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Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:40:00 +0100
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Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
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Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:05:00 +0100
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Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:55:00 +0100
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Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
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Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:32:00 +0100
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Mon, 9 Oct 2017 16:30:00 +0100
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Mon, 9 Oct 2017 15:00:00 +0100
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Mon, 9 Oct 2017 12:03:00 +0100
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Thu, 5 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
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Wed, 4 Oct 2017 14:30:00 +0100
As preparations for the launch of Sentinel-5P continue on track, the team at Russia's Plesetsk site has bid farewell to the satellite as it was sealed from view in the Rockot fairing. Liftoff is set for 13 October at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST). Since its arrival at the launch site at the beginning of September, Sentinel-5P has been through a series of stringent tests to confirm there was no damage during the flight from the UK. These tests have made sure that everything is in good working orde...
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     Date Submitted:09-02-2016
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     Current job:Microwave & MMIC Engineer & Procurement Manager
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     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsMicrowave, MMIC, Telecom, Supplier management, team Leader, RF ign
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    November 17th 1959, Milano (Italy)
    Actually on Italian list of “Mobilità L. 223/91”

    PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
    Procurement Regional Commodity Manager with experience gained in multi-purpose international environments developed in the field electronic components. During my professional experience I have been involved in the management and implementation of the global strategy for the acquisition of raw materials and the coordination of purchasing, managing a portfolio of approximately 25M$.
    In the past, as a Microwave Design Engineer and Team Leader in the field of technological research and development, I worked on the design and development Microwave circuits for Transceiver for Radio Links and in particular in the design of MMICs (Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits) and Microwave Power Devices with technology of semiconductor GaAs (Gallium Arsenide).
    Thanks to these experiences I was able to develop my skills in negotiation and supplier management, in team working, in dealing with people of different functions, in complex problem solving, in interpersonal relationships, in work organization, in adaptability, in precision and perseverance to reach the objectives, in analytical thinking and multitasking, to work in high technology and international structurated company.

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES
    ALCATEL-LUCENT – Vimercate (Milan - Italy) March 1985 – Dec. 2014
    (Global communications IP, cloud networking, ultra-broadband fixed and wireless access)
    Regional Commodity Manager at Purchasing Office - Global Product Sourcing (2012 – 2014)
    Management relationships with suppliers and implementation of the global strategy of acquisition for electronic components as RF & Microwave, Microprocessors, IC Telecom, Oscillators and Timing for Italy and Romania.
    Advanced Procurement Engineer at Purchasing Office – Advanced Procurement (2008 – 2011)
    Purchase Project management for Radio projects, interface with suppliers following the business strategy for the proper management of costs and benefits of the project.
    Team Leader Subconctracting at Radio Link Division – Microwave Lab. (2006 – 2008)
    Activities of Product Management for Radio micromodules projects to outside vendor consolidation.
    MICROWAVE MODULES & MMIC Design Leader at Microwave Lab. (1996 – 2006)
    Microwave Design Engineer and Team Leader for Transmitters and Receivers micromodules. PCB, ODU and MMICs design for Microwave Radio Links. Experience 4Ghz to 80Ghz.
    MMIC & Discrete Devices Engineer at GaAs Component Technology (1990 – 1996)
    Power Discrete Field Effect Transistors Designer (Die and Internally Matched Device). Design MMIC technology on GaAs semiconductor substrate. Experience in clean room and on-wafer test DC-40Ghz.
    Analog Circuit Designer at Radio Link Division - I.F. Lab. (1985 – 1989)
    Analog Circuit Designer at 70/140 MHz for Digital Radio Links. Design and manufacture of electronic countermeasures to selective Fading for line-of-sight microwave radio links.
    Plasma Physics Institute EURATOM-ENEA-CNR of Milan (Italy) (1984 – 1985)
    Research Assistant
    Continuation of the dissertation on the propagation of electromagnetic waves in a tokamak for additional heating of a Plasma Fusion toroidal.

    SOFTWARE KNOWLEDGE
    Knowledge of the main office automation tools and use of PC and Work Station.
    Use of SAP for contract prices insertion and RapidResponse for Supply Chain.
    Skill in use of internal software and database tools for technical and commercial management.
    Experienced in use of electrical simulators HP-EEsof Serie IV, HP-MDS and AWR-Microwave Office.
    Experienced in use of Momentum 2D and HP-HFSS 3D for electromagnetic simulation.
    Use of Chip-Graph and IC-Graph by Mentor Graphics for layout and Mentor Graphics for schematic
    capture. Use of general driving software for instrumentation and some experience with LabView.

    HARDWARE KNOWLEDGE
    Knowledge of all the instruments in use in an RF laboratory (Analyzers Vector and Scalar, Frequency and Power Sweeper, Noise meter, power meter, Oscilloscope, Power Supplies, Spectrum Analyzers, climate chambers, TWT and amplifiers, solid state JIG filter, Tuner , etc)
    Knowledge of instrumentation in use in a semiconductor LAB in particular for DC and RF measurements on wafers.

    EDUCATION
    Master degree in Physics at the State University of Milan (Italy), full marks with honours – November 1984.
    Thesis title: "Electromagnetic wave propagation in a Tokamak at the electron cyclotron frequency out of the
    W.K.B. scheme", Institute of Plasma Physics of Milan (IT).

    PROFESSIONAL COURSES
    2015 -ENERGY MANAGEMENT – Energy Saving Srl Management Consultant
    2009 - PURCHASING FOUNDATION MODULE
    The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply Alcatel Lucent Paris HQ (France)
    EFFECTIVE NEGOTIATION MODULE
    The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply Alcatel Lucent Paris HQ (France)
    2006 - LA SICUREZZA NELLE RETI – Internal Alcatel course
    ELEMENTI DI PROPAGAZIONE – Internal Alcatel course
    2005 - SISTEMI SDH – Internal Alcatel course
    1999 - MMIC Design Course – UMS Foundry Course
    United Monolithic Semiconductors – Orsay, Paris (France)
    1998 - MMIC Design Course – TriQuint Foundry Course
    TriQuint Semiconductor Centre - Hillsboro, Portland, Oregon (USA)
    1990 - MMIC TECHNOLOGY IN GALLIUM ARSENIDE – Plessey Foundry Course
    Allen Clark Research Centre, Plessey Research & Technology, Caswell, Towcester, Northants (U.K.)
    1987 - DIGITAL COMMUNICATION – Internal Telettra course
    1986 - NETWORKS THEORY – Internal Telettra course
    1985 - ELECTRICAL COMMUNICATIONS – Internal Telettra course

    FOREIGN LANGUAGES
    Italian : mother tongue French: basic read and spoken
    English: excellent written, read and spoken Romanian: good conversational

    PATENT
    R. Nobili , F. Rasá , D. Sormani
    "SISTEMA PER COMBINARE SEGNALI RICEVUTI IN CONDIZIONE DI DIVERSITÁ"
    Telettra Patent N° 1227559 – 1988

    PAPERS
    13 papers published on International Conferences on Plasma Physics, GAAS and Microwave.

    MISCELLANEOUS
    · Internal supervisor for the Thesis of Carlo Rossi “Progetto di un amplificatore Monolitico di potenza ad alta linearità in banda K con tecnologia PHEMT su substrato di Arsenuro di Gallio”, Prof. P. Arcioni - Università degli Studi di Pavia, Facoltà di Ingegneria, Dipearimento di Elettronica, Anno 1998/1999
    · Short course for students at the Politecnico di Milano on MMIC design
    · Short internal course for production operators on Discrete power FET

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