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     Date Submitted:10-02-2012
     Last Modified:13-07-2016 (08:49)
    Job information
     Current job:Research fellow/Flight dynamics engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, ,
     KeywordsFlight Dynamics, Mission analyst, researcher, attitude dynamics and control
    CV

    DoB: 22nd December 1986

     

    PROFILE

    I am an early career academic with interest in flight dynamics from both engineering and applied mathematic perspective. 

    I am looking for a challenging engineering role to develop my expertise aligned to the space flight dynamics activities, most likely in the broad discipline of space mission design and space system engineering. My ambition is to work as a flight dynamics engineer, ideally, at a space agency or industry teamwork and innovation oriented. I would be willing to travel and provide on-call support when needed.

     

    KEY SKILLS

    TECHNICAL SKILLS

    - Matlab and Simulink (good knowledge)

    - Latex (good knowledge)

    - Mathematica (good knowledge)

    - AGI (STK Astrogator) (good knowledge)

    - Python (good knowledge)

    - C++ (basic knowledge)

    - ADA (basic knowledge)

     

    LANGUAGES

    - Italian (mother tongue)

    - English: GRE, TOEFL-IBT, PET and IELTS certificates (proficiency)

    - Spanish (good listening, average speaking and poor writing)

     

    EDUCATION

    University of Southampton, UK, September 2012-June 2016  

    Ph.D (to be awarded/defended in June 2016) Aerospace Engineering

    Thesis title: ‘Design and control of solar radiation pressure assisted missions in the Sun-Earth system’.

     

    Achievements

    - Development of new graveyard manoeuvres for the end of life disposal of spacecraft in the    restricted three-body problem. This work was initiated within a European Space Agency’s industrial project (Contract No: ESA/GSP-SOW-12-602);

    - Experience in the design of low-trust control for spacecraft in libration point orbit;

    - Experience with high-fidelity models that make use of ephemeris data;

    - Software development in Matlab language;

    - Autonomy in the work;

    - Analytical and systematic approach to research problems. Look for logical solutions on the basis of past experience or novel ideas in the research literature, as well as seeking advice and opinion from colleagues;

    - Ability to write for a variety of audiences. Produced regular weekly reports for research advisors; published four journal articles for academic audiences.

    - Manage my research and undergraduate student projects supervision workload by setting priorities, planning, and monitoring progress, ensuring I meet deadlines;

    - Developed confidence in public speaking through giving papers and talks at six international conferences and meetings in Astrodynamics.

     

    Politecnico di Milano, IT, March 2009-October 2011

    MEng Space Engineering

     

    Key courses

    - Attitude Orbit Control System (AOCS);

    - Orbital Mechanics;

    - Space Mission Design.

     

    University of Strathclyde, UK, February – September 2011

    Internship, MEng thesis on the European Space Agency’s European Student Moon Orbiter project

     

    Achievements

    - Experience in multi-body dynamics and Attitude Orbit Control System (AOCS);

    - Adaptability in multi-cultural work place;

    - Software development in Matlab language and Simulink.

     

    Politecnico di Milano, IT, September 2005-March 2009

    BEng Aerospace Engineering

     

    Achievements

    - Good attitude toward teamwork and leadership skills favoured by group projects and thesis;

    - Key courses: math, geometry, physics, aerodynamics, structural dynamics, fluid dynamics and flight dynamics;

    - Computing skills: C++, Matlab and Simulink, CAD and Femap.

     

    WORK EXPERIENCE

     

    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Japan, March 2016 – Current

    JSPS Research Fellow / Flight dynamics engineer on Hayabusa 2 mission

     

    Achievements

    - Expertise in dust particle dynamics around small bodies

    - Asteroids vicinity operations in Hayabusa 2 mission

     

    Institut d’Estudis Espacials de Catalunia, ES, August – December 2015

    Early Stage Researcher in Astronet-II research-training network in Astrodynamics

     

    Achievements

    - Applied mathematics;

    - Research collaboration;

    - Advance simulation methods (Basic knowledge of Fortran programming).

     

    TxT e-solution, IT, November 2011 – September 2012

    Test software engineer in the avionics division

     

    Achievements

    - Software development in ADA language;

    - Experience with flight management system and area navigation;

    - Direct contact with customer (Agusta-Westland).

     

    QUALIFICATIONS, AWARDS & CERTIFICATES

    - Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Japan, 2015;

    - Python Programming Primer (35hours), University of Southampton, 2014;

    - Travel Grant, IET, England, 2014;

    - Travel Grant, EECI, France, 2014;

    - European Space Agency Sponsorship, Holland, 2013;

    - Professional Engineering Qualification, Italy, 2012;

    - Pegasus Award for international cooperation, Italy, 2011.

