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Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:45:00 +0100
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Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0100
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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:53:00 +0100
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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:51:00 +0100
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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:19:00 +0100
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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0100
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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:17:00 +0100
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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
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Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:33:00 +0100
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Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0100
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Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:07:00 +0100
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Wed, 6 Sep 2017 16:31:00 +0100
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Wed, 6 Sep 2017 15:24:00 +0100
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Tue, 5 Sep 2017 14:07:00 +0100
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     Date Submitted:01-02-2016
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     Current job:Head of research and technology
     Employment Term:Permanent
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     KeywordsTeam working, leadership, management, education, professionality, space, ISS, human factor, satellites
    CV

    15/10/2015 – present

    Head of R&D and Strategic Research

     

     

    O.F.M.A. Srl, via Artigiani 15, 12030 Cavallermaggiore (CN), Italia

     

     

    Responsible for the research and development, and for the development of new project with other players both in the space and defence fields. PM of HERMEAS, a H2020 project about metal 3D printing and milling inside the same system.

     

    Competence: Project Management, Market-Orientation, Dissemination, Problem Solving

     

     

    Business or sector Aerospace & Defence

     

     

    01/09/2013 - 30/09/2015

    Safety Engineer for ISS payloads

     

     

    Argotec Srl, via Cervino 52, 10155 Torino, Italia

     

     

    Specialist for applicable requirements on NASA documentation and co-author of NASA Safety Documentation (Flight Safety Data Package, Standard Hazard Report, Unique Hazard Report). Specialist in all the Safety Reviews with NASA (Phase 0 through 3) as responsible for materials, testing, and Certificate of Compliance and DATA Certifications submittal.

     

    Competence: NASA Safety Review, FSDP, STD-HR, UHR, PIA, PIRN, Payload Integration, Test Procedures

     

     

    Business or sector Aerospace

     

     

    01/04/2013 – 30/09/2015

    Material Specialist and Chief Procurement Officer for ISS projects

     

     

    Argotec Srl, via Cervino 52, 10155 Torino, Italia

     

     

    Responsible  for components and materials procurement for the Argotec ISS projects: ARTE and  ISSpresso. ARTE is an experiment that will fly on the ISS on june 2016 and is about the study of Heat Pipes in microgravity; ISSpresso is the first machine able to brew coffe, tea, and consommé in microgravity. Specialist for interface with NASA for material approval and responsible for MIUL (Material Item Usage List) and MUA (Material Usage Agreement) submittal.

    Competence: MAPTIS, MIUL, MUA, Logistics

     

     

    Business or sector Aerospace

     

     

    01/09/2012 – 01/06/2013

    Responsible for Heat Pipe Testing

     

     

    Argotec Srl, via Cesana 11/L,10138 Torino -   Argotec Srl, via Cervino 52, 10155 Torino, Italia

     

     

    Responsible for testing Heat Pipes for the ARTE project, planning test campaigns and organising the project schedule with the Project Manager

     

    Competence: FSDP, Payload Integration, Test Procedures, Testing

     

     

    Business or sector Aerospace

     

     

     

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

     

    November 2009- July 2013

    Bachelor Degree in Aerospace Engineering

    Polytechnic University of Turin

     

     

     

     

    Aeronautic and Aerospace engineering, Aerospace propulsion, Science and Technology of materials, Aero-electrical-on board systems, Flight mechanics, Mechanical drawing, Chemistry, Theory of machines, Structural mechanics, Thermodynamics and heat transfer, Applied Electronics, Electronics, Aerodynamics, Applied theory of machines, Aircraft Structure, Analytic mechanical, Gas dynamic, Economy, Physics I, Physics II, Statistics, Automated controls, Computational Design, Mathematics I, Mathematics II, Geometry

     

     

    August 2009 – September 2009

    Naval Academy of Livorno

     

    July 2007 – August 2007

    Stage in Toulouse at CVA for ESA

     

    January 2006 – February 2006

    Attendance of College at Mount Gambier, SA, Australia

     

     

    PERSONAL SKILLS

     

    Mother tongue(s)

    Italian

    Other language(s)

    English, French

    Communication skills

    Excellent communication skills developed as front man for Argotec in TV shows, press interviews, and events about Team Leadership in Aerospace companies, and ISSpresso. Excellent Public Relations skills end Education capabilities.

     

    Excellent technical communication skills in multicultural field gained during meeting with NASA (Safety Reviews, PIRN Approval, HFIT and IPLAT), and during the period spent in Selex-ES for the AIT of ISSpresso.

    Organisational / managerial skills

    Excellent managerial skills gained as Chief Procurement Officer: the ISSpresso project has been completed in 18 months thanks to the great efficiency of the joint schedule developed with the project manager. As Head of R&D those skills are always improving.

     

    Excellent skills in team working, both as member and leader, gained firstly as captain of a basketball team and then increased during my job in the Aerospace field

     

    Great command capabilities, gained during the staying at the Italian Naval Academy in Livorno.

     

     

     

    Job-related skills

    Distinctive skills in ISS programs, NASA and ESA requirements, design, integration and testing of Class-1 space qualified hardware.

    Excellent knowledge of space project structure and organization

    Demonstrated presentation skills, in both technical and general public contexts

    Computer skills

    Excellent knowledge of the Windows operating system

     

    Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Word, Publisher, and Open Office

     

    Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Open Office

     

    Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Power Point

     

    Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Project

     

    Good knowledge of Dassault Solidworks

     

    Basic Knowledge of AUTOCAD and CATIA

     

    Good Knowledge in C programming

     

    Basic Knowledge of MATLAB and Simulink

    Other skills

    Swimming Instructor, Life Guard and Krav Maga pratictioneer

     

    Expert mountaineer and Fisherman

     

    Good skills as photographer

    Driving licence

    A2, B

     

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

     

    Membership

    International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS)

     

    Projects

    HERMEAS (OFMA)

    It is a 3D printer for metals that also has the possibility of milling the printed part internally, giving as results the final part, which does not need any other working.

    This new machine will reduce costs and pollution due to the lower amount of waste of metal and energy.

     

    ISSPRESSO (Argotec)

    It is called ISSpresso and it is the first capsule-based espresso system able to work in the extreme conditions of space. Argotec and Lavazza worked together with the Italian Space Agency to bring the authentic Italian espresso onto the International Space Station. ISSpresso is the product of a project run by Argotec, the Italian engineering company specialised in the design of aerospace systems and European leader in the preparation of healthy and nutritious foods for in-space consumption, and Lavazza, the historic Italian coffee brand.

     

    THERMAL EXCHANGE (Argotec)

    Thermal Exchange, is an experiment that consists in studying the behaviour of four Heat Pipes on board the International Space Station

     

    Presentation

    Controllo termico passivo in micro e mini satelliti: la tecnologia Heat Pipe

    Primo Workshop Nazionale Organizzato da CIRA-ESA-ASI, Le Tecnologie Nazionali per Mini e Micro Satelliti: Idee, Progetti e Prospettive

    21/07/2015, Capua

     

     



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