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     Date Submitted:16-11-2012
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     Current job:ISS Mission Manager
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsAeronautics & Aerospace, Fluid Dynamic,s Power Systems, Propulsion Systems, Numerical computation, Team Leadership, Program Management, Budget and schedule control, Contract management, Coordinating Tasks, Problem Solving, Negotiation, Safety and Quality
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    Mission Manager, Italian Space Agency (ASI)

    Summary

    Experienced and passionate manager who had the exclusive opportunity and privilege to work with significant responsibilities at the largest, most complex international scientific and engineering space project in history, the International Space Station.

    I aim to keep on working on large and challenging technological projects and eventually get the chance to spin out personal skills and Space technologies to enhance environmental sustainable Earth applications.

    Work Experience (16 years)

    International Space Station (ISS) Mission Manager at Italian Space Agency (ASI)

    September 2001 -Today (11 years, 3 months)

    2003-today, International Space Station (ISS) Mission Manager. Responsible for organizing, planning, coordinating utilization and operation tasks for use of national research allocations on ISS; coordinating and negotiating with NASA allocation of ISS resources to ASI; implementing the ASI ISS Utilization Plan. Member of: MMIOCB, MRICB, EOWG, ISLSWG, PSF.

    2009-today, Advisor PB-HME. Advisor to the Italian delegation at the European Space Agency (ESA) Human Spaceflight, Microgravity and Exploration Programme Board (PB-HME).

    2009-12, Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM) Project Manager. Management of the project tasks for the development of the ISS PMM, including coordination with NASA and responsibility of industrial contract.

    2001-10, MDS Program Manager. Management of program tasks for the Mice Drawer System (MDS) mission, including: facility development; coordination among NASA, ESA, industrial parties, science teams; mission implementation; direction of on-board operations. In 2009 MDS operated on-board ISS for 91 days, setting the longest animal investigation in space.

    2006-08, SABRINA/BISSAT Program Manager. Management of SABRINA/BISSAT Program (Phase 0/A) for the development of an earth observation satellite, operating in flying formation with COSMO Sky-MED satellites and implementing advanced bi-static and interferometric techniques. The duty implied individual security clearance (NOS).

    2003-07, ISS Nodes 2 & 3 Program Manager. Management of program tasks for development and manufacturing of ISS NASA modules Nodes 2 & 3. Included program coordination among ASI, NASA, ESA and industrial parties; cooperative coordination with NASA of the international design team, including 180 plus specialists; responsibility of the industrial contract.

    2001-04, ASI ISS Office Project Control. Responsibility of the budget and schedule controlling functions in support of the ASI ISS Office Head.

    Member of Tender Evaluation Boards and Acceptance Boards.

    Courses. Satellite Tool Kit (24 h) ASI, 2003; Microsoft Office Applications (40 h) ASI, 2003; Diritto Amministrativo sulla riforma della legge n. ASI, 2007; English Level 6b/7 (Proficient User) ASI, 2007; Space System Architecture & Design (24 h) ASI, 2007; Security Instructions Updating (NOS) ASI, 2008/11; The Logic of Microspace (60 h) ASI, 2009; Concurrent Engineering (40 h) ASI, 2009; STK, CATIA, MATLAB, SIMULINK (40 h) ASI, 2009.

     

    Visiting Scientist at European Commission, Joint Research Center (EC-JRC)

    November 2011 -November 2012 (1 year)

    Management and implementation of the “ASI EO for Europe” project for the harmonization of ASI Earth Observation (EO) data with European regulation (INSPIRE) and the investigation on the potential benefits in the European framework (GMES, JRC projects).

    Project Leader at AgustaWestland

    May 1996 -September 2001 (5 years 5 months)

    1997-2001, AB 139 Engine Installation Project Leader. Assigned to the design team for the development of the AB139 twin-engine helicopter (today, AW139) in the position of Engines Installation Project Leader. Main duties performed:

                            overall design of the turbine installation; including relevant subsystems, as: fire protection, engine control and Pitot tubes, air intakes particle separator

                            coordinated the Engine Installation Design Team (5 seniors)

                            technical management of subcontractors and suppliers

                            fluid dynamics and structural analysis

                            wind tunnel tests of the air intake ice protection system; support to engine in-flight tests

                            verification of the fire protection design criteria of the overall aircraft

                            certification of the engine installation design with the Aeronautical Civil Authority.

     

    1996-97, Technical Analyst in the Engine Installation and Powerplant Installation Department. Performed engines installation design and certification tasks for A109, A119, A129, EH101 helicopters.

    Courses. CATIA, IDEAS, IDEAS Advanced (160 h) Agusta, 1997/98; Company Business Management (40 h) Finmeccanica, 1998; Skills and competences for project management (40 h) Finmeccanica, 1998; Company organization and planning (36 h) Agusta, 1999; Communication and negotiation (36 h) Agusta, 2001.

    Subsidiary Officer at Italian Army

    July 1994 -October 1995 (1 year 3 months)

    Jul 94-Feb 95, Counter Aircraft Artillery Officer School, Sabaudia (Roma). Training course for army officers. Promoted Second Lieutenant. 2-month course for Radar System Maintenance Officer.

    Feb 95-Oct 95, 18° Counter aircraft Artillery Regiment, Rimini. Transmission Platoon Head Officer.

    Education

    2011, Master, Space Systems and Services

    Università degli Studi di Roma 'La Sapienza'

    Grade: 110/110 w. honors. Stage at EC-JRC (Ispra, VA, Italy) for the project "ASI Earth Observation for Europe".

     

    1994, Research Master, Fluid Dynamics

    von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics

    Specialization in Aeronautics and Aerospace, Graduated with Distinction.

     

    1993, Università degli Studi di Palermo

    Master's degree, Aeronautical Engineering,

    Grade: 110/110 cum laude.

    Awards

    Praise Letter

    February 2012, MasterSat Director, Università di Roma "La Sapienza". Praise letter from the MasterSat Director to the ASI President for the “ASI Earth Observation for Europe” initiative.

    PMM Team NASA Achievement Award

    October 2011, NASA ISS Program. Group recognition for the achievements of the Permanent Multipurpose Module Project Team.

    NASA Silver Snoopy Award

    September 2010, NASA Astronaut Office; NASA Space Awareness.Individual recognition from the NASA Astronaut Office for the management skills and abilities as ASI Utilization Manager and MDS Program Manager.

    NASA Payload Office Certificates

    May 2006, NASA Payload Office. In appreciation of the coordination activities for the implementation of the ASI ISS research.

     

    Competences, skills and other

    LANGUAGES: English (fluent), French (elementary)

    ACADEMIC: Aeronautics & Aerospace Fluid Dynamics Power Systems Propulsion Systems Numerical computation

    PROFESSIONAL: Team Leadership Program Management Budget and schedule control Coordinating Tasks Problem Solving Negotiation Safety and Quality Standards (ECSS)

    SOCIAL: Effective oral and written communication High sensitivity to environmental issues Respect for diversity

    INFORMATICS: Microsoft Office Program management software tools (WinProject, ECOS) Computer aided design tools (STK, CATIA, IDEAS, NASTRAN)

    EXPERIENCES: Participation to 53° ESA Parabolic Flight Campaign Participation to Shuttle STS-133 final go/no-go launch polls (@Launch -9 min) Wind Tunnel Ice Testing

    OTHER INTERESTS: Reading, mostly 20th century Italian and North American literature. Listening to classical music and opera. Regular fitness exercising, running, swimming. Practice of hiking, rock climbing and high mountain sports. Sky-diving and scuba-diving licenses.


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