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Mister is

The team

Michele Muccini (CNR-ISMN)


Marco Bianconi (CNR-IMM)

Scientific Manager

“I have been a CNR researcher for as long as I can remember. I work at the Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems. I contributed to the foundation of MISTER and have followed its growth up to the present stage with satisfaction. I am the Scientific Manager and work to ensure that strategic innovation topics can be effectively transferred to businesses and civil society.”

Valeria Pignedoli


“After years of law practice, I joined the world of research and innovation in 2012. Since 2013 I have held the position of General Director of MISTER Smart Innovation. I deal with strategic policies and business plans, management and control, project management, human resources management, and management of the Bologna CNR Technopole. Buzzwords: curiosity, innovation and teamwork.”

Simona Aldrovandi

Administration Manager

“I have a lot of experience in administration and management of business activities. In MISTER, the experience has allowed me to help create the foundations of a structure that is always growing and developing. I also take care of the management and accounting related to Regional POR-FESR projects, offer support to our Clients and collaborate in communications and dissemination activities of Bologna CNR Technopole.”

Giulia Santamaria

Communications Manager

“I strongly believe in the importance of development, which is why in MISTER I communicate the projects of my fellow researchers and our partners (and thus spend a lot of time figuring out what they are actually working on). I organize events and create content for the Bologna CNR Tecnopole, aiming to bring the world of research closer to companies and the general public.”

Marco Ardoino

Technology Transfer

“At 10 years old I dreamt of playing for Juventus, at 16 of performing with the Clash. Today I would like to be a lighthouse keeper… Since lighthouses are now all automated, I work in MISTER trying to build connections with companies, to transfer our technologies and research activities and place them in production.”

Matteo Bevilacqua

Multimedia Developer

“A communication technologist, for MISTER I put to work skills in virtual and interactive cinema, as well as more established skills as a videomaker and motion graphic designer with more than a decade of experience. I find it challenging to discover and represent the human side of technology. Problem solving is the linchpin that holds up a set, and that goes for a research lab as well!”

Federico De Falco


“I chose to study computer engineering because I wanted to develop video games, except then I got interested in artificial intelligence. In MISTER, I am in charge of collecting and preparing data, analyzing it, visualizing it, and then using it to create and implement machine learning models … in short, I am a data scientist. Curiosity and the desire to improve myself are my fuel.”

Pietro De Nicola


“I am a physicist and manage projects related to sensors and automation. Many things intrigue me and, in between programming scripts and materials to analyze, I enjoy playing with light and express my creativity in prototype design.”

Carlo Foschi


“I am a statistician and in my work I use vectors, tensors, graphs, and colored indexes to help all the data in the world become information and knowledge. In MISTER, I have found a place where I can always innovate and apply the state of the art in artificial intelligence and data science to develop solutions suitable for different contexts and users, to enable them in their decisions and operations, and write maybe even this presentation…”

Alessio Giberti


“After graduation and a PhD in Physics, I worked in academic research for a few years, dealing with transport phenomena in nanostructured semiconductors. Then, in MISTER, I became interested in sensors, and I later dived into communication protocols and data science for the development of data-driven and decision support systems.”

Andrea Gorreri


“Through the lens of physics, I have always wanted to understand how the objects around me work, and since I have been a member of MISTER, my desire is no longer just to understand them, but also to connect them. I am the “man of protocols”, and I will not stop until I connect all the devices around me!”.

Giovanni Battista Montanari


Vincenzo Montedoro


“My undergraduate degree and PhD in physics of matter have encouraged me to look at the world and the challenges that arise daily with curiosity and initiative. MISTER is the perfect place for the curious innovator. This is why, since I arrived, I have been interested in different areas, ranging from optics up to sensors, passing through radio-frequency devices.”

Board of Directors

Michele Muccini (CNR)


Federica Rossi (CNR)

Board member

Gildo Bosi

Board member

Luciano Fecondini

Board member

Irene Rizzoli

Board member

Strategic Steering Committee

Paolo Bonaretti


Luca Moretti

Luigi Ambrosio

Raffaele Maccioni



Franco Belosi


Emanuele Treossi

Manuela Melucci

Valentina Benfenati

Paolo Dambruoso

Emanuela Saracino


Giuseppe Confessore

Stefano Toffanin

Valentin Alek Dediu

Giampiero Ruani

Margherita Bolognesi


Franca Albertini

Simone Fabbrici

Massimo Mazzer


Marco Bianconi