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     Date Submitted:22-04-2011
     Last Modified:22-04-2011 (10:15)
    Job information
     Current job:MSc in Astronautic Engineering
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     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Launch Systems
     KeywordsRocket liquid, solid propulsion
    CV

    Personal information

     

     

     

    Nationality

    Italian

     

     

    Date of birth

    03.11.1982

     

     

    Gender

    Male

     

     

    Desired employment / Occupational field

    Engineer-Researcher

     

     

    Work experience

     

     

     

    Dates

    July 2010-January 2011

     

    Occupation or position held

    Internship/Thermal Engineer Consultant  to develop a skin friction gauge to set in a Mach 6.5 SCRJ engine combustion chamber within the STTR Project (Small Technology Transfer) funded by NASA and USAF mainly

     

    Main activities and responsibilities

    -Thermal and structural design of skin friction gauges with passive thermal protection system for Mach 3 SCRJ propulsion tests for the Virginia Tech Hyper Sonic Tunnel (HST)

     

    -Thermal and structural designs of a skin friction gauge with active thermal protection system(JP-10 fuel active cooling system) for Mach 6.5-7 (flight Mach number) for the NASA-Langley HXEM (Hyper X Engine Model) tests.

     

    -Analysis of the thermal response of the sensor material Metal Rubber (MR ™, by NanoSonic Inc.) under different test chamber flow conditions and for both passive and active gauge arrangements.

     

     

    Name and address of employer(s)

     

    -NanoSonic Inc., 158 Wheatland Dr., Pembroke, VA 24136

     

    -Virginia Tech Aerospace and Ocean Dept., 215 Randolph Hall, Blacksburg, VA   24061

     

     

     

     

    Education and training

     

     

     

    Dates

    September 2007-January 2011

     

    Title of qualification awarded

     

    Master of Science Degree in Astronautic Engineering

     

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    -Main subjects covered: L/S Space Propulsion, Combustion, STS (Space Transportation System) Flight Mechanics (Matlab), Space Vehicles Flight Dynamics and Control (Matlab,Simulink), High-speed flow dynamics, CFD, applied Math (Matrix Algebra, Differential Equations)

     

    -Thesis titled : “Studies of Skin Friction Gauges with a Movable Element on Elastic Substrate”, Advisor: Dr. Claudio Bruno (Ph.D., SIA-University of Rome “La Sapienza”), US co-advisor: Dr. J. A. Schetz (Ph.D. Fred D. Durham Endowed Chair, AOE Dept., Virginia Tech)

      Skills covered : Computational analysis by ANSYS 12-12.1 software(Thermal,CFX,            Fluent)

     

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

     

    Schoolof Aerospace Engineering (SIA) - University of Rome “La Sapienza”

    Level in national or international classification

     

    110 cum laude/110 (Italian system), overall GPA : 4 (Magna cum Laude)

    Dates

    September 2001-Febbraury 2007

     

    Title of qualification awarded

    Bachelor of Science Degree in Aerospace Engineering

     

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    -Main subjects covered: Aerospace Propulsion, Flight Mechanics, Aerospace Structures, Aerodynamics, Calculus (I and II), Physics (i.e. Mechanics, Electromagnetism, Thermodynamics),Chemistry, Computer Science (Fortran 90/95).

     

    -Thesis titled : “Magnetic Levitation (MAGLEV) Space Propulsion Systems  ”, design of a feasible space transportation system equipped with a hybrid chemical/MAGLEV-assisted propulsion system. Advisor: Dr. Stefano Atzeni

      Subjects covered : Rocket Propulsion, Electromagnetism, Aerodynamics .

     

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Faculty of Aerospace Engineering - University of Rome “La Sapienza”

    Level in national or international classification

    105/110 (Italian system), overall GPA : 4

    Other language

    English

     

     

     

     

    Social skills and competences

     

    -Team work:

     

    I have experienced the team work during my stay in US within the so-called “skin friction team”. In particular, I had weekly meetings with my US advisor (Research Project Coordinator), the VT researchers and the NanoSonic Inc. skilled staff to check the status quo of the research project, its advancements and fix the planning for the next week.

     

    I belonged to a 72 elements orchestra as violinist for 3 years.

     

    -Intercultural skills:

     

    I am experienced at working in a European dimension such as being promoter and organizer for seminars about Italian culture (music and art) during my stay in Dublin (UCD-University College of Dublin) in 2000.

     

    I travelled a lot across the Europe (England, Denmark, Holland, France, Ireland, Malta and Czech Republic) for language training courses and cultural exchanges.

    I visited the Paris Air show (2007 and 2009)  and the Farnborough International air show, in order to keep me informed about the status quo of the aerospace field and keep in touch with some companies such as Boeing, Rockwell Space, P&W, Raytheon and Lockheed Martin.

     

     

     

    Organisational skills and competences

    -I organised together with the rest of the skin friction team the meeting for the PHASE II of the STTR Project, in order to get funds from the AFOSR/NASA scientific coordinator Dr. John D. Schmisseur (Ph.D., Purdue University, Air Force Office of Scientific Research- AFOSR) . In particular, I held a presentation about my research in front of the scientific committee.

     

     

    Technical skills and competences

    -Good knowledge in using software ANSYS (CFX, FLUENT, Thermal Transient) for thermal and conjugate analysis. Skilled in making presentations with Power Point.

     

     

     

    Computer skills and competences

    -Competent with Microsoft Office, FORTRAN 90/95, MATLAB,SIMULINK,FLUENT

     

    -Skilled with ANSYS 12-12.1 (CFX, Thermal…)

     

     

    Artistic skills and competences

    -10 years of classical music (violin and piano), two years of music academy (“Ottorino Respighi”, Latina) as violinist

     

    -Modelling

     

     

    Driving licence

    Italian driving license (patente B)

     

     

    Additional information

    I love challenges and work hardly to get results. I’m focused on the Aerospace research at now and I’d like join a program/project dealing with SCRJ propulsion.

    I can count on international references for a PhD position:

    Dr. Joseph A. Schetz (ptiger(at)vt.edu)

    Dr. Hang Ruan (hruan(at)nanosonic.com)

    Dr. Richard O. Claus NanoSonic Inc. President (roclaus(at)nanosonic.com)



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