     

    PUBLICATIONS

     

    JOURNAL PUBBLICATIONS

    - S. Soldini, C. Colombo, S. Walker, ‘Solar radiation pressure feedback control strategy for unstable periodic orbits in the restricted three-body problem’, (Future publication).

    - S. Soldini, C. Colombo, S. Walker, ‘Solar radiation pressure end-of-life disposal for Libration-point orbits in the Sun-(Earth+Moon) system: effect of the Earth’s eccentricity’, (Future publication).

    - S. Soldini, C. Colombo, S. Walker, ‘The end-of-life disposal of satellites in Libration-point orbits using solar radiation pressure’, Advances in Space Research Special issue: Asteroids & Space Debris (accepted) June 2015.

    - C. Colombo, E. A. Alessi, W. van der Weg, S. Soldini, F. Letizia, M. Vetrisano, M. Vasile, A. Rossi, M. Landgraf, ‘End-of-life disposal concepts for Libration Point Orbit and Highly Elliptical Orbit Missions‘, Acta Astronautica, In Press, October 2014.

    - S. Soldini, F. Bernelli-Zazzera and M. Vasile, ‘Attitude Dynamics of ESMO Satellite: Mass Expulsion Torques and Propellant Slosh Model’, Aerotecnica Missili e Spazio, (92) 1-2, pp. 17-26, March-June 2013.

     

    INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

    - S. Soldini, C. Colombo, and S. Walker, ‘Solar radiation pressure end-of-life disposal for Libration-point orbits in the elliptic restricted three-body problem’, Proceedings of the AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Williemsburg, VA, 11-15 January, 2015.

    - S. Soldini, C. Colombo and S. Walker, ‘A feasibility study of solar radiation pressure feedback control strategy for unstable periodic orbits in the restricted three-body problem’, Proceedings of the 65th International Astronautical Congress, IAC-14.C1.6.13, Toronto, Canada, 29 September-3 October, 2014.

    - S. Soldini, C. Colombo, and S. Walker, ‘Comparison of Hamiltonian structure-preserving and Floquét mode station-keeping for Libration-point orbits’, Proceedings of the AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, AIAA-2014-4118, San Diego, California, 4-7 August, 2014.

    - S. Soldini, C. Colombo, S. Walker and M. Landgraf, ‘Libration-Point Orbit missions disposal at the end-of-life through solar radiation pressure’, Proceedings of the 2nd International Academy of Astronautics Conference on Dynamics and Control of Space Systems (DYCOSS), IAA-AAS-DyCoSS2, Rome, Italy, 24-26 March, 2014.

    - C. Colombo, F. Letizia, S. Soldini, H. Lewis, E. M. Alessi, A. Rossi, M. Vasile, M. Vetrisano, W. Van der Weg and M. Landgraf, ‘End-of-life disposal concepts for libration point and highly elliptical orbit missions’, Proceedings of the 2nd  International Academy of Astronautics Conference on Dynamics and Control of Space Systems (DYCOSS), IAA-AAS-DyCoSS2, Rome, Italy, 24-26 March, 2014.

    - S. Soldini, C. Colombo and S. Walker, ‘Adaptive Structures for Spacecraft Orbit Control’, Proceedings of the 64th International Astronautical Congress, IAC-13.C1.9.10, Beijing, China, 23-27 September, 2013.

    - C. Colombo, H. Lewis, F. Letizia, S. Soldini, L. Gossnitzer, E. M. Alessi, A. Rossi, L. Dimare, M. Vasile, W. Van der Weg, C. McInnes, M. Macdonalds and M. Landgraf, ‘End-o-f-Life Disposal Trajectories for Libration Point and Highly Elliptical Orbit Missions’, Proceedings of the 64th International Astronautical Congress, IAC-13.A6.P.24, Beijing, China, 23-27 September, 2013.

    - S. Soldini, ‘Attitude Dynamics of ESMO Satellite: Mass Expulsion Torques and Propellant Slosh Model’, Proceedings of the 8th AIAA-Pegasus Student Conference, Poitiers, France, 12 April, 2012.

     

    OTHER SKILLS/ACTIVITES

    - Excellent swimming skills;

    - Dancing salsa, practice yoga and hiking;

    - November 2010 – June 2012. Voluntary service. Italy;

    - November 2009. First Aid Classes.

     

    DRIVING LICENCE

    B European Category

     

    REFERENCES

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