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Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:35:51 +0000
Air Force leaders are warning the younger generations of airmen to not assume they will have access to GPS or satellite communications. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:45:30 +0000
SpaceX on Feb. 22 launched Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Spanish-owned radar-imaging satellite and two demonstration satellites for SpaceX's proposed broadband Starlink broadband constellation.The 9:17 a.m. Eastern launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California carried all three spacecraft to low Earth orbit, deploying the PAZ radar satellite 11 minutes after liftoff. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:17:21 +0000
A discussion of China at the latest National Space Council meeting took a more nuanced view of the country than is typical in such conversations, seeing the rising space power as a competitor and adversary but also a potential partner. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:17:17 +0000
The Army would use small satellites to support tactical imagery needs in the field. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:41:25 +0000
Companies that collect data beamed down from small satellites say they expect partnerships and mergers will stem the rising number of new entrants offering ground station services in their market. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:46:33 +0000
Vice President Mike Pence and members of the National Space Council approved a series of recommendations Feb. 21 that make modest, and expected, reforms to regulations of commercial space activities. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:18:00 +0000
Just as the European masters brought forth a magical period of learning, discovery, invention, fine arts and music 500 years ago, with the advances in the science and technologies proliferating today, we expect a rejuvenation in human space activity in this dawn of the 21st century. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:04:37 +0000
For those who have been waiting for the Air Force to shake up its space investment portfolio, the budget request for 2019 was as disruptive as can be expected from the military. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:59:51 +0000
The biggest thing since sliced bread might just be a satellite the size of a slice of bread. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:23:25 +0000
NASA's vision for lunar exploration includes landing astronauts, from NASA and its partners, on the surface of the moon by the late 2020s, the agency's acting administrator said Feb. 20. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 04:29:31 +0000
In spite of all the safeguards, companies must continually monitor traffic on their global networks to detect attempted or successful penetration and take steps to mitigate the impact of security breaches. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:02:12 +0000
Bigelow Aerospace has established a space operations subsidiary whose first task will be to study the market for the company's commercial space stations as it grapples with competition from China and NASA. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:50:53 +0000
President Trump's 2019 NASA budget would pull the plug on astronomer's No. 1 priority for the next decade. NASA's former astrophysics chief says Congress should keep WFIRST funded. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:57:05 +0000
Vector, one of a growing number of companies developing small launch vehicles, plans to carry out its first orbital launch this summer from Alaska. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 22:29:05 +0000
When members of the National Space Council meet this week, they are expected to discuss, among other issues, regulatory reforms intended to promote growth of the commercial spaceflight industry. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:06:38 +0000
What exactly will replace SBIRS remains to be seen. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson suggested the new system will be “simpler” and more survivable to enemy attacks. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:44:31 +0000
Air Force leaders say changes in procurement spending are necessary for the military to ensure air and space supremacy. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:38:47 +0000
The head of the organization that manages the national laboratory portion of the International Space Station will leave next month as it deals with an uncertain long-term future for the station. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:32:36 +0000
Telesat, with one demonstration satellite for its planned broadband satellite constellation in orbit, expects to announce plans for manufacturing the full system in the coming months as it seeks partners to help fund its development. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 21:45:19 +0000
NASA has certified the current version of the SpaceX Falcon 9 to launch some categories of science missions, a milestone needed for the upcoming, but delayed, launch of an astronomy spacecraft. 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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