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     Date Submitted:05-06-2012
     Last Modified:05-06-2012 (06:31)
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     Current job:Senior technology consultant
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 2 months
     KeywordsOptical systems

    Professional experience

    From 06/2012  Altran GmbH, Floha at Jena Optronik, Jena- Germany

    Senior Technology Consultant: I am involved in the Sentinel 4 project for MTG as optical system engineer

     From 12/2011   Lewry Technical Services Europe AG at RUAG Space AG, Zurich - Switzerland

    Senior Technology Consultant: I am involved in a performance verification programme on optical communication transreceiver for atmospheric links. The activity includes:

    - System test on Optical Core Unit (OCU) test setup

    - Sensor characterization and fast tracking test on dedicated functional tracking breadboard

    - Verification of the physical concept on functional tracking breadboard

    - OCU simulation on a test setup without the use of a telescope

    - Contemporaneous tracking and data transmission on breadboard

    From 01/2007     Optop S.r.l., Milano - Italy: I am the founder and presently I am the Managing Director of a start-up company with the following activities:


    • Technology consulting in fiber optics transmission and sensing systems
    • R&D and industrial development of fiber optics sensors for airborne, naval and terrestrial navigation, power generation and transmission, environmental sensors and fiber lasers


    2008-2009          Tesat-Spacecom & Co. GmbH, Backnang – Germany


    Senior Technology Consultant: I have been involved in the analysis and characterization of the fiber-end termination of a high power laser transmission system for aerospace and satellite applications

    BeOne AG, former Berata Ag, at RUAG Space AG, former Oerlikon Space AG,Zurich - Switzerland


    Senior Technology Consultant: I have been involved in various projects:


    • The development of a laser transmission system for deep space missions and satellite communications. I was in charge of :
      • The evaluation of the existing technologies for laser transmission in space
      • Technology trade-off in the choice of transmission components
      • Design, build up and evaluation of the transmission systems at bread-board level


    • The development of a Laser Communication Terminal (LCT) for laser transmission in space. I was in charge of :
      • Telescope specifications
      • Mirror coating test and evaluation  in terms of Laser Induced Damage Threshold (LIDT)
      • Radiation effects from the space environment on the LCT system


    2005-2009          Optolink, Zelenograd/Moscow – Russia, a Russian company, leader in the field of optical fiber components for satellite navigation systems, sensors and telecommunication.

     European Region Business Development Manager: I was in charge of sales and business development of Optolink products on the EU market. The main clients were sea, land and airborne navigation companies, as well as big power generation and distribution companies.


    2002-2005          Saes Getters S.p.A., Lainate/Milano - Italy,a worldwide Italian company, leader in the field of getters and new materials for various technological applications.

    Head of Photonic Materials Division: technical manager to start-up R&D and pilot-line activity for a new business in the field of materials for optoelectronics and photonics, such as electro-optical and laser crystals

    I was in charge of:

    • Technical management of the crystal growth pilot line and process development with a dedicated team of 10 people
    • Support to Patent Office and IP for scientific papers, presentations to technical conferences and attending exhibition boots


    2000-2001Corning-O.T.I. S.p.A., now Oclaro Inc., S. Donato Milanese/Milano – Italy, a multinational US company specialized in developing and manufacturing of components for fiber optics transmission systems.

    Head of design and fabrication of electro-optic modulators: I was in charge of a 15 people group dedicated to the development of high speed electro-optic modulators in terms of design, clean room fabrication process and testing.


    1999-2000          Associate Professor at the Department of Materials Science of the University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy) performing mainly teaching activity.

    1991-1999          Assistant Professor at the Department of Physics of the University of Padova (Italy), in the field of the synthesis, surface modification and characterization of optical materials. I’m author of more than 80 papers on scientific journals and presentations at international technical conferences.

    I also had an intense teaching and tutorial activity at undergraduate, graduate and PhD student’s level.





    • PhD in Materials Science at the University of Padova (Italy)


    • Master in Solid State Physics at the Moscow State University (Russia)


    1980-1986       Bachelor in Solid State Physics at the Moscow State University (Russia)



    • Language skills: Italian mother tongue, fluent English, Russian and Spanish, basic French


    • Informatics skills: Windows and Macintosh OS, Office, graphic programs, MS Project, Access, Doors and other database programs management



    Personal data


    • Born in Milano (Italy), on 30.12.1961
    • Married, with 1 child

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