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     Date Submitted:31-08-2016
     Last Modified:31-08-2016 (10:28)
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     Current job:Thermal Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     KeywordsThermal Engineer and Model-Based System Engineer


    Thermal System Engineer/Thermal Control Engineer




    From July 2014 to now

    Thermal Analyst

    Sofiter System  Engineering  (SSE) c/o Thales Alenia Space

    Strada antica di collegno 253, 10146 Turin,Italy

    Contribution to Thermal Control activities related to ISS, such as recertification of the ISS modules (Columbus, Node 2, Node 3, and Cupola), update of ISS modules (i.e. Node 3 and Cupola) Thermal Models for ISS reconfigurations and EVA operations timeline and feasibility.

    Preparation of presentations/reports collecting and assessing the results of thermal simulations with respect to the requirements and discussion of analysis results with NASA/Boeing (Customers).

    In detail my contribution was dedicated to thermal control tasks associated to some Engineering Change Proposal - ECP - related to:

    ISS Modules Recertification

    Integration of Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) to ISS thermal Analysis assessment

    Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM) Relocation

    Non Propulsion Valve (NPV) Analysis

    Cupola Thermal Analysis Assessment

    Support to EVA 42 during the day 28th February 2015 for NODE 2 Micro Debris Protection System (MDPS) removal and re-installation.

    Analysis and evaluation of on orbit telemetries relevant to ISS Node 2, Node 3 and Cupola Passive Thermal Control and preparation of quarterly reports.

    Updating of GMM/TMM for ATV5 to simulate external payloads from thermal control standpoint and execution of several thermal analysis cases to evaluate compliance with requirements.

    Contribution to preparation of proposals for phase A/B projects (COLUMBUS Ka Terminal - COL-ka, Pressurized Cargo Compartment - PCC) and support to phase A/B thermal activities (PLATO, CHEOPS, EUCLID) through the set-up of simplified thermal models and running of analyses for assessing the compliance to requirements and support the definition of the TCS architecture/concept.

    Detailed geometrical and thermal modelling of ALD (Analytical Laboratory Drawer) and integration of these models in the Rover GMM and TMM in the frame of EXOMARS 2018 Mission Project Phase C/D.

    Participation and support to organization of 4th and 5th International Workshop on Verification and Testing on Space Systems.

    Business or sector Space Engineering – Thermal Control   

    From April 2010 to June 2014

    Study Engineer (MBSE environment) and Thermal Analyst.

    Sofiter System  Engineering  (SSE) c/o Thales Alenia Space

    Strada antica di collegno 253, 10146 Turin,Italy

    Participation to research activities on MBSE methodologies applied to space systems.

    Support to ESA study Virtual Spacecraft Design (VSD - contribution to ECSS-E-TM-10-23 definition). Support to Collaborative System Engineering (COSE) Centre R&D activities related to the CAD and Thermal tools interface with a distributed model-based environment (DEVICE).

    Support to Thermal Control Activities related to ISS, such as recertification of the ISS modules (Columbus, Node 2, Node 3, Cupola), ISS thermal models updates for ISS reconfigurations.

    Development of a MATLAB algorithm to process Columbus TCS trend analysis for redundant sensors. The algorithm gives the daily drift for each couple of sensors for each day and performs consistency check.

    Business or sector  Space Engineering – Thermal Control and Model Based System Engineering (MBSE)

    From September 2009 to March 2010

    Internship Period

    Thales Alenia Space

    Traineeship in the research area of design methodologies applied to space systems.

    Support to ESA study Virtual Spacecraft Design (VSD). Support to demonstration scenario activities, review of ECSS-E-TM-10-23 data model to support thermal design, analysis and verification activities, definition and interface with CAD model and kinematics properties, demonstrative cases and models.

    Support to Collaborative System Engineering (COSE) Centre R&D activities related to the CAD and Thermal tools interface with a distributed model-based environment (DEVICE).


    Business or sector Space Engineering – Thermal Control and Model Based System Engineering (MBSE)

    From September 2008 to July 2009

    Master’s Degree Thesis at Thales Alenia Space premises


    Politecnico di Torino


    Study of Thermal Analysis and Design Process in MBSE Environment.

    Definition of the interdisciplinary design process and link between system architecture data and process with the thermal control system definition and thermal analysis. Contribution to the definition of an appropriate system-level data structure to support parametric transformation to a thermal geometrical and mathematical model. Demonstration with a simplified GOCE spacecraft CAD and thermal analysis model, representing phase B level of detail.



    Business or sector Space Engineering – Thermal Control and Model Based System Engineering (MBSE)







    From March 2006 to July 2009

    Master of Science Degree in Aerospace Engineering, specialization in system engineering (score 105/110)

    EQF level 7

    Politecnico di Torino (Torino)

    Specialization in System Engineering for the design of aeronautical and space systems.

    Thesis: “Study of Thermal Analysis and Design Process in MBSE Environment”.

    From September 2001 to March 2006

    Bachelor Degree in Aerospace Engineering (score 103/110)

    EQF level 6

    Politecnico di Torino (Torino)

    Aeronautical Design, basic engineering studies:

    Thesis: “Preliminary evaluation of aerodynamic, mass and performance characteristics for light aircrafts.”




    Mother tongue


    Other language(s)

    English, French (basic)

    Communication skills

    The work experience in Thales Alenia Space helped me in the development of team-working and communication skills and in the improvement of self-assurance. The working environment is international and offers the opportunity to collaborate with people coming from several European countries.

    Organisational / managerial skills

    In the period spent in Thales Alenia Space, I have learnt to work under time and resource constraints, to organize tasks and provide solutions to complex problems. I think that as part of a team, each person should be held responsible for his/her individual contributions. A collaborative spirit in a team atmosphere is indispensable for project’s success.

    Job-related skills

    During  work experience I developed  technical skills as thermal analyst with a good knowledge of MBSE methodologies. Extensive experience in thermal modelling and analysis for different scientific satellites/ISS pressurized modules, from phase A to phase E.


    Digital competence


    Information processing


    Content creation


    Problem solving


    Independent user

    Basic user

    Independent user

    Basic user

    Independent user


    Levels: Basic user  - Independent user  -  Proficient user

    Digital competences - Self-assessment grid





    Here below other computer skills acquired mainly through work experience:

    Good knowledge of Windows and of the suite Microsoft Office, in particular Word, Excel, Power Point, Visio.

    Very good knowledge of  ESATAN-TMS.

    Good knowledge of Thermal Desktop, SindaFluint.

    Good knowledge of programming with Matlab and Visual Basic.

    Basic knowledge of Thermica.

    Basic knowledge of CATIA Program.



    Other skills

    Apart of work, my passion is to do sports (running, trekking, swimming and gymnastics) as well as team sports such as volleyball.

    I am very enthusiast and curious, in many areas: I like listening to music, going to cinema and theatre (musical in particular), dancing and singing, and travelling as often as possible.


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