Chair in Robotics & Autonomous Systems, University of Leeds

Pietro Valdastri is Chair in Robotics & Autonomous Systems. Pietro moved to Leeds in 2016 with a primary appointment in the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering and a secondary appointment in the School of Mechanical Engineering. His areas of expertise are in robotic endoscopy; affordable technologies for cancer screening in low-resource settings; magnetic manipulation; and autonomy in robotic surgery.

Pietro holds a National Science Foundation Career Award, a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award, and an European Research Council Consolidator Grant. He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a member of the Technology Committee of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES). In July 2019, Pietro directed the CRUK/EPSRC sandpit “Robotics and robotic technologies for diagnostic delivery”.

By background, Pari has a BSc in Biochemistry and a PhD in Genetics, in which he concentrated on the commercialization of early-stage technologies.


15 October 2020