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     Date Submitted:28-03-2017
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     Current job:Launcher System Studies Engineer
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    01/10/2016 – currently on going   Launcher System Studies Engineer


    Via Galileo Galilei Casella Postale 64, 00044 Frascati (Roma) - Italy


    Under the direct hierarchical authority of the VEGA Launcher System Engineering Manager, the VEGA Launcher System Studies Engineer is responsible for:

    Supporting the Launcher System Engineering Manager technical activities required to assure the respect of Programme milestones (i.e. VEGA-C and VEGA-E design, development, ground qualification, assembly, integration, testing in Europe and in Guyana, flight qualification, and post flight activities), in particular in the following domains: coherence of system data and evolutions of the system database, monitor of the launch vehicle performances, monitor the mass evolution, monitor the evolutions of internal and industry tools (system activities), by:

    participating the relevant trade-offs on potential evolutions of architectures and technologies, including recurring and non-recurring cost aspects;

    supporting the identification of the technical requirements and apportionments within the domain of responsibility, including evolutions;

    supporting the assessment of industrial requests for changes,

    organizing and leading technical meetings at system and, if necessary, subsystems, assemblies, unit/equipment levels in the domain of responsibility;

    supporting all major program reviews at system level and, if necessary, at subsystem, assembly, unit and equipment levels in the domain of responsibility;

    supporting the review of all industrial deliveries produced for all major program meetings and reviews at system level and, if necessary, at subsystem, assembly, unit and equipment levels in the domain of responsibility;

    supporting the identification of risks and risk mitigation actions for implementation in the domain of responsibility;

    perform/coordinate the shadow engineering on selected identified areas;

    Supporting the management of all Launcher System Engineering technical activities required to ensure the timely achievement of all key VEGA Exploitation Programme milestones (i.e. LEAP and VEGA flights), by:

    supporting production, mission preparation, operations, and flight exploitation in the domain of responsibility, as needed;

    assessing flight anomalies in the domain of responsibility;

    contributing to the elaboration of the Launch Vehicle Qualification Certificate in the domain of responsibility;

    contributing to the establishment of ESA position concerning the User`s Manual undertaken by Arianespace in the domain of responsibility.

    Systematic exhaustive reporting of the status and criticalities of the activities in the domain of responsibility, for:

    weekly management meetings with line management;

    reporting meetings with upper management;

    status reports to Programme Board.


    15/09/2014 – 14/09/2016 (2 years)   YGT-Young Graduate Trainees


    Via Galileo Galilei Casella Postale 64, 00044 Frascati (Roma) - Italy


    Product Assurance / Failure Investigation for VEGA Launcher

    First task: to create a database with MS Excel of the major anomalies, modifications and improvements occurred and introduced on VEGA Launcher Vehicle, Ground Segment structures and Complex Interfaces, from the development phase up to VV06 exploitation. For each identified anomaly a power point document has been embedded in the file excel contained all the following information in details:

    Anomaly description (NCR);

    Root Cause Analysis (MRB/WG/Task forces/Investigations) and its categorization;

    Corrective and preventive actions introduced (Closure of the NCR);

    Recommendations and Lessons Learnt identifying them where not formally specified

    Scope of this work is to identify a new baseline for future VEGA developments (VEGA-C as first) that is the VEGA initial one plus the modifications and improvements introduced due to the Non-conformance occurrences and process evolutions.

    Acquired Skills:

    Knowledge of the all Sub-Systems of VEGA Launcher, Ground Segment main system at the interface with Launcher, Complex Interfaces;

    Knowledge of the ECSS and ISO standards;

    NCR loop;

    Fault tree analysis;

    Change proposal/RFW/RFD emission;

    Identification of the critical areas and the adopted solutions to avoid any re-occurrence;

    Product Assurance/Quality Assurance engineering;

    Experience of problem solving

    Elaboration of Report documents;

    Work both independently and as a member of a team;

    To work in multicultural and multidisciplinary team;

    Importance of the Lessons Learnt for the development of new projects.


     Second Task: to support the Qualification Monitoring Office performing the following activities:

    To create a database with MS Excel contained the ECPs of level 1 with a rank of applicability to the current VEGA exploitation;

    To emended in the database the assessment of the ECPs from the point of view of their impact on the Launcher Vehicle qualification;

    To create a database to track the updating of the emission of CoQs (Qualification Certificate) for all VEGA sub-systems;

    To participate at PCRB discussion about the implementation of the ECPs.

    To collect, present and discuss the ECPs assessments at ACB boards.

