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     Date Submitted:12-03-2011
     Last Modified:26-10-2016 (07:51)
    Job information
     Current job:Operations Engineer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsHypersonic aerodynamics, Space transportation systems, Launch and re-entry vehicles, Aerothermodynamics, Satellite operations


    Sex Male | Date of birth 26 Jul 1986 | Nationality Italian




    1 Feb 2016–Present

    Operations Engineer

    DLR GfR mbH
    Münchener Sreße, 20, 82234 Weßling (Germany)

    Mission Planning for Galileo Satellite Constellation Operations​​ at the Flight Dynamics and Mission Planning Department.

    16 Jan 2014–15 Jan 2016

    Aerospace Research Engineer

    Italian Aerospace Research Centre (CIRA)
    Via Maiorise snc, 81043 Capua (Italy)

    Applied research studies in the field of thermal structures design through FEM modelling and analysis.

    Participation in the thermomechanical design of different classes of space vehicles, in the frame of European projects and in collaboration with international companies, universities and space agencies.

    Generation of project deliveries (including design description documents, analysis report, technical notes and so forth).

    Development and implementation of FEM numerical methods for the thermal analysis of ablative materials in high-temperature conditions.

    1 Mar 2011–28 Feb 2014

    Ph. D. Candidate in Aerospace Engineering

    University of Naples "Federico II"
    P.le V. Tecchio 80, 80125 Naples (Italy)

    Aerothermal design of innovative atmospheric re-entry capsules and high aerodynamic efficiency re-entry vehicles.

    Aerothermodynamic CFD calculations for different entry scenarios.

    Numerical rebuilding of plasma wind tunnel experimental tests, aimed at the aerothermal characterization of innovative ceramic thermal protection materials.

    Junior lecturer and examiner for the Aerodynamics course.

    Co-tutor of 13 theses in the field of aerothermodynamics.

    1 Jul 2010–30 Sep 2010

    Trainee in the frame of the LLP Erasmus Students’ Placement project

    OHB System AG
    Universitätsallee 27-29, 28359 Bremen (Germany)

    Conceptual design of a manned lunar mission with an advanced Spaceplane for human re-entry.




    7 Sep 2015–9 Sep 2015

    Porous media interaction with high temperature and high speed flows


    Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics
    Chaussée de Waterloo, 72, B-1640 Rhode-St-Genèse (Belgium)

    1 Mar 2011–28 Feb 2014

    Ph. D. in Aerospace Engineering

    EQF level 8

    University of Naples "Federico II"
    P.le V. Tecchio 80, 80125 Naples (Italy)

    1 Oct 2008–17 Dec 2010

    Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering and Astronautics

    EQF level 7

    University of Naples "Federico II"
    P.le V. Tecchio 80, 80125 Naples (Italy)

    Deep scientific and engineering education, aimed at the solution of complex problems related, in particular, to the aerospace engineering. Course of studies certified by the PEGASUS (Partnership of a European Group of Aeronautics and Space UniversitieS) network.

    1 Oct 2005–23 Sep 2008

    Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering

    EQF level 6

    University of Naples "Federico II"
    P.le V. Tecchio 80, 80125 Naples (Italy)

    Scientific education aimed at the description and solution of some classical problems related, in general, to the industrial engineering and, in particular, to the aerospace engineering.

    1 Oct 2003–30 Jun 2004

    First Certificate in English (FCE)


    British Council
    Via Morghen 36, 80129 Naples (Italy)

    English lessons held by a mother-tongue teacher in order to improve speaking, listening comprehension, writing and use of English skills.




    Mother tongue(s)


    Other language(s)

    English, French (basic), German (basic)

    Communication skills

    Very good communication, interpersonal and social skills, strong attitude towards cooperative team working. Great ability to interface with costumers, partners and subcontractors. ​Easy adaptation to multicultural environments by developing effective work relationships with international colleagues.

    Organisational / managerial skills

    Very good organizing abilities, in particular for prioritizing and coordinating the work, planning and meeting deadlines.

    Great autonomy, effectiveness and flexibility in the work and excellent problem-solving attitudes. Excellent synthesis and reporting skills​.

    Digital competence


    Information processing


    Content creation


    Problem solving


    Proficient user

    Proficient user

    Independent user

    Proficient user

    Proficient user


    Digital competences - Self-assessment grid


    European Computer Driving Licence


    Excellent knowledge of Ansys, Fluent, Matlab, Gridgen, Rhinoceros, Grapher, Tecplot. Very good knowledge of Office.

    Basic knowledge of​ Python and Visual Basic programming languages.

    Other skills

    Interest for innovative technologies, travelling, literature, cinema and photography.

