Maria Chiara Carrozza

Maria Chiara Carrozza

President of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR)


Professor and researcher at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa, scientific director of the Don Gnocchi Foundation and Education Minister of the Letta government. She is Maria Chiara Carrozza, the new president of the National Research Council (CNR).

Graduated in Physics at the University of Pisa, Phd in Engineering at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Maria Chiara Carrozza, 56, is a full professor of Industrial Bioengineering. He directs and conducts research in the fields of biorobotics, biomechanics, neuro-engineering rehabilitation of which he is one of the main exponents.

She has held scientific and management positions at national and international level. She was the youngest Italian Rector. Author of numerous publications and patents, responsible for European projects, co-founder of academic spinoffs, president of scientific societies and panels of experts.

He has taught and conducted research in centres and universities in Italy, Europe, the United States, Japan, South Korea and China.

She was Minister of Education, University and Research (2013-2014), Parliamentary of the Republic, (XVII legislature), member of the Board of Directors of Piaggio Spa.

He is scientific director of the IRCSS Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus.