Matteo Fantozzi was born in Viareggio, Italy, in 1981. He received his BSc in Aerospace Engineering and his MSc in Aerospace Engineering in 2006 and 2011 respectively. In 2007 he worked at Fosber S.p.a. (Monsagrati, Italy) - Company producer of machines for the corrugated paper sector - as a mechanical engineer. From november 2011 to march 2012 he worked for Velan ABV S.p.a. (Lucca, Italy), a Company producer of valves and actuation systems for the oil&gas sector. Starting from april 2012 he is research assistant at The Biorobotic Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna. His research interests are in the field of mechanics, especially in innovative mechanical solutions, and in the field of space propulsion with particular interests in electric propulsion (plasma thrusters).