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     Date Submitted:06-12-2011
     Last Modified:09-05-2012 (08:26)
    Job information
     Current job:Aerospace Propulsion Engineer - Igniters Engineer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsSpace chemical propulsion systems, Hybrid rocket engines, Ballistic characterization, Heat transmission, Gas dynamics, Energetic materials, Engines experimentations, tests and measurements, Energy conversion

    Work Experience

    Current Employment

    Igniters Engineer

    Dates: May 2012 →
    Main Activities or Responsibilities: Currently working on the catalytic igniter design for the future european launcher (FLPP, SCORE-D projects)
    Employer: Aerospace Propulsion Products bv
    Type of business or sector: Space propulsion systems - Main european launchers


    Past Employment:

    Post-Graduate Temporary Research Assistant

    Dates: October 2011 → April 2012
    Main Activities or Responsibilities: Research on innovative hybrid rocket fuels, ballistic characterization and evaluation of radiative heat effects.
    Employer: SPLab (Space Propulsion Laboratory) - Politecnico di Milano
    Type of business or sector: Space propulsion and energetic materials


    Quality Control

    Dates: 2006 → 2011 (During University Years)
    Main Activities or Responsibilities: Collaboration contract on quality control of digital media devices
    Employer: Mondadori S.p.a.
    Type of business or sector: Publishing house


    Education and Training


    - Title of qualification awarded: M.Sc. in Aeronautical Engineering - Aerospace Propulsion Systems

    Principal subjects covered:

    Aeronautical Propulsion
    Space Chemical Propulsion
    Engines Experimentation
    Heat Transmission

    Master Thesis (with external reviewer): Effetti dello Scambio Termico Radiativo in un Micro-Combustore Ibrido [Mark: 102/110] - Supervisor: Prof Luigi T. De Luca
    Partially supported by:
    ORPHEE (Operational Research Project on Hybrid Engine in Europe) project, financed by FP7 programme (European Commission)
    CNES (Centre National d'Études Spatiales)

    keywords: hybrid fuels, nano-aluminum, ballistics, ignition transient, radiative heat
    Name and type of organisation providing education and training: Politecnico di Milano - Milan (Italy)


    - Title of qualification awarded: B.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training: Politecnico di Milano - Milan (Italy)

    Principal Subjects Covered:

    Aerospace Structures
    Aerospace Systems
    Analytic Mechanics
    Automatic Controls


    • L. Fanton, C. Paravan and L.T. DeLuca - Testing and Modeling Fuel Regression Rate in a Miniature Hybrid Burner - Accepted for publication on the International Journal of Aerospace Engineering (special issue on Chemical Rocket Propulsion).
    • Luigi T. DeLuca (et al.) - An Optical Time-Resolved Technique of Solid Fuels Burning for Hybrid Rocket Propulsion - AIAA 2011-5753: acknowledged cooperation on data gathering and analysis.



    Licensed industrial Engineer (professional practice examination)

    Milan register of professional engineers (April 2012)

    Honors and Awards:

    2nd Prize Winner at the 8th PEGASUS-AIAA Conference (Poitiers, April 11-13 2012)

    Prize awarded for the work:
    "Radiation Effects on Solid Fuel Regression in a Hybrid Micro-Burner"

    Language Skills:

    Italian: Mother Tongue

    English: Full Professional Proficiency

    French: Limited Working Proficiency

    Language Certifications: Computer Based Toefl - Mark: 260/300 [2003]


    Technical skills and competences:

    Good knowledge of the challenges relative to research and experimental laboratories activities (SPLab).
    Preliminary scaling and analysis of chemical propulsion systems.
    Fluidodynamic quantities measurement techniques and methods.
    Manufacturing and ballistic analysis of innovative hybrid fuels.
    Energetic materials and energy conversion.


    Computer skills and competences:

    Operative Systems: Windows, Mac, Linux (Ubuntu).
    Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.
    Professional text processing: LaTeX.
    Engineering software: Matlab, Octave, CEA (Chemical Equilibrium with Applications), Redlake Camera.
    CAD Suites: good knowledge of AutoCAD, Catia (Part Design, Assembly).
    Structural analysis and processing: Femap-Nastran.


    Social skills and competences:

    Team spirit (assistant captain for a competitive ice hockey team).

    Good teamworking skills (experience at SPLab, Politecnico di Milano).
    Rigorous and analytical approach to problem-solving (acquired during research activity on thesis project).

    Strong desire to make new working experience in new, challenging environments.


    Other competences and interests:

    Competitive sport: ice hockey.
    Personal Interests: photography, reading, cinema, music, art, travels, winter sports, rock climbing.

    Artistic skills and competences: Guitar (three years of lessons at Istituto Musicale di Schio).

    Driving licence(s): A (motorbike), B (car)

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