Sarah De Cristofaro

Dr.  De Cristofaro , Sarah

+39 0587 274 834


About Me: 


Work Experiences

April 2012 to Present

EASE-R3: Integrated framework for a cost-effective and ease of Repair, Renovation and Re-use of machine tools within modern factory (2013-2016)

MuProD: Innovative Proactive Quality Control System for in-process multi-stage defect reduction (2011-2014)

REFORM: Resource-Efficient Factory Of Recyclable Manufacturing composite components (2011-2015)

October 2008 to September 2012

Integ-Micro: New production technologies of complex 3D micro – devices through multi-process integration of ultra precision engineering techniques (2009-2012)

2007 to 2009

Study, development and performance optimization of an electromagnetic micromotor for biomedical and consumer electronic applications.



Europe WO2010035244 / EP2380264 (A2), Issued October 26, 2011

Cesare Stefanini
Paolo Dario
Chiara Maria Carrozza
Sarah De Cristofaro

The present invention refers in general to variable reluctance motors and, more specifically, to variable reluctance step-by-step motors with wobble type behaviour. Even more specifically, the invention concerns motors of the aforementioned type with a diameter of less than 10 mm.


Italian, English


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Innovative Technologies @ Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna

2010 to 2013

Thesis: New Methods for High Precision Micro Manufacturing

Master of Science (MSc), Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering @ Università di Pisa

2001 to 2007

Bachelor Thesis: Histological image processing for the evaluation of the Angioplasty effects.

Master Thesis: Modelling and fabrication of an electromagnetic micro-motor for modular robots actuation in endoluminal surgery applications.

Selected Publications: 

F. Aggogeri, A. Borboni, R. Faglia, A. Merlo, S. De Cristofaro,“Precision Positioning Systems: An Overview of the State of Art” , Applied Mechanics and Materials, 336-338, 1170, 2013.

S. De Cristofaro, N. Funaro, G. C. Feriti, M. Rostagno, M. Comoglio, A. Merlo, C. Stefanini and P. Dario, “High-Speed Micro-Milling: Novel Coatings For Tool Wear Reduction”, International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, 63, 16-20, 2012.

S. De Cristofaro, C. Stefanini, N. Ng Pak, E. Susilo, M.C. Carrozza, P. Dario, “Electromagnetic wobble micromotor for microrobots actuation”, Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 161 {1-2} 234-244, 2010.

S. De Cristofaro, G.C. Feriti, N. Funaro, A. Santandrea, M. Lucassino, C. Stefanini, A. Merlo, P. Dario, "A study of cutting parameters influence on micromilling of hardened steels", 4M 2011 Conference, November 8th - 10th 2011, Stuttgart, Germany

A. Merlo, D. Ricciardi, E. Salvi, S. De Cristofaro, F. Aggogeri, N. Pellegrini, " Novel adaptive fixturing for precise micro-positioning of thin walled parts", 4M 2011 Conference, November 8th - 10th 2011, Stuttgart, Germany

S. De Cristofaro, G.C. Feriti, N. Funaro, A. Santandrea, M. Lucassino, C. Stefanini, A. Merlo, P. Dario, "Improvements in micro-milling: Ultra High Speed Micro Machining for Micro Moulds Fabrication", Abstract, MMLive 2011 Conference, September 2011, Birmingham, UK