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Three months after its inaugural meeting, the advisory group supporting the National Space Council is working to organize itself and identify topics for study while preparing for its next full meeting. SpaceNews.com
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AFA: "Standing up a separate space bureaucracy amplifies the problem by driving more money to a headquarters function, not space operations. " SpaceNews.com
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Mon, 17 Sep 2018 23:18:08 +0000
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Mon, 17 Sep 2018 20:25:27 +0000
Ten years after then-U.S. Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne called for maximizing use of secondary payload adapters to launch small satellites on large rockets, the Air Force, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are working together to make that happen. SpaceNews.com
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Mon, 17 Sep 2018 19:39:33 +0000
Satellite operators Yahsat of the United Arab Emirates, Brazil's Star One and Bermuda-based ABS are moving into new markets in Latin America and around the world, according to speakers at the World Satellite Business Week conference here Sept. 10. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 17:09:14 +0000
The launch, India’ first in five months, highlighted the United Kingdom’s desire to bolster trade with India as well as India’s desire to further commercialize production of the PLSV, a rocket often used for smallsat missions. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 16:16:26 +0000
Wilson: “This proposal establishes a clear mission, directly related to the strategic problem we are trying to solve." SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 07:20:04 +0000
As it completes a lunar lander scheduled for launch late this year, an Israeli company says it’s looking for opportunities to do similar future spacecraft to tap into the growing demand for lunar missions. SpaceNews.com
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One of the two commercial GEO satellite contracts Space Systems Loral announced this year now appears in doubt following Israel's announcement that Amos-8 will be built domestically. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:14-06-2017
     Last Modified:15-06-2017 (09:12)
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     Current job:Senior Research Fellow
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsComputational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Numerical Simulations, Space Weather, Solar & Plasma Physics, Magnetic Fields, Scientific Writing & Communication, Research & Development
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    PROFILE 

    I am a Physicist with a doctorate in Applied Mathematics and over 9 years of experience in forecasting hazardous space weather events. I am specialized in the mathematical modeling of (magneto) hydrodynamic systems and quantitative data analysis of space-born satellite data. Currently, I am the Project Leader of a Flemish Science Foundation research project in the segment of environmental risk aimed to design innovative data-based tools for space weather forecasts. I am a regular speaker at international conferences and author of scientific articles with a strong passion for team work and people interaction. 


    WORK EXPERIENCE 

    June 2016 – Present: FWO Research Fellow (University College London & KU Leuven, UK & Belgium)
            - Project Leader of a Flemish Science Foundation project (Science & Technology, 180 KEuro) 
            - Mathematical modeling and quantitative data analysis of space weather events 
            - Supervision of Ph.D. students 

    June 2014 – May 2016: AXA Research Fellow (Observatoire de Paris, France)
            - Project Leader of an AXA research project in the environmental risks segment (120 KEuro) 
            - Mathematical modeling of solar eruptions for improved space weather forecast tools 
            - Supervision of Bachelor students
            - AXA-related outreach activities
            - Contributing to the French community effort to enhance space weather activities 

    November 2012 – May 2014: Post-doctoral Research Fellow (KU Leuven, Belgium)
            - Successful proposal writing (350 KEuro)
            - Quantitative data-analysis of solar eruptions
            - Bridging mathematical modeling of solar eruptions with data analysis of satellites data
            - Strengthening collaborations between the Royal Observatory of Belgium and KU Leuven 

    October 2008 – October 2012: Research Fellow (PhD candidate at KU Leuven, Belgium)
            - Mathematical modeling of propagation of Coronal Mass Ejections 
            - Supporting the teaching activity of the department
            - Developing a collaboration between the University of Catania in Italy and the KU Leuven in Belgium


    EDUCATION 

    2012: PhD Degree in Applied Mathematics, KU Leuven, Belgium 
            - Code developing (magnetohydrodynamics modeling, FORTRAN, ParaView) 
            - Quantitative data analysis exploitation of solar missions (IDL equivalent of Python) 
            - Integrative course in Management and Strategy, KU Leuven 
            - Integrative course in Project Management, KU Leuven 

    2008: Master Degree in Physics (110/110 cum laude), University of Catania, Italy
            - Numerical simulations (visiting research student at KU Leuven) 
            - Master thesis in Solar Physics (modeling of the propagation of solar eruptions) 

    2005: Bachelor Degree in Physics (110/110 cum laude), University of Catania, Italy
            - Fundamental Physics and Mathematics Courses 
            - Bachelor thesis in Solar Physics (coronal heating) 

    SKILLS 

    Language skills:
        - English & Italian: Fluent
        - French: Independent in Understanding, Basic in Speaking and Writing 

    Communication skills:
        - Oral (39 communications to international conferences, 5 invited) 
        - Written (23 research articles, 12 as 1st author)
        - Outreach (AXA & FWO related activities)
        - Teaching (5 years as teaching assistant, KU Leuven) 

    Managerial skills:
        - Leadership: Leader of AXA, Flemish Science Foundation & KU Leuven projects
        - Mentoring: Supervision of 2 PhDs, 1 M.Sc. & 10 B.Sc. students
        - Team-working: Successfully concluded/ongoing projects with 6 different teams in 4 different countries, Italy (2), Belgium (2), France (1), UK(1)

    Technical skills:
        - Code developing both modeling and data analysis (throughout my work experience) 
        - Operating systems: Mac OS, Linux, Unix, Windows
        - Programming: Interactive Data Language (IDL, Python-equivalent programming language, FORTRAN, LaTeX, ParaView (3D Computational Fluid Dynamics data analysis and visualization tool)
        - Microsoft Office and Apple Office Suite (for project reporting and communications to conferences) 


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