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     Date Submitted:27-02-2015
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     Current job:Science and Space Technology MS graduate
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     Date available:immediately
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     KeywordsSimulations, Remote Sensing, Earth Observation, Ground Segment, Sensors, Magnetometers
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    I graduated in Physics in 2012 (Astrophysics and Cosmology) from Bologna University with a thesis on the optical effects of the stellar ‘crowding’,  with Monte Carlo simulations of stellar populations, in order to retrieve information on the stellar content of an image.

    I completed (January 2015) a postgraduate Master’s degree program in Satellite Science and Technology at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. The Program is meant to give a strong background in current topics and technologies related to Space exploration and exploitation.

    Within the Master’s degree Program, I have completed my Stage at SERCO s.p.a, working with ESA on the End-to-End simulator of the ALADIN’s Doppler Lidar instrument on board the ESA/Aeolus Mission. During my Stage, I have also worked on the on the re-entry data from of the magnetometers onboard on the ESA  GOCE Mission, for which I will provide and characterize a new data product with magnetic data for the whole Mission. These data will constitute a unique dataset given the extremely low-orbit (250 km) that GOCE has been flying into.

    I have hands-on experience in Optics, Spectroscopy, Photometry, Data Analysis, Data Reduction, Instrument characterization.

    My Bachelor thesis was on asteroids, giving a description of physical and chemical characteristics, and a trainee study on cryo-volcanism phenomena in the Solar System (both carried out at the Department of Astronomy, Bologna).

     

     

    SKILLS: 

    Data Analysis, Optical Data Reduction (bias correction, dark image, flat field).

    IT skills

    Programming languages: C++, Fortran, MatLab, SuperMongo, BASH programming.

    OS: Linux, Windows, Mac.

    Tools and Softwares: System Tool Kit (STK), Microsoft Office, Open Office, 

    Languages:

    Mother Language: Italian;

    Other languages:

    - English (advanced); 

    - German (good); 

    - French (fair).

    Team Work: I improved greatly this skill in my experience in SERCO s.p.a. as trainee, during which I worked together with the ESA ADM-Aeolus team.

    Communication: I developed this skill in University in reporting studies to colleagues and professors. I improved it during the Master STS thanks to courses in Communication and Management. In the experience in Serco s.p.a., I used communication skill to explain progress about the assigned work. I have also collaborated with school teachers in giving lessons of astronomy to young students.

    Organization: Self-scheduling of work (in my trainee experience) and of study (during my student’s career) in order to respect deadlines.

    Project Management: inside the Master STS, courses of Management gave me the basis of Project Management and Risk Management, applied to space projects.

     

     

    PUBLICATIONS: 

     - Poster (accepted for the Aeolus Cal/Val Workshop in ESA/ESRIN on February 2015): “The Aeolus End-To-End Simulator”.

     

     

    EDUCATION: 

    June 2014 - December 2014

    Stage work (as part of the  Master’s Program) at SERCO s.p.a. via Sciadonna 24 - 26, Frascati, 00044, Rome, Italy.

    The ESA ADM-Aeolus and ALADIN E2S (Aeolus LAser Doppler INstrument End-To-End Simulator).

    - ADM-Aeolus: study of the mission; onboard instruments (optical bench, transmitter and receiver assembly, ACCD); LiDAR theory and ALADIN operations; operating modes and calibrations; downlinked data (for aerosols and molecules).

    - E2S: software structure; simulation principle (input, output, tunable parameters); installation of E2S on an ESA machine in Linux environment; test running; scenario definition (parametrization of the environment and instrument); analysis of the products; test the simulator performance.

     

    October 2013 - January 2015

    Master Degree in Science and Space Technology (Master STS).

    Thesis:Characterization of re-entry data of magnetometers on-board on GOCE” (supervisor: Alberto Bigazzi, SERCO s.p.a.):

     - Study of magnetic environment;

     - Study of magnetometer on-board on GOCE;

     - Analysis of magnetometer/magnetic torquers dataset.

    Stage Thesis: “The ADM-Aeolus End-To-End Simulator” (SERCO s.p.a.)

    Major Subjects: Data Analysis; Cosmology; Dynamics of Space Flight; Space Exploration; EU Funding; Solar Physics and Interplanetary Medium Physics; Celestial Mechanics; Numerical Methods and Scientific Programming; Space Missions; Earth Observation; Strategies of Management; Instrumentation.

    University: Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata, Via Orazio Raimondo,18 - 00173 Rome, Italy.

     

    October 2007 - September 2012

    Laurea Specialistica in Astrofisica e Cosmologia (Five Years Degree).

    Thesis:Statistical theory of ‘crowding’ effects in the stellar photometry of external galaxies” (supervisor: prof. Alberto Buzzoni, Univ. di Bologna):

     - The astronomical image (resolution limit, Airy disk, PSF, Surface Brightness);

     - The optical effects in astronomical observation (blending and crowding, aberrations); 

     - Statistical characterization of crowded stellar fields (varying compactness - Surface Brightness - and instrumental resolution); 

     - Influence in Luminosity Functions; 

     - Monte Carlo simulations of the H-R diagrams of virtual stellar populations and of real cases with given luminosity function; 

     - Application to cases of Globular and Open Clusters.

    Trainee Thesis: “Monte Carlo sampling procedures of H-R diagrams of stellar populations” (in Department of Astronomy, Bologna).

    Major Subjects: Stellar Physics; Dynamics of Galaxies; Interstellar Matter and Galaxy Clusters; Cosmology; Relativity; Collapsed Bodies Physics; Data Analysis; Chemistry and Physics of Interstellar medium; Programming. Instrumentation for Astrophysics with Optics Laboratory in Loiano Observatory: data acquisition at telescope, data reduction (bias, flat field and dark image corrections, globular cluster photometry, rotation curve of disk galaxy, spectrophotometry of elliptical and disk galaxy, of a planetary nebula and of stars belonging to different spectral groups).

    University: Alma Mater Studiorum - Università degli Studi di Bologna, Via Zamboni, 33 - 40126 Bologna, Italy.

     

    October 2004 - March 2008

    Laurea Triennale in Astronomia (Three Years Degree)

    Thesis:Characteristics of greater Asteroids” (supervisor: prof. Corrado Bartolini):

     - Description of the minor bodies of the Solar System (asteroids, comets, centaurs, nano-planets); 

     - classification (NEO, Asteroids Belt Objects, TNO); 

     - chemical-physical characterization of the properties of the greater asteroids.

    Trainee Thesis: “Cryo-volcanism in the Solar System” (in Department of Astronomy, Bologna).

    Major Subject: Mathematics; Physics; Chemistry; Astronomy; Optics (refraction and reflection (lenses and mirrors), focal length, Airy disk, PSF, optical aberrations, optical systems (refracting and reflecting telescopes), interferometry); Stellar Physics, Celestial Mechanics, Galaxies; Cosmology; Instrumentations; Statistics and Laboratory (optical bench, thermodynamics, calorimetry, Geiger counter); Programming (C++ and LaTex).

    University: Alma Mater Studiorum - Università degli Studi di Bologna, Via Zamboni, 33 - 40126 Bologna, Italy.

     

    September 1999 - July 2004

    Diploma di Maturità Scientifica (Scientific High School Diploma)

    Thesis: “Galileo Galilei”: analysis of the figure as scientist and philosopher.

    Major Subject: Math, Physics, Science, Literature, Latin, Philosophy, English, German, History, Art.

    Liceo Scientifico “Italo Calvino”, Città della Pieve, via Marconi, snc - 06062 Perugia, Italy.

     

     

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