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Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:08:47 +0000
A Japanese company planning a series of robotic missions to the moon announced Dec. 13 that it has raised more than $90 million in one of the largest Series A funding rounds for any emerging space venture. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:47:31 +0000
Blue Origin said it carried out a successful test flight of a new version of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle Dec. 12. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 04:06:57 +0000
Arianespace performed its eleventh and final launch of the year today, sending four Galileo European navigation satellites into medium Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:39:55 +0000
The new decadal survey for Earth science research will likely be unveiled in early January, slightly later than previously planned. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:17:22 +0000
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Dec. 5 okayed the first part of a satellite-servicing mission Orbital ATK’s Space Logistic subsidiary has with Intelsat, saying the servicing vehicle can execute “rendezvous, proximity operations, and docking with the Intelsat-901” satellite while in a graveyard orbit. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:20:18 +0000
Tucked into the details of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act that President Trump signed into law Dec. 12 is a long overdue recognition of the first American astronauts who were lost in service to their country while practicing for a mission. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:41:15 +0000
Rocket Lab scrubbed a launch of its Electron small launch vehicle Dec. 11 after an abort just two seconds before liftoff. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:55:05 +0000
President Trump’s new space policy directive calling for American astronauts to return to the moon is welcome and encouraging news. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:04:42 +0000
On the eve of the first launch of a reused Dragon capsule on a Falcon 9 with a reused first stage, both NASA and SpaceX said they were comfortable with the level of risk involved with the mission. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:16:34 +0000
President Donald Trump signed an order Dec. 11 formally directing NASA to send humans back to the moon, but provided no information on schedules or budgets for such an initiative. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:04:22 +0000
President Donald Trump is scheduled to sign his administration’s first space policy directive in a White House ceremony Dec. 11, one that may formally direct NASA to send humans back to the moon. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 21:03:54 +0000
China Great Wall Industry Corp. launched Algeria’s first telecommunications satellite, Alcomsat-1, aboard a Long March 3B rocket at 11:40 a.m. Eastern to geostationary transfer orbit, the Algerian press agency APS said today. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 01:20:41 +0000
An airspace closure notice published by the Federal Aviation Administration Dec. 9 suggests Blue Origin is preparing to resume test flights of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle after a hiatus of more than a year. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 21:23:41 +0000
More than a year after suffering significant damage in a Falcon 9 explosion, a Florida launch pad is ready to return to service, incorporating improvements that will allow a higher flight rate. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 20:55:51 +0000
Tethers Unlimited, one of three companies NASA selected Dec. 7 to build a prototype space-based 3-D printer called FabLab has grown dramatically in recent years due to interest among government and commercial customers in this type of work. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 20:44:31 +0000
If the U.S. Federal Communications Commission wants a more accurate database of C-band satellite dishes, it should make the process of registering those dishes less expensive and time-consuming, fleet operator SES said Dec. 6. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 18:23:58 +0000
The U.K. plans to become a haven for space startups from all over the world as it aims to grow its space industry to control 10 percent of the global market by 2030. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:23:21 +0000
Gen. John "Jay" Raymond said the reorganization laid out in the NDAA will help to set the conditions for the United States to get ahead of its enemies in space. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:18:01 +0000
The protracted budget stalemate is bad news for the Air Force’s 2018 space investment budget. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 22:17:31 +0000
NASA will provide an updated launch date for the James Webb Space Telescope early next year, even as some warn that the mission might face further delays. 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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