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Robotic Vehicles and Manipulators Group

Marco Dolci, Ph.D.
Member of Technical Staff
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Dr. Marco Dolci joined the Robotic Vehicles and Manipulators Group in 2017 working as Robotics Systems Engineer on flight projects.
Dr. Dolci received his Ph.D. from Politecnico di Torino in Aerospace Engineering on Space Exploration Robotic Systems - Orbital Manipulation Mechanisms in collaboration with Thales Alenia Space Italy and NASA JPL - Caltech.
He received a MS in Space Engineering, and has experience in space systems, orbital mechanics, attitude determination and control systems, space environment, payloads, and CubeSats (TeamXc experience).
Dr. Dolci received also a BS and MS in Physics with experience in data analysis, antennas, optics, cosmic rays and astrophysics.

2018 PhD in Aerospace Engineering (cum laude) from Politecnico di Torino
2014 MS in Space Engineering from Politecnico di Milano
2011 MS in Physics (cum laude) from Universita degli Studi di Milano
2009 BS in Physics from Universita degli Studi di Milano

2017-present Robotics Systems Engineer, NASA JPL - Caltech. Robotic Vehicles and Manipulators Group

2016-2017 Visiting PhD student, NASA JPL - Caltech. Robotic Systems Estimation, Decision, and Control Group

2014-2016 PhD in Aerospace Engineering in collaboration with Thales Alenia Space Italy

2013-2014 Space systems engineer (internship), NASA JPL - Caltech. Earth, Astronomy, and Physics Mission Formulation Group

2010-2010 Data analyst (internship), INAF, Italy

Flight Project and Research Task Involvement

Flight Projects:
2020 - Mars 2020 Rover
2011 - Mars Science Laboratory

Research Tasks:
Mars On-Orbit Sample Transfer Technologies (MOSTT)
Transformers for Extreme Environments

Robotic manipulation, on-orbit robotic manipulation, kinematic modeling and design, robotics systems engineering, engineering of systems

2019 - Mars 2020 Project Team Award.

2013 - Winner of one of the two all paid Internships among all Italian Engineering and Physics students, supported by Italian Space Agency and Italian Scientists and Scholars of North America Foundation. It took place at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory - California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, USA.

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