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     Date Submitted:28-03-2012
     Last Modified:29-03-2012 (08:45)
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     Current job:PhD candidate
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsRF microwave antenna photonics optics PhD MSc Electronic Engineering
    CV

    Date of birth

     

    13 August 1982

    Nationality

     

    Italian

         

     



    Work experience

     

     

     

    2008 – present

     

    PhD candidate

     

     

    University of Twente (The Netherlands) – Electronic Engineering Faculty – ending in June 2012

     

     

    Topic: Advanced wideband optical beamformers for phased-array antennas

    True-time-delays based on integrated microwave photonic devices. Design and testing of integrated RF-photonic signal processors for optical beamforming, high-dinamic range microwave photonic links, arbitrary waveform generation, optical local oscillator generation applications. System integration and testing, antenna measurement in collaboration with TNO (Dutch Organization for Applied Scientific Research), NLR (Dutch Aerospace Laboratory) and ASTRON (Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy).

    Teaching assistant for the Communication Systems course.

     

    2007 – 2008

     

    Avionics System Engineer at AleniaSIA S.p.A. - Società Italiana Avionica

     

     

    Strada Antica di Collegno, 253 - C.P. 3176 - 10146 Torino (Italy)

    Phone +39 011 7720111; Fax +39 011 725679; E-Mail: info@sia-av.it

     

     

    Software requirements definition for the Mission Computer of Alenia C-27J Spartan aircraftavionic system; integration of Selective Calling and Automatic Link Establishment functions of HF radio; ICD (Interface Control Document) management; rig integration and testing.

     

    2006 – 2007

     

    YES2 satellite project RF intern in ESA-ESTEC for Delta-Utec SRC

     

     

    Company: Delta-Utec SRC, work based in ESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands

     

     

    Worked in the YES2 team (Young Engineer’s Satellite 2)

    -        Flight antennas (GPS, UHF) and RF PCBs integration and testing (use of VNA, antenna test range) in the complex satellite EM environment. Worked with experienced space professionals from the RF Payload Engineering Section of ESA-ESTEC

    -        EMI problems solving. PCB realization. Preparation of space-qualified flight harness and soldering. Integration of YES2 satellite RF section, electrical testing after shaker test, thermo-vacuum test. EMI and functionality tests

     

    Oct. – Nov. 2006

     

    Demonstrator for Electronics Laboratory exercises, University of Bristol

     

     

    The main challenge was to explain to people with different skills and background some basic electronics concepts (filtering, modulation, triggering) contained in the exercises, making them interesting and so easier to understand. This required good oral and written communication skills, imagination and passion for the subject.

     

         

     



    Awards

     

     

     

     

    20 Oct. 2011

     

    Runner-up Student Award in Devices

    2011 IEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics, 18-21 October 2011, Singapore

     

    26 Sept. 2008

     

    Best Poster Award

    Memphis-Smartmix General Assembly 2008, Amersfoort, The Netherlands (2000 euro prize)

     

    26 Sept. 2008

     

    Runner-up Best Student Team Award(co-recipient within YES2 team)

    59th International Astronautical Congress 2008 (IAC 2008), Glasgow, Scotland

     



    Education and training

     

     

     

    2005 – 2007

     

    MSc in Electronic Engineering (110/110 with honors)

     

     

    Universityof Perugia (Italy) – Engineering Faculty

     

     

    Specialized in Microwave and Antenna Engineering. MSc thesis project at University of Bristol, UK, June – Dec. 2006 (Erasmus exchange student): “Design and realization of multiband microstrip monopole antennas for Wireless-over-Fiber transceiver applications”.

     

     

     

    2001 – 2005

     

    BSc in Electronic Engineering (110/110 with honors)

     

     

    University of Perugia (Italy) – Engineering Faculty

    Specialized in Microwave/RF Engineering. BSc thesis: “Microwave radiometer for forest fires detection: IF amplifier development”

     

     

    The aim was the development of a low-cost X-Ku band microwave radiometer for forest fire detection, using a TV-SAT front-end.

     

     

    1996– 2001

     

    Secondary-school diploma, with full marks (100/100)

     



     

    Personal skills

     

     

     

    Languages

     

    Italian (mother tongue), English (fluent), Spanish (intermediate), Dutch (basic), French (basic).

     

     

    Technical skills

     

    -        Antenna design, realization and testing, for space applications. Antenna array beam formers design, integration and testing. Integrated photonic circuits design, characterization, integration and testing.

    -        Daily use of RF instrumentation: vector network analyzers, vector signal generators, BER testers, EMI analyzers, spectrum analyzers, (sampling) oscilloscopes. EMI probes, power meters, power amplifiers, calibrated (horn, log-periodic) antennas.

    -        Daily use of photonic instrumentation:optical workbench, optical spectrum analyzer, lightwave multimeter. Mach-Zehnder modulators, high-frequency photodetectors, optical fibers.

    -        Near-field and far-field antenna measurements in anechoic chamber: University of Bristol, ESA (CATR, CPTR) NLR, Astron (Near-Field Antenna Test Range)

    -        RF circuit boards design and realization with etching and drilling techniques. Space-qualified soldering andEMI-shielded harness production. Texas Instruments MSP430Fx2xx microcontrollers programming for embedded systems in smart antenna applications.

    -        System Engineering skills: system requirements, ICD (Interface Control Document) management.

    -        Responsible for writing proposal for ESA ITT (Invitation to Tender)

     

     

     

     

    Computer skills

     

    -        RF / Microwave design:ADS, Momentum; CST; FDTD software; Microwave Office (AWR); HFSS.

    -        Photonic circuit mask design:PhoeniX photonic circuit design tool (MaskEngineer).

    -        Programming languages:Matlab. LabView. C++, C#, Java. VHDL.

    -        Circuit design:Electric. Spice. Proteus 6 Professional (ARES). EAGLE.

    -        System requirement management tools:Telelogic DOORS; Albatros.

    -        Graphics: Corel Draw. Adobe Suite (Illustrator, Bridge, Photoshop, Lightroom).

    -        Others:MS Office, Open Office, LaTeX.

     

     

     

    Communication skills

     

    -        Verbal: excellent presentation skills, acknowledged in international conferences (see “Awards”)

     

     

    -        Written: writing publications, scientific and technical reports, technical proposals on antenna payloads, reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques

     

     

     

     

    Teamwork & social skills

     

    -        Teamwork experiencein ESA YES2 team (runner-up Best Student Team award), PhD research, aerospace/research companies (AleniaSIA, Astron). Worked with experienced space professionals in ESA-ESTEC, AleniaSIA, NLR, TNO.

    -        Interest in intercultural relations and international experiences. I took part in several voluntary workcamps in Italy and all over Europe.

     

     

    Artistic skills and hobbies

     

    -        Photography: member of the University of Twente association FOTON

    -        Music: playing guitar in a band composed by international musicians, several live shows

    -        Voluntary work camps in Europe (Romania, Bosnia, Spain)

    -        Cycling

    -        Amateur optical and radio astronomy.



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