    Acquired skills:

    To collect the assessments of the ECP/RFD/RFW in order to evaluate their impact at system level, allowing/blocking their implementation;

    To provide an assessment of the ECPs impact on LV qualification;

    Relational skills to participate at Board activities;

    Relational skills to discuss with prime and industries;

    Basic effective negotiation skills;

    Use of Lotus Notes, DCM, introduction of DOORS.


     Complementary task:

    To provide a support to the System Engineer activities, creating Matlab codes useful to understand the criticalities of the introduction of a new LV sub-system and its impact on the Launcher functionality, reliability, configuration and budget requirements.

    To participate at the PDR of VEGA-C as member of the Panel 4 (Assemblies definition, AIT plans, and Launcher System Operation Plan) in order to identify discrepancies on the requirements and verify the correct implementation of the recommendations and Lessons Learnt identified for VEGA, characterizing the new baseline.

    To participate to the SSMS SRR providing a support during review process, presenting a list of RIDs and comments to improve the system clarifying also the shadow points.

    Acquired skills:

    Direct application of the engineering background to a real case under development;

    Identification of the discrepancies by mean the emission of RID;

    RID process and loop;

    Discussion of the RIDs during the review;

    Relational skills and basic effective negotiation skills.


    09/2007–11/2007                (Officer) cadet of Naval Academy at Livorno

    Naval Academy

    Viale Italia 72, 52127 Livorno (Italy)


    For a short period I was a member of the Naval Genius corp (GN) and I participated to the formative activities of the Naval Academy and of the military order, such as:

    Naval Engineer;

    Military service;

    Secretary activities.

    Acquired skills

    Membership in a team;

    Reaching of a common goals;

    Work both independently and as a military corp;

    Leadership abilities;

    To know personal limits;

    To be tenacious and constant to reach an objective;

    The importance of respecting  rules.





    05/11/2013–03/03/2014    Member of the course "Present and future of the fundamentals physic particles" at the Department of Physics Guglielmo Marconi at the University La Sapienza of Rome

    Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Roma (Italy)

    Lectures in 2013-2014 about the quantum mechanics illustrating the evolution of Particle Physics from the discovery of the Dirac positron to the one of the Higgs boson.


    16/07/2013–25/07/2013     Team member of a s/c mission design

    Summer School Alpbach 2013

    Alpbach (Austria)


    The topic of 2013 was the Study on the Space Weather:

    Member of a team involved in the design and develop of a spacecraft with the objective to forecast and monitor the CME, solar wind and flares;

    To understand the interaction between solar wind and the earth magnetic field.

    Engineer in charge for the design of the spacecraft’s thermal control subsystem, the development of the CAD design and payloads definition.


    Acquired skills:

    To contribute with personal background to the mission objective;

    To apply the knowledge to perform a real activity in the space domain;

    Member of a multicultural team;

    Member of a multidisciplinary team, learning different engineering approaches to solve a same problem and the physics methods to improve satellite instrumentations.

    Edit and publish of a paper regarding the mission concept, named OSCAR, for the “Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate” that was published on 17 February 2015:


    23/05/2014            Master’s degree studies of Space Engineering

    University of Rome La Sapienza

    Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Rome (Italy)


    Special Areas: Robotic, System Engineering, Structural analysis (FEM).

    Performed Studies and acquires skills:

    Architecture and design of a CubeSat mission;

    Study of orbital mechanics (astro-dynamics) and dynamics of structure of a body in space, with particular attention to the techniques of attitude control through use of MATLAB code;

    Study of the dynamics of a multi-body system in space through use of msc ADAMS code;

    Application to the case for gripping a debris in space;

    Study of the dynamics of a structure from control view through use of MATHEMATICA and SIMULINK codes;

    Structural analysis using finite element techniques and codes for modal analysis such as ADINA, msc NASTRAN and msc PATRAN;

    Study of thermal problems in a structure;

    Study of materials suitable in space: trade - off;

    Study of the hypersonic field around a vehicle in atmospheric re-entry, practical applications using MATLAB and SCILAB;

    Propulsion field: study of the gas-dynamics and space propulsion engines with a focus on astronautical propulsion such as electric, gas cold, electro - thermal, electrostatic, thermal and nuclear, Hall effect.

    Field of telecommunications and remote sensing: study of radar and radiolocation.


    Final Thesis: Design and development of a space docking system between a spacecraft and the International Space Station.

    On 1 October 2014 I had the opportunity to present my thesis in the contest of MSC Software Conference at the University of Federico II in Naples arousing the approval of major companies and departments present there. For this reason my thesis is now visible at

    Finally, I elaborated a paper for the Italian journal “Il progettista industriale” published on April 2015.


