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     Date Submitted:30-10-2016
     Last Modified:31-10-2016 (07:07)
    Job information
     Current job:Research Fellow
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 2 months
     Keywordsthermodynamics, cryogenic,satellite systems, orbit dynamics, thermal engineer, aerospace, attitude control

    Work Experience

    Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher at The University of Nottingham         Nov. 2013 – Nov. 2016

    Project name: INNOVATE (INtegration of NOVel Aerospace Technology)

    Development of PhD research in aerospace and electrical engineering;

    Integration of the technology advancements developed by different researchers in PACE, a software for aircraft design and simulation;

    Development of a working prototype up to TRL 5 as proof of concept;

    Writing of research funding proposal;

    Management of financial resources to developed a scaled aircraft launcher  (£ 29000);

    Design, development, construction of UAVs for autonomous flight, target detection and payload release. Both rotorcraft and aircraft UAV configuration were tested.

    Industrial Placement at Airbus Group Innovations                               Apr. 2015 – Oct 2015

    Project name: Cryocooler developments and AC losses modelling for Distributed Electric Aerospace Propulsion and Electromagnetic Launch Systems

    Static and transient modelling of cryocoolers for aerospace application using Matlab/Simulink;

    Modelling of Joule-Thompson expansion in cryogenic refrigeration processes;

    Modelling of losses in superconductors subject to alternating magnetic field;

    Thermal and electromagnetic design of superconducting electrical machines.


    PhD in Aerospace and Electrical Engineering                           Nov 2013 – Nov 2016

    Title: “Aiding take off and reducing aircraft weight using the electromagnetic catapult”

    Study of asynchronous, synchronous and superconducting electrical motors for electromagnetic launch systems to assist civil aircraft take-off. Full understanding of the technologies required for the construction and implementation of electromagnetic launch systems and experimental demonstration;

    Implementation of electromagnetic launch in take-off procedures of current civil aircraft in compliance with the requirements established by FAR-25;

    Electromagnetic analysis and design of machines using Magnet Infolytica or dedicated Matlab scripts;

    Solution of the heat transfer problem for evacuated multi-layered insulation for cryogenic technology, solid materials with internal heat generation and electrical motor windings;

    Structural analysis of a launcher framework with Ansys.

    Master Degree in Aerospace Engineering                                    Oct. 2010 – Mar. 2013

    The Polytechnic of Turin awarded the final score 110/110 with honor.

    The thesis was developed at the Technical University of Munich (Sept. 2012 – Mar. 2013)

    Thesis: “Boundary Element Technique to solve an Inverse Heat Transfer Problem in Rocket Engine”. Tasks:

    Solution of the direct heat transfer problem for several geometries of rocket combustion chamber using the boundary element technique implemented in Matlab;

    Minimization of the gap between the computational data and experimental measurements solving the inverse heat transfer problem.

    Bachelor Degree in Aerospace Engineering         Oct.2007 – Jul. 2010

    The University of Padua awarded the final score 106/110. Final Project: “Venus exploration: results and state of art”

    Scientific Technical High School Diploma                                 Sept. 2002 – Jul. 2007

    IT IS Francesco Severi. Qualified with 99/100


    Superconducting Electromagnetic Launch System for Civil Aircraft, IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, Vol. 26 (8), 2016

    Electromagnetic launch systems for civil aircraft assisted take-off”, Archives of Electrical Engineering, Vol. 64(4), pp 543-554, 2015

    Reducing Weight and Fuel Consumption Exploiting Electromagnetic Launch System for Civil Aircraft Take-Off, to be presented at ICAS 2017, Melbourne, Australia

    Design Study and Scaled Experiment of Induction and Synchronous Motor for Civil Application of Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System, presented at 18th EML Symposium 2016, Wuhan, China

    Superconducting and Conventional Electromagnetic Launch System for Civil Aircraft Assisted Take-off, presented at IEEE ECCE-2016, Milwaukee, USA

    Cryogenic system options for a superconducting aircraft propulsion system, presented at CEC-ICMC 2015, Tucson, Arizona USA

    Civil Application of Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System, presented at LDIA 2015, Aachen, Germany


    Peter Kemmey Memorial Scholarship, 18th EML symposium 24-28/10/2016 Wuhan, China

    Since I was one of the best student graduated in the year 2012/2013, the Industrial Union of Turin awarded me with the Premio Optime

    EDISU-Piemonte scholarship for international mobility 2012

    EDISU-Piemonte scholarship of merit 2011/2012

    EDISU-Piemonte scholarship of merit 2012/2013

    ESU-Padova scholarship of merit 2010/2011

    ESU-Padova scholarship of merit 2009/2010

    ESU-Padova scholarship of merit 2008/2009

    ESU-Padova scholarship of merit 2007/2008

    Other Work Experience

    Occasional summer work to afford my studies:

    Building site assistant

    Samsung promoter

    Setting-up of Chicco Spa stores and supermarkets

    Warehouseman and cook assistant at “Chalet” at Vicenza gold fair


    Italian:                                   mother tongue







    IELTS 6.5 (17/11/2012)

    Current English Level











    IT Skills

    Excellent knowledge

    Good knowledge

    Basic knowledge


    Magnet Infolytica

    Microsoft Office



    C, C++

    Visual Basic

    Autodesk Inventor







    Rational DOORS



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