U.S. Permanent Resident (green card holder) - Citizen of Italy
Design Methods for Aerospace/Space Systems, Modeling and Simulation Approaches, Structural Analysis, Vibrations, Dynamics, Orbital Mechanics, Regression and Multidisciplinary Optimization Techniques, Probabilistic and Statistical Methods.
Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering (08/2008)
M.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering (12/2004)
Georgia Institute of Technology, Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering, Atlanta,
Dissertation: Bayesian Networks for Uncertainty Estimation in the Response of Dynamic Structures
M.Sc. (Laurea V.O.) in Aerospace Engineering (02/2004)
Politecnico di Milano, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Milan, Italy
M.Sc. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (01/2001)
University of Virginia, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering,
Thesis: Multi-body Modeling System for Wheeled Robotic Devices
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
Post-doctoral Fellow 09/2008 – present
Graduate Research Assistant 01/2001 – 08/2008
- Perform research in the area of next-generation air traffic management. Specifically, the focus is on a safety-based assessment of new concepts of operations and vehicles being envisioned, where the risk of accidents under various air traffic scenarios is investigated using agent-based simulation and stochastic analysis.
- Consulting Project (September/October 2010): analysis of an electromagnetic propulsion system prototype.
- Assist supervisor in the management of the graduate assistants’ research tasks and in the lecturing duties for undergraduate and graduate courses.
- Conducted doctoral research in the fields of structural analysis and statistics.
Developed a statistics-based approach for the identification and quantification of experiment/model-induced uncertainties in support of current stress-analysis and estimation techniques for turbine-engine bladed disks for improved prediction of structural performance.
- Member of several team projects conducted in various engineering areas: aircraft conceptual design; agent-based modeling and simulation; structural design/verification of the Peacekeeper ICBM; preliminary safety assessment and certification for the Gulfstream’s supersonic business jet program; advanced parametric system design and optimization; Integrated Product and Process Development (IPPD) techniques; system engineering methods.
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant 08/1998 – 12/2000
- Developed an analytical framework to describe the dynamics of wheeled multi-body systems, resulting in a prototype computer tool. Numerical robustness of the program tested via the simulation of the motion of a pole-climbing robotic device.
- Responsible for holding office hours to assist students, grading of homework and lecturing for a senior-level class in automatic linear control.
Société Européenne des Satellites ASTRA S.A., Betzdorf, Luxembourg
Satellite Engineer Trainee 01/2004 – 05/2004
- Developed and implemented new algorithms for the computation of collision avoidance maneuvers to be executed for the recovery of a satellite, under co-location constraints, in the event of an anomaly altering its orbit.
2 articles in the Journal of Sound and Vibration, 1 article in the AIAA Journal of Aircraft; 5 conference papers
Graduate Student Senate (2007-2008), Student Honor Committee (2007), Italian-American Student Association President (2005-2006), ΓBΦ Recording Secretary (2005-2006), Option
Classes Program Italian Teacher (2005-2008)
English (fluent), Italian (fluent), French (intermediate)
Awards and Recognitions
The ΓBΦ Honor Society (2005)
The ΤBP Engineering Honor Society (2005)
U.S.A.-E.U. Innovative Multi-Cultural Curricula (IMCC) Project, Politecnico di Milano
Istituto per il diritto allo studio universitario, ISU Scholarship (1995, 1996)
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