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
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
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