    Driving licence





    Honours and awards

    Luigi Gerardo Napolitano Award for the Advancement of Aerospace Sciences, 63rd International Astronautical Congress, 1st – 5th October 2012, Naples

    Main Publications

    Peer Reviewed Journals:

    [1] V. Carandente, R. Savino, V. D'Oriano, R. Fortezza, A Study on Earth Re-entry Capsules with Deployable Aerobrakes for Recoverable Microgravity Experiments, Microgravity Science and Technology 27(3) (2015), 181-191, ISSN: 0938-0108
    [2] M. Iacovazzo, V. Carandente, R. Savino, G. Zuppardi, Longitudinal stability analysis of a suborbital re-entry demonstrator for a deployable capsule, Acta Astronautica 106 (2015), 101–110, ISSN: 0094-5765
    [3] R. Savino, M.E. D'Elia, V. Carandente. Plasma Effect on Radiofrequency Communications for Lifting Reentry Vehicles, Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 52(2) (2015), 417-425, ISSN: 0022-4650
    [4] V. Carandente, G. Zuppardi, R. Savino, Aerothermodynamic and stability analyses of a deployable re-entry capsule, Acta Astronautica 93 (2014) 291–303, ISSN: 0094-5765
    [5] V. Carandente, R. Savino, New concepts of deployable de-orbit and re-entry systems for CubeSat miniaturized satellites, Recent Patents on Engineering 8(1) (2014) 2-12, ISSN: 0094-5765
    [6] R. Savino, R. Aurigemma, V. Carandente, P. Dell'Aversana, L. Gramiccia, J. Longo, L. Marraffa, F. Punzo, Study and development of a sub-orbital reentry demonstrator, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society 67(2) (2014) 74-81, ISSN: 0007-084X
    [7] R. Savino, G. Russo, V. Carandente, V. D'Oriano, Hyplane for space tourism and business transportation, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society 67(2) (2014) 82-89, ISSN: 0007-084X
    [8] V. Carandente, R. Savino, A. Esposito, G. Zuppardi, V. Caso, Experimental and numerical simulation, by an arc-jet facility, of hypersonic flow in Titan's atmosphere, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science 48 (2013) 97–101, ISSN: 0894-1777
    [9] V. Carandente, R. Savino, M. Iacovazzo, C. Boffa, Aerothermal Analysis of a Sample-Return Reentry Capsule, Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing 9 (4) (2013) 461-484, ISSN: 1555-256X
    [10] R. Savino, V. Carandente, Aerothermodynamic and Feasibility Study of a Deployable Aerobraking Re-Entry Capsule, Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing 8 (4) (2012) 453-477, ISSN: 1555-256X

    International Conferences:

    [1] R. Scigliano, V. Carandente, N. Favaloro, S. Cardone, J. Steelant, ​Thermo-Structural Design of the Hexafly-INT Experimental Flight Test Vehicle (EFTV), Proceedings of the ​ASME 2015 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, 13th –​ 19th November 2015, Houston, 9 pp.
    [2] V. Carandente, R. Scigliano, G. Pezzella, M. Marini, J. Steelant, ​Finite Element thermal design of the Hexafly-INT Experimental Flight Test Vehicle, Proceedings of the 6th EUropean Conference for Aeronautics and Space Sciences, 29th June –​​ 3rd July 2015, Krakow, 8 pp.
    [3] V. Carandente, R. Scigliano, V. De Simone, A. Del Vecchio, R. Gardi, A Finite Element Approach for the Design of Innovative Ablative Materials for Space Applications, ​8th European Symposium on Aerothermodynamics for Space Vehicles, 2nd – 6th March 2015, Lisbon, 8 pp.
    [4] G. Pezzella, V. Carandente, R. Scigliano, M. Marini, J. Steelant, Aerothermal Environment Methodology of the Hexafly-Int Experimental Flight Test Vehicle (EFTV), ​8th European Symposium on Aerothermodynamics for Space Vehicles, 2nd – 6th March 2015, Lisbon, 6 pp.
    [5] V. Carandente, V. D'Oriano, A. Gallina, G. Russo, R. Savino, Aerothermodynamic and system analysis of a small hypersonic airplane (Hyplane), Proceedings of the 64th International Astronautical Congress, 23rd – 29th September 2013, Beijing, Vol. 12, pp. 9474-9483, ISSN: 00741795
    [6] V. Carandente, R. Savino, R. Janovsky, M. Scheper, R. Monti, Re-entry and launch proposals for an advanced ISS crew transportation system, Proceedings of the 63rd International Astronautical Congress, 1st – 5th October 2012, Naples, Vol. 11, pp. 8652-8662, ISSN: 00741795
    [7] F. Monteverde, D. Sciti, L. Silvestroni, R. Savino, A. Esposito, V. Carandente, Sharp composite UHTC leading edges for hypersonic applications, Proceedings of the 63rd International Astronautical Congress, 1st – 5th October 2012, Naples, Vol. 8, pp. 6505-6511, ISSN: 00741795


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