    19/07/2011     Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering

    University of Rome La Sapienza

    Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Rome (Italy)


    Special Area: Composite Materials and Processes / Technologies

    Performed studies and acquired skills:

    Mathematics and Geometry;


     Material’s technologies and fabrication methods;

    Structural engineering;

     Concepts, constraints and analysis of the aerospace environment;

    Knowledge of Fortran code for aerospace applications;

    Laboratory experiences: airplane design with performance test and failure investigation, presentation of a team work and learning of the approximation methods of the resolution of a structural system.

    Final thesis: Manufacturing technologies of composite materials with polymeric matrix.


    07/07/2007    High school leaving qualification

    Scientific – Technological Address

    Liceo Statale Vittorio Gassman

    Via Pietro Maffi 57, 00168 Rome (Italy)


    Special area: IT and Physic

    Performed studies and acquired skills:

    General knowledge of the scientific subjects such as mathematics, physics, arts and technic design;

    General knowledge of the Information Technology : Pascal and Visual Basic, HTML;

    Science:  earth science, chemistry and  physic.

    General knowledge of the literature subjects both Italian and English,  philosophy and English language.

    Use of AUTOCAD S/W.


    04/2006          European Computer Driving Licence

    AICA, Associazione Italiana per l’Informatica ed il Calcolo Automatico, Rome (Italy)


    Licence for Computer utilization:



    Power Point;


    Internet (HTML).

    Basic concepts of Information Technology, using the computer and managing files, word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation, Information and communication.


    07/2002–07/2006     English and Spanish summer courses in foreign countries

    INPDAP: Kilkenny College (Ireland) - 2002, University of Surrey (England) - 2004, University of Hull, (England) - 2006 , European University of Madrid (2003 and 2005)


    Learning English writing and speaking, activities and team works for a final project. Knowledge of English culture.

    Learning Spanish writing and speaking, activities and team works for a final project. Knowledge of Spanish culture.




     Mother tongue(s)     Italian

    Other language(s)  














    Spoken Interaction

    Spoken Production





















    Levels: A1/A2: Basic user - B1/B2: Independent user - C1/C2: Proficient user

    Common European Framework of Reference for Languages


    Social skills and competences:        

    I have developed the ability to work in a team thanks to the different group projects done at School and at University, thanks to the Alpbach Summer School experience where I worked for the first time in a multicultural environment and finally, thanks to the current experience as YGT within an international team where a team work is needed.

    I have developed the ability to interact with people in special conditions thanks my participation in the HIV course at the High School.


    Organizational skills:    

    I am able to give and receive information in a clearly, because I gave tutoring lessons to difference students with different levels of knowing at School and at University.

    I am able to write correctly an high level technical document because I'm working as Young Graduate Trainees in VEGA team.

    I learned how to speak in public, thanks to the participation in the conference of the MSC software where I presented my thesis to large companies and departments present there.


    Technical skills:

    Excellent knowledge of programming codes thanks to the experiences in university’s laboratories and during thesis,

    Excellent knowledge of the programs of structural design to the experiences in university’s laboratories and during thesis,

    Acquisition of skills related to the processes of quality control thanks to the current work in ESA-ESRIN as YGT,

    Acquisition of skills dealing with the creation of a technical document using the current experience YGT.


    Artistic skills and competences:      

    Be curious;

    I won different artistic competitions at school about artistic design, painting and poetry;

    I was a member of the choir school where I learned to play the flute and other musical instruments.


    Other skills:






    Read books and write fantasy stories,


    Study new subjects like Quantum Mechanic, Astrophysics, a new programming code like Pyton;

    To Learn about what still don’t know.


    Organisational / managerial skills    

    I am able to organize and manage a team because I was, for a period, an official cadet of the Naval Academy of Livorno where these abilities are at base of military discipline.

    I’m studying the negotiation techniques to became a good team player during a negotiation.


    Computer skills   

    I am qualified to use a computer’s basic programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access because I have the European Computer Driving Licence. In addition, I have a high knowledge of various programme codes such as PASCAL, Visual BASIC, FORTRAN, also MATLAB, that are necessary for an engineering work. I used also MATHEMATICA and SCILAB during my studies. I have a good knowledge on MSC software like NASTRAN, PATRAN and ADAMS suitable to solve the structural problems by finite element methods and to simulate multy-body configurations thanks to my experience during thesis works.

    I’m studying other programming codes like Pyton to be competitive and involved in the robotic world.


    Driving Licence         Driving licence of type B release on 23 April 2007 to drive car.


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