Maria Chiara Carrozza has an MoS degree in physics from University of Pisa in 1990, and Ph.D. in engineering at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy in 1994. She is Full Professor of industrial bioengineering at The BioRobotics Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. She has been Rector of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna from 2007 to 2013, Member of the Italian Parliament from 2013 to 2018, and Minister of Education, University and Research of Italian Republic from 2013 to 2014. From 2018 to 2021, she has been the Scientific Director of Don Carlo Gnocchi Foundation in Milan, Italy, a network of research hospitals dedicated to rehabilitation medicine. Since 2015 she serves in the Board of Directors of the Piaggio SpA. She is Founding Partner of IUVO Srl, a start-up active in the field of wearable robotics. She is President of Italian Scientific Association of Biomedical Engineers. Since last April, she is President of the Italian National Research Council (CNR).