MSc in Computer Engineering (specialisation in control system and automation) in 2006, and PhD in Mechatronics and Industrial System in 2010, both from the University of Padova (Italy). In 2009, he was a visiting PhD Student in the Biorobotics Lab (Dept. Mechanical and Aerospace Eng. – University of California Irvine – USA) where he moved to a postdoctoral fellow position until late 2011.

In 2011, he was a Research Associate at Bioengineering Depart. and later, from 2012 in the Mechatronics in Medicine Lab at Dept. Mechanical Eng. – Imperial College London, till late 2020.

In 2018/2019, he was an Imperial College Techcelerate fellow, and in the period 2019/2021, a Medtech Superconnector Fellow

In August 2020, he graduated with an Executive MBA from Quantic School of Business and Technology (Washington DC – USA)

Nov 2020, he became the Technology Transfer Manager at the Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery and a honorary Research Associate at the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

In 2022 Riccardon joined Cambridge Consultants as Senior Consultant in Medical Robotics