Basilio Lenzo received the M.Sc. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Pisa (1st cum laude, thesis at Ferrari F1) and Sant’Anna University (1st cum laude, thesis at Ecole Normale Superiéure Cachan Paris), in 2010. He received his Ph.D. degree in robotics (1st cum laude) from Sant’Anna University in 2013.
In 2010, he was an R&D Intern with Ferrari F1. In 2013, he was a Visiting Researcher at the University of Delaware, USA, and Columbia University, New York City, USA. In 2013, he was appointed as a Research Fellow with Sant'Anna University, focusing on kinematics and dynamics of robotic mechanisms. He obtained the "Marzotto" grant providing 250000 Euro for a robotics startup developed at PercRo (Perceptual Robotics Laboratory, Sant'Anna University). In 2014 he won the Bernardo Nobile award for the best PhD thesis resulting in a patent application.
In 2015-2016, he was a Research Fellow with the Centre for Automotive Engineering, University of Surrey, UK. His research was focused on vehicle dynamics and control (European Project iCOMPOSE), dealing with: development of vehicle simulation models and state-of-the-art controllers for vehicle dynamics and energy management; experimental assessments of the performance of such controllers on rolling road facilities and proving grounds.
In 2015, he obtained the MIT Young Innovators Under 35 Italy award. He was also invited to give a TED talk at TEDxBergamo2015.
Since September 2016, he has been a Senior Lecturer in Automotive Engineering with Sheffield Hallam University, UK. His teaching/research interests include: vehicle dynamics, control, robotics.