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     Date Submitted:14-07-2017
     Last Modified:14-07-2017 (10:46)
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     Current job:Procurement Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services,
     KeywordsI have almost 10 years of experience in procurement management in the space industry at both national and international level, and I am interested in stepping up my career in terms of responsibilities and challenges.






    Ph.D. in Mathematical Science - 2005 -

    Department of Mathematics and Statistics

    Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, USA


    Topics: Geometry of Thermodynamics, Differential Geometry, Mathematical   Physics


    From 15/01/2010 to present at Thales Alenia Space,

    via Saccomuro 24, Roma, Italy

    Operations - Purchasing

    Procurement Manager


    Overall tasks

    Program Procurement Manager

    Management of negotiation with suppliers in an effective way by reducing costs, optimize schedule.

    Coordination of the procurement team work.


    Procurement of items for European Space Agency (ESA) Programs: GMES/Copernicus Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-3


    Procurement of items for European Space Agency (ESA) Programs: Exomars 2016.


    Procurement of items for European Space Agency (ESA) and Italian Space Agency (ISA) Programs:

    Cosmo SkyMed Second Generation (ISA)

    Meteosat Third Generation (ESA)


    Procurement of items for European Space Agency (ESA) Programs:

    Biomass Mission Program;

    Sentinel-1 procurement;

    Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)

    Ground segment and bid proposals


    Procurement/Bid phase of items for European Space Agency (ESA) Programs:

    Sentinel 1 C/D bid phase

    Sentinel 3 C/D bid phase

    Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)



    Procurement for

    Sentinel 1 CD and Sentinel 3 CD

    Galileo Batch 3

    Exomars 2018



    From July 2008 to January 2010 in the Avionics and GNC Group

    Engineering Department, Thales Alenia Space

    DSP - Optical Observation & Science BLOOS

    AOCS analyst



    Designer of the algorithm for the calculation of the convex hull containing force and torque vectors for a RCS subsystem obtained by considering assembly matrices and actuator forces.

    Involved in the analysis of the design of the laser beam steering control in the study System Support to Laser Interferometry Tracking Technology Development for Gravity Field Monitoring.


    In the PLATO program as a support analyst for:

       - forces and torques calculation

       - scientific and radiometric performance model


    In the EUCLID program as

    co-designer of the Point Spread Function requirementscheck algorithm

    Point Spread Function requirement analyst



    09/2005-06/2008 employed at Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research,

    Stuttgart, Germany,

    Postdoctoral position



    Member of the Structure Prediction Group, Chemistry Department under Prof. M. Jansen

    Research in optimization, geometry of thermodynamics, finite-time thermodynamics, phase transition, nucleation theory and optimal control theory.



    01/2000-06/2005 employed at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics

    Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, USA

    Mathematics Instructor



    Instructor for mathematics courses like Calculus, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations and Group Theory.




    01/1999-09/1999 employed at the DOE (Department of Energy of USA) Argonne National Laboratory

    University of Chicago

    Research Assistant



    Research assistant under the supervision of senior scientist Dr. Dave Kupperman

    Energy Division

    Sections: N.D.E. & Material Science (M.S.)

    Involved in the “Eddy current-Steam Generator- Non Destructive Evaluation Program”.

    Collected and analyzed survey data. Detection of possible flaws in materials.





    Scientific articles in journals like Physics Review E, Journal of Statistical Physics, Chemical Physics and Journal of Chemical Physics.       


    Italian (mother tongue), English (fluent), Russian (beginner)

    Countries & Culture

    Familiar with American, Russian and some European countries culture, habits and traditions.



    -1)  M. Santoro, Thermodynamic Length in a 2-D Thermodynamic State Space, Journal of Chemical Physics, vol.121, n. 7, pp. 2932-2936, 2004.

    -2) M. Santoro, Weinhold’s length in an isentropic Ideal and quasi-Ideal Gas, Chemical Physics, v.310/1-3, pp.269-272, 2005.

    -3) M. Santoro, Weinhold’s length in an isochoric thermodynamic system at constant heat capacity,Chemical Physics, v.313/1-3, pp. 331-334, 2005. 

    -4) M. Santoro , Helmholtz Potential metric: The Isotherm Length-Work Theorem, Journal of Statistical Physics, v. 120, n.3/4, pp. 737-755, 2005.

    -5) M. Santoro & S. Preston, Curvature of the Weinhold metric for thermodynamical  systems with 2 degrees of freedom,arXiv,org, math-ph/0505010, May. 05.

    -6) M. Santoro, J.C. Schoen, M. Jansen, Finite-Time Thermodynamics and the Gas-Liquid Phase Transition, Phys. Rev. E 76, 061120 (2007), 2007.



    -DIFFIETY School, Secondary Calculus, July 13-28, 2003,Santo Stefano del Sole (Avellino), Italy.

    - DIFFIETY School, Secondary Calculus, July 19-31, 2004,Santo Stefano del Sole (Avellino), Italy.

    - Advanced School, CISM-UNESCO, New perspectives in thermodynamics Quantifying non-equilibrium processes, October 27-31, 2005, Udine, Italy.

    - International Workshop on Energy Landscape and Finite-Time Thermodynamics, July 15-28, 2007, Petritoli, Italy.



    American Mathematical Society


    Golden Key National Honor Society, 1998

    American Scholar National Honor Society, 1998

    Delta Epsilon Iota, 1999



    -Maseeh Graduate Fellowship for Outstanding Mathematician, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Portland State University, USA.

    -DOE Energy Research Laboratory Fellowship- Argonne National Laboratory,   05/17/1999- 09/05/1999

    - Energy Undergraduate Research Fellowship- Argonne National Laboratory, 01/25/1999- 05/08/1999

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