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     Date Submitted:17-08-2012
     Last Modified:17-08-2012 (08:05)
    Job information
     Current job:Vega AIV Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Launch Systems, Space Tourism
     KeywordsVEGA stage responsible AIV AIT assembly integration testing verification production operations configuration design authority mechanical aerospace engineering


    Certification to the professional practice of engineering, Rome, Italy, september 2003

    Aerospace engineering degree,University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy, Academic year 2001-2002.

    Thesis in Aeroelasticity and Structural Dynamics: “Static and Dynamic Aeroelastic Analysis for a small satellites launcher by reduction technique in the space-state”

    Concentrations: space, static and dynamic of structures, aeroelasticity.

    General Certificate of Education, scientific. High School “G. Marconi”, Colleferro (RM), Italy. Academic Year 1991-1992


     “CATIA V5 Mechanical Design Fundamentals” (42 hours), “IPERELLE srl”, 1° sem. 2008.

    English (50 hours), “Anglo-American School” di Roma, 1° sem. 2004, pre-intermediate.

    English (50 hours), “Anglo-American School” di Roma, 2° sem. 2004, intermediate.

    English (42 hours), “Training Club”, 2° sem. 2007, intermediate.

    English (42 hours), “Training Club”, 1° - 2° sem. 2008 upper-intermediate.

    “Fire prevention and Emergency Management”, Medium Risk, “Labor Security srl”, Rome.

    “Effective Communication”, ELV S.p.A.

    “Training for Pyrotecnical Operators (PYRO2)”, AVIO S.p.A.

    “Basic Medical Aid training”, ELV S.p.A.


    English: Excellent. Trinity College Certification. Grade 5, B1 of the Common European Framework.

    French: Excellent.


    March 2009 – curr.

    ELV S.p.A. – via Barberini, 86 – 00187 ROMA

    CCNL Chemical grade B1, AIV Engineer


    September 2007 – February 2009

    Space Engineering S.p.A. – via dei Berio, 91 – 00155 ROMA

    CCNL 6° grade MM, Senior Mechanical/Structural Engineer

    April 2005 – August 2007

    Unmanned Technology Research Institute (UTRI) S.r.l. – Via del Follatoio, 12 – 34148 TRIESTE CCNL 6° grade MM, Mechanical/Structural Engineer, Project Leader.

    March 2004 – March 2005

    S.R.S. Engineering Design – V.lo delle Palle, 25-25/b – 00186 (RM) ITALY

    Consultant, Structural Engineer (Structures and Fluid-Structure Interactions)


    July 2003 – February 2004

    Avio S.p.A. – Colleferro (RM) and University of Rome “La Sapienza”

    Consultant, Structural Engineer (Aeroelastic analysis for satellites launchers)



    “VEGA” European Launch Vehicle program:

    Technical Responsible of the Vega LV 1st Assembly (ground configuration)

    Vega LV 1st Stage definition and layout Responsible

    Vega LV 1st Stage verification and integration engineer Responsible

    Mechanical Integration Design Authority for the Vega ISV1 combined test campaign at the CSG, Kourou, French Guyane.

    Mechanical Integration Design Authority (ACIM) for the Vega FM01 Launch Campaign, Maiden Flight, CSG, Kourou, French Guyane.


    Mechanical and Structural design Responsible of Horn Antennas and RF Passive Units phase B1/C for ESA ALPHASAT TDP#5 program, January 2008 – February 2009.

    Mechanical design responsible and structural designer of the positioner “Low-Profile High-Speed Train Antenna” for SNCF/Eutelsat program, September 2007 – February 2009.

    ICD Responsible Phase B1/C/D for ESA ALPHASAT TDP5 program: “Interface Requirements Consolidation Support” – Space Engineering S.p.A., January 2008 – February 2009.

    ICD Responsible Phase B0 for ESA ALPHASAT TDP5 program: “Interface Requirements Consolidation Support” – Space Engineering S.p.A., September 2007 – Gennaio 2008.

    Project Leader for ASSAD program (hoisting systems in Nuclear Storage Site), T.S.D.N. Consortium – Roburtech S.r.l., April 2005 – August 2007.

    Structural Designer of M.A.R.S. Nuclear Power Plant constraints, S.R.S. Engineering Design, August 2004 – March 2005.

    Fluid-Structural analyst for ADS Nuclear Reactor (Ansaldo-E.N.E.A.), S.R.S. Engineering Design, March 2004 – July 2004.

    Aeroelastic and structural dynamic analyst of Vega launcher (for Avio S.p.A), Dpt. of Aerospace and Astronautic Engineering – University of Rome “La Sapienza”, July 2003 – February 2004.


    2007 – curr.: member of Aeronautic and Aerospace Committee of the National Board for Professional Engineers of Rome from 2007.

    2004 – curr.: structural/aeroelastic consultant in aeronautic/aerospace field of studies for Aerospace and Astronautics Department of the University of Rome “La Sapienza” from 2004.


    v  Test and Integration design of medium-large assemblies with production of relevant high-level technical specification

    v  Product Engineering: assembly configuration control and evolution management, production and definition IRR, S/S acceptance and integration, product management and delivery to customer.

    v  AIT engineer on field for Vega LV medium-large integration and test campaigns.

    v  Parametric CAD design (CATIA, SOLIDWORKS)

    v  FEM modeling 1D/2D/3D element (MSC PATRAN, ALTAIR HYPERMESH)

    v  Static and dynamic structural analysis, modal, buckling, random, SRS/FRS (MSC Nastran)

    v  Finites volumes modeling (Gambit) for CFD analysis (Fluent)

    v  Software developing: interface FEM-Finites Volumes solver (MSC Nastran-Fluent)


    ECSS, UNI, EN, ISO, NASA, MIL, ASME (sect. III), NUREG, EUROCODICE, BS, Direttiva Macchine 06-42-CE, DPR 547/55, L. 626/94, OPCM 3274-03, Unified Regulations for Buildings.



    CapriF., Mastroddi F., Pizzicaroli A., “Linearized Aeroelastic Analysis for a Launch Vehicle in Transonic Flight Conditions”, AIAA Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 2006, vol. 43 no. 1, pp. 92-104.

    Contribution for:

    Mastroddi F., Stella F., Paglia F., Polli G.M., “Sensitivity Analysis for the Aeroelastic Stability of a Launch Vehicle," proceedings of International Astronautical Congress, paper n. C2.7.1.1, Valencia, Spain, 2-6 October 2006.


    Operating System: Win 9x/NT/2000/XP, MS-DOS, UNIX, Linux.

    Languages: Fortran, Pascal, Visual Basic, Visual C/C++.

    CAE/CAD/IDE: MSC Nastran, MSC Patran, Altair HyperMesh, Ideas 9, Fluent, Gambit, Autocad 14/2000/2002, Pro-Engineer, CATIA V5, SolidWorks, CosmosWorks, Matlab, Tecplot Gnuplot.

    Office automation,Various: MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint, MS Project, OpenOffice, Latex, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Pagemaker, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Pinnacle Studio.


    Sport: Shooting (Olimpic Trap, cat. 3° FITAV), swimming, Football, Trekking, Mountain Bike, Fishing.

    Others: Computer programming, Airplanes and Rockets Modelling, Music, Reading, Chess.

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