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     Date Submitted:28-09-2015
     Last Modified:28-10-2015 (09:41)
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     Current job:Propulsion & Systems Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsPropulsion, Electric Propulsion, Orbital Mechanics, Orbital Dynamics, Aerospace Control Systems, Plasma Physics, Hall effect thrusters, Space Systems, Cryogenic Propellant, Injection & combustion, Thermal Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Testing


    Sex: Male | Date of birth: 11/12/1990 | Nationality: Italian





    Propulsion System Designer, internship


    STERN Project, Dresden

    ▪  Design of the injection system and combustion chamber interface and cooling system for a 500N LOX-Ethanol rocket engine

    ▪  Director LOX-Eth injection system cold flow test campaign, responsible for planning, execution evaluation and documentation

    ▪  Ignition tests of of the 500N combustion chamber, responsible for planning, cryogenics handling, evaluation and documentation

    Business or sector: Space propulsion



    2013 – 2015






    Collaborative Research





    Master Degree in Aerospace Engineering

    EQF 7


    Università di Pisa, Italy

    110/110 cum Laude


    ▪  Space Systems, Orbital Mechanics & Dynamics, Aerospace Control Systems, Electric Propulsion, Chemical Propulsion, Turbomachinery,
    Thermal Fluid Sciences, Aerospace Structures

    ▪  “Europa Explorer” project: Pre-Phase A feasibility study on a potential mission to the Jupiter
     icy moon Europa

    Main Tasks: Operational Orbit Selection and Maintenance, Science Instruments Tuning and Data Handling, AOCS, S/C Thermal Design

    ▪  “Hohmann Vallini” project: design, manufacture and flight campaign of a sounding rocket with solid boosters carrying accelerometric payload

    Main Tasks: Structure and Propulsion Intergrarion, Trajectory Optimization, Payload Integration, Overall Management




    Master Thesis

    Design of the Flight Version Combustion Chamber Head and Coaxial Swirl Injector for a LOX-Ethanol Rocket Engine



    Advisors: Prof. Dr. Luca D’Agostino, Ing. Jan Sieder, Ing. Christian Bach





    2010 - 2013

    Bachelor Degree in Aerospace Engineering

    EQF 6

    Università di Pisa, Italy

    110/110 cum Laude

    ▪  Fluid Dynamics, Calculus, Physics and Electronics, CAD and FEM modelling, Modern Physics

    ▪  UniPi “Excellence Program” Student (PE)






    2015      Analytical Viscous Flow Model and Test Validation of a Swirl Injector for Rocket Engine Application
     G. Fiore et Al., European Conference for Aeronautical and Space Sciences, June 2015




    Organisational / managerial / Job-related skills

    ▪  Leadership: responsible of up to 5 persons

    ▪  Work planning: schedule, risk management & personnel organization documents production
    during High-Pressure propulsion tests

    ▪  Decision making: director of test activities

    ▪  Hardware: cryogenics & high pressure/temperature fluids handling

    ▪  Working experience in a multicultural environment


    Extensive knowledge in Plasma Physics and Electric Propulsion, from theory to practical design of plasma thrusters concepts. Experience in cryogenic propellants handling and liquid propulsion systems modelling, integration and testing. Practical experience in small payload management integration and flight trajectory/attitude control and optimization. Thermal & Structural analysis/design, turbomachineries, space system engineering.


    Computer skills

    §  ANSYS

    §  MathCAD


    §  Mathematica

    §  Workbench Thermal

    §  Inkscape

    §  Soldiworks

    §  LyX – LaTeX

    §  CATIA

    §  Microsoft Office

    §  Matlab




    Mother tongue(s)


    Other language(s)

    English (Full working proficiency), German (Basic), Spanish (Basic)



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