Federico Fico


Past PhD student



Federico Fico was born in Bergamo, Italy, on February 12th, 1982.

In May 2006 he got a Master Degree cum laude in Computer Engineering from Università degli Studi di Bergamo, discussing a thesis about identification of damping systems in washing machines.

He served as teaching assistant in Control Systems at the University of Bergamo while attending the PhD course in Mechatronics, between 2007 and 2009.

After 5 years experience as system and control engineer in Dana Rexroth and Ferrari, he is now Project Manager at Alfamation SpA in Lissone, MB.


Direct Design of a Velocity Controller and Load Disturbance Estimation for a Self-Balancing Industrial Manual Manipulator
Previdi F., F. Fico, S.M. Savaresi, D. Belloli, I. Pesenti

Mechatronics, Vol. 22, n. 8, 2012, pp. 1177-1186,

Virtual Reference Feedback Tuning (VRFT)of velocity controller in self-balancing industrial manual manipulators
Previdi F., F. Fico, D. Belloli, S.M. Savaresi, I. Pesenti, C. Spelta

Proceedings of the 29th American Control Conference ACC 2010, Baltimore, MD (USA), pp. 1956-1961,
ISBN: 978-1-4244-7425-7