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     Date Submitted:22-12-2010
     Last Modified:22-12-2010 (09:44)
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     Current job:Chief engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services

    Engineer, with a master degree in aeronautical engineering and a PHD equivalent degree in aerospace engineering. Experienced in the design and building of large scale and high precision mechanical apparatus. Competent and interested in the use of advanced materials, such as composites. Deep knowledge and experience of mechanical systems and advanced methods and tools for structural development as well as analysis. Ability in coordination activities of a team of technical staffin multidisciplinary international environment. Languages: Italian,  English and French.



    Place and Country of Birth; Rome; Italy  Birthday: 25th May 1967; Nationality: Italian

    Military Duties: relieved from 1st June 1994 to 1st June 1995. Software specialist at the Air Force General Staff.



    Mr. Trent Martin, Senior Project Manager NASA J S C, Trent.Martin(at)

    Dr.Dietrich Schinzel, EP Deputy Division Leader, CERN,   Dietrich.Schinzel(at)

    Prof.Samuel Ting, CERN, AMS Spokeperson, Nobel Prize Laureate,     Samuel.Ting(at)



    from 2006


    Chief Engineer of AMS_02 Experiment. Responsible for Engineering coordination of the AMS_02 Detector made from sixteen Countries around the world. Responsibleof engineering integration and scheduling of the entire AMS_02 system.

    Responsible for engineering coordination with NASA Kennedy Space Center and Johnson Space Center.

    Responsible for coordination with accelerator engineers at CERN for AMS_02 detectors calibration and with engineers at ESTEC for AMS_02 Thermal Vacuum Test and Electromagnetic Interference Test.

    Commissioning of AMS Superconductive Magnet; participating in all the phases of the magnet start_up, test and project reviews; with direct responsibilities in the upgrades of key functional components, like the magnet current leads and safety critical devices like the burst disks of the superfluid helium tank.


    ASI (Agenzia Spaziale Italiana), INFN (Istituto Nazionale Fisica Nucleare) and MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)




    Responsible for the design, structural analysis and test verification of several AMS subsystems. Use of advanced CAD and FEA codes: I-Deas, Catia, Nastran, Ansys.

    Monitoring the technical and programmatic progress of the subdetectors and ensuring their robust design and consistency with the spacecraft design, resources and schedule. Identification of critical development problems and assistance in their resolution. This includes evaluation of the complete mechanical system with verification of interfaces and subdetectors alignment.


    ASI (Agenzia Spaziale Italiana), INFN (Istituto Nazionale Fisica Nucleare) and MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)




    Leading the engineering effort for the development of the mechanical design through the integration phases  of several Projects in particle Physics with responsibility in the coordination of  international technical staff from the largest Research Centers in Physics.

    Responsible for mechanical systems design and configuration, including  aspects related to large scale instruments and high precision  requirements in dimensions and alignment.

    Participation in feasibility studies, responsibility in the structural design, analysis, testing and in the preparation of the technical specifications; evaluating industrial proposal and monitoring of production.

    Participation in the following experiments: CMS, ATLAS at CERN, Geneve, Switzerland; BABAR at SLAC, Stanford, California; T2K at Tokay, Japan; CUORE at Gran Sasso, Italy.


    Responsible of the Mechanical Workshop of INFN Rome,from 01/01/2003 (7-persons staff)

    Responsible of the Mechanical Engineering Department of INFN Rome, from 01/01/2002(5-persons staff)


    INFNIstituto Nazionale Fisica Nucleare




    Research in the prediction of the behavior of Advanced Composite Materials under multiaxial loads for Aerospace applications, at the Aerospace Department of the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and the Mechanical and Aeronautical Department of the University of Patras, Greece

    Responsible for the development of a test procedure and set-up for the application of simultaneous multidirectional loads on thin shell structure in composite material. Study finalized to the validation of the criteria used to predict the final failure of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Structure.

    Responsible for the test conduction and the analysis predictions including the development of a procedure in a Finite Element Code to take into account the deviation observed between test results and numerical predictions.


    AGARD Advisory Group for Aerospace Research and Development

    University of Rome “La Sapienza”: Aerospace Department


    1995 -1994

    Software specialist at the Air Force Special Administration during the military service




    “Post-Laurea” cum laude in AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

    Post-graduate degree, three years course, equivalent to PhD, received on May 29th, from the Aerospace School of the University of Rome “La Sapienza”




    Degree five years course, equivalent to Master, received on May 26th, from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. Specialization in structural design, material and production technology

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