Space Systems and Propulsion Engineer
Professional Experience and Related Skills
08/2013 - 01/2015 Launch Operations Engineer, CNES – Guiana Space Center, Kourou
· Operational and technical support to launch campaign managers
Follow-up and management of launch campaign issues
· Follow-up of the spaceport technical set-up
Technical and operational support, needs identification, coordination, participation to specific workgroups and support to the evolution of operational documentation
· Member of the committee for procedure validation and in charge of its organization
· Instruction writing and modernization/optimization of procedures for the operations department staff
08/2012 - 03/2013 Aerospace research engineer (internship), Département Aero-Thermo-Mechanics Department, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
· CFD and FE analysis of advanced carbon brush seals for bearing chamber application in turbojet engines (ELubSys European project - 7th Framework Program)
Creation of a CFD model in Fluentto analyse the flow through a porous medium– data processing – creation of a FE model in Abaqusand parameterization in Phyton language– Combined fluid dynamic-mechanical analysis
· CFD Analysis for the selection of the air-intake optimal design for a turboshaft engine (ESPOSA European project)
02-06/2010 Aerospace Engineer (internship), MAG s.a.s., Rome, Italy
· Experimental analysis of propeller-fuselage interactions
Production of aerodynamic test patterns, testing in wind tunnel, data processing, analysis, design selection and geometry optimisation at the propeller-fuselage interface
· CFD analysis in Fluent for comparison with experimental results
2013 Master’s degree in Astronautical Engineering - School of Aerospace Engineering, University of Rome 'Sapienza', Rome, Italy
Major in : Aerospace propulsion systems
Main subjects : Fundamentals of aerothermodynamics and combustion, liquid, solid, electrical and nuclear propulsion systems, design of turbopumps, tanks, thrust chambers and nozzles, propellants properties, cooling systems, thermal control, launcher and reentry vehicle flight mechanics.
Thesis : "Numerical Simulations of Brush Seals for Dual Mode Ramjet Engines (DMRJ) for Future Aerospace Applications ’’, final grade : 102/110
2011 Master’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering, Erasmus program, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
2010 Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering, University of Rome ‘Sapienza’, Rome, Italy
Thesis : "Experimental study of propeller-fuselage interactions for single-engine planes", final grade : 99/110
MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Project.
Programming in Matlab & Simulink, basics of Fortran
Ansys, Fluent and Abaqus.
Interests & Hobbies
Space propulsion: Chemical, electric, nuclear.
Travelling, horse-riding, painting, reading, guitar.
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