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     Date Submitted:27-04-2015
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     Current job:Research Assistant
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsAmong the different projects I have been involved in past working experiences, I have had also the opportunity to help the CEASER team within a scientific rocket launch in the space and to work on some short term projects in collaboration with ThalesAleni
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    PERSONAL SUMMARY

    A high efficient, quick-learner and hardworking aerodynamics engineer with hand on industry consulting. Extensive knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology, including applying principles, techniques and procedure to develop various industrial products. Successfully completed engineering projects and controlling them in term of time, development and objectives. Excellent communication and interpersonal skill.

    Aerodynamics, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics

    CFD Analysis

    CAD drafting

    Experimental tests

    Ability to work to tight deadlines and under pressure as part of a team

    Resolving complex technical issues and coming up with fast efficient solutions

    Experience of interpreting specifications and preparing technical proposals

    Project management

    Taking responsibility

    Ability to multi-task in a demanding engineering environment

    Strong technical background

    Self-motivated with a positive and friendly attitude

    Quick learner

    Able to work without supervision


    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    CMEFE-HEPIA, 2010 - Present

    Research assistant

    R&D engineer in fluid dynamics and applied physics for industrial applications. Supervisor of several projects in different areas: conception and design, numerical simulations, testing and experimental work.

    The industrial projects I was involved are:

    ·         Improvement of the evacuation of the waste particles in the die sinking electrical discharge machining (EDM) process, CTI project in collaboration with Agie Charmilles SA;

    ·         Design and development of a wire EDM nozzle for aeronautical purpose, in collaboration with Agie Charmilles SA;

    ·         Analysis on the internal aerodynamics of DC rail trains electric circuit breaker, CTI project in collaboration with Sécheron SA;

    ·         Analysis of different design solutions for a grinded particle hoover for a rail maintenance trains, in collaboration with Speno International SA

    ·         Removing of rubber material from tires by a high pressure water jet, in collaboration with Tyre Recycling Solutions SA;

    ·         Investigation and simulation of the thermal heating during the gluing of plastic components, in collaboration with AISA Automation Industrielle SA;

    ·         Experimental investigation of "sloshing" of a fuel tank for aerospace application, project in collaboration with Thales Alenia Space Italia S.p.a.;

    ·         Wind tunnel campaigns aimed at testing different configurations of a Moto2 motorbike, in collaboration with Rapid Inside NCS;

    ·         Other minor work in collaboration with Mavic, Serge Ferrari AG and Ski French Federation (FFS).

    The academic research projects I was involved are:

    ·         Development of a vertical wind tunnel for study of sedimentation and aggregation of volcanic particles, in collaboration with the section of Earth Sciences of the Faculty of Sciences of Geneva University;

    ·         Design and testing of components of a capillarity-based sounding-rocket experiment, and scientific support during for a ESA REXUS program;

    ·         Development and implementation of a code for a transport of a passive scalar for air quality simulation in urban areas, Call R&D project;

    ·         Development of an unmanned aerial vehicle UAV for air quality measurements in urban areas, Call R&D project;

    ·         Wind tunnel investigations of pollution dispersion in a scale model of a large area of the city of Geneva, Call R&D project.

     

    DUCATI-CORSE, 1/2009 - 8/2009

    Internship

    The main activity was the set-up optimization, by using a Ducati-Corse homemade multi-body code and a commercial multi-objective optimization software, and the development of the motorbike for the 2010 motoGP motorbike. I carried out side activities, like data analysis and improving Matlab code for motoGP and superbike championship software.

     

    EDUCATION

     
    UNIVERSITY OF PISA

    Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering, aerodynamics curriculum,  2008

    Thesis: "Theoretical optimization of aerodynamic coefficients for a competition bike in order to maximize the performances in a circuit.", in Italian, in collaboration with Ducati-Corse, Bologna, Italy. Final mark: 106/110.

     

    UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA CHAMPAIGN

    Short term grant as undergraduate student, 2007

    International program in Nuclear, Plasma & Radiological Engineering.

     

    UNIVERSITY OF PISA

    Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, general curriculum, 2006

    Thesis: "Simulation of the water hammer's dynamic in hydraulic plants and methods to decrease the pressure peak". Final mark: 109/110.

     

    TECHNICAL SKILLS                                                   

    SOFTWARE

    Proficiency in: Comsol 4.3b, Fluent 13.0.0, Modefrontier v. 4.0.2, Matlab v. 7.1 (included Simulink and GUI), Fastbike, Microsoft Office (Word,  Excel, Power-Point).

    Intermediate in: OpenFoam v.2.1.0, Pro-Engineer Wildfire v. 3.0, Ansys Workbench v.13.0.0, Ansys DesignModeler v.13.0, Ansys Meshing v.13.0, Ansys ICEM CFD 13.3.

    Beginner in: Labview v.2010, Gambit v. 2.4.6, PyroSim v. 2014.4.1208, Microsoft Office (Access).

     

    LANGUAGES

     

    Native speaker Italian, fluent English and French.

     

    LICENCES & PERMITS

    Licensed industrial engineer (A-ind), University of Pisa 2009

    Holder of Swiss Driving license, type A and B.

    Holder of Swiss work permits, type B.

     

    PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

     

    ·         "Arc fault in enclosure volumes: CFD simulations and experimental tests on representative simple geometries" at 20th international conference on gas discharges and their application.

    ·         "Wind tunnel investigations of pollution dispersion in a scale model of a large area of the city of Geneva" at 22nd International Conference on Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Air Pollution.

    ·         "Development of an unmanned aerial vehicle UAV for air quality measurement in urban areas" at 32nd AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference.

    ·         "Dedicated vertical wind tunnel for the study of sedimentation of non-spherical particles." at Review of Scientific Instruments 84, 054501 (2013).

    ·         Supervising of Caesar team for REXUS 13/14 ESA program (sounding rocket campaigns campaign in 2013).

    ·         "Particle hydrodynamics of the electrical discharge machining process. Part 1: Physical considerations and wire EDM process improvement" at 17th CIRP Conference on Electro Physical and Chemical Machining (ISEM), Procedia CIRP Volume 6, 2013, Pages 41–46.

    ·         "Particle hydrodynamics of the electrical discharge machining process. Part 2: Die Sinking Process" at 17th CIRP Conference on Electro Physical and Chemical Machining (ISEM), Procedia CIRP Volume 6, 2013, Pages 47–52.

    ·         "A study of sedimentation and aggregation of volcanic particles based on experiments carried out with a vertical wind tunnel", at 2012 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA, V41B-2795.


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