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     Date Submitted:25-06-2013
     Last Modified:25-06-2013 (03:12)
    Job information
     Current job:Aerospace Engineer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsSelf-motivated, target-oriented, excellent communicational and organizational skills. Thermal Engineer. Software developer for mission analysis and AOCS.

    Skills Profile

           ·         Flexible and open-minded team player with the ability to recognize and assume responsibility

    ·         Self-motivated, target-oriented, quick and efficient

    ·         Excellent communication skills

    ·         Excellent technical, intellectual and analytical skills

    ·         Excellent planning and organizational skills

    ·         Presentation experience at universities, European Space Agency and customer meetings

    ·         Speaking English, Italian, French and Spanish



    ·         Thermal analysis and management:

    Engineering consulting for industries and private companies.

    ·         Software development:

    Simulator for formation flying satellites maneuvering (Fortran).

    Coupling of sintered heat pipe lumped parameter model with finite volume model (C++, OpenFoam).

    AOCS simulator for LEO satellite, including modeling of orbital perturbations, i.e. Magnetic Field, Solar radiation (Simulink, Matlab).

    ·         Feasibility study of a space mission aimed to explore craters of North lunar pole (Academic group work: mainly involved in the design of power supply subsystem).

    ·         Mission analysis of a GEO satellite: launch, orbit acquisition, decommissioning. (SatelliteTool Kit, Matlab)

    ·         Structural analysis:

    Finite element modeling of honeycomb plate and stress analysis (Femap, MSC Nastran).

    Modal analysis of  Palamede satellite (Femap, MSC Nastran).

    Structural design of a plane wing section (Femap, MSC Nastran).

    ·         Successful project management experience as coordinator of the industrial consultancy activities of Prof. Marengo research group at the University of Bergamo (yearly budget: ~450k€).

    ·         Internal coordinator of MAP-ENCOM-2, international project for the study of condensation phenomena in two-phase systems.


    Work Experience


    Thermal engineering and project management

    University of Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy                  May 2012 –  Current

    My main tasks

    • Thermal analysis and management:engineering consulting in different fields (e.g., cooling system for plastic mould, optimization of heat exchanger performance, calculation of composite materials effective thermal conductivity, modeling of a sterilizer thermodynamic process, design engineering of a thermal control device for polyamide moulds, thermodynamic simulation of a domestic heating plant).
    • Managing projects with different universities and companies, from initial contact through to closure.
    • Developing contacts with local companies, planning work packages, helping technical staff achieving the targets, write technical reports.
    • Performing administrative duties.


    Software development/Mission Analysis

    Thales Alenia Space, Rome, Italy                       June 2006 - October 2006

    ·         Development of software for satellite formation flying maneuvering and control.


    Student Tutoring                                          March 2010-July2011

    Polytechnic of Milan, Milan, Italy

    ·         Help desk for students


    Education / Qualifications


    Polytechnic of Milan, Master Degree: Space Engineering, 2008-2012

    Thesis: “Coupling of lumped and distributed parameter models for numerical simulation of a sintered heat pipe ”


    Polytechnic of Milan, Bachelor Degree: Aerospace Engineering, 2003-2007

    Thesis: “Maneuver control for formation flying satellites”


    Foreign Language High School, Ariano Irpino, 1998 – 2003

    Thesis: “Nature und genie”


    System Skills

    ·         OS: Windows, Linux

    ·         Technical computing software: Matlab, Simulink, Scilab, Octave

    ·         Heat transfer analysis and fluid analysis software: Comsol Multiphysics, OpenFoam, Sinda/Fluint

    ·         Structural analysis and pre-/post- processing: Femap, Patran,  MSC Nastran

    ·         CAD Modeling: Solid Edge, Solid Work

    ·         Orbital propagation and maneuvering: Satellite Tool Kit

    ·         Programming language: Fortran, C, C++

    ·         European Computer Driving License certification.


    Publications / Conferences

    8th World Conference on Experimental Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Lisbon, Portugal, 16-20 June 2013.

    M. Bonfanti, F. Iorizzo, C. Baldassari, M. Marengo, Genetic algorithm for dimensional optimization of bath heaters, 31st UIT Heat Transfer Conference, Como, Italy, June 25-27, 2013.

    C. Ferrandi, F. Iorizzo, M. Mameli, S. Zinna, M. Marengo, Lumped Parameter Model of Sintered Heat Pipe: Transient Numerical Analysis and Validation, Applied Thermal Engineering Int. J., August 2012.


    ·         Italian:  Mother tongue

    ·         English: Fluent

    TOEFL computer-based test in 2006 (score: 233/300)


    ·         French: Good

    ·         Spanish: Good

    ·         German: Basic


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