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     Date Submitted:18-09-2016
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     Current job:PhD research student
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywordsmechanical, design, CAD, machine condiion monitoring, test, ECSS, qualification, Hall effect, materials, manufacturing
    CV

    PERSONAL STATEMENT

     

    I am reaching the end of a three-year PhD research project at the University of Nottingham within the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre in Manufacturing and On-Wing Technology.

    My background and my strongest interests are in Space Engineering, especially related to satellite and space propulsion.

    I have extensive experience in design and mechanical stress analysis, as well as experience in plasma thrusters regarding the stress response to a mechanical environment and the physics behind the working principles.

    I am an enthusiastic person, passionate about space and engineering, wishful to be involved in a challenging project and continuously improve my professional skills.

     

     

    EDUCATION

     

    PhD research student in Mechanical Engineering – Rolls-Royce UTC. July 2014 - Present.

    University of Nottingham, Nottingham

     

    Main objective:

    Development of a novel concept tool for improving grinding of aerospace materials.

    Main areas of expertise:

    Design and manufacture of components with non-conventional material (e.g. PCD) requiring high dimensional accuracy (CAD using PTC Creo, CATIA V5 and Siemens NX; FEA with ANSYS 14.0 Workbench).

    Kinematical/Mechanical modelling of an abrasive process through programming in MATLAB environment.

    Machining process monitoring and signal analysis – temperature, force and AE signal acquisition and processing (NI DIADEM software).

    PLA (pulsed laser ablation) machining (GCODE generation using MASTERCAM X8).

    Main developed skills:

    Project management (including ability to make decisions, organise work and solve problems).

    Reporting and presentation skills (e.g. weekly presentations and reports, posters and showcases).

    Dealing with companies and suppliers (e.g. Rolls Royce, Element Six, Saint Gobain, 3M).

    Meeting organisation.

    Expert user of the following equipment:

    ALICONA InfiniteFocus.

    PHILIPS (FEI) XL30 FEG ESEM and XL30 SEM.

    TALYSURF CLI1000.

    BRUKER Contour GT.

    Patents and publications:

    (Co-Inventor) GB1504759.0 – Abrading tool for a rotary dresser, Rolls-Royce plc, UK, 6/May/2015 (application filed in GB, France and USA).

    Additional activities:

    Supervision of both undergraduate and postgraduate engineering students during their final year projects.

    Elsevier Recognised Reviewer – International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture.

     

    Master of Science degree in Space Engineering. October 2010 - November 2013.

    University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

     

    Overall mark: 105/110

     

    Master Thesis title: Mechanical environment on a Hall effect thruster during the launch in orbit (Sollecitazioni meccaniche su un propulsore ad effetto Hall nella fase di lancio).

    Link to the PDF file: http://tinyurl.com/jx6o8fr

     

    Principal subjects covered:

    Space propulsion

    Space systems

    Machine design

    Thermal fluid sciences

    Aerospace control systems

    Space flight mechanics

    Aerospace structures

     

    Academic projects:

    Space Systems – Preliminary design of a space mission (Pre-Phase A, or Phase 0).

    Establishing the orbits of a satellite utilizing a Hall effect thruster as a primary propulsive system.

    Preliminary design of the propulsive system in terms of total mass and electrical power needed.

    Machine Design – Design of the control mechanism for the ailerons and elevator of a military aircraft).

    Design of the control mechanism after having calculated the mechanical stress.

     

     

    Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering. September 2006 – October 2010.

    University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

     

    Overall mark: 101/110

     

    Thesis title: Preliminary design of the combustion chamber of an aircraft engine (Dimensionamento preliminare della camera di combustione di un motore aeronautico).

     

    Principal subjects covered:

    Technical and engineering drawing

    Chemistry and material sciences

    Aircraft engines

    Structural science and design

     

    Academic projects:

    Aerospace Structures Design – Computer Aided Design of a mechanical assembly.

     

     

    WORK EXPERIENCE

     

    PhD researcher – Mechanical Engineering. July 2014 – present

     

    Demonstrator - MM3CAE (Computer Aided Engineering). October 2015 – December 2015

    Demonstrator - MM1DM1 (Design and Manufacture 1). October 2014 – December 2014

    University of Nottingham

    Nottingham

     

    Responsibilities:

    Supporting first and third year university students, demonstrating CAE capabilities (PTC Creo Parametric 3.0 and 2.0) with systematic problem resolution, together with software installation clinics and marking activities.

     

    Freelance writer

    AZoM - http://www.azom.com/

     

    Link to an example article: http://www.azom.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=12280 (Designing Hall Effect Thrusters to Control the Orbits of Satellites)

     

    Internship – Master thesis student. March 2013 – November 2013

    Alta S.p.A. – http://www.alta-space.com

    Pisa, Italy

     

    Mechanical Analysis (FEA Static and Dynamic Analysis) of a mini Hall effect (plasma) thruster as a preliminary step in the equipment qualification process.

     

    Responsibilities:

    Structural analysis in relation to the acceleration/shocks applied during the launch in orbit.

    Identification and investigation of the critical components of a plasma thruster.

    Definition of the equipment essential requirement for succeeding the qualification process referring to the ECSS standard.

     

    Software: CATIA V5, ANSYS 14.0 Workbench

     

     

    PERSONAL INTERESTS

    Science and technology, especially related to the space exploration and investigation.

    DIY, reading and mechanics.

     

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