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     Date Submitted:04-10-2012
     Last Modified:11-10-2012 (04:38)
    Job information
     Current job:Space Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsSpace Engineer, Space Propulsion, Rocket Propulsion (liquid, solid, hybrid and electric), Space Mission Design, Thermal Control and Protection system for Spacecraft, Orbital Mechanics, FEM software, Requirement Management, Team Leader, Matlab, Interperson




    February 2010 – December 2012

    Graduation in the Master of Science in Space Engineering at Politecnico di Milano on December 2012.

    Relevant exams: Space Propulsion and Power Systems, Space Mission Design, Gasdynamics and Thermal Analysis.

    Thesis in “Superhydrophobic Coatings for Icing Mitigation on Rotor Blades

    Professor: A. Coghe, M. Marengo, Advisors: C. Antonini, J. L. Palacios

    Five months stay in the Penn State Vertical Lift Research Center of Excellence, The Pennsylvania State University, USA


    February 2010

    Bachelor degree in Aerospace Engineering at Politecnico di Milano.

    Space propulsion thesis: “Agglomeration Phenomena in Propellants for Space Exploration

    Professor: L. T. De Luca.

    Marks: 95/110


    July 2006

    Secondary school-leaving certificate at  “Liceo scientifico Albert Einstein”, Teramo.

    Marks: 97/100.





    September 2010  so far

    Propulsion Team Leader and Team Coordinator for the ESMO project

    Activities: propulsion sub-system design, trade-offs, technical documentation responsibilities, management, scheduling, team organization and contact keeping between Politecnico di Milano, European universities, SSTL and ESA.

    Publication: S. Tarquini, L. Ferrario, A. Devereaux, L. L. Rossettini “Design and Development of a Dual Mode Bipropellant Propulsion System for the European Student Moon Orbiter”, Proceeding of 3AF-ESA-CNES Space Propulsion 2012, Bordeaux, 7-10 May 2012


    August 2010

    Internship in Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL), Guildford (UK)

    Within ESMO project, the objectives were management of mass, pressurant and propellant budgets, tanks sizing and components choice for the spacecraft propulsion sub-system.





    March –

    July 2011

    Thermal Control and Protection Analystin the Space Mission Design course at Politecnico di Milano

    Project to realize a Phase A space mission, aiming to acquire the system engineer skills.

    Activities: spacecraft thermal control and design, thermal shields design for re-entry vehicles and spacecrafts performing aerocapture and aero-gravity assist manoeuvres.


    February – August 2009

    Research project: Agglomeration Phenomena in Propellants for Space Exploration.

    Experimental data collection about agglomeration in hybrid propellants produced in laboratory and comparison with predictions of a developed numerical code, with the aim to optimize its effects on the heat exchange and combustion processes.






    Mother tongue


    Excellent writing and speaking skills

    2012 – TOEFL test, marks 106/120

    2010 – TOEIC certification, marks 785

    2005 – First Certificate (FCE), level B2

    English courses in London (July 2004) and Portsmouth (July 2001).



    School-level writing and speaking skills





    Operating systems, management tools and web:

    Window XP, Vista and Seven (Excellent)

    Internet browser, e-mail, search engines (Excellent)

    iCDF (Excellent), Telelogic DOORS (Excellent)


    Programming languages:

    Matlab & Simulink (Excellent)

    C++ (Good), HTML (Good)



    Office Package, including Word, Excel, Power Point and Project (Excellent)

    Spenvis (Excellent), CEA (Good)

    Sinda/Fluint (Excellent), Comsol Multiphysics (Excellent)

    Nastran (Excellent), Patran (Excellent), Femap (Excellent)

    SolidEdge (Excellent), Catia (Good)

    Photoshop (Good), Pinnacle VideoSpin (Good), VirtualDub (Good)





    Volleyball player at a competitive level; participation and awards in some ski competitions.

    Ten years membership of a theatre school, where I matured and consolidated diction, acting and public speaking skills. Other hobbies of mine are reading, oil painting and playing chess.





    Natural attitude to situations “rational analysis” and fast problems resolution in the most original and efficient way is a peculiarity of mine.

    Thanks to my ambitious and resolute character and to the close exam sessions, I can be able to stand the stresses and being productive and efficient even if the available time is short.

    I love travelling and I am available to relocate abroad.

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