Department of Mechanical Engineering – Faculty of Engineering in Bilbao
Plaza Ingeniero Torres Quevedo 1
E-48013. Bilbao, Spain
Tel:+34 94 601 4384
Saioa Herrero Villalibre was born in Bilbao in 1986. She received her MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of the Basque Country (Spain) in 2009. In 2011 she obtained a Master´s degree in Mechanical Engineering: Manufacturing and Design. In 2016 she presented her international thesis entitled “Design methodology for MAST-type parallel manipulators based on kinematic, dynamic and stiffness criteria: theoretical and experimental application to the 2PRU-1PRS” and obtained the PhD in Mechanical Engineering with Cum Laude mention.
During her PhD, she attended different international congresses and summer schools on robotics and mechanisms design. Besides, she did a 3 months long internship in 2013 in the IGM research group in the RWTH University in Aachen (Germany) . She has enjoyed two different Erasmus+ grants — at Odessa National Polytechnic University in Ukraine in September 2017 and in Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University in Russia in October 2019. During her Erasmus+, she taught different lessons about parallel manipulators and their applications in industry and medical field.
Currently, she is working as Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering in Bilbao. Her research interests are kinematics, dynamics, parallel manipulators and robotics, especially the ones applied to medical purposes.