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     Date Submitted:06-01-2011
     Last Modified:07-01-2011 (07:50)
    Job information
     Current job:Postdoctoral Fellow
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:US only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Launch Systems, Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsDesign Methods for Aerospace/Space Systems, Modeling and Simulation Approaches, Structural Analysis, Vibrations, Dynamics, Orbital Mechanics, Regression and Multidisciplinary Optimization Techniques, Probabilistic and Statistical Methods

    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,

    GPA: 3.92/4.0
    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
    GPA:  98/100

    M.Sc. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (01/2001)
    University of Virginia, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering,

    Charlottesville, VA
    GPA: 4.0/4.0
    Thesis: Multi-body Modeling System for Wheeled Robotic Devices

    Work Experience    
    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

    candidate (2001)
    Istituto per il diritto allo studio universitario, ISU Scholarship (1995, 1996)

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