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     Date Submitted:16-12-2014
     Last Modified:11-09-2016 (02:32)
    Job information
     Current job:GNC (Guidance Navigation and Control) Aerospace Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services


    Date of birth 10/08/1991 | Nationality Italian





    10 Jun 2016 – Present

    GNC (Guidance, Navigation and Control) Engineer Consultant on behalf of Amaris

    ELV (European Launch Vehicle), Colleferro (Rome), Italy

    Guidance, Navigation and Control Engineer for VEGA (Vettore Europeo di Generazione Avanzata) program.


    ▪     VECEP program(Vega Consolidation and Evolution Program).

    ▪     VEGA program focusing on Avionics requirements and Safety.

    ▪     IRS model errors analysis and hybridization of inertial platform measurements with GPS data.

    ▪     New TVC (Thrust Vector Control) Simulink model development and validation.

    ▪     Data analysis Matlab/Simulink. Post-processing of MC simulation campaigns.

    SWs used: MATLAB/Simulink, Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.

    7 Jan 2016 – 9 Jun 2016

    Product Development Engineer

    FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) - CAF (Consorzio ATA Formazione), Pomigliano d'Arco (NA) (Italy)

    EMEA Product Development Engineering, Pomigliano Technical Center.


    ▪     Project Management.

    ▪     WCM (World Class Manufacturing) activities.

    ▪     Virtual Analysis and FEM Analysis on automotive body components.

    ▪     ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems​).

    SWs used: MATLAB/Simulink, LS-Dyna, Altair Hyperworks, PreScan, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint.

    27 Jun 2014 – 19 Dec 2014

    GNC (Guidance Navigation and Control) Engineer Intern

    DLR (German Aerospace Center), GNC Dep., Institute of Space Systems, Bremen (Germany)

    Master Thesis: "Implementation of Advanced Differentiation Methods for Optimal Trajectory Computation".

    ▪     Research and Implementation of several advanced numerical differentiation techniques (e.g., dual-step differentiation method, based on dual numbers) to be integrated according to DLR’s SPARTAN (Shefex-3 Pseudospectral Algorithm for Reentry Trajectory ANalysis) tool which implements the Flipped Radau Pseudospectral Method (FRPM) for solving optimal control trajectories and developing the entry guidance for the SHEFEX-III mission (SHarp Edge Flight EXperiment).

    ▪     Accuracy and CPU time comparison between different numerical differentiation techniques integrated according to SPARTAN.

    ▪     Development of robust differentiators/observers based on sliding mode control technique.

    SWs used: MATLAB/Simulink, LaTeX, Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.

    Dec 2012–14 Jul 2015

    Master’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering

    The University of Naples "Federico II", Naples (Italy)

    Thesis: "Implementation of Advanced Differentiation Methods for Optimal Trajectory Computation".

    Optional Course Modules: Space System, Aerospace Remote Sensing System, Avionics, Fluid Dynamic Stability, Gas Dynamics, Aeroelasticity.

    Final Grade: 110/110 summa cum laude.




    Sep 2009–12 Dec 2012

    Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering


    The University of Naples "Federico II", Naples (Italy)

    Thesis: "Evaluation of Concentrated and Distributed Duct Losses".

    Final Grade: 110/110 summa cum laude.


    High School Diploma Specialising in Scientific Subjects


    Scientific High School “S. Cantone”, Pomigliano d'Arco (Italy)

    Final Grade: 100/100 summa cum laude.

    25 Nov 2015

    GRE® (Graduate Record Examination) revised General Test


    Prometric Test Center, Rome (Italy)

    GRE® scores are a proven measure of an applicant's readiness for graduate-level work and of their potential for success. It is accepted by thousands of graduate and business schools worldwide which use the GRE revised General Test to help make the best graduate-level admissions decisions.

    16 Oct 2015

    TOEFL iBT® (Test of English as a Foreign Language)


    ETS (Educational Testing Services), Naples (Italy)

    Total Score: 98/120

    ▪     Reading Section (Score of: 29/30)

    ▪     Listening Section (Score of: 25/30)

    ▪     Speaking Section (Score of: 23/30)

    ▪     Writing Section (Score of: 21/30)

    May 2014

    ESOL Certificate (English of Speakers of Other Languages) - Level B2 (CEFR)


    British Institute, Pomigliano d'Arco (Italy)

    Grade: 87/100.




    Mother tongue


    Other language


    Digital competence

    ▪     Upper-Intermediate Knowledge:

    Mathworks MATLAB, Simulink, Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, LATEX.

    ▪     Intermediate Knowledge:

    Catia V5, Xfoil, Digital DATCOM+.

    ▪     Basic Knowledge:

    Femap, MSC Nastran and Patran, LS-Dyna, PreScan, Altair HyperWorks (HyperMesh, HyperView).​​

    Driving licence






    V. D'Onofrio, M. Sagliano, Y. E. Arslantas: “Exact Hybrid Jacobian Computation for Optimal Trajectories via Dual Number Theory”.

    Published at the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, AIAA SciTech (AIAA 2016-0867), San Diego, California, USA, 5 Jan 2016,


    Communication and Interpersonal skills

    Excellent communication skills gained through my experience as master student working in a highly specialized international team.

    A highly-motivated team player endowed with strong leadership, analytical, problem solving, communication and time management skills, as proved by both academic career and attendance of team-based extracurricular activities.

    Well-disposed to work individually, as well as in teams and in multicultural contexts.


    Aeronautics and Astronautics, Satellite Operations, Earth Observation, Astronomy, Automotive, Technology, Software Development, Reading.

    A travel lover who likes exploring and understanding the world, improving both interpersonal and language skills. Fully willing to relocate and available to mobility.

    Sport Activities


    I am very keen on sport. I have practised swimming, at competitive levels, for seven years achieving great results. I have practised other disciplines like aquathlon and triathlon. At the moment I am a runner who exploits all the physical and mental benefits of running.


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