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     Date Submitted:02-09-2009
     Last Modified:18-06-2011 (09:15)
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     Current job:System engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     KeywordsAIT payloads and satellites, mechanical and thermal analysis


    Fields of interest: AIT of satellites and payloads; Space instrumentation for scientific experiments; Gravity Gradiometry; Planetary Science; Physic of fluids;.
    Technical skills: Space Instrumentation and Systems Engineering; Microgravity Fluid dynamics;   Fluid dynamics background; Realization of racks for scientific experiments in microgravity environment; Thermography; Systems Theory; Mechanical testing; Design, Validation and Calibration of Instruments; Thermal Control; Performance Evaluation.
    Software skills: MS OFFICE, Solid works, Autocad, Fluent, Software for Thermography
    OS: Windows 98/2000/XP, Linux/Unix
    Programming: Dev C++, MATLAB/SIMULINK
    Language skills: English - Fluent, Italian - Native language
    Sept 2005 –    Master of Science degree in Space Engineering
    Sept 2008       Department of Earth Observation and Satellite System (DEOS), Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands
    Sept 2001 –     Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering
    May 2005       Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, University Federico II of Naples, Naples, Italy
    Feb 2009-     Consulting support for FOAM Project, EADS Astrium Space Transportation,
    July 2009      Friedrichshafen (Germany)
                          Requirements and specifications evaluation for project of EC (Experimental
                          Container) for fluid physics experiment to be performed on the FSL facility on board
                          of the International Space Station. Supporting in Breadboard Design (including test
                          cell and optical diagnostics); Breadboard assembly and testing.
    June 2008-    Traineeship at Applied Physic Faculty, Low Temperature Group, Twente
    Sept 2007      Universiteit:                     
                           Graduate internship: “Design and Realization of a setup for Mechanical tests on a  
                          MEMS based Micro Gravity-Gradiometer
    Design and realization of a test setup suitable for mechanical test in vacuum. The design includes selection and integration of a piezoelectric actuator. Scope is to perform mechanical tests on a miniaturized gravity gradiometer realized from a 10 cm diameter silicon wafer in order to estimate mechanical parameters (spring constant k, and quality factor Q) needed for the characterization of the device.
    Validation of the test setup: vacuum tests, dynamical behavior, noise characterization. Spectral Analysis, Error Estimation, Performance Evaluation.
    May 2007-    Traineeship at SRON (Netherlands Institute for Space Research)
    Sept 2007     
    Preliminary study of feasibility for a planetary mission on the Jovian moon Europa,                       carrying a micro gravity-gradiometer for gravity field mapping purpose. Mathematical Modeling of the System, Error Analysis, Performance Evaluation, Preliminary Design Assessment.
    Sept 2006-    Traineeship at Physical Science Unit, Science and Applications Division,
    Feb 2007       Research and Operations Department (HME/GAP) at ESA/ESTEC
    Scientific requirements definition for Fluid-dynamic experiment in micro-gravity environment: compile requirement of investigators, Experiment Requirement Document (ERD) writing.
    Preliminary study of suitable diagnostic techniques, performance of trade-off with respect of rate of accuracy and applicability to micro-gravity environment.
    Oct 2004–    Traineeship at Laboratory of Microgravity Fluid Dynamics within the Dept.  
    Apr 2005      of Space Science and Engineering at the University of Naples (IT):
                          Graduate internship on “Visualization of Marangoni’s Flows and Measurements of
                          Surface Tension”
    Measurement of surface tension of alcoholic solutions. Visualization and analysis of surface tension driven (Marangoni’s) flows induced by temperature gradients. In particular: liquid films, bubbles and drops of pure liquid and binary mixtures were analyzed. The study of such thermal flows and related transport phenomena was aimed to the development of advanced heat transfer devices.

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