· Nov. 2014 – present, Ph.D. at the Center of Studies and Activities for Space “G. Colombo” of the University of Padova
Ph.D. research project: “Dynamics and control of highly flexible structures for aerospace applications”.
· Jan. 2012 – Apr. 2014, University of Padova, Master’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering with grade 107/110.
- aerospace structures, space systems, astrodynamics, aerospace propulsion, space optics instrumentations, aerospace instruments;
- fluid machinery, thermal control of space vehicles, materials and processing technologies, mechanical and thermal measures, vibrations mechanics.
Master’s thesis: “Dynamic analysis of thin-film solar panels on small satellites”. Discussion on the effects of the main orbital disturbances on the attitude of a small spacecraft with two large flexible appendages. The simulations were performed through a numerical multi-body code.
· Sep. 2008 – Nov. 2011, University of Padova, Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering with grade 96/110
- math, geometry, physics and chemistry;
- technical design, rational mechanics, applied mechanics, electrotechnics, technical physics, economics and business management;
- space systems, aerodynamics, orbital mechanics, astronomy and astrophysics, aerospace structures.
Bachelor’s thesis: “Global analysis of the Juno mission, with particular attention to the scientific instruments onboard the spacecraft”.
· 2003 – 2008, Liceo Scientifico “P. Levi” Montebelluna: high-school diploma with grade 86/100
· 8-12 Sep. 2014, Second Stardust Training School at the University “Tor Vergata”, Rome
Astrodynamics of NEO and space debris
· 1998-2006, Diploma of Theory and Solfeggio, conservatory of Music of Trento
Music Academy "La Certosa", Volpago del Montello (Italy)
- Mother tongue: Italian.
- Fluent spoken and written English. Passed “First Certificate in English” (Level B2) in 2007 with grade B. Two weeks’ vacation-study in the UK during summer 2005.
- Basic spoken and written French and Spanish.
- Good command of Microsoft Office™ tools (Word™, Excel™ and Power Point™). I got ECDL (European Computer Driving License) certificate.
- Good command of Matlab™ suite, in particular Simulink® and SimMechanics®.
- Good command of MSC Patran and MSC Nastran, software used for Finite Element Analysis.
- Good command of 3D CAD program SolidWorks™. I got a certificate of attendance and passed the exam in 2011.
- Good command of LaTeX.
- Basic command of Systems Tool Kit (STK).
- Basic command of COMSOL Multiphysics.
· Managerial and leadership skills
- Leader of the Support and Sponsorship Committee for the organization of the international event 1st Symposium on Space Students Activities (1st SSSA).
- Event co-Manager of the 1st Space Generation European Students Workshop (1st SGAC-ESW1).
· WIA-Europe network (Women in Aerospace), in the local group of Rome.
· SGAC (Space Generation Advisory Council). Member of the Space Safety and Sustainability (SSS) Project Group, in particular of Small Satellite sub-group.
Conferences and workshops
· Space Generation Congress, Toronto (25-27 September 2014), organized by the SGAC;
· “Young Space Professional in Europe” workshop (25 April 2014) in ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands organized by the SGAC/Young ESA;
· “White Paper/ESA Ministerial Workshop” (28 September 2014), Metro Toronto Convention Center, Toronto, Canada. Organized by the SGAC.
L. Bettiol, F. Branz, A. Francesconi “Dynamic analysis of thin-film solar panels in LEO” Proceedings of the 65th International Astronautical Congress, Toronto (2014).
· traveling: I like planning my travels by myself, and I love experiencing different cultures and foods.
· playing music: I studied for several years transverse flute, classic and electric guitar. I was a member of the School Orchestra. At the present, I play flute as a hobby.
· singing: I was part of three choirs during my teenage years.
· sports: swimming and trekking.
· cooking and baking.
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