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     Date Submitted:26-07-2017
     Last Modified:26-09-2017 (09:16)
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     Current job:Spacecraft Thermal Engineer and Junior Project Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsThermal Engineer, Thermal testing, Thermal analysis, ESATAN-TMS, Project Manager, Procurement Engineer, CubeSats, Thermal control systems, Spacecraft and sub-systems

    Nationality: Italian

    Passionate and determined engineering professional with more than 5 years of combined technical and managerial experience in Space and Automotive projects. Genuinely persuasive, sociable and communicative individual with distinctive analytical aptitude, leadership skills and major attention to effective interpersonal relationships and team members’ motivation. Remarkably ambitious, open and eager to tackle new and demanding challenges with passion and competence.


    Spacecraft Thermal Engineer and Junior Manager (Mar 2014 – Present)

    Sonaca Space GmbH Berlin, DE

    - Managing and leading R&D projects, targeted at validating, manufacturing and marketing cost-effective solutions for passive thermal control of space systems
    - Recruiting, tutoring and supervising thermal engineer trainees and entry level engineers

    - Management of spacecraft and sub-systems thermal requirements
    - Procurement specialist for active and passive thermal control hardware - in compliance with ECSS and MIL standards - for testing and manufacturing services, EU and US stakeholders management
    - Active contribution and participation to PDR, TRR, CDR and project closure meetings/teleconferences with ESA/ESA partners and international customers
    - Design, modeling and analysis (ESATAN-TMS) of spacecraft thermal control systems for ESA/ESA sub-contractors and Airbus Defense&Space project proposals
    - Technical proposal preparation and writing for ESA/ESA sub-contractors, Airbus Defense&Space and OneWeb programs' proposals (e.g. JUICE, MetOp-SG, OneWeb Satellites, FLEX)
    - Thermal performance evaluation and thermal design optimization of CubeSat payloads, downlink data post-process and post-launch satellite thermal investigations (PEASSS, EU Project)
    - Thermal models development, thermal analysis and characterization testing campaigns of novel active thermal control devices for telecom Low Noise Amplifiers and low temperature electronics for future space missions (ESA ARTES and EXPRO+ projects)
    - Planning and execution of thermal vacuum and thermal cycling testing campaigns for spacecraft payloads’ units and components, breadboards assembly and integration, active thermal control hardware installation (JPL/NASA, ESA and R&D projects)
    - Evaluation, post-process, correlation and technical reporting of thermal analyses results and thermal balance tests results
    - Coordination and execution of Packaging Qualification and Verification testing campaigns of advanced electronic packaging, mechanical units and assemblies (JPL/NASA mission InSight).

    CFD Engineer - Intern (Sep 2013 – Mar 2014)

    Active Space Technologies GmbH Berlin, DE

    - CFD numerical investigation of the aerothermodynamics effects of the Martian Dust Devil wind on HP3 (Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package) instrument, to be deployed on Mars in 2018 for the NASA Discovery Program mission InSight. Instrument design optimization iterations.

    Vice Team Leader and Aerodynamics Division Leader (Oct 2009 – Oct 2010)

    UniNa Corse Team – University of Naples ‘Federico II’ Naples, IT

    - Arrangement and coordination of a team of more than 30 students aimed at designing and marketing a single-seater racing car for the international student contest Formula SAE Italy
    - Building and leading the Aerodynamics Division of the team, with the goal of developing and implementing cutting-edge aerodynamic and fluid dynamic solutions in compliance with stringent safety and technical requirements identified
    - Procurement and management of sponsors, partners and suppliers
    - Vehicle design presentation at the Formula SAE Italy Event 2010. Project awarded third place in the category ‘Class 3’ by a panel of experts from the world of motorsport and the automotive industry.

    CFD Analyst – Trainee (Oct 2009 – May 2010)

    DIAS Department – University of Naples ‘Federico II’ Naples, IT

    - CFD numerical assessment of innovative internal cooling channels with distributed square rib turbulators,proposed for optimizing the heat dissipation and the overall thermal behavior of high-performance automotive ventilated disc brake rotors. Work presented in "Thermal fluid dynamics analysis of vented disc brake rotors with ribs turbulators", ASME-ATI-ITU Conference on Thermal Issues in Energy and Environmental Systems, Sorrento, IT, 16-19 May 2010.


    MSc in Aerospace Engineering (2014)

    University of Naples ‘Federico II’ Naples, IT

    -Thesis: “CFD-assisted optimization of the aerothermodynamics performances of a geophysical instrument for Martian exploration”
    BSc in Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering (2011)

    University of Naples ‘Federico II’ Naples, IT

    -Thesis: “Thermal fluid dynamics analysis of cooling ducts with ribs turbulators for high-performance vented disc brakes”


    Italian: Native

    German: A2 Level (currently studying)

    English: Full professional proficiency

    French: Basic knowledge


    - CAD/Simulation Software: ESATAN-TMS, STAR-CCM+, ANSYS, Tecplot 360, CATIA, SolidEdge, Orbitron satellite tracking software, Java foil, Xfoil
    - Programming Software: Matlab, Fortran
    - Office software: Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Project


    - ESATAN Thermal Modeling Suite Advanced course, Apr 2017, ITP Engines UK Ltd Leicester, UK
    - Project Management: The basics for success, Dec 2016, R. Stone, University of California Irvine Extension
    - Safety training for the usage and handling of liquid nitrogen, Apr 2014, BROSER GmbH Berlin, DE
    - Design and analysis of aeronautical and mechanical structures, Mar-Aug 2012, Protom Group S.p.a Naples, IT


    - L. Celotti, M. Solyga, B. Cefalo, “Peltier device for cooling Telecom Low Noise Amplifier” , ESA Microwave Technology and Techniques workshop (MTT), ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 3-5 April 2017
    - L. Celotti, M. Solyga, B. Cefalo, “LNA-TEC Peltier Device for Telecom LNA Application – Final project review” presented at ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 7th of June 2016
    - L. Celotti, M. Solyga, B. Cefalo, et al. “PEASSS thermal subsystem: challenges in the thermal design of CubeSat missions”, 45th International Conference on Environmental Systems, Bellevue, Washington, 12-16 July 2015
    - B. Cefalo, “Numerical aero-thermal investigation for a science payload in a dust devil boundary-layer on Mars” presented at CD-adapco’s STAR Global Conference 2014, Vienna, Austria, 17-19 March 2014


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