetiche e inerziali per la localizzazione di dispositivi medici endoluminali guidati magneticamente"
"Sviluppo e validazione di sistemi di sicurezza per robot endoluminali a controllo magnetico"

"Employment of analytical method for magnetic interaction forces calculation in endovascular applications"
"Design and prototyping of a docking mechanism for minimally invasive surgery based on shape memory alloys"
"Magnetic and inertial sensor fusion for endoluminal medical devices localization"
"Development and validation of safety systems for magnetically driven endoluminal medical robots"

 

Patents:

"METODO PER LA LOCALIZZAZIONE DI DISPOSITIVI GUIDATI MEGNETICAMENTE E RELATIVO DISPOSITIVO MAGNETICO"
"FRAME ATTUATO AD SMA PER L'ANCORAGGIO DI DISPOSITIVI ROBOTICI"

 


Selected Publications: 

 

Acer, Merve, Marco Salerno, Kossi Agbeviade, and Jamie Paik. "Development and characterization of silicone embedded distributed piezoelectric sensors for contact detection." Smart Materials and Structures24, no. 7 (2015): 075030. link

Tognarelli, Selene, Marco Salerno, Giuseppe Tortora, Claudio Quaglia, Paolo Dario, Marc Oliver Schurr, and Arianna Menciassi. "A miniaturized robotic platform for natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery: in vivo validation." Surgical endoscopy 29, no. 12 (2015): 3477-3484. link

M. Salerno, S. Tognarelli,C. Quaglia, P. Dario, A. Menciassi. (2013) Anchoring frame for intra-abdominal surgery. International Journal of Robotic Research, 32(3):360-370. link

A. Arezzo, A. Menciassi, P. Valdastri, G. Ciuti, G. Lucarini, M. Salerno, C. Di Natali, M. Verra, P. Dario, and M. Morino, “Experimental assessment of a novel robotically driven endoscopic capsule for colonoscopy: a comparative study” Digestive and Liver Disease, vol. 45, 8, pp. 657-662, 2013 link

M. Salerno, G. Ciuti, G. Lucarini, R. Rizzo, P. Valdastri, A. Menciassi, A. Landi, P. Dario: A discrete-time localization method for capsule endoscopy based on on-board magnetic sensing. Measurement Science and Technology, vol. 23, pp. 1-10, 2012. link

G. Ciuti, M. Salerno, G. Lucarini, P. Valdastri, A. Arezzo, A. Menciassi, M. Morino, P. Dario: A comparative evaluation of control interfaces for a robotic-aided endoscopic platform. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 534-538, 2012. link

Talks:

M. Salerno, R. Rizzo, E. Sinibaldi, A. Menciassi, Force calculation for localized magnetic driven capsule endoscopes. Proc of the IEEE International Conference On Robotics and Automation (ICRA),2013. link

M. Salerno, F. Mulana, R. Rizzo, A. Landi, and A. Menciassi. Magnetic and inertial sensor fusion for the localization of endoluminal diagnostic devices. Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery 2012, Pisa, Italy, June 2012. link

Conferences:

Firouzeh, Amir, Marco Salerno, and Jamie Paik. "Soft pneumatic actuator with adjustable stiffness layers for Multi-DoF Actuation." In Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on, pp. 1117-1124. IEEE, 2015. link

M. Salerno, K. Zhang, A. Menciassi, J. S. Dai, “A novel 4-dofs origami enabled, sma actuated robotic end-effector for minimally invasive surgeryy,” in Proc of the IEEE International Conference On Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Accepted - 2014.

M. Salerno, T. Mazzocchi, T.Ranzani, F.Mulana, P. Dario, A. Menciassi, “Safety systems in magnetically driven wireless capsule endoscopy,” Proc of the IEEE Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS),2013. link

M. Salerno, R. Rizzo, E. Sinibaldi, A. Menciassi, Force calculation for localized magnetic driven capsule endoscopes. Proc of the IEEE International Conference On Robotics and Automation (ICRA),2013. link

M. Salerno, F. Mulana, R. Rizzo, A. Landi, and A. Menciassi. Magnetic and inertial sensor fusion for the localization of endoluminal diagnostic devices. In Int. J CARS, volume 7, pages 230-231, 2012. link

G. Tortora, M. Salerno, T. Ranzani, S. Tognarelli, P. Dario, A. Menciassi, 2013 July 3-7 A modular magnetic platform for natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery, IEEE International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC 2013), Osaka, Japan. link

S. Tognarelli, M. Salerno, G. Tortora, C. Quaglia, P. Dario, A. Menciassi: An endoluminal robotic platform for minimally invasive surgery, IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, 2012. link

F. Sau, M. Salerno, S. Tognarelli, C. Quaglia, P. Dario, A. Menciassi: Docking/un-docking mechanism for NOTES procedures, National Congress of Bioengineering (GNB conference) 2012.

A. Arezzo, A. Menciassi, P. Valdastri, G. Ciuti, G. Lucarini, M. Salerno, C. Di Natali, M. Verra, P. Dario, M. Morino: Experimental assessment of a novel robotically driven endoscopic capsule for colonoscopy: a comparative study. United European Gastroenterology Week 2012 (UEG Week 2012), Amsterdam, Netherlands, October 20-24, 2012.

C. Diversi, M. Salerno, B. Kang, I. Desideri, M. Cosottini, B. Mazzolai, E. Sinibaldi: Innovative Robotic Approaches for Minimally Invasive Intervention in the Human Cerebral Ventricular System. The First NEMB Venice Workshop on “Cancer Nanotechnology”, Venice, Italy, October 11-12, 2012.

B. Innocenti, F. Catani, C. Belvedere, L. Labey, A. Ensini, A. Leardini, V. Di Gennaro, M. Salerno, C. Bignardi, S. Giannini: A validated technique for the evaluation of post-cam and condylar contacts in a TKA. 11th EFORT congress , Madrid, Spain,2-5 June, 2010 link

B. Innocenti, M. Follador, M. Salerno, C. Bignardi, P. Wong, L. Labey: Experimental and numerical analysis of patello-femoral contact mechanics in TKA. 4th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering, 2009. link