Jan 2016 - present Scientific Officer for Space Situational Awareness (SSA) ) within European Commission projects, DLR (German Aerospace Center), Bonn.
Project Management Work Package Leader and Deputy Project Coordinator of EUSST projects - providing Space Surveillance and Tracking (SST) services to users - under Copernicus, Galileo and H2020 within a Consortium of European civil and military partners and circa 100 staff across Europe. Working on coordination of partners, monitoring of project evolution, planning of future proposals´ technical content and service architecture, interaction with European Commission. Management of contracts for the operations of SST sensors in synergy with the German Space Situational Awareness Center (GSSAC) responsible for SSA operations. Risk and Performance Management, Dissemination to the public, Interaction with new potential users of the SST services (identification of SST services´ users´ needs and interface with user communities) and development of Team Site platform for project communication. Support to DLR SSA policy coordination for EC, ESA, IADC and national activities.
Aug 2013 - Jan 2016 Strategic planning, European Space Agency HQ, Paris.
Strategic Analysis and Planning of current and future European space activities (assessment of the evolution of space activities in the worldwide context, formulation of ESA’s strategic objectives, priorities and programmatic roadmaps and coordination of with European stakeholders, national space agencies and Industry); Performance Management (analysis of Key Performance Indicators at Agency level, benchmark of international space organisation) and Risk Management at Corporate level. Frequent interface with ESA Directorates, drafting strategy and roadmaps of ESA programmes and solid comprehension of ESA procedures.
Feb-Jul 2015 Technical expert for major space industrial case, Camera Arbitrale di Milano.
July-Sep 2010 Trainee on Robotic Exploration, GMV Aerospace, Tres Cantos (Madrid).
3d simulation of Mars Exploration rover scenario using telemetry and stereometry to set-up autonomous navigation algorithms - ExoMars programme.
EDUCATION AND TRAININGS
2013-18 Trainings on: Efficient Communication, Project Management, Space Policy in EU, ISO:9001 quality compliance for Management systems, European Space Agency, DLR.
July 2013 Master of Science in Space Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, 107/110.
June 2013 Double Degree in Space Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, supported by Alta Scuola Politecnica.
December 2012 Alta Scuola Politecnica Management of Innovation Diploma, ASP VII cycle.
Excellence programme for Politecnico di Milano’s and Torino’s top Master students. Focus on Innovation and Society, Management of Innovation, Complex Decision Making, Global Change and Sustainability, Participatory Design for Social Innovation.
2010 BSc Aerospace Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, 106/110.
2007 Scientific High School Diploma, ISFN Progetto Brocca, 100/100.
Oct 2012 - Jul 2013 Master Thesis on Orbit Determination of Asteroids, Politecnico di Milano.
Simulation tool for Space Situational Awareness developed using Cosy Infinity tool (simil-Fortran code) in collaboration with Univ. Michigan, US.Near Earth Objects’ Preliminary Orbit Determination through optical measurements: measurement uncertainties expansion and High Order Kalman filtering using differential algebra. Supervisors: Prof. M.Lavagna, Dr. R.Armellin, Dr P.Di Lizia.
Mar 2011 - Dec 2012 Multidisciplinary project ARAM-AOCS - Project Coordinator, Alta Scuola Politecnica, Politecnico di Torino.
Business development of a modular architecture of low-mass, low-cost satellites, Design (SW and HW) and prototype of the Attitude and Orbit Control system of the platform. Responsible for: Team Management, Concept Development and Market Analysis. Supervisor: Prof. .M.Reyneri.
Mar-Jul 2012 F.L.A.R.E.O. Project - Team Leader System Engineering and Space System Design, Politecnico di Milano.
Design of a cluster of Fractionated Spacecrafts, phase A feasibility study. Personal focus on: Future Mission Programmatics, Mission Analysis, Risk and Cost Analysis. Supervisor: Prof. M.Lavagna.
Mar 2011 - Dec 2012 Alta Scuola Politecnica Research Papers.
Space sustainability: a technological and political challenge
Can Users contribute to shape Innovation and new Technology?
Forecasting innovation: Everyday technology as a case study for diffusion models
2010 - 2012 Academic Projects, Politecnico di Milano.
Development of Attitude Determination and Control simulation tool using Simulink. Supervisor: Prof. F.B.Zazzera.
Orbital perturbations’ simulation for a satellite orbiting Venus. Supervisor: Prof. M.Lavagna.
Aeronautical and Space Flight Dynamics Academic Project. Supervisor: Prof. M.Massari, Prof. L.Trainelli.
Sep 2013 A simulation tool for Space Situational Awareness: Near Earth Objects.
64th IAC International Astronautical Congress, Beijing
Italian Mother tongue
English Excellent (C2) Toefl (2009), C.A.E. Certificate of Advanced English (2005)
German Professional (C1) Zertifikat Deutsch (2007), Goethe-Zertifikaten B1 and A2 (2005-06),
Current everyday working language
French Very good (B2)
Software Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Sharepoint, Visio, Project, Sharepoint),
E.C.D.L. (European Computer Driving Licence)
Matlab, Simulink, UML
Programming Fortran, C++ (Basic level)
Operating systems Mac Os X, Linux, Windows
Professional Project Management, Space applications of cross domains, Innovation and Strategic Analysis in Space and Technology, Space Policy.
Solid experience in dynamic and international environment, project teamwork and Team Management.
Traveling and living in a multicultural environment.
Previous coordinator of Young ESA community in ESA HQ, Paris and member of SGAC (Space Generation Advisory Council). Regional representative of national junior Mathematics Olympics.
Swing, tennis, arts and playing piano.
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