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    Personal information
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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:25-07-2013
     Last Modified:14-08-2013 (01:42)
    Job information
     Current job:Stage at Thales Alenia Space
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsAerospace Engineering-Rocket and SpaceCraft Propulsion-Electric/chemical Propulsion-ThermalFluid Science-SpaceFlight Mechanics-Aerodynamics
    CV

                   Personal information

     

    Nationality

     

    Italian

     

    Date and Place of birth

     

    1987, 22nd  June - Napoli

     

    Work experience

                   

    Dates (from – to)

     

    2013, July – 2013, December:

    Stage at Thales Alenia Space Italia – Spacecraft propulsion systems

    2013, January – 2014, January:

    Post Graduate Master Course (Master II livello): Space Transportation Systems (Prof. Onofri, La Sapienza, Roma)

    One Paper published at AIAAconference in San Diego (2013 June)

    One Paper published on International Journal of Small Craft Technology(2013 June)

    2011, 1st October – 2012, 1st July:

    Study in San Diego, U.S.A., on America’s Cup Catamarans Performance; as a result, I obtained my master thesis from the work carried out.

    Name and address of employer

     

    Prof. Joseph Katz at SDSU ( San Diego State University, San Diego, California, U.S.A.) ,       Prof. Giovanni Lombardi at Università di Pisa ( Pisa, Italiy ).

    Type of business or sector

     

    University; San Diego State University and Università di Pisa.

    Occupation or position held

     

    Researcher; R&D ( research and development ).

    Main activities and responsibilities

     

    Use of computational (software)  and experimental (wind tunnel) tools in order to improve and optimize the performance of  the rigid sail of a AC45 America’s Cup Catamaran.

     

    Education and training

     

    • Dates (from – to)

     

    2009, 1st October - 2012, 10th July:

     M.Sc. at Università di Pisa; final grade 109/110.

     

    2006, 1st  October  - 2009, 30th September :

    B.Sc. at Università di Pisa; final grade 101/110.

     

    2001, 15th September - 2006, 15th June:

    Diploma at Scientific High School “A. Romita” in Campobasso; final grade 100/100.

     

    • Name and type of organisation providing education and training

     

    M.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering, Space Field, at Università di Pisa.  

    B.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering at Università di Pisa. 

    Diploma at Scientific High School  “A. Romita” in Campobasso.

     

    • Principal subjects/occupational

    skills covered

     

    Rocket Propulsion, Electric Propulsion, Space Systems, Spaceflight Mechanics, Thermal-fluid science, Aerospace Control Systems, Aerospace Structures, Composite Materials, Science of Constructions, Science of Materials, Aircraft Engines, Machines Design ( Turbomachines, Combustion Chambers), Mechanical Transmissions,  Aerodynamics.

    • Title of qualification awarded

     

    Complete Degree in Aerospace Engineering (5 years); M.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering.

    • Level in national classification

     

    M.Sc. final grade 109/110. B.Sc. final grade 101/110. Diploma final grade 100/100.

     

    Personal skills

    and competences

    Acquired in the course of life and career but not necessarily covered by formal certificates and diplomas.

     

    Mother tongue

     

    Italian

     

    Other languages

     

     

     

    English                                           Spanish

    Reading skills

     

    excellent                                        basic

    Writing skills

     

    excellent                                        basic

    Verbal skills

     

    excellent                                        basic

     

    Social skills

    and competences

    Living and working with other people, in multicultural environments, in positions where communication is important and situations where teamwork is essential (for example culture and sports),etc.

     

    2006, october –  2012, june:

    exams taken in collaboration with colleagues coming from different nations.

    project in the united states  carried out with technicians and professors coming from all over the world. 

    B.Sc. thesis : “ interlaminar  fracture toughness in composite materials ” (Prof. Bennati; unipi)

    M.Sc. thesis : “  Study of rigid sail aerodynamics ” (prof. Katz (sdsu) and Prof. Lombardi (unipi) )

    2006, march – 2006, may:

    regional and national competition  in team of Olympics of mathematics.

    2004, october:

    2nd campus of european students  organized by miur and held in orvieto.

    I used to play soccer, basketball, volleyball, kickboxing. I like play chess.

     

    Organisational skills

    and competences

    Coordination and administration of people, projects and budgets; at work, in voluntary work (for example culture and sports) and at home, etc.

     

    2004, September – 2005, June:

    training program  “ impres@ctiva 2004/2005 ”  which provided the creation and the management  of a company managed by a group of  students attending high school  “ A. romita” di campobasso.

    LUGLIO 2004: 9th Level of Trinity Exam for English Language.

     

    Technical skills

    and competences

    With computers, specific kinds of equipment, machinery, etc.

     

    2011, october -  2012, may:

    use of the subsonic wind tunnel at sdsu and other machinery employed to built the specimens for wind tunnel testing. use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) codes such as mses and vsaero.

    2006, june: ecdl - european computer driving  license

     

    Artistic skills

    and competences

    Music, writing, design, etc.

     

    2001, october:

    held course of  plot-writing laboratory at    “ albino”  library  in campobasso.

    2002, april:

    held course of  “ carovana holden moduli I ”  at  “ albino ” library in campobasso.

     

    Other skills

    and competences

    Competences not mentioned above.

     

    complete availability in moving  in order to  work. 

    MEMBER OF  “ PEGASUS ” NETWORK, THE  EUROPEAN NETWORK OF EXCELLENCE IN AEROSPACE ENGINEERING EDUCATION.

     

     

    Driving licence(s)

     

    Italian driving license, B Type, for each kind of cars.

     

    Additional information

     

     

     

     

    Annexes

     

    letters of introduction written by prof luca d’agostino (universita’ di pisa) and by prof joseph katz (sdsu).

     


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