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     Date Submitted:21-04-2015
     Last Modified:21-04-2015 (10:31)
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     Current job:Postdoctoral researcher at EPFL
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     KeywordsM.Sc and Ph.D in mechanical engineering with specialization in thermal management and heat transfer (PUlsating Heat Pipes, two phase flow, cooling, HVAC systems), including experimental and numerical (CFD) heat transfer and hydraulics. Recently working on




    2012 – 2014: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne - EPFL (Switzerland)
    Ph.D. in Energy

    2009 – 2011: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne - EPFL (Switzerland)
    Master degree in Mechanical Engineering - Minor in Energy - 5.71/6 Professional qualification recognized by the Italian Minister of Justice

    2006 – 2009: University of Udine (Italy)
    Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering
    Orientation: energy. 110/110, summa cum laude

    Jan. 2015-Present: EPFL – Laboratory of Heat and Mass Transfer (LTCM) & Swiss Space Center & IcoFlex Sàrl
    Postdoctoral position: Applied research on advanced cooling solutions for zero-gravity environments

    Project description: Breadboard testing of an innovative carbon fiber axially-grooved heat-pipe for space or zero-gravity environments. Structural and thermal characteristics of the device are assessed in order to define the potential design approach and the optimal operational ranges.

    Jan. 2012 – Dec. 2014: EPFL – Laboratory of Heat and Mass Transfer (LTCM) & ABB Switzerland Corporate Research - Baden Dättwil
    Ph.D. thesis work: Experimental study on a pulsating heat-pipe cooler for power electronics

    Project motivation: Among the state of the art solutions for power electronics and micro-electronics cooling, pulsating heat pipes are cheap and easy to manufacture. They offer great advantages in terms of energy savings but further investigation is still required to turn this technology into a marketable product.

    Project description: An extensive experimental analysis of the thermal and hydraulic behavior of a PHP prototype was carried out using advanced measurement techniques. The thermal performances of the system were investigated helping to define a potential design approach for the final product. Moreover, insights were gained on the heat and mass transfer mechanism responsible for the system operation.

    Responsibilities: Responsible for designing, manufacturing and assembling of the experimental set-up including costing and purchase of laboratory equipment through direct communication with suppliers. Formation and management of students (bachelor and master) in the framework of semester projects and laboratory teaching.

    Feb. – Aug. 2011: ABB Switzerland, Corporate Research – Baden Dättwil
    Internship (master thesis): Experimental study of the effectiveness of thermosyphon heat exchangers
    An effectiveness-NTU model had been analytically derived and experimentally validated for the case
    of two-phase closed loop thermosyphons. It has been implemented in the simulation code used for
    the design of the device which is now commercialized.

    Aug. – Sept. 2010: EPFL – Laboratory for Industrial Energy Systems (LENI)

    Internship: Implementation of the model of a heat pump data-base allowing the systematic integration of such device in energy intensive industrial processes, allowing heat recovery, energy efficiency optimization with consequent decrease in operating costs and pollutant emissions.

    July – Aug. 2008: ENEL Brasil s.r.l. – Rio de Janeiro
    Internship: Design of Heat Exchanger (HE) for turbine lubricant cooling: a new disposition of the HE has been introduced to improve heat exchange in conditions of low temperature difference. Due to the high efficiency of the system the same project has been applied as a replacement for cooling systems in other power plants.

    1. Two-Phase Cooling Systems and HVAC Systems: Characterization of heat transfer and pressure drops in heat exchangers and more complex systems involving change of phase in macro and micro channels. Refrigeration and HVAC systems.

    2. Energetic optimization of Industrial Systems:
    Modeling and optimization of industrial processes. Heat recovery and Energy Integration. Pinch analysis. Thermo-economic analysis. Heat pump technologies and their integration in industrial processes.

    3. Power production systems and distribution:
    Power plants turbo-machinery and auxiliary systems design. Internal combustion engines and auxiliary apparatus. Fuel cells. Medium and low voltage electrical power production and distribution systems.

    4. Traditional and advanced manufacturing technologies: Casting, molding, forming, machining, joining, rapid prototyping, 3D printing, Selective Laser Sintering, sand blasting.

    IT: Windows, Microsoft Office, Matlab, AutoCad, SolidWorks, Gambit, Ansys Fluent, Comsol, C, C++
    and Java programming languages, LabView (Core I and Core II), image Processing, ImageJ.

    June 11-15, 2012
    Fundamentals of Microscale Heat Transfer: Boiling, Condensation, Single and two-phase flows.

    October 8-12, 2012
    Boiling Heat Transfer and Boiling Equipment.

    March 16 - April 14, 2015
    Principles of Project Management.

    Italian: Mother tongue

    English: Fluent

    French: Advanced

    German: Beginner

    27 years old


    Single without children

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