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     Date Submitted:11-12-2012
     Last Modified:11-12-2012 (09:53)
    Job information
     Current job:Head of Scientific Equipment Dept.
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsProject managing, problem solving, technologies, engineering

    AGE                                       :         Born in Milan, 12/09/1957


    EDUCATION                        :         Degree in Nuclear Engineering on Materials

                                                              thesis on Ruby Laser at University of Politecnico of Milan

                                                              Master in Management of Technology, Economics, Managing of Laboratories at “Università degli Studi di Milano”


    EXPERIENCE                      :


    December 2009 – Present

    ThalesAlenia Space Italia Milano - Scientific Instrument  Dept. Director

    Management of about 30 People involved in the Design, Manufacturing and Tests of Scientific Equipment for experiment to be performed in space. Full responsibility for technical and economical results.

    December 2005 – December 2009

    ThalesAlenia Space Italia Milano - Deputy to Scientific Instrument Director

    Support Dept. Director in Managing and Technical coordination of about 30 Engineers.
    Technologies development to design, manufacture and test Scientific Instrument for Space application.
    Identify Research Strategies to approach enabling technologies and to develop new products.
    Managing of links with Universities and European Scientific Communities.


    September 2002 – December 2005 (3 years 4 months)

    Alenia Space S.p.A. - Scientific Equipment Technical Manager

    Technical Coordination of Scientific Equipment Dept.
    Responsibility of technical/technological performances of Scientific Instruments for Space application.


    January 2001 – September 2002 (1 year 9 months)

    Alenia Space S.p.A. - Chief of Engineering Dept.

    Design, engineering, up to manufacturing dossier of Electronic Equipment


    July 1999 – December 2000 (1 year 6 months)

    Alenia Space S.p.A. - Responsible for Antenna Thermal/Technological design.

    Responsible for Antenna Thermal/Technological design and environmental thermal tests for acceptance.
    Research of new architectures, materials and processes for thermal design (PCM, Loop Heat Pipes, etc)


    April 1997 – June 1999 (2 years 3 months)

    BELLCO S.p.A. - Chief of R&D Dept. Biomedical Equipment

    Design and engineering of new equipments for dialysis treatments up to production phase.
    Design and development of new sensors, actuators, mechanisms (mechatronics).
    Engineering of parts and components.
    Managing of about 20 people (Engineers and technicians)

    May 1985 – April 1997 (12 years)

    LABEN S.p.A. - Chief of R&D Materials/Technologies Dept.

    May 85 - July 86: Project Engineer
    Test Equipment for IC (ASIC) testing utilized in on Board Computers.

    July 86 - June 89: Study Manager R&D Advanced Technology Dept.
    Design and analysis of Scientific Payloads.
    Thermo-Structural Analysis by CAD-FEM Software.

    July 89 - January 94: System Manager
    Responsible for design, integration, environmental testing of Scientific Instruments for the Universe Observation (X and Gamma ray) and for Microgravity experiments to be held on board of the International Space Station.

    January 94 - April 97
    Responsibility of a team of researchers (7 people).
    Thermal design, Structural design new materials/processes development for scientific payloads for space application.


    Additional Information

    Groups and Associations:

    • Member of Nanotechnology Committee of Milan Order of Engineers
    • Member of Nanotechnology Commission of “Comitato Elettrico Italiano” CEI

    Lectures at University of Politecnico di Milano about “Technologies of Materials for Space application”.



    Project and System Engineering
    High level problem solving (Material science, thermo-structural design, Laboratory and testing activities etc)
    Development of technologies/processes
    Design and engineering of products
    Managing of high degree people (Engineers, Physicians, Technicians etc)
    Managing of programs
    R&D Strategy definition
    Relationship with University and Scientific Communities



    European Patent EP 0 911 042 A1
    International Patent PCT/IB03/01873
    International Patent PCT/IT/2006/000497


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