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     Date Submitted:03-10-2014
     Last Modified:03-10-2014 (10:35)
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     Current job:Mechanical-Thermal Systems Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     KeywordsMechanical Systems Engineering Thermal Systems Engineering Aerospace Systems Engineering Space Systems Engineering Aerospace Engineering Structural Engineering Thermal Engineering Systems Engineering



    2002-2005       Doctorate in Microsystems Engineering (MEMS)


    Specialist in Aerospace Technology


    Mechanical Engineering (Mat. Nº 11283 COPIME)


    Work Experience                       

    Space Applications Services (

    Mechanical-Thermal Systems Engineer

    From 10/13      European Commission - FP7 Space Projects.

    ·       Structures/Mechanisms Systems Engineer.

    ·         Engineering Requirements Analysis.

    ·         Engineering Coordination & Project Management.

    ·         Structural Design, Analysis and Engineering in composite materials (CFRP and GFRP).

    ·         Deliverable documentation production and coordination.


    INVAP S.E. (

    Mechanical-Thermal Systems Engineer.

    1/10 – 09/13    Aquarius/SAC-D Satellite, ARSAT 1 Geostationary communication Satellite and Defense projects mechanical subsystems.                                                                                

    Engineering Experience:


    ·         Structure & Mechanisms Design and Analysis of Primary and Secondary Satellite Structures (Platform and Solar Array). Technology of Sandwich Panels: Al/Al/Al & CFRP/Al/CFRP.

    ·         Structural Analysis of Primary and Secondary 3D Radar Structures.

    ·         Structural Design & Analysis of GFRP Parabolic Meteo Radar Antenna.

    ·         Engineering & Manufacturing of Composite Structures in CFRP and GFRP.

    ·         NDT of Primary Composite Structures made of CFRP and GFRP.

    ·         Standardized Test Definition to extract Mechanical Properties of Composite Material

    Systems Engineering Experience:


    ·         Structures and Mechanisms Requirements Analysis for Satellite and Radar Mechanical Systems/Subsystems.

    ·         Management of WPs and Manufacturing for Mechanical Systems/Subsystems.

    ·         AIT activities and Field campaigns for Satellite and Radar Mechanical Systems/Subsystems.

    ·         Technical writer for engineering specifications of Mechanical Systems/Subsystems.

    ·         Deliverable documentation production of Mechanical Systems performance.

    ·         Technical Representative with Industry and Academia on engineering collaborative Projects.

    ·         Technical Representative of RFI and RFQ for Satellite and Radar (3D and Meteo) Mechanical Subsystems.


    National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Tenure in Canadian Space Agency

    08/08 - 12/09   Post-Doctoral Fellow, MEMS for Space Applications.                     

    ·         Thermal Model for temperature prediction on NIRST (New Infrared Sensor Technology) Micromachined Bolometer Sensor.

    ·         Thermal characterization of the previous Model.

    ·         MEMS accelerometer Development for Novel Space Applications.


     INVAP S.E. (

    Project Engineer for Space platforms, Aquarius/SAC-D Satellite,         

    06/06 -    7/08   SAOCOM Satellite and ARSAT 1 Geostationary communication Satellite.                                                                                  

    ·         Engineering, Structural and Thermal Analysis of Satellite platform mechanical subsystems.

    ·         Structural Design, Analysis and Engineering in composite materials.

    ·         Composite test board review.

    ·         Composite manufacturing lead engineer.


    Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica  MEMS Project Engineer for Space Applications.                                                  

    11/04 – 05/06  Development Contract between Argentinean Government Agencies.     


    Experience in the following MEMS devices and projects:

    ·         RF MEMS Switch to be used in T/R Module for Space Applications.

    ·         Lithium Niobate (LiNbO3) Phase Modulator to be used in a MIOC (Multi Integrated Optical Circuit) system for an Inertial Reference Unit.

    ·         MEMS Accelerometer for Industrial and Space Applications.

    Project Engineer for the Development of a Microfabrication Facility (class 100 and 1000).




    ·         English (Fluent in writing and speaking).

    ·         French (Fluent in writing and speaking).

    ·         Italian (Fluent in writing and speaking).

    ·         Spanish (Mother tongue).




    ·           Microsoft Windows OS, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project.

    ·           CAD Systems: AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Autodesk Inventor, Creo.

    ·           FEA Software: ANSYS Mutiphysics, FEMAP-Nastran, Creo Simulate.

    ·           Thermal Analysis: ESATAN Suite.

    ·           Engineering Composite Materials Software: ESAComp.

    ·           MEMS Design Software: Coventor, MEMSPro, Intellisuite.                                   

    ·           Analysis and Simulation Software: MatLab, Simulink. Mathcad.




    ·         Ample experience in Manufacturing and Industrial environments. Metallic and Composites components Design, Engineering and fabrication.

    ·         Experience in the integration of Space and Defense Subsystems. 

    ·         Experience in Testing and Qualification of Space and Defense Mechanical Subsystems.

    ·         Experience in Field Testing and Qualification campaigns.

    ·         Joint design, engineering and qualification tests with FAdeA ( of an Antenna Structure with Aeronautic manufacturing technology.

    ·         ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 Standards.

    ·         AMFE Problem Resolution Techniques.


    Congresses and Workshops


    2014               SHEE (Self-Habitat for Extreme Environments) Workshop, University of Tartu, Estonia. March 31st – April 3rd, 2014.


    2009               IEEE Transducers 2009. June 2009. Denver, Colorado, United States of America.


    2005               Argentine Congress of Space Technology, Speaker of sub-project “Structures” of a University Microsatellite MSU-1 developed in the Aerospace Specialization. Instituto Universitario Aeronáutico, Cordoba, Argentina. June, 2005.


    2004               Workshop in SURFACE TREATMENT ENGINEERING, X Scuola AIMAT (Associazione Italiana di Ingegneria dei Materiali), Hotel Continental Terme, Ischia, Naples, Italy. 4-8 October, 2004.

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