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    Personal information
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     Date Submitted:30-08-2012
     Last Modified:02-09-2012 (08:43)
    Job information
     Current job:Space propulsion intern
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Launch Systems
     KeywordsFortran Programming, Rocket propulsion, Optimization, Interpersonal skills
    CV

    Personal information

     

    Nationality

     

    Italian

     

    Date of birth

     

    01/07/1985

     

     

    Work Experience

     

     

     

     

     

    Dates

    07/2012  - 12/2012

     

    • Occupation or position held

    Intern

     

      • Main activities and responsibilities

    Development of an optimization tool for the analysis of the solid rocket motor performances. Implementation of a non-linear, multi-objective optimization algorithm capable of solving multi-constraints  problems and of using penalty functions in a Fortran 77/90 environment. Extension of the software possibilities to different kind of problems.

     

    • Name and address of employer

    AVIO S.p.A. – Via Artigianato 9, 00034 - COLLEFERRO (RM)

     

    • Type of business or sector

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    Space Propulsion

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    Dates

    05/2011 – 07/2012

     

    • Occupation or position held

    External collaborator

     

      • Main activities and responsibilities

    Collaboration in the development of a fortran 90 code leading to the representation of the ignition transient in solid rocket motors. Analysis of data and description of phenomena involved during functioning of solid motors. Improvement of prediciton capabilities of the code on the basis of comparison between experimental and numerical data.

     

    • Name and address of employer

    Prof. Maurizio Di Giacinto – Via Eudossiana, 18 - 00184 Rome, Italy – Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering – Sapienza University of Rome

     

    • Type of business or sector

     

     

    Space Research – Solid Rocket Motors Propulsion

     

    Education and training

     

    • Dates (from – to)

     

    02/2012 – 12/2012

    • Name and type of organisation providing education and training

     

    University of Rome La Sapienza

    • Principal subjects/occupational

    skills covered

     

    -          Mission analysis

    -          Ground segment

    -          Solid rocket motors

    -          Liquid rocket engines

    -          Aerothermodynamics

    -          Structures

    -          Rocket nozzles

    -          Space program management

     

    • Title of qualification awarded

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    Second level university master degree in Space Transportation Systems

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    • Dates (from – to)

     

    03/2008 – 05/2011

    • Name and type of organisation providing education and training

     

    University of Rome La Sapienza

    • Principal subjects/occupational

    skills covered

     

    Gas dynamics:                                       28/30

    Hypersonic:                                            28/30

    Aerothermochemistry:                            28/30

    Liquid propellant rockets:                       30/30

    Solid propellant rockets:                         28/30

    Orbital Mechanics:                                 27/30

    Dynamics of aerospace structures:        29/30

    Electronics:                                             30/30

    Satellite communication systems:          30/30

    • Title of qualification awarded

     

     

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    Two-years Second Level Degree in Space Engineering with theoretical/numerical thesis on modeling and simulation of igniters of solid rocket motors. Mark: 110/110. I received the PEGASUS certificate (Partnership of a European Group of Aeronautics and Space UniversitieS).

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    • Dates (from – to)

     

    09/2004 – 11/02/2008

    • Name and type of organisation providing education and training

     

    University of Rome La Sapienza

    • Principal subjects/occupational

    skills covered

     

    Aerodynamics:                                       27/30

    Mechanical physics:                               25/30

    Applied mechanics:                                27/30

    Pure mechanics:                                    26/30

    Thermodynamics:                                   28/30     

     Fortran 90 programming:                       29/30

    Flight mechanics:                                    28/30

     

    • Title of qualification awarded

     

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    Three-year Honour Bachelor in Aerospace Engineering with thesis on reduction of noise of aeronautical turbofan motor. Mark: 96/110

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    • Dates (from – to)

     

    09/1999 – 06/2004)

    • Name and type of organisation providing education and training

     

    L.G.S. ‘Torquato Tasso’ – Rome – Italy

    Humanistic High School

    • Title of qualification awarded

     

    Diploma di Maturità Classico (High School Diploma). Mark: 94/100

     

     

     

     

    Mother tongue

     

    Italian

    Other languages

     

    English

     

    IELTS Academic Exam taken on 5th of November 2011

     

     

     

    Reading skills

     

    IELTS Overall Band Score: 7.5 out of  9

     

    8.5 / 9

    Writing skills

     

    6.5 / 9

    Verbal skills

    Listening skills

     

    Social skills

    and competences

    Living and working with other people, in multicultural environments, in positions where communication is important and situations where teamwork is essential (for example culture and sports),etc.

     

    7.0 / 9

    7.5 / 9

     

     

    Private lessons in mathematics, physics and chemistry to middle and high school students, and university students. Currently playing volleyball in a team where I was captain for four years. This year the team has reached the regional championship.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Organisational skills

    and competences

    Coordination and administration of people, projects and budgets; at work, in voluntary work (for example culture and sports) and at home, etc.

     

     

    Good organizational skills and tendency to play the role of organizer wherever it is possible: study groups, sport teams and with friends. I feel at ease both working alone and in a team.

     

     

     

    Technical skills

    and competences

    With computers, specific kinds of equipment, machinery, etc.

     

    Ability to work using Microsoft (Windows XP, Vista, 7), and Unix operating systems (Linux Ubuntu).
    Very good knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).
    Programming skills in Fortran 90.
    Good knowledge of various software including CATIA, Matlab, Tecplot, Paraview.

     

     

     

     

    Artistic skills

    and competences

    Music, writing, design, etc.

     

    Piano and classical guitar. Lover of music, from classical to electronic. Annual subscription to the classical concert season.

     

     

     

     

     

    Driving licence(s)

     

    Italian B driving license.

     

     

     

    Additional information

     

    Certificate of participation to Campus Mentis. The campus is designed to provide guidance and training to eminent Italian graduates.

     


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