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Damiano Padovani is an Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering at the Guangdong Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (China) since 2021. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Turin (Italy) and his Ph.D. degree in Engineering with a specialization in Fluid Power from Purdue University (USA). He worked as a post-doctoral researcher at Vanderbilt University (USA), as a faculty at the University of Agder (Norway), and in industry with Parker Hannifin (USA). His research interests are about fluid power and soft robotics mainly focusing on energy efficiency and motion control.

Research Interests

  • Fluid Power
  • Hydraulic Systems
  • Motion Control
  • Mechatronics
  • Soft Robotics

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy


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