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     Date Submitted:26-03-2015
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     Current job:PHD Student in Space Propulsion
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsSpace Propulsion Engineer with experience of R&D projects and 3D design; chemical and electrical propulsion; Rocket Propulsion; 3D modelling; knowledge of the functionality of valves, regulators, filters, actuators; 3D modelling (PTC Creo, SolidWorks, Aut
    CV

    Highly motivated Space Propulsion Engineer with experience of R&D projects and 3D design

    Qualifications Summary

    ·         Positive and enthusiastic professional with various experiences in space industry, through internships and collaborations, and a specialization in chemical and electrical propulsion.

    ·         Currently working with 2 years’ experience in highlycustomer-focused environments with the ability to interact comfortably within a team environment and work autonomously when required.

    ·         Proven ability to work to meet tight deadlines and progress several different projects in parallel, showing flexibility and aptitude to learn quickly new skills and concepts through alogical and creative approach to problem solving and a critical thinking.

    Education

    2007 – 2011

    MSc Degree in Aerospace Engineering, Space Technology Curriculum (2:1)

    University of Pisa, Italy

     

    Courses:                    Space Systems, Electric Propulsion, Rocket Propulsion, Thermal Fluid Science, Machine Design, Space Flight Mechanics, Aerospace Control Systems, Aerospace Structures

    Final dissertation:  Preliminary study of a feed system for lithium MPD thrusters

    Award:                        Pegasus Certificate

    2002 – 2007

    BSc Degree in Aerospace Engineering, General Curriculum (2:2)

    University of Pisa, Italy

     

    Relevant Courses:  Aeronautical Structures Design (3D modelling), Fluid Dynamics, Aircraft Engines, Applied Thermodynamics, Aeronautics Systems

    Final dissertation: 3D modelling and calibration of a thrust stand for hydrogen peroxide liquid rocket

    Work experience

    Internship & Relevant experience

    January 2010 –

    July 2011

    Research Engineer Trainee at Alta Spa, Pisa, Italy(http://www.alta-space.com/)

    Developing MSc final project.

     

    Target:

    ·         Initial and detailed system analysis and design, including layout in PTC Creo, of a lithium feed system concerned with the future realization and experimental validation of lithium MPD thrusters.

    Result:

    ·         Completed a conceptual study and created a preliminary design and project plan as a proof of concept; presented results in a 190-page written thesis accompanied by a well-received PowerPoint presentation.

    Learned Competencies:

    ·         Analysing and interpreting information from various sources, including the internet and library, related to the handling, storage and use of lithium.

    ·         Acquiring knowledge of the functionality of valves, regulators, filters, actuators.

    ·         Delivering technical documents for proposals and internal peer reviews.

    ·         Creating a mathematical model representing the thermal properties of the system and performing thermal analysis, using Ansys.

    October 2009 –

    February 2010

    Cooperation with Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Pisa, Italy

    Developing Machine Design course project: ‘Reverse Engineering of a Car-Engine Turbocharger’, in a 3-person team.

     

    Result:

    ·         Investigated technological principles of a turbocharger analysing its components and mechanisms in detail and created a 3D virtual model, using PTC Creo; written a detailed report that earned the team an A-.

    Learned Competencies:

    ·         Carrying out a static, dynamic, fatigue, and thermal analysis of main components using a mathematical model (using Matlab) and a FEA software (Ansys).

    ·         Drawn up a deductive failure analysis, using fault tree analysis (FTA) and failure mode, effects and criticality analysis (FMECA).

    ·         Coordination of a team.

    January 2006 –

    July 2007

    Research Engineer Trainee at Alta Spa, Pisa, Italy(http://www.alta-space.com/)

    Developing BSc final project.

     

    Target:

    ·         In a 4-person team, full project life-cycle of a test bench for testing small “green” mono- and bipropellant rockets for spacecraft and missile reaction control systems (target range: 5-35 N mono-, 50-100 N bi-prop).

    Result:

    ·         Successfully designed and realized the thrust stand; presented results in a 90-page written thesis accompanied by a well-received PowerPoint presentation.

    Learned Competencies:

    ·         Using 3D CAD software (PTC Creo) to assist the design and development of a project throughout its life cycle.

    ·         Researched advantages and disadvantages of using hydrogen peroxide for space propulsion (specifically related to its handling and storage).

    ·         Developing and performing as part of a small, specialist team within a multi-disciplined project team, and promoting improvements and changes.

    ·         Assembly and testing of the propulsion system, including technical and safety requirements, with a particular attention to load cells and their calibration.

    Additional experience

    July 2014 –

    Present

    Store Assistant at Lidl UK, London, UK

    Prioritising workload and shift work activities in order to meet business needs and department goals.

    ·         Completed the training period and promoted as effective within 1 month of being hired instead of the usual 3 months.

    February 2013 –

    April 2014

    Barista at Starbucks UK, Oxford Street, London, UK

    Maintaining a great reputation for quality and efficiency in customer satisfaction, communication, and problem resolution even when working under pressure and during busy periods (e.g. serving over 200 customers in 2 hours during peak time).

    ·         Promoted as coffee master within 2 months of being hired and earned the 'employee of the quarter’ award within 3 months.

    ·         Training and supervising new bar staff, and doubling the efficiency of the team in quality and speed of the service according to an internal testing methodology.

    ·         Contributed to enhance the number of daily customers and increased weekly sales (by over 20%) through executive coffee making skills and effective rapport building ability.

    Languages & Technical skills

    Languages

    Italian:                         Mother tongue

    English:                       Professional working proficiency

    Technical skills

    Microsoft:                Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10

    Office 2007, 2010, 2013: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project

    Software:        3D modelling (PTC Creo, SolidWorks, Autodesk Inventor), Matlab & Simulink, Ansys, Python

    Hardware:       some basic Electronics and Electrical Engineering skills, PC hardware & electronic devices maintenance

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