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The Senate confirmed James Morhard to be NASA’s deputy administrator late Oct. 11. SpaceNews.com
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With Russia’s Soyuz spacecraft grounded for an indefinite period, NASA managers said Oct. 11 that they will look at ways to keep the current International Space Station crew in orbit for an extended period if needed. SpaceNews.com
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Thursday’s dramatic launch abort was the first time a crewed spacecraft bound for the ISS has suffered a mission critical failure. But it was not the first time that a manned Soyuz rocket has been forced to activate its launch abort system. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:20-03-2013
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     Current job:Project Manager
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsAirbus, System Engineer, Project Manager, Composite, Space Environment, Space Structures, Industry 4.0, Production, Lean Manufacturing, CFRP; Thermal analysis, FEM, RTM, Prepreg, Infusion
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    SUMMARY

    Aerospace Engineer with diverse experience in Composite Manufacturing Process, Project Management and Purchase negotiation at Airbus on the A320 and A350 Program, as well as Team Leading and Business Development in small aerospace company. Published author and innovative composite manufacturing technology developer (e.g. RTM, Injection, ALM) with strong program management knowledge and natural inclination for leading cross-functional team and establishing operative strategies. Holding a Master of Science in Space Engineering with focus on composite materials and manufacturing process.

     

    WORK EXPERIENCE

    ARCHON TECHNOLOGIES DRONES, Milan, Italy – Oct/2015 to current

    Italian and U.S. small company producing UAV hardware and Artificial Intelligence Software. Company founded by a NASA scientist.

    Project Manager

    §  Program Manager: Developed UAV super light carbon fibers composite structure with Static and Dynamic Finite Element analysis (FEM / FEA). Managing team composed in total by 3 engineers and 4 developers. Reporting to CEO and CTO.

    §  Operative and Strategy: Defined the R&D plan and strategy. Managed the budget. Set office and hired engineers.

    §  Business Development: Developed a 200k€ proposal for a 200 ha plant in South Africa with corporate customer.

     

    AIRBUS GROUP, Stade (Hamburg), Germany – Sep/2013 to Sep/2015

    Development Engineer

    §  Role 1: Team and Manufacturing Representative for Material Qualification at 3 Plants (Stade, Illescas & Nantes)

    Description: Developed solutions for RTM and Injection molding solutions. Proposed the Stir Friction Welding method. Worked and negotiated with suppliers such as Excel, Cytec and Airtech. Assigned as Team Representative of the entire Operational & Manufacturing (O&M) department of Airbus within the Composite Multifunctional Team (MFT) composed of Materials & Process (M&P), Procurement and Manufacturing. Responsibilities included: prioritizing the qualification of composite materials based on the inputs from M&P and Central Program; attending the steering boards of the Composite Strategic Groups and implementing the Procurement Strategy. Acted as the focal point for the O&M side and led a team of 6 people. Role required adaptability and extensive negotiation skills.

    Duties/Achievements: Personally managing qualification of 24 composite materials on 3 plants and leading a team of 6 engineers based in France, Spain and Germany.

     

    §  Role 2: Tiger-Team Member for NCR Root Cause Analysis

    Description: Member of “Tiger Team”, a specialized 8-member, multifunctional task force with daily reporting obligations to top management, tasked with developing fast innovative strategies to respond to composite material technical issues in respect of carbon fibers materials and suppliers.

    Duties/Achievements: Optimized and resolved two of the Top Five Issues for the plant; awarded by Head-of (HO) Composite O&M department; acted as focal point for the quality analysis (KPI and NCR of the parts) and for the Problem-Solving Strategy; supported R&D long-term strategy to improve Technology Readiness Level (TRL).

     

    §  Role 3: Deputy Project Manager

    Description: Assigned to provide deputy and technical support to Project Manager and Materials Expert on a project regarding the manufacturing process of the A320 Flaps with a 3.2M€ budget. Trained and used the certified project management Airbus tool LBIT+; 10 months project; 6 member team.

    Duties/Achievements: Conducted the Project from G0 to G5 review; responsible for the Technical Feasibility (production capability and capacity, requirements from Jigs & Tools department, requirements from M&P and reliability of suppliers) and Financial Strategy (Business Case, Business Plan, CAPEX and OPEX review, requirements on ROI and EBIT behavior).

     

    CONTROL SEAL BV, Groningen, Netherlands - Jan 13 to Aug 13

    Operational Manufacturing Engineer

    •    Description: looked into different levels of the company in order to increase efficiency and reduce financial wastes. Worked as focal point for the wasting reduction program implementation. Defined the strategy for the implementation of the new restructuring of the company. Set-up the manufacturing department (6 members). Carried out Finite Element analysis to prove the feasibility of a new valve concept.

    •    Achievements:

    Manufacturing: developed, led and consolidated the manufacturing engineering department (6 members).

    Production: developed new strategies regarding outsourcing and spin-off companies; decreased recurring cost by 13% and reduce financial wastes for -2% of turn-over.

     

     

    EDUCATION

    Politecnico di Milano – Milan, Italy Master of Science: Space Engineering - Feb ’09 – Jul ‘12

    §   Thesis: Feasibility study to actively compensate deformations of composite structures in space environment (published).

    -       Relevant courses: space-missions design (experience in ECSS phase A and B), business and administration principles, Lean manufacturing principles,Aerospace materials and aerospace technologies, dynamic and vibrating analysis of aerospace structures, thermal analysis, control principles, project engineering, project management, Risk&Costs analysis.                              

    Politecnico di Milano – Milan, Italy Bachelor of Science: Aerospace Engineering - Oct ’05 – Feb ‘09

    -       Thesis Topic: Hydrodynamic study and realization of high performance sailing boat dinghy

    Liceo Classico Scipione Maffei – Verona, Italy Classic High School diploma - Sep ’00 – Jul ‘05

    -       Thesis Topic: The concept of the nietzschean death of god in the German expressionist art

     

     

    EDUCATION - INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES

    Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) – Daejeon, South Korea - Aug ’11 – Jan '12

    -       6 months. Thesis research led at SSSLab of prof. Jae-Hung Han (published). See Research Experience paragraph.

     

    Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya – Barcelona, Spain - Sept ’08 – Aug ‘09

    -       1 year. Exchange Student Program at Composite Materials Department.

     

     

    PUBBLICATIONS / PATENTS

    1.     Farinelli C., J-H. Han, H-I. Kim

    Feasibility study to actively compensate deformations of composite structure in a space environment,International Journal of Aeronautical and Space Science (IJASS), Vol. 13, n. 2, 221-228, 2012.

    2.    Farinelli C., Schröder R.

    Method and device for series production of components made of a fiber-reinforced composite material, 2015, USA 15/192264

     

     

    PROJECTS

    Feasibility of new method to increase the dimensional stability of space structures - Feb ‘12

    -        An active compensation method for the deformation of composite [Gr/Ep] structures using additional controllable metal parts is proposed, and its feasibility is experimentally investigated in a simulated space environment. The aim of this new method is to increase dimensional stability in high-performance measuring system or space telescopes.

    -        Main instruments used: Vacuum Chamber, Fiber Bragg Grating sensors (FBG), Displacement-measuring Interferometer System (DMI), Autoclave.

    -        Acquired skills: project engineering, very accurate measuring system (tolerance of nm), composite structures design and manufacture, behavior in space of composite structures, review and conference documents creation.

    -        Conference held at KAIST, South Korea, and paper published on International Journal.

     

    Space Mission Design: phase A and B – Structural SubsystemFeb ‘11

    -        The master course concerned ECSS phase A and B of Space Mission. It required the development of one or more systems that satisfied the mission’s objectives. The team involved 12 people.

    -        The aims were debris deorbiting and on-orbit refueling by operational satellites. To achieve these targets, three different systems have been developed: two for debris disposal, and one for refueling.

    -        As structural subsystem leader my duty was to design the structure (shape, materials, joints) and demonstrate the feasibility of the project having natural frequencies of the satellites decoupled by the ones of the launchers (Ariane V) and maintaining the whole weight and sizes under the limits imposed by requirements.

    -        Final presentation held in July 2011 at ESA-ESTEC, Netherlands, and Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

     

    Hydrodynamic study and realization of high performance sailing boat dinghy - Jul ‘08

    -        Bachelor of Science Thesis. For the Italian project “Mille e una vela per l’università”, design and realization of wooden Skiff (two people high performance sailing boat) was required. The team involved 9 people.

    -        My duty was to design and build the dinghy in terms of optimization of fluid-dynamic behavior, weight and structural stiffness. Wood and fiberglass composite materials were used and assembled in clean-room.

    -        The boat won international races.

     

     

    LEADERSHIP & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

    Airbus Group, GEN-A – Stade, Germany - Sept ’13 – current

    -       Organize and lead several activities with young employees, internship students and master thesis students.

     

    Kill the Artist (KTA) – Milan, Italy Co-Founder - Feb ’09 – Jul ‘12

    -       KTA is an artistic start-up aimed at promoting young artists engaged in contemporary art, music and theatre, through networking events, presentations and vernissage. Work areas: Milan, Venice and New York. Earned money to pay the university.

     

     

    SKILLS & INTERESTS

    Informatics:    Programming codes: MatLab, C++.

    CAD / FEM softwares: SolidEdge, AUTOCAD, Ansys, Patran, Femap, MSC.Nastran, Comsol.

    Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, SAP.

    Languages:     Italian, English, Spanish (fluent, written & oral); German (B2 level) and Dutch (beginner/intermediate; learning).

    Interests:         chess player, Sailing (Competitive & Qualified Instructor).


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