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     Date Submitted:21-05-2011
     Last Modified:21-05-2011 (07:31)
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     Current job:Research Assistant
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywords- Expert in FE modelling and structural analysis; - Solution of both linear and non linear problems; - Experienced in using laboratory equipment; - Excellent knowledge of English and very good communication skills;
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    Education and Qualifications

    2000-2007

    MEng in Aeronautical Engineering

    Universita` degli Studi di Palermo (Palermo, Italy)

     

    Subjects studied include:

       Mathematics, Physics, Mechanics, Structural analysis, Aerodynamics, Flight Mechanics, Composite Materials.

     

    Projects:

       Final year individual project investigated the use of variational principles for the identification of structural damage, and compared the new method with common modern identification procedures.

     

    1995-2000

    Liceo scientifico statale Albert Einstein (Palermo, Italy)

    A-levels: Mathematics, Physics, Earth’s Science

     

     

    Career Details

    Research experience

    2007-2010

    Research Assistant

    Imperial College London (UK) www.imperial.ac.uk, Department of Aeronautics

     

    Projects:

    MYMOSA Marie Curie Action(6th Framework Program, Contract n. MRTN-CT-2006-035965)  www.mymosa.eu

      

    Main tasks:

    -        Quasi-static and impact structural analysis, solution of both linear and non linear problems;

    -        Experimental material characterisation of foams, aluminium honeycombs and composites according to standard testing procedures;

    -        Finite Element modelling of the experimental tests and validation;

    -        Design, Finite Element modelling of innovative helmets and optimisation;

    -        Writing of periodical activity reports and presentation to senior research team

     

    Engineering Experience

    2008

    Mechanical Engineer

    Cellbond Composites/Encocam (Huntingdon, UK) www.cellbond.com

     

    -        5 months fulltime internship within MYMOSA Project

    -        Experimental testing of prototype energy absorbing materials, making recommendations for further development of the materials themselves

    -        Familiarisation with aluminium honeycombs mechanical properties and manufacturing techniques

    -        Advising service for testing and material characterisation of polymeric foams

    -        Writing and presentation of the written reports to senior management team

     

    2010

    Mechanical Engineer

    Dainese s.p.a. (Campodoro, Italy) www.dainese.com

     

    -        One month fulltime internship within MYMOSA Project

    -        Manufacturing and assembly of prototype motorbike helmets

    -        Experimental testing of prototype motorcycle helmets, making recommendations for further improvement of the prototype themselves

    -        Familiarisation with standard procedures for testing helmets and testing equipments

    -        Familiarisation with helmet production processes and costs

     

    Skills

     

    IT skills

    Software: Proficient in the use of Ls-Dyna, Hypermesh, Autocad, Ls-Prepost, MatLab and Java;

     

    Internet: Proficient in the use of Internet Explorer, Modzilla; familiar with the use of VPN and Remote Desktop

     

    Operating systems: Proficient in the use of MS Windows (Word, PowerPoint, Excel); Conversant with use of Linux

     

    Team working and adaptability

    -        Worked in a large European Consortium, in which 14 partners from 7 EU Member States were involved (www.mymosa.eu);

    -        Adaptability to work in multi-cultural and international environment, achieved during my studies at Imperial College;

    -        Adaptability to work in enterprising environments, achieved during the secondments at Cellbond and Dainese s.p.a.

     

    Transferable skills and communication skills

    -        Strong communication and technical speaking skills, achieved from several presentations in international conferences and project meetings.

    -        Strong interpersonal and networking skills;

    -        Excellent academic writing, demonstrated by different publication in conference proceedings and reviewed scientific journals;

    -        Good project management skills;

     

    Languages

    -        Currently learning Russian

    -        Conversational French

    -        Excellent written and spoken English

     

    Interests

     

    Photography

    Member of Imperial College London club. Enjoy creating compositions with my camera.

     

    Muay Thai Boxing

     

    Member of Imperial College London club

    Travelling

    Have been regularly visited countries in Europe and United States, both for leisure and work purposes.



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