Nationality: Italian Aerospace Engineer
Date of birth: November, 10, 1982
● Wind Tunnel Tests
● Set-ups test design for Aerodynamics (flow control)
● Schlieren and Shadowgraphy tests
● Thermal Analysis
● Set-ups for Plasma Assisted Ignition Experiments
● Set-ups for vacuum chamber and thermal chamber tests.
● Technical Documentation making (plan, report, review).
● Technical Drawing 2D and 3D
● CAD Designing
● Calibration and use of probes for aerodynamic measurements.
● Wind tunnels management and construction cryogenic systems.
● PIV experience.
● Repairing mechanical and electronic instrumentations.
● Special Thermal Materials Experience
● Tether Experience
● Management and maintenance of acoustic and lighting systems.
2009 – 2011 Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering (Profile: Aerodynamics)
Graduating on: “Flow Controlled by Nanosecond pulsed-discharge Plasma Actuator ”
Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands.
2001 – 2006 Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering (Profile: Fluid Dynamics and Propulsion )
Graduating internship on: “Conversion of a wind tunnel to circuit an opened ice gallery ”
Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, University Federico II of Naples, Naples, Italy.
2001 Degree of Scientic Liceum
Liceo Scientifico Statale Monsignor Bartolomeo Mancino
EXPERIENCE / TRAINING
Jen ’09 - Today NEQlab BV Research, Den Haag, The Netherlands.
Researcher, Experimentalist on the plasma assisted ignition projects.
· Set-ups for testing on RCM (Rapid Compression Machine) for the plasma assisted ignition project
· Assisted experimentation on the Reformer project.
· Detonation Assisted by Plasma Stream project
Researcher, Experimentalist on the plasma-assisted flow control.
· Set-ups for testing on V-Tunnel, M-Tunnel, W-Tunnel, LowTurbolaceTunnel and OJF(Open Jet Facility) of TUDelft .
Mechanical workshop supervisor.
Jun ’08-Sep ’08 Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands. Short term position within the Formation for Atmospheric Science and Technology demonstration Project (FAST). (In collaboration with the Tsinghua University, China)
· Supporting the lead engineer making documentation (MRD, MDL, QP, etc.)
· Conceptual design description (incl. Cost estimate)
· Thermal specification (result of simulations)
· Simulation model
· First draft layout of the microsatellite
Dic ’08 Delta-Utec SRC, Leiden, The Netherlands. Short term position as Tether Experimentalist.
Sep’07-May ’08 Msc Aerospace Engineering at The First University Naples “Federico Secondo”:
Courses attended and passed exams:
· Mechanics applied to the Machines
· Math Analysis III
· Gas Dynamics II
Aug ’07 Delta-Utec SRC, Leiden, The Netherlands. Short term position as Special Thermal Materials Experimentalist.
Jan '07-Jul '07 Delta-Utec SRC, Leiden, The Netherlands. Short term position within the Young Engineer's Satellite 2 Project (YES2).
· Testing in thermal chamber and vacuum chamber of braking device in ESA-ESTEC Facilities.
· Build up of a Thermal Analysis model for the whole satellite using ThermXL software
· Model Update with vacuum chamber test results.
· Thermal Analysis of the Mission. Transitory and Stationary analysis of the whole mission including eleven no-operative days and six hours of operative time.
Sept '06– Dec '06 Internshipat DISIS (Department of Sciences and Space Engineering) at Naples University:
=> Conversion of a open-jet high velocity wind tunnel in an ice gallery by designing of a pre-cooling system based on a compressed air system, and of liquid nitrogen injection system.
2005-2006 Technician and responsible electrical and mechanics devices LeoLight Service s.r.l., SanGiuseppeVesuviano (NA).
2002-2006 Technician and responsible electrical and mechanics device
A.S.C. Sound&light Service s.r.l.,Castellamare (NA)
July–Sept '00-'01 Chemical laboratory
C.P.C.s.r.l., Castel San Giorgio (SA)
Software skills: Windows 98/2000/XP and pack OFFICE, Linux, Ubuntu, OPEN Office.
Dev C++, MATLAB, Origin, AutoCAD, ThermXL, QCAD, Tech, graphic software.
Basic: Catia, Fluent, Gambit.
Manual skills: Soldering, Build and Calibration of back-current shunts, Design and Building pipes systems, Mechanical skills.
Language skills: English – Fluent (Toefl Test)
Spanish - Spoken
Italian - mother tongue
Conference Papers and Presentations
11ICE– On-Board Plasma Assisted Fuel Reforming – A.Nikipelov, G.Correale, I.Popov, S.Pancheshnyi(NEQLab Research BV), M.Boot(TUEindhoven), A.Starikovskii(Princeton University)
AIAA - Flow Separation Control on Airfoil With Pulsed Nanosecond Discharge Actuator -G.Correale, I.Popov(TUDelft- NEQLab Research BV), A.Rakitin(NEQLab Research BV), A.Starikovskii(Princeton University), S.Hulshoff, L.Veldhuis(TUDelft)
11ICE– Non-Equilibrium Plasma Ignition for Internal Combustion Engines – G.Correale, A.Nikipelov, I.Popov, S.Pancheshnyi(NEQLab Research BV), M.Boot(TUEindhoven), A.Starikovskii(Princeton University)
AIAA - Ultra-lean and Ultra-rich Flames Stabilization by High-Voltage Nanosecond Pulsed Discharge - A.Nikipelov, I.Popov, G.Correale, A.Rakitin(NEQLab Research BV), A.Starikovskii(Princeton University)
AIAA- Compact Catalyst-Free Liquid Fuel to Syngas Reformer with Plasma-Assisted Flame Stabilization. - A.Nikipelov, I.Popov, G.Correale, A.Rakitin(NEQLab Research BV), A.Starikovskii(Princeton University)
GEC- Flow Separation Control on Airfoil With Pulsed Nanosecond Discharge Actuator -G.Correale, I.Popov(TUDelft- NEQLab Research BV), A.Rakitin(NEQLab Research BV), A.Starikovskii(Princeton University), S.Hulshoff, L.Veldhuis(TUDelft)
AIAA- Ultra-lean and Ultra-rich Flames Stabilization by High-Voltage Nanosecond Pulsed Discharge - A.Nikipelov, I.Popov, G.Correale, A.Rakitin(NEQLab Research BV), A.Starikovskii(Princeton University)
AIAA - Compact Catalyst-Free Liquid Fuel to Syngas Reformer with Plasma-Assisted Flame Stabilization. - A.Nikipelov, I.Popov, G.Correale, A.Rakitin(NEQLab Research BV), A.Starikovskii(Princeton University)
EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES & HOBBIES
Enjoy spending time with friends, playing sport and studying foreign languages. Interest for electronics and applications and, more generically, any applied sciences. I’m chess player at competitive level. I like building mock-ups and reading comic strips. I am MENSA member.
NEQlab BVResearch Dhr. Aleksandr Rakitin aleksandr.rakitin(at)gmail.com
Delft University of Technology Dhr. Leo Veldhuis L.L.M.Veldhuis(at)tudelft.nl
ESA Estec Dhr. Ir.Michiel Kruijff michiel.kruijff(at)gmail.com
Delta-Utec S.R.C.Ir. Erik J van der Heide erik(at)delta-utec.com
University of Naples “Federico II”, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering.Prof. Ing. Russo Giuseppe Pompeo gprusso(at)unina.it
ASC service s.r.l.Cesarano Vincenzo asc-enzo(at)hotmail.it
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