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     Date Submitted:16-06-2011
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    Principal Propulsion Engineer

    Nationality: Italian

    Highlights

    • Expert in technical documentation, design and test reviews (PDR, CDR, TRR)
    • Extensive experience in Propulsion System design, manufacturing and test
    • Excellent in CPS System and Equipment level Requirements creation/flowdown/verification
    • Proficiency in customer facing, procurement and subcontractor management
    • Very good in CATIA V5, drawings, BOMs and good knowledge of FEM/CFD analysis
    • Determined and decisive; uses initiative to develop effective solutions to problems
    • Great team-worker, adaptable and flexible
    • Rapid learning skills, great ability to work independently

    Education

    MEng. First Class Honours in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering

    2/1998 – 12/2002 - Instituto Universitario Aeronáutico - Córdoba, Argentina

    Special Activities:

    • Team member in conceptual design of a 6-pax business aircraft. Concept phase completed and ready for detail design.
    • Participation in "Tronador I" academic project (IUA) as a team member in the design and construction of a sounding rocket to be used as test bed for new 1200 pound of thrust liquid-fuel rocket engine.

    Graduate course of “Numerical Methods for Differential Equations”

    6/2000 – 12/2000 - FAMAF Universidad Nacional de Córdoba - Córdoba, Argentina

    • Research and development of Finite Differences codes for solving physical problems, characteristics includes Implicit and Explicit Euler Method, Euler’s improved Methods, Runge-Kutta Method, Leap Frog Method and The Spectral Method (one or two steps).

    Aeronautic Maintenance Mechanic (First Class Honour)

    2/1992 – 12/1997 - E.N.E.T No. 7 Guarnición Aérea Córdoba - Córdoba, Argentina

    Special Activities: 

    • 6 month working experience in Lockheed Martin as engineering support for military and civil aviation turbo engines maintenance and overhaul (Turbomeca Astazou, Turbomeca Marboré and SNECMA ATAR)stant (Lockheed Martin)
    • Beechcraft Mentor B-45 maintenance and engine upgrade (Continental piston engine)Turbo engines workshop coordinator (Lockheed Martin)
    • EMB-312 Tucano maintenance, including turboprop engine Pratt-Withney PT6A

    Working Experience

    Principal Propulsion Engineer

    3/2007 to present - EADS Astrium Ltd. - Stevenage, UK

    • BepiColombo MPO & MTM CPS Architect and Work Area Manager:

    In charge of the Chemical Propulsion System design, CDR and AIT support. Production and delivery of CPS subsystem CDR and Test plan/requirement/result analysis

    Responsible of the detailed CPS 3D model, manufacturing drawings, BOMs and engineering support during CPS core integration and tes

    Coordinator of the Bipropellant Thruster and Propellant Tank qualification/delta qualification tests and procurement

    • Euclid Prime CPS Architect:

      Responsible for the Propulsion System proposal for ESA

      Study of solutions and production of the CPS Specification Requirements for subcontractor/supplier.
    • Engineering support for EarthCare CPS Specification Requirements (supplier level):

      Requirements verification and control of flow-down requirements from Prime level to subsystem and components specs

      Assessment of off-the-shelf components against EarthCare requirements
    • LISA Pathfinder Propulsion Module CPS Architect:

    Responsible for the PRM CPS from CDR to AIT, production of CPS CDR documentation, specifications requirements and technical support for components procurement

    In charge of detailed CPS 3D model, manufacturing drawings and engineering support during CPS core integration and test

    Production of Test Plan and Test Result Analysis for Acceptance and Post-Delivery tests at both system and subsystem levels

    • Solar Orbiter Prime CPS Architect:

    In charge of the Chemical Propulsion System design from the study phase A to B1x. Trade-off of different CPS options, detailed analysis/develeop and components selection

    Responsible for CPS Prime level CPS design proposal to ESA

    Production of the Prime level Propulsion Subsystem Specification Requirements for the ITT process

    • Biomass CPS Architect:

    Responsible for the CPS proposal and pre-study phase A for the Biomass mission

    • Engineering support on thruster contaminations analysis for Marco Polo
    • Fail analysis and repressurization strategy study/proposal for the Rosetta mission
    • Eurostar E3000 CPS analysis support for CDRs
    • JGO Penetrator CPS

    Responsible for the proposal and pre-study phase A for the CPS option of JGO mission

    CFD Research Assistant

    9/2005 to 2/2007 - Imperial College London - London, UK

    • Research, development, and optimization of the AMCG CFD software for shock waves capture and multi face flow in the Applied Modelling and Computation Group at Earth Science and Engineering Department
    • Study/modelling (FETCH/FLUIDITY) of Oklo natural nuclear fission reactor for nuclear safety waste disposal (geological repositories design)

     

    Mechanical Aeronautic Engineer

    6/2004 to 8/2005 - Lockheed Martin Aircraft - Córdoba, Argentina

    • Mechanical and aeronautical parts design in CATIA V5

    Sheet metal tooling and mould design for the Lockheed CP-140 (LM Greenville)

    • CNC programmer and machining simulation in CATIA V5

      AT-63 Pampa structure machining parts

      Sheet metal parts design and waterjet cuttingAircraft repairs and modifications design
    • Aircraft FEM structural modifications design

      Structural support design for Boeing B707, Fokker F-27 & F-28, C-130 and Lear Jet avionics update (TCAS II, EGPWS, DFDR, DCVR and ELT)
    • Rudder tooling/scaffolding design for C-130 for major maintenance
    • Engineering support for military aircraft repairs and modifications (EMB-312 Tucano, B-45 Mentor, IA-58 Pucara)

    CATIA V5 Designer

    2/2003 to 5/2004 - PLM CATIA Laboratory (IAU), Córdoba, Argentina

    • Tooling design, generative and interactive drafting of aerospace parts for AIRBUS/GETAFE
    • Design, calculus (ABAQUS - fatigue life), test and certification of high pressure vessels (CNG-2) for INFLEX Argentoil S.A.

    Course and Training

     

    Product Data Management (SIEMENS TeamCenter) - Nov 2012 - Astrium Stevenge, UK

    System Engineering (UniversityCollege London) - Feb 2011 - Astrium Stevenage, UK

    Work Area Management -Mar 2010 - Astrium Stevenage, UK

    Customer Facing and Management - Mar 2009 - Astrium Stevenage, UK

    Professional Writing (Technical Documentation and Reports) - Jun 2008 - Astrium Stevenage, UK

    System Requirements (IBM Rational DOORS) - Apr 2007 - Astrium Portmouth, UK

    Documents Configuration (SIEMENS TeamCenter) - Jun 2007 - Astrium Stevenage, UK

    Computer Skills

    • MS Office advance operator (Word, Excel, Power Point and Project)
    • Advance designer in CATIA V5
    • IBM Rational DOORS operator
    • Oracle PRIMAVERA P6 operator
    • Matlab and Fortran programmer
    • Sprint PMC/PMCT operator (Siemens TeamCenter PMD)
    • ESA PRISMA operator
    • Knowledge of ABAQUS and Nastran

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