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     Date Submitted:14-01-2011
     Last Modified:26-01-2012 (12:10)
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     Current job:Responsible for analytical design activities Engineer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsMSc in Space Engineering, Second Level Master in “Space Science and Technology”, good knowledge of English, C, Fortran, Solidworks. Experience in Electronic layout design and mounting of on-board electronic cards


    Born in Rome (RM) – Italy, 15th May 1983.



    - From 15th September 2010  to date: Responsible for analytical design activities at AMDL Srl

    • Mechanical design by using 2D-3D CAD, thermal-structural studies by using FEM method;
    • Routing of Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) by using electronic designing tools;
    • Assembly of on-board electronic cards for demonstration models;

    for the ESA missions BepiColombo (SERENA package) and Solar Orbiter (SWA instrument), in close cooperation with Research Institutes such as INAF/IFSI and CNR, and various Aerospace companies.



    AMDL Srl, Via di Grotte Portella 6/8, 00044, Frascati, Italy. (

    Telephone: +39 06 94 293 223        Fax: +39 06 94 293 228     E-mail:



    - From November 2010 to December 2011       

      Master di II livello in Scienza e Tecnologia Spaziale

      (Postgraduate Certificate in Space Science and Technology)

    • Principal subjects: Cosmology, Sun physics, Space exploration and missions, Earth observations, Space navigation, Space technology, Space programs management;
    • University: Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata” (Rome “Tor Vergata” State University);
    • Thesis: “Missions towards Mercury: from Mariner 10 to BepiColombo”
    • Stage subject (carried out at AMDL Srl): Mechanical design and preliminary Thermal and Structural analysis of the Digital Processing Unit of the Solar Wind Analyzer experiment aboard the ESA Solar Orbiter Mission.
    • Final Mark: 110/110 cum Laude

    - From September 2006 to July 2010                    

      Laurea specialistica in Ingegneria Spaziale (Postgraduate degree in Space Engineering - M.Sc.)


    ·        Principal subjects: Satellites and Platforms (Orbital Mechanics, Attitude Dynamics, Foundation of  Telecommunications and  Remote Sensing, Satellite Communications  Systems, Satellite Control, Satellite Electronics, Electrical Systems for Space Applications, Earth Stations)

    ·        University: Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza” (Rome “La Sapienza” State University)

    ·        Thesis: “Deorbiting by a Breaking Sail: Analysis of Atmospheric Models”

    ·        Supervisor: Prof. Guido Colasurdo

    ·        Final Mark: 104/110


    - From September 2002 to May 2006

      Laurea in Ingegneria Aerospaziale (Undergraduate degree in Aerospace Engineering – B.Sc.)


    ·        University: Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza” (Rome “La Sapienza” State University)

    ·        Thesis: “Thermal exchange by natural convection of parallel horizontal cylinders”

    ·        Supervisor: Prof. Massimo Corcione


    - From 1997 to 2002 Diploma Liceo Scientifico (High school Diploma)


    ·        Scientific High School: Liceo Scientifico Statale “F. Enriques”

    ·        Final mark: 100/100 cum Laude



    - September 2011     

    Certificate of participation in COMSOL Multiphysics V 4.2 Training Courses: Basic, Advanced, Structural Mechanics, Thermo-fluid Dynamics.

    - April 2011

    Certificate of Participation in the “International School of Space science”, organized by the CIFS – Consorzio Interuniversitario per la Fisica Spaziale (Inter-University Consortium for Space Physics) in L’Aquila, with lessons in: Solar Physics, Celestial Bodies, Astrodynamics, Space Weather, Near Earth Objects, Space Debris.

    - September 2010

    Certificate for inspection and performing of conventional and surface-mount solder assembly operations in conformance with ECSS-Q-ST-70-08 and ECSS-Q-ST-70-38, at the European Space Agency Training  Centre, ASTA Technology, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth (UK).



    ·      Mechanical design of parts and sections of space instruments, also  performing deep analysis of thermal and mechanical solicitation response by usage of appropriate software, in particular of micrometric details.


    ·      Routing of Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) by using the electronic designing tool ORCAD 16.0.


    ·      Assembly and soldering following the ESA ECSS standards of the typical high-density electronic PCBs for satellite instrumentation.


    ·      The research activity carried out in support of my MSc degree thesis has allowed me to acquire a sound scientific knowledge and methodology in the framework of atmospheric models as related to Solar and geomagnetic models. Moreover, I carried out an in-depth analysis of the problem of satellite orbital decay as a function of the orbital and environmental parameters, also in relation to the well-known “space debris” topic.

    Numerical simulations were implemented within the research by writing Fortran codes to evaluate the orbital parameters and the atmospheric density as a function of altitude, coordinates, time and geomagnetic activity, by using the different models available in literature.



    ·      C, Fortran (F77, F95) and Matlab for simulation of engineering problems.

    ·      Mechanical design by Solidworks 3D CAD  (Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.).

    ·      Finite Element Analysis (FEA) by COMSOL Multiphysics. Thermal Analysis by ESA MINITAN.

    ·      Routing of Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) by using the electronic designing tool ORCAD 16.0.

    ·      Good knowledge of Microsoft Office package.



    ·         Italian: Mother tongue.

    ·         English: good command of English both in writing and in speech.



    ·         ESA certificate  for ECSS-Q-ST-70-08  and ECSS-Q-ST-70-38 (High-Reliability Hand Soldering, Inspector Training, High-Reliability Soldering for Surface Mount and MixedTechnology)

    ·         Certificate of Participation in COMSOL Multiphysics V4.2 Training Courses: Basic, Advanced, Structural Mechanics, Thermo-fluid Dynamics.

    ·         Preliminary English Test (Council of Europe Level B1), Pass with Merit (2009).

    ·         PEGASUS (The European Network Of Excellence in Aerospace Engineering Education).



    ·         Tennis, swimming, jogging.

    ·         Percussion of drum set.

    ·         Willingness to move in Italy and abroad.

    ·         Several  intensive language courses  in the UK (through OISE – Oxford School of Intensive English)

    ·         Italian driver’s license



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