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     Date Submitted:15-07-2015
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     Current job:Antenna Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
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    PERSONAL INFORMATION

    Sex Male | Date of birth 12/02/1984 | Nationality Italian

     

    JOB APPLIED FOR

     

    RF Antenna Engineer

     

     

    WORK EXPERIENCE

     

     

     

    Mar2015 – now (1 yr)

    Principal RF Antenna Design Engineer @ Airbus Defence and Space

     

    Antenna group, Stevenage, United Kingdom (UK)

     

    Project and design of shaped and multi-beam antennas for telecommunications satellites, both in broadcast Ku-Ka bands and in mobile L-S bands.

    Interaction with customers: SES, Inmarsat, Echostar

     

    Sector  Aerospace and Defence

     

    Jan 2012 – Feb 2015 (3 yrs)

    Microwave and Antenna Engineer @ Selex-ES, a Finmeccanica company

    Radar Engineering Department, Campi Bisenzio, Florence, Italy (IT)

    Project and design of complex antenna systems and microwave devices for avionic and naval applications (X and Ka bands). Leading role in every step of the engineering process of reflector, printed and flat-array antennas, from design to manufacturing and testing.

    Advanced antenna analysis and CAD simulation skills.

    Experience with RF test equipment and measurements: planar field scanners and compact range facilities.

    Sector  Aerospace and Defence

     

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

     

    2014

    Ph. D. in RF, Microwaves and Electromagnetism

     

    Microelectronics and Microwave Engineering Laboratory, University of Florence, Florence, Italy

    Theoretical development and implementation of multi-objective optimization algorithms.

    Development of a hybrid MoM-FEM code for 3-D planar finite arrays.

     

    March 2010

    Master's degree in Telecommunications Engineering - 

    Applied Electromagnetism

    110/110 summa cum laude

    University of Florence, Florence, Italy

    2 years MSc, main topics: Electromagnetism, Antennas, Radiation, Propagation, Microwaves, Radar, Signal Processing, Signal Coding and Transmission, Cellular Networks.

     

    April 2008

    Bachelor's degree in Computer Systems Engineering

    109/110

    University of Florence, Florence, Italy

    3 years BSc, main topics: Mathematics, Physics, Electric and Electronic Engineering, Programming Basics, Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Neural Networks, Computer Networks.

     

    PERSONAL SKILLS

     

    Mother tongue(s)

    Italian

    Other language(s)

    English, French

    Personal skills

    Good software and hardware engineering skills. Strong problem-solving and communicative skills, both written and verbal. Aptitude to team working and experience with customer interaction.

    Computer skills

    EM simulators and CAD: Ansys HFSS, TICRA POS & GRASP, CST Microwave Studio, Altair FEKO, AWR Microwave Office, Ansys Designer, Agilent ADS.

    Programming languages: MATLAB, Python (NumPy, SciPy, Matplotlib, PyQt), C++ (Qt, PETSc, Armadillo), Java, C, VBScript.

    Miscellaneous:  Windows, Bash, Unix, Office, SAP, wireless communication standards (GSM/GPRS/EDGE).

    Job-related skills

    Antenna and wave propagation theoretical background, numerical methods for electromagnetism, CAD modelling, Finite Elements and Method of Moments simulations, high-level programming languages.

    Experience with technical specifications redaction and validation.

    Experience with RF test equipment (VNAs, near-field and compact-range RF anechoic chambers), radiation performance measurements and test reports publishing.

    International Experience

    I have travelled in many countries across the world, fully organizing each aspect of my journeys by myself.

    I can easily get in touch with people of any nationality. 

    I am used to working in a multi-national and multi-cultural environment.

    Other skills

    Reviewer for IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation and Hindawi International Journal of Antennas and Propagation

     

    Webmaster of rogotad.netsons.org, where many engineering notes are collected, that has become a reference point for engineering students.

     

    Python programmer and developer, created many open source GUI-programs (PyQt) for personal and work-related purposes. Open source electronics and DIY projects.

     

    Amateur photographer and runner

     

    I can live and work in the UK,and continental Europe without restrictions.

    I have a full European driving license.

     

    THESIS

     

    Ph. D Thesis

    Numerical Techniques for Antenna Arrays: Multi-Objective Optimization and Method of Moments Acceleration

    Supervisors: G. Pelosi and S. Selleri

    Description: Development of a Multi-Objective optimization algorithm for electromagnetics based on Taguchi’s quality engineering method, and of a Method of Moments (MoM) acceleration code for antenna arrays via the Array Scanning Method and a Macro Basis function approach.

    Master Thesis

    Analysis and Project of Absorbing Surfaces based on Frequency Selective Surfaces

    Supervisors: G. Pelosi and S. Selleri

    Description: Design of a radar absorbing material realized with a frequency selective surface, manufactured with periodic arrangements of carbon nanotubes.

    Bachelor Thesis

    Development of pre-conditioners for the solution of Adaptive Integral Method problems

    Supervisors: A. Freni and L. Facheris

    Description: MATLAB implementation of pre-conditioning techniques (ILUT and SPAI) for the solution of linear systems arising from the discretization of integral equation systems..

     

     

    PUBLICATIONS

     

     

     

    [1]     R. Taddei, G. Guarnieri, G. Mauriello, G. Pelosi, and S. Selleri, “A fast MoM code for finite arrays,” European Microwave Conference, EuMW, Rome, October 2014.

    [2]     E. Agastra, G. Pelosi, S. Selleri, and R. Taddei, “Multi-Objective Optimization Techniques,” 2014, Wiley Enciclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

    [3]     R. Taddei, G. Guarnieri, and G. Mauriello, “Automated Waveguide Array - Integrated Design Environment (AWA-IDE): An Automated and Modular Tool for Planar Waveguide Array Synthesis and Analysis,” IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, vol. 55, no. 4, pp. 204–216, 2013.

    [4]     R. Taddei and G. Guarnieri, “Automated Waveguide Array Design with Ansys HFSS 15 IronPython scripting,” in ANSYS User Meeting/High Frequency Simulation Conference. Salsomaggiore Terme, Italy, June 2013.

    [5]     E. Agastra, G. Pelosi, S. Selleri, and R. Taddei, “Taguchi’s Method for Multi-Objective Optimization Problems,” International Journal of RF and Microwave Computer-Aided Engineering, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 357–366, 2013.

    [6]     G. Pelosi, S. Selleri, and R. Taddei, “A Novel Multiobjective Taguchi’s Optimization Technique for Multibeam Array Synthesis,” Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, vol. 55, no. 8, pp. 1836–1840, 2013.

    [7]     U. d’Elia, G. Pelosi, S. Selleri, and R. Taddei, “Finite Element Design of CNT-based Multilayer Absorbers,” COMPEL: The International Journal for Computation and Mathematics in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, vol. 32, no. 6, pp. 1929 – 1942, 2013.

    [8]     N. Breda, G. Pelosi, S. Selleri, and R. Taddei, “Finite Element Analysis of Wideband Nanostructures for Photovoltaic Applications,” in 11th International Workshop on Finite Elements for Microwave Engineering-FEM2012. Estes Park, Colorado, USA, June 2012.

    [9]     U. d’Elia, G. Pelosi, S. Selleri, and R. Taddei, “A Carbon Nanotube Based Frequency-Selective Absorber,” International Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies, Cambridge University Press, vol. 2, no. 5, pp. 479–485, October 2010.

    [10]   U. d’Elia, G. Pelosi, S. Selleri, and R. Taddei, “A Carbon Nanotubes-Based Material for High Absorption FSS Layers,” in 10th International Workshop on Finite Elements for Microwave Engineering-FEM2010. Meredith (NH), October 2010.

    [11]   U. d’Elia, G. Pelosi, S. Selleri, and R. Taddei, “Finite Element Design of CNT-based Multilayer Absorbers,” in IV Italian Workshop The Finite Element Method Applied to Electrical and Information Engineering. Roma Tre, Rome, December 2010.

     